New Year, New Puppy!

by Melissa R. on January 4, 2018

Many of my friends have gotten a puppy over the winter, or a puppy arriving this spring, so it seems like a good time to point new puppy owners to some of the many puppy posts we have available.

Need puppy help?Do you have a new puppy or are thinking about getting a new puppy? Here are some of our most popular new puppy articles:

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“People Food” over Pet Food – The Classic Canine Preference

by Sarah F. November 17, 2017

“My dog doesn’t really like people food.” In my 40+ years on Earth, I’ve heard this statement maybe once or twice. Why? Because 99.9999% OF DOGS ADORE PEOPLE FOOD (an unscientific, but ultimately verifiable fact). Put a slice of pizza, a T-bone steak, a PB&J sandwich, or even a bowl of plain lettuce near a […]

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The dog who changed everything

by Andy H. November 15, 2017

I crossed the small parking lot to my tiny Chevy Sonic, feet crunching on the fresh dusting of snow that had accumulated.  My car sat alone in the lot, cracked windshield and all. The windows were frosted over with a thin layer of ice. I was used to being the last one to leave the […]

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End-of-Life Choices: At-Home Pet Euthanasia

by DFS-Pet-Blog November 13, 2017

I was “introduced” to Sally when I met and started dating my then-boyfriend/now fiancé, Patrick. She had gone through a series of pet parents before she landed her “forever Daddy.” Patrick and Sally were truly bonded – in fact, I think she was a wee bit jealous of me when I started coming around and […]

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Tips to Help Wild Birds During Fall Backyard Cleanup

by DFS-Pet-Blog November 3, 2017

By slightly altering your backyard fall cleanup routine, you can create a backyard haven rich with natural food and shelter for wild birds.

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CLOSED! GIVEAWAY: Fluval F60 Aquarium Set

by Aquatics October 6, 2017

Giveaway closed. Winners have been picked and will be contacted. Thank you for participating! Would you like to win your choice of a Freshwater or Reef Fluval F60 Aquarium Set? Now is your chance! Here’s how to enter… Simply answer the two questions below and provide your email address for your chance to win! We […]

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CLOSED! GIVEAWAY: New LiveAquaria Professional Reef Salt

by Aquatics September 29, 2017

Giveaway closed. Winners have been picked and will be contacted. Thank you for participating! Would you like to win a FREE 53-gallon bag of LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt Mix? Now is your chance! Here’s how to enter… Simply answer the question below and provide your email address for your chance to win! We will randomly […]

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Dog Blood Donors

by Melissa R. August 30, 2017

Many “regular dogs” are blood donors. Learn about eligibility and the dog blood donation process.

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Children and Pets: 5 Tips to Keep Both Safe

by Claire H. August 15, 2017

Children, by nature, are inquisitive and hands on. When it comes to pets, this isn’t always a good thing. Here’s 5 tips I’ve found useful to assure the safety and happiness of both my kids and the pets they encounter.

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Amazing Growth Rates of Koi

by Aquatics August 1, 2017

Did you know that koi fish continue to grow all their lives? Learn more about these living jewels.

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Photo Gallery: Summer Swimming FUN for Pets!

by Melissa R. July 15, 2017

Summer time usually means high temperatures. High temperatures usually lead to one of the more enjoyable activities for most dogs… swimming! Enjoy some photos of pets enjoying summer swimming fun! Does your pet enjoy the water?

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Don’t Forget the Water!

by Claire H. June 15, 2017

When packing the car for a fun day at the beach we always remember to pack drinks and refreshment for all the humans… do you remember to pack fresh water for your dog, too? Just as we don’t want to drink the water from a lake (or ocean) it isn’t a good idea for dogs to either. Lake water can contain algae that can be harmful to dogs when ingested, and the salt content of saltwater can cause salt poisoning if too much is ingested. It can take as little as a few swallows of contaminated lake water to make a dog sick if the wrong algae is present.

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