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Including Your Dog in Disaster Readiness Plans

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Emergencies come about almost year-round, sometimes causing devastation to people and their much-loved pets. Many of us think, “It’ll never happen to me,” and neglect to prepare in advance. Because emergencies, like natural disasters, fires, and other unforeseen events can happen to anyone, preparation is important. By making some general disaster readiness plans ahead of…

The Sago Palm: Beautiful and Deadly to Your Dog

A wildly popular plant found in the yards of southern states and warmer climates, the Sago Palm is potentially deadly to dogs (and cats!). The Pet Poison Helpline classifies the Sago Palm as severely toxic to dogs, causing symptoms like lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, unusual accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, loss of appetite,…

Could Your Yard Kill Your Dog? Most Common Dangerous Plants for Dogs

There are more than 700 plant species which have been discovered to be especially toxic to pets. That huge number almost seems incomprehensible, making you wonder if there are actually any plants left that are not deadly to animals. Although the list below can’t possibly cover every single harmful houseplant in existence, always use your…

Are You Ready if Disaster Strikes?

Emergencies occur all the time and can happen to any of us. It’s difficult to imagine what the victims of disasters go through unless you have been in their shoes yourself. All forms of catastrophic events can devastate not just us, but our pets as well. That’s why already being prepared before disaster strikes is…

Why Table Scraps are Bad for Dogs

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Winter is usually the time for great holiday parties and huge home-style dinners. But as much as you’d like to include Fido in the fun, keep in mind that feeding him even just a few tasty treats from your table is definitely not the way. More often than not, table food is typically too fatty…

Science Reveals: Red Bowls Make Dog Food Taste Better

If you want your dog’s dinner to taste better than ever, it’s best to serve it up in a red colored bowl, rather than a black one, a silver one, and pink one… or any other color for that matter. Researchers at Mongrelous University (home of the award winning Flapping Fidos dance troupe!) got hundreds of…

Essential Dog Supplies

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What are the essential dog supplies a dog owner should always have on hand? For those who already own a dog or puppy you probably have most of these items, but for those who are about to bring a puppy or adult dog home for the first time we have a list below of what…

The 10 Most Toxic Houseplants

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Houseplants generally serve a number of favorable functions. They not only give visual interest to our home, but also serve as air purifiers. They may even be edible and medicinal. However, it’s crucial for a responsible owner like you to be mindful of the kind of houseplants in your home and garden since some of…

Stop, Drop, and Bark: Dog Fire Safety

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We never expect a fire to affect our lives, to take our homes, or endanger our lives. But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prepared in the event that it does. A little preparation goes a long way. Knowing in advance what to do if tragedy strikes can not only mean the difference between your…

Winterizing Your Backyard for Fido

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Some dogs enjoy the open air so much that they don’t like staying indoors even during winter. However, even if your pooch is a chilly weather warrior, you still have to take on all the essential preventive measures to keep him out of harm’s way. By winterizing your yard, you provide Fido a great place…

Dogs and Apartments: A Good Mix?

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The continuous housing slump has made renting a popular choice for many Americans nowadays. Many families have gone off to smaller spaces in order to save money. And when it comes to roommates, some of the most amenable cohabitants can be the dogs. They don’t borrow your wardrobes or thieve on your groceries. These four…

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