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Warmer weather is finally here! It’s time to dust off your walking shoes, and your dog’s outdoor accessories, and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you take your canine companion camping or just out to the dog park to socialize during the long, warm days of summer, don’t leave home without these warm-weather must-haves:

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Whether you live in a metropolis high-rise or in a rural community, activity and play are important to your dog’s well-being. For dogs that live in the city or don’t have a backyard of their own, the local dog park can be a great option for a bit of exercise, as well as fun interaction […]

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re drawing a blank on what to get your pet-lover mom this year, we’ve done the work for you! Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day!) are traditional gift-giving holidays, so it’s the ideal time to hunt for that unique and thoughtful gift to show your appreciation.

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“I’m practicing for my Earth Day 5K.”

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14 Best Pet Care Tips

by DFS-Pet-Blog on March 19, 2015

Being a pet parent is much more than just snuggling, face licks and playing fetch with your pet. There’s a lot to know about raising a healthy and happy pet, and there’s a lot of information to dig through, which can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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“Make sure you get my good side.” “Did I hear you say walk?” This duo that is ready to take on spring. “I’m practicing my I-love-rolling-in-the-grass roll.” This pile of puppies that hasn’t a care in the world. This puppy who is ready to dominate fetching season. This pair that knows cuteness should always be […]

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Ahh yes, the ultimate pet parent struggle: Should you let your pets sleep in bed with you? In my house, we have two dogs of different size, sex, color and breed. But they have one thing in common — they’re both drama queens when it comes to bedtime. Specifically where they sleep, which is usually […]

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Certified Veterinary Technicians, in order to maintain their certification, need to complete a certain number of hours of continuing education (CE). CE credits can be earned in a number of ways, including online courses, reading and reviewing professional papers, and attending conventions that offer a variety of classes on a variety of interests. I attended […]

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Winter. It’s a cold, hard fact, especially up here in “bitter-cold-ville,” where winter can be over six months long. But getting up and out is just as important in winter as in summer — even more so, since it takes unwavering motivation to go outside when the weather is chilly. Pet parents must use their […]

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Dogs are family members, and as a pet parent, I know how fun it is to show off the latest trick one of my pooches learned or the funny sleeping position the other one found during the night. If you’ve been struggling to get the perfect family photo that includes your dog, here are some […]

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The notorious New Year’s resolution. Year after year, the number one resolution is to trim the waistline. But have you considered your pet’s calorie intake? New data just released from the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company shows that pet obesity is on the rise for the fourth straight year. Studies have shown that a quarter to […]

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Love is in the air. For my family that means spending nights snuggled in watching endless movies with warm mugs of tea. And, of course, with our 4-year-old black Labrador, Deke, and 5-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua, Annie, curled up at our feet or on our laps. It got me thinking about how dogs are masters of snuggling.  […]

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A seed-only diet lacks essential vitamins and minerals key for long-term avian health. The secret? Variety. But what’s the real recipe for a well-balanced bird diet? This can vary depending on species, but the ideal diet consists of the following: 70 percent pellets 20 percent fresh vegetables 10 percent seed and fruits If it were […]

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