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Canine Cellmates Program a Win-Win for Shelter Dogs and Incarcerated Men

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Before Atlanta resident O King entered Fulton County Jail, he’d never had a pet dog. So when he was invited to participate with Canine CellMates—a nonprofit that runs a 10-week program in which incarcerated men use positive training methods to help shelter dogs get adopted—he wasn’t sure what to expect. But he was open to […]

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Travel & Safety

7 Tactics to Reduce Stress, Ease Motion Sickness in Your Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Summer is road trip season. If your dog suffers from motion sickness, the following tips may help him enjoy the ride.

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Dogs Holidays Uncategorized

Sound Off! What to Do When Your Pet is Frightened by Thunder, Fireworks, or Other Noises

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Crack! Boom! Whizz! Pop! Loud and sudden sounds are the bane of dogs and their people. Dogs are startled by loud, unexpected sounds and can develop debilitating fears related to them. People hate seeing their dogs frightened and trembling in response to thunder and lightning; the whizzing, flaring lights, and explosions of fireworks; or the […]

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Dogs Training & Grooming

Red and Green Lights in Training and Behavior Consulting

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes You’ve heard that you should look for a trainer or behavior consultant who uses positive-reinforcement techniques, but what does that mean? Our handout explains the clues that signal your pup is in good hands and when to look elsewhere for advice.

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Training & Grooming

Think Training Sessions Need to Be Long? Find Out Why Shorter Is Smarter

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes You want your pet to learn quickly and well, so you’re planning to spend long periods training him. Wait! It may sound counterintuitive, but shorter practice times can yield better results. Our handout explains why and offers tips to get the most out of sessions.

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Dogs Veterinary Care

When Does Your Dog Need Shots? Our Timeline Tells All

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Vaccinations protect your dog from communicable and sometimes deadly diseases. Our handout explains the protections vaccinations provide and when they should be administered.

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs

Meals Versus Treats: How Much to Give and When

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Did you know treats should only make up about 10 percent of your pet’s daily nutritional intake? Download this handout full of tips to keep your pets healthy, happy, and well “treat”-ed! Brought to you by Fear Free and our friends at Blue Buffalo.

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Birds Cats Dogs Equines Life at Home Travel & Safety

Fires, Floods, Hurricanes: Are You Prepared to Protect Your Pet During Natural Disasters?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Many communities are at risk of natural disasters that affect people and animals. What to know to ensure you all get out safely.

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Life at Home Uncategorized

New Products Focus on Health Benefits, Stress Reduction

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s annual trade show, isn’t only about fun new pet products: toys, treats, and accessories. Health-related products are showcased here too. Here are some innovations aimed at positively affecting pet wellbeing. Catwater for Cats with Urinary and Renal Issues A survey based on 1.35 million medical claims filed with Nationwide […]

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How to Make the Trip to the Veterinary Hospital Fear Free

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes The car ride to the veterinary clinic is often when pets start to become frightened about the upcoming visit. Our handout explains how you can help your dog or cat stay calm and comfortable so that arrival is less stressful.