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Why We’re Partners: How Horse and Human Brains Work Together

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Horses and humans have been partners for some 6,000 years. What makes us a good team? One reason is that our brains work in complementary ways. Understanding how horses think and how your own brain works is key to developing a strong relationship. If you love horses, ride, work with horses in any way, or […]

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Dogs Life at Home Travel & Safety

Winter Exercise for Small and Short Dogs

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Our dogs need mental and physical stimulation all year round. With a little ingenuity, you can keep your small dog happy and active even in winter months!

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Dogs New Pets Training & Grooming

From Pup to Show Dog: How It Happens

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Being a show dog is the canine equivalent of entering beauty contests. There are many levels to work through. Getting to Westminster (which has been postponed this year due to the pandemic), the National Dog Show, or one of the other large benched shows is like being in the finals for Miss America! The road […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs

Playing in a Winter Wonderland

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Most dogs love snow, the exceptions being some small dogs and dogs without much haircoat. That said, throw a jacket and some booties on them and even dogs such as German Shorthaired Pointers love to skijor and sled. Here are some ideas for winter fun with your dog. Backyard Play The best snow for dogs […]

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Dogs Veterinary Care

Dealing With a Cancer Diagnosis

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Getting a cancer diagnosis for your dog is like a punch to the gut (yours). The first thing to do is to sit down and take a deep breath. Many cancers are treatable, a few are curable, and there are many ways to give your dog quality time until the end, no matter what. Where […]

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Dogs Life at Home New Pets

Did the Breeder Call Your Pup a “Pet”? It’s Not an Insult

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Reading Time: 2 minutes People sometimes feel slighted when they learn that their pup from a responsible breeder is considered “pet” versus “show quality.” No need to feel slighted! Good breeders love all their puppies and give each one the best of care. Here’s what to know about the similarities and differences between pet pups and conformation contenders. Same […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs

Nosing Their Way to Confidence

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Reading Time: 3 minutes One thing every dog knows how to do and loves to do is sniff. Dogs devote over 40 percent more of their brains to smells than we do and have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their nose compared to the paltry six million we humans have. That makes sniffing sports and games a […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Veterinary Care

Relieve Your Pet’s Stress-Related Diarrhea

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not unusual for pets to suffer stress-related diarrhea, especially when it comes to car rides or veterinary visits. Here’s how you can help relieve the causes. With a dog or cat who tends toward an anxious outlook on life, visiting the veterinarian can be a big stress. One of the most obvious signs of […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Other Veterinary Care

Pre-Op Planning Reduces Your Pet’s Stress And Yours

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Why all the lab work before your pet’s spay/neuter surgery or other procedure? He looks healthy, and as far as you know, there’s nothing wrong with him. The key words are “as far as you know.” Pre-operative testing is an important part of pre-surgical prep that can alert your veterinarian to underlying problems that could […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Other Veterinary Care

Pre-Op Planning Reduces Your Pet’s Stress And Yours

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Why all the lab work before your pet’s spay/neuter surgery or other procedure? He looks healthy, and as far as you know, there’s nothing wrong with him. The key words are “as far as you know.” Pre-operative testing is an important part of pre-surgical prep that can alert your veterinarian to underlying problems that could […]