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Planning Saves People And Pets During Disasters

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Reading Time: 3 minutes As Hurricane Harvey heads toward the southeastern coast of the United States, it’s a good idea to review your family’s disaster preparedness plan. You do have one, right? Whether you live in Tornado Alley or an earthquake, fire, or flood zone, you need to have a plan to ensure the safety of family members, including […]

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Good Pet Guests Are Made, Not Born

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Who’s a good boy or girl? Your pet, we hope, when visiting your friends or family. Whether you’re bringing Reggie or Ravenna to a friend’s home for a couple of hours or to a relative’s home for a week-long stay, your pet’s behavior will determine whether his presence is considered delightful or destructive. Here are […]

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Road Trip!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes In the 18 months since adopting Kona from a shelter, we’ve traveled from Dallas to San Diego (twice) and made dozens of trips throughout the Lone Star State and even a few jaunts to Oklahoma and Arizona. Kona has yet to turn three, but I’m estimating she has already logged more than 11,000 miles inside […]

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Leash Training for a Happier, More Confident Cat

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Leash training your cat can be one of your most rewarding experiences as a pet parent: It makes for a cat who is more self-assured and outgoing. Your cat can explore the outdoors more safely. It enhances the bond you have with your cat. Many people who have tried leash training their cats give up […]

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Dog Behavior: My Dog Pulls On The Leash

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Regularly walking a dog is one of the joys of dog ownership. You and your dog get outside, chat with neighbors, and get a bit of exercise. When your dog pulls on the leash, that enjoyment rapidly disappears. Why Do Dogs Pull On The Leash? Dogs pull on the leash because we’re slower than they […]

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4 Tips to Make Pet Tooth Brushing a Habit

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Reading Time: 2 minutes By now you’ve probably heard that dogs and cats should have their teeth brushed regularly, preferably every day. Good dental care is vital not just to the health of your pet’s mouth, but also his entire body. Dogs and cats who aren’t used to having their teeth brushed may be uncomfortable with the procedure. After […]

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Take The Scare Out Of Care

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The scare of care begins at home for many cats. Being shoved into a carrier and taken on an unwanted car ride causes stress levels to rise and often become overwhelming before the cat ever sets paw inside the exam room. That cumulative unease and upset have a detrimental effect on the cat’s ability to […]

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How You Can Treat Your Pet to a Bon Voyage

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Reading Time: 3 minutes For humans and pets, flying is stressful, no doubt about it. But if you are planning to move cross-country this summer or take your pet on vacation with you, flying may be the best way to transport a dog or cat who will fit in a carrier that slides beneath your seat. Here are our […]