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9 Tips for Taking Perfect Holiday Photos With Pets

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Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the joys of the holidays is capturing images of family members having fun—and that includes our dogs and cats. Two experts share the best ways to prepare pets for their closeups and make sure they have a good time in the process. Practice in your desired location. Choose the location where you’d like […]

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Antlers and Santa Hats? Let Pets Be Your Guide

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Reading Time: 2 minutes During the holidays, you may be tempted to dress your pet in adorable headgear such as a Santa hat or antlers. However, not all pets feel comfortable with accessories. If you look closely at photos of pets in hats or antlers, you may see some who look unhappy and stressed. If you plan on incorporating […]

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7 Tips for Holidays With Pets

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Holiday celebrations include visits to or from family and friends. Since we consider cats and dogs part of the family, holiday visits that include them require special preparations. Changes to routine can increase fear, anxiety, and stress in everyone, especially our pets. Hitting the road also raises stress levels, so unless your pets adore car […]

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Holiday Risks? What to Worry About and When to Chill

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Stealing boxes of chocolates. Climbing the tree. Eating the decorations. When it comes to celebrating the holidays at home, many of the things that make the season merry and bright for humans are potential dangers to four-legged family members. But not all of them are as dangerous as you may think. We take a look […]

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How to Avoid Holiday Stress in Pets

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The most wonderful time of the year is finally here. The holidays bring festive decorations, bustling preparations, celebrations … and too often, stress. While we worry about how to get everything done or how to adjust our plans to the challenges of the past year, we can’t forget to care for our beloved pets. The […]

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Wintertide Follies? Help Your Dog Enjoy the Howlidays

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Doggone it—some pups would bark “bah humbug” if they could. They just don’t appreciate the Christmas spirit. Everything in their lives is upside down. The family is busily trying to attend to preparations for fall and winter holidays, starting with Thanksgiving right on through to the New Year. Well-wishing friends and neighbors drop in bearing […]

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Home for the Holidays—With Your Cat

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Cats are devoted homebodies. They like their routines and comfy naps in the sun, and if they do go out, it’s for a quick trip to the veterinarian’s office or maybe a secure outing with leash and harness. However, sometimes you have to take them on a Big Journey. Holidays may be that time – […]

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Fun And Stress-Free Ways To Include Dogs In The Howl-idays

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Holidays are family time, whether you celebrate Christmas, Yuletide, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or any other special celebration. Since dogs are part of the family, we want to include them. But along with the pleasures of holiday decorations and visiting guests come mounting stresses for humans as well as pets. Here are some ways, gathered […]

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12 Safety Tips For Happy-Pet Holidays

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Reading Time: 3 minutes No one wants a trip to the veterinary emergency room, a vomiting cat, or a down dog to spoil the holiday season—let alone empty out the family wallet. Here’s how to avoid mishaps and keep pets happy. Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A […]

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Holiday Toy Stories: Let Your Dog Know Toys Won’t Hurt Him

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Balloons. Life-size talking robots. Remote-controlled drones and cars. When new toys join the household during the holidays and see action months later, they’re all fun and games for adults and children. For dogs, it’s another story. Here’s how to help them stay calm amid the buzzing sounds and flashing lights. Action Figure Fright While some […]