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For the Love of Pets! We Spent $56 Billion On Them Last Year

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In an article at Time magazine, it was discovered that we spent about $56 billion on pet care and supplies last year. The figure was collected by the American Pet Products Association which has been tracking spending since the 1990s on pet care products. So, where does the money go? Well, most of it was [...]

Reduce the Stress of a Trip to the Vet

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I just dropped off my old cat to the vet for some dental work. He was denied food and water this morning and was very unhappy this morning. When I put his blanket in the carrier, which had been out in the living room for the last 5 days, he started to slink away. I [...]

Want a Kitten with Your Coffee?

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Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium opened up in March, in London, England and in the short time it’s been open it has drawn a crowd. Why? Well, because of the cats. The newest cafe is offering stressed out cat lovers a place to go and drink a latte and pet a cat. Curl up with a [...]

Dog Care 101: Hot Spots

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It’s slimy, it’s wet, and it often looks like someone or something took a bite out of your dog’s fur leaving a red bald spot. It’s a hot spot and it’s uncomfortable for your pup. What causes a hot spot? It’s usually an allergic reaction to something, sometimes a flea bite, that causes the skin [...]

Hilarious Babies with Their Dogs

YouTube is a great place to go when you want to find something that will crack you up. If you’re having a rough day or just want to laugh, check out these hysterical videos of babies interacting with their furry best friends. This little baby learns how to crawl with the help of his bulldog [...]

Need To Talk? Your Dog Might Be Your Best Listener

We call our dogs our best friends, and it may very well be true! An article on Discovery.com cites a study that shows dog brain functions are similar to humans. It found that dogs listen for emotions underneath what someone communicates. Can you tell when someone is upset even if the sentences say, “I’m fine?” [...]

Fear of Pets: Tips to Help Kids Overcome Their Fear

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Sometimes animals scare kids. Dogs come bounding at them with great enthusiasm and knock them down. Cats get excited playing and accidentally scratch them. Kids don’t always understand how to interact with dogs and cats and the little nips and scratches can seem like hostility or aggression. Help your child understand the family pet is [...]

Pet Events in June in the USA

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June is a great time to plan a trip in the US that includes not just your human family, but your pets as well. Summer events are plentiful, with lots of things taking place outdoors, which always makes it easier to bring your dog along to join in the fun. Here’s a rundown of some [...]

How To Figure Out If Your Cat Has Food Allergies

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Many cats with skin allergies will develop red sores and bald spots that look like hot spots on dogs. Often times it seems to appear on their back in the middle of the shoulder blades. Sometimes the sore might ooze and if left untreated it can get infected. While there are a number of reasons [...]

8 Hilarious Dogs Wearing Boots

This winter has been rough on us. Back in November parts of the West Coast got hit with snow and rain that made a few days pretty rough and now the East Coast is experiencing some impressive inches of snow. I have friends in NY and NJ who are not happy with the black ice [...]

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