Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds to Expand Pet-Friendly Camping

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Michigan has some beautiful state parks and camping options and beginning in November, those who camp with their pets will have some new options. The state will allow people who are camping with their pets to not only use the campsites but now five of the state parks will allow for pets to stay in [...]

Cleaning the Litter Box: How Often Is Best?

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Your indoor cat has been kicking litter out of the box and onto the floor for a few days and now has finally gone to the bathroom on the floor right next to the litter box. What gives? Your cat isn’t showing signs of illness and has been playing, purring, and doing the usual cat [...]

Intestinal Parasites in Dogs & Cats: Symptoms and Prevention

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We love our pets. We really do. We play with them, go for walks with them, give them high quality food, and hug them. One of the things we have to think about that may slip our mind from time to time are parasites, intestinal parasites. It’s easy to see if a flea or tick [...]

Ease Your Pet’s Anxiety At The Groomers

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Some dogs don’t mind being bathed, clipped, and primped but other dogs become nervous, want to jump off the table, and run. If your dog tries to do the latter, there are ways to help make grooming time a little less nerve-wracking. It’s important to take some preventative steps to address their anxiety before it [...]

Why Your Dog Likes Some Dogs and Not Others

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Let’s face it, like us, dogs may not always like everyone at the dog park or at dog daycare. Sometimes this may be due to body language that we can’t see or smells that the other dog may have. Dogs communicate with each other in ways we can’t always detect. A flick of an ear, [...]

What is hip displaysia in dogs?

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Hip displaysia is a disease in dogs where the ball and socket joint is slightly malformed. The malformation means the ball and socket don’t meet properly and results in the two grinding instead of sliding. It is believed hip displaysia may be due to genetics or a mix of environmental factors and genes. It is [...]

JFK’s Pet Pampering Service

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Flying your pet can be scary. Cats and dogs alike often display signs of stress and fear. The sounds of the airport, the bustle of other passengers, and the overall confusion can make for a rough flight. However, at JFK airport in NYC, a new facility called The Ark hopes to ease your pet’s stress. [...]

Poisonous Summer Plants

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Summer isn’t easy on our pets. Some days it’s just too hot or humid to do much outside. Our pets can overheat and become uncomfortable or may hurt their feet on the hot pavement. Summer also exposes our pets to different poisons that they may not come across during the other seasons. Plants and fertilizers [...]

Warmer weather means more exercise!

Now that the weather is warming up, it might be time to shed those winter pounds. Not yours. Well, maybe yours but also your pet’s “winter weight.” While some dogs and cats may not have a problem with weather changes and exercise, other pets end up gaining a few pounds from being inside more and [...]

Call of the Wild? Puppies Howling

So, while we don’t want our dogs to howl most days… especially at night, there’s nothing cuter than watching puppies howl. If you need a break from work, news, and paying bills, then take a few minutes and watch this compilation of baby pups howling. Rottie pup howling This husky has a nice trill to [...]

Caturday! 9 Reasons To Own a Cat

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We’ve all heard that owning a pet is good for us. Health professionals and researchers have always told us pet ownership reduces stress and keeps us active. But what does pet ownership really do for us? 9 health benefits to owning a cat: 1: Reduce anxiety – Petting a cat is a calming act. When [...]

Deadly and Dangerous Weapons: Tails

Ever been hit in the face by a dog’s tail? Ever had a tail knock over your mug of coffee? Then you know what it’s like to have this weapon in the house. Here’s a few videos of tails assaulting other animals Poor little dog Here’s what it’s like in slow motion This cat will [...]

Keep Fleas OUT!

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Summer is coming and that means fleas are back… maybe they never left… but to keep them from becoming a pest in your home here’s some tips to keep them out of your house. Protect Your Pets Start with monthly flea treatment – These will help to keep your pet free of fleas and itch. [...]

Talking To Your Pet May Be A Sign Of Intelligence

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Pets can be great at listening. They may tilt their heads, purr, or come over and sit on your lap when you say something. While we may not have complete conversations with our pets, talking to them, asking them questions like “Is it dinner time?” or “Who wants to go for a walk?” may not [...]

Hot Weather Pet Tips

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The temperatures are rising and that means that dogs and humans alike need to take some extra care when spending time outside. While certain breeds of dogs love the hotter days, others can experience health problems. Be careful when spending time outside that your dog is not getting overheated, dehydrating, or sunburned. Here are 5 [...]

Spring time safety tips

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It’s spring! It’s sunny! It’s warmer! But what about spring time dangers? Seasonal changes mean that there are new things to be aware of that could harm your pet as other ones are no longer a big deal. 6 Springtime pet tips Easter Treats and Decorations Keep Easter lilies and candy bunnies in check—chocolate goodies [...]

7 Important Tips for Camping With Your Dog

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Bringing your furry buddy along on a camping trip can be a lot of fun but this means packing some extra things for her, and thinking about her impact on environment, too. Before you head out to the Adirondacks, Death Valley, or Lake Tahoe, make sure you’re prepared for the trip. Plan – Make sure [...]

Want To Teach Your Dog To “Fetch?” Try This!

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Not all dogs are natural retrievers. Some want you to throw a toy so they can chase and get it but don’t understand the concept of bringing it back to you for another toss. Old training methods used to advocate for a forced retrieve. This entailed a negative reinforcement technique if the dog did not [...]

21 Pet Names Inspired from Movies

Have a new family member? Can’t think of a name? Maybe one of these could be it! 1. Hairy Pawter 2. Gollum 3. Ace 4. Rocky 5. Jabba The Mutt 6. Toto 7. Stitch 8. Simba 9. Juno 10. Winnie The Pooch 11. Gizmo 12. Bolt 13. Balto 14. Fievel 15. Bud 16. Sully 17. [...]

Prevent Lyme Disease

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More and more pets are coming down with Lyme disease. Lyme disease is caused by a kind of bacteria that is transmitted from an infected deer tick. When the tick attaches to the dog or cat, the bacteria enters the bloodstream and can cause many problems. Signs lameness lethargic decrease in appetite fever If you [...]

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