6 Tips to Avoid Dog Bites

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Statistics report that about 4 to 5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and of that number, half are children. Many of the dogs who bit are dogs that the people knew and not a stray. If you own a dog, it’s important to be able to read your dog’s body language and [...]

Bath Time! Cats in the tub

Many of us know that cats aren’t fond of water. And probably even less of them want to be bathed. There are times when it’s necessary and some cats tolerate it quite well. Here’s several cats being bathed and their reactions. Doesn’t hate it… doesn’t love it either This cat doesn’t seem to mind at [...]

To Crop or Not To Crop? Ear Cropping and Health

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In 2010, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) declared that ear cropping is not medically necessary for certain breeds and is opposed to the practice of it. More recently, Banfield Pet Hospitals made headlines by changing their policies to prohibit ear cropping and tail docking surgeries. More and more veterinarians are refusing to crop ears [...]

5 Ways Pets Make Our Lives Better

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Adopting a pet isn’t just great for the pet. It’s great for you too. You may have read articles that tell you that pets reduce stress and help with depression… and it’s true! They boost our self-esteem – an article from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that pet owners exhibit stronger self-esteem [...]

Think Green! 4 Tips For Caring for Pets

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An article from the Poughkeepsie Journal focused on one family whose pets are “green.” Their cats are indoor only cats which helps protect the birds in their area and their guinea pig gets fresh grass from their yard to eat. They even sometimes give their dog the leftovers of the food they eat. Now while, [...]

6 Things Only Cat Owners Will Understand

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Cats have very specific desires that don’t always make sense to us. However, if you own a cat then you know that regardless of our understanding or logic, there are some definite truths that cats have and can’t be shaken. In a house with a dog and cat: the cat is in charge Imgur There [...]

Pet Events in January in the USA

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The start of a new year is here and with that comes plenty of fun, pet-friendly, or pet loving events that you and your family can go to. Some of them allow pets and some don’t but all of them are sure to have great educational information regarding health and well-being, community outreach, and raising [...]

5 Foods That Can Harm Your Dog

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While we love our dogs and like to share fun times, cuddle times, and sometimes even snacks with them, there are some foods that are not good for their stomach and digestive system. We all know some foods like chocolate are not good for dogs but there might some others in this list you weren’t [...]

Holiday Safety Tips

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Winter is here and this means many of us who celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah have decorations out in our homes. Our pets may not understand that these once a year items are not for play, to eat, or to climb. As the holidays approach it’s important to keep their routines in tact and also to [...]

Top 7 Best Scratching Posts

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Tired of your cat scratching the leg of the dining room table? My cats used to scratch the floor speakers to my stereo when they were kittens. Very quickly I got them a scratching post, catnip, and praised them whenever they used the post. It worked! If your cat has been finding things to sharpen [...]

6 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Pet Sitter

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When you can’t take your pet with you on vacation or need to head out somewhere, leaving your pet behind can be stressful for you and them. There are many options from boarding at your vet, to a daycare facility that has overnight options, to asking a friend to watch your pet. But sometimes the [...]

Blossom, The World’s Tallest Cow

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In an article released by ABC, the world’s tallest cow, named Blossom, lives in Illinois and belongs to Patty Hanson. Blossom is 6 ft and 4 inches tall and has been added to the Guiness Book of World Records. Aside from this new found fame, Blossom has been well known in her town for a [...]

Urine Marking – Why and How To Prevent It

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Many dogs mark when they are out on walks. You know how it goes, sniff the tree trunk or hydrant FOREVER and then “stake a claim” by urinating on it or trying to urinate on it if they have an empty bladder. Urine marking is not just peeing. It’s territorial marking and your dog may [...]

Obese Pets: Why It Can Be Dangerous

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All the pets I’ve had have been a little chubby. Some had a layer that covered their ribs and others had a belly. When one of my cats gained weight over the summer from being lazy but still eating the same amount of food and cleaning up his sister’s bowl too, I put him on [...]

Divorce: Who Gets The Pets?

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When I worked at a doggie daycare, we had one dog whose owners had divorced. They shared custody of him and would split the week. It worked really well. One owner would drop the dog off for half the week and then midweek, the other owner would pick him up and finish out the week. [...]

Winter Pet Tips

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The gang at PetsWelcome is preparing for winter and that means we are pulling out our long sleeve shirts, coats, and putting away all the summer and fall clothing. Our pets are also noticing the temperature changes and have been snuggling a little closer to us. Every season brings with it fun places to travel [...]

6 Of The Best Toy Balls For Dogs

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Did your dog bury her old ball? Or did it bounce away into the lake at the park? If so, it’s time to replace it. When buying a bounce ball for a dog, you want one that’s sturdy enough to withstand a dog biting it, chewing it, and also want it to be soft enough [...]

Pet Events in December in the USA

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Brrrr. The days are shorter and the nights are colder. But this doesn’t mean that you and your canine buddy can’t go out and meet other pets and their owners. The holidays can become quite busy for us and our pets may wonder what the decorations and running around is all about. Take a day [...]

6 Amazing Pet Tattoos

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We mourn and remember our pets in different ways. Some of us keep pictures, others have our pet’s ashes in urns, and others may have their pet resting in a pet cemetery. Then there are those of us who want to carry our pet with us everyday. While some may have a keychain with a [...]

Fostering A Dog? Here’s 9 Questions to Ask

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Fostering a dog is a great way to help a pup find a forever home and also great for you. The presence of a pet in a home can bring a lot of joy and a lot of fun into a daily routine. But, before you complete the interview and paperwork with a rescue group, [...]

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