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10 Tips for Low-Stress Moves With Pets

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Reading Time: 4 minutes A move can put any pet’s tail in a twist when it disrupts their routine. Here’s how to reduce or eliminate the angst.

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Cats Dogs Life at Home

Pets Love Treats: Here’s How to Give Them Wisely

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re like most pet parents, you likely want to offer your pet treats for a variety of reasons. Treats can solidify the bond with our pets, help reinforce specific behaviors, or be enjoyed as mid-day snacks. Because treats have so many different purposes, it can be helpful to have some guidelines on what, when, […]

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Cats Dogs Holidays Life at Home

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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Cats Dogs Holidays

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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Cats Dogs Holidays

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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Dogs Holidays Shelters & Fostering

How Fostering Pets for the Holidays Benefits Them—And You!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Looking for a special way to add some magic to your holidays? Consider fostering a shelter pet! Karen Hirsch, public relations director for LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, Georgia – a nonprofit that manages two county shelters and a private shelter, in addition to other services – said fostering pets gives the animals a break […]

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Veterinary Care

A Comfortable Vaccine Experience for Your Pet

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Vaccinations have been in the news a lot lately. An up-to-date vaccine program is essential for your pet’s general good health, too. It’s possible to make pokes at the veterinarian’s office a happy and stress-free event for both you and your pet—even if you are the one with a fear of needles. Love and Treats: […]

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Life at Home Senior Pets

The Guilt in Goodbye

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The last year of my cat’s life was a nightmare rollercoaster. Sebastian was battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. He lost his appetite, and I became obsessed with feeding him. I tried every brand of food, cooked for him, and checked his food bowl a dozen times daily to monitor how much he was eating. Finally, […]

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Birds

Perfect Setup: Plan Your Bird’s Cage Environment With Care

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Bringing a new companion bird home can be exciting for you but frightening for your bird. The key to introducing your new feathered friend to your home in a Fear Free way is to plan for and set up his new cage and environment in a mindful manner before you bring him home. Maintaining an […]

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Dogs Life at Home Training & Grooming

Home Grooming Can Be a Bonding Experience

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Whenever I comb my 9-pound Poodle, Peach, she cranes her neck, coos with pleasure, and wiggles her way into my lap to be as close as possible. She doesn’t approve when I try to comb her legs and feet, but having her neck combed when she’s not wearing a collar sends her into rapture. My […]