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Halloween can be scary for cats and dogs.  How to keep them safe.

We all know that Halloween can be great fun for the kids, but that's not always the case for our fur pals.  The commotion can make them anxious, and there are also special dangers to be aware of.  Here's our 6 things to help you make Halloween safe for your fur kids. The treats are for [...]

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How to Grow Your Own Catnip

Clearly I have plants on the brain! Is it because I can *feel* winter on the horizon? Who knows, but I almost included catnip in my 14 pet-safe plants you really can’t kill post last week. Then I cut it at the last minute because I thought a post on growing your own might be […]

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Everything’s fine!

No, really. It is! Last night, John told me about these dogs he’d seen on a Facebook page of a pit bull rescue a bit north of us. He’s been stalking the page (hi, Deb!) for weeks now. I had just finished scooping the litter boxes, and I said, “What if a new dog doesn’t […]

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14 Pet Safe Plants You Really Can’t Kill

Plants provide a tremendous service: Not only are they super pretty, but they keep your home’s air fresh and clean! And if you have pets, you know how icky our inside air can get! However, they can also be pretty easy to kill, which sucks. I used to feel bad when a plant in my […]

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Dear Ripley

One year ago, you became the youngest member of this family. You looked like this: Now, you look like this: As cute today as you were a year ago, though less fuzzy around the edges. In that pic from last year, you were scared of, well, most things. We kept you separate from everyone because […]

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A collar is not a steering wheel

May I please vent for a moment? There are few things that bother me more than when I see someone using their dog’s collar to steer, drag, pull, or otherwise force their dog into going or doing something. I’m not talking about an emergency situation where, like, a bicyclist isn’t paying attention and is about […]

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Dear Cooper

Yesterday you turned eight. Eight. years. old. In my heart, you’re still this little bean: Which, I’m sure, is why I baby you and call you my little baby and kiss your little snoot and snuggle you all the time because, truly, you are still that tiny fuzz-muffin to me. But, here you are, eight […]

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10 Reasons to Adopt a Pet

According to RSPCA statistics, a little over half of all dogs brought into shelters are rehomed. Some were reclaimed by their owners, but not all dogs were so lucky. Before you pick up that cute little woofer from the pet store, you may want to consider adopting from a shelter. Some people think mixed breed dogs are bodgy, but [...]

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Should you worry if your dog is not eating?

It’s common for dogs to wolf down their food, so when your furry friend suddenly turns his nose up at his bowl and refuses it, it’s only natural to worry. As a result, many owners will rush their dog to the vet. However, with the average dog costing $25,000 during their lifetime, it’s wise to explore [...]

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Healthy Hips for Dogs

We all dread the thought of our dogs growing old, slowing down or experiencing pain. What most of us don’t know is; dogs can slow down due to age or as a result of joint problems, in particular in the hips. If your dog starts showing a sudden unwillingness to move around, it’s time to [...]

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Six Important Things to Teach Your Dog Immediately

The most important things to teach your dog are designed to ensure you have a good housemate and you can live together in harmony, and of course, that your dog is safe.  As with anything in life, training is not a quick job and requires patience and knowledge to ensure you are doing it correctly [...]

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Is there a such thing as a perfect dog?

If I had to guess, I’d suppose that I spend more time Googling dog-related topics than the average person. And it’s not just Google either: My YouTube and Instagram histories are full of all kinds of dog-related searches. I love it, of course, because as this site proclaims, I am obsessed with dogs. But, I gotta […]

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Why does my Dog Lick Me?

“Hello, I would love to get my wet sloppy tongue all over your face.” If dogs could talk, I guess that is how the conversation on licking you would go. But unfortunately, they don’t speak. And that conversation never happens; they just start smooching!  All over your face, sometimes your mouth, your legs or even [...]

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Top Tips for Trimming your Dog’s Nails

Are you tempted to give your pooch a pedicure, give his nails a trim?  Maybe because you want to save some money, or it's simply more convenient for you, or you just don't want your pooch to have the stress of a visit to the groomer. These are all good reasons.  Grooming your pet can [...]

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7 Steps to Writing a Winning Pet Profile to Impress Landlords

So, you have found a perfect apartment or house to move into and you are excited to do so. Or you are applying for a rental and want to bring along your pet. It doesn't matter what kind of pet you have, some landlords are simply reluctant to have a pet on their property for [...]

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Has Cooper calmed down? On dogs with anxiety…

Sometimes the stars align… A month or so ago, John and I were out for a jog, and Cooper suffered a smidge of a meltdown. We started talking about his overall anxiety. Yes, it’s gotten better. No, it’s not “better.” Our management has improved, and Cooper’s threshold has expanded. Combined, we do better overall. We […]

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How Much Sleep Do Dogs Need?

If you are a household with dogs like me, then you understand that dogs do not necessarily have regular sleep patterns unlike people, who generally spend the daytime awake and sleep at night. You may also be surprised at the fact that dogs of different breeds also have differences in sleeping patterns. Consequently, some dogs [...]

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Grooming Your Pet At Home

Grooming your pet at home can be tempting.   I mean, how hard can it be?  Well if like me you chanced on cutting your own hair at some point in your life, you'll understand that's there's more to it than meets the eye!  The other consideration is cost - the DIY option sounds like an [...]

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3 of the best TED Talks about dogs

I don’t know about you guys, but I adore TED talks. They are my go-to YouTube binge on Friday nights (because I’m so cool). There are so many amazing talks, and I love to watch a wide variety–lately I’ve been watching a ton of child development, and I spent a whole night of watching TED […]

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Guide to Getting the Best Pet Insurance For You

Pets are an important part of the family across Australia and our love of pets is revealed when we consider that according to the RSPCA Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world! There are an estimated 33 million pets in Australia! Dogs are the most common pet, with 39% [...]

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Take your Dog to Work Day – June 22 – Get Ready!

Dogs have been man’s best friend forever!  They have lived and worked alongside us from hunting and tracking to keeping us safe at night. However, in this modern day and age, this relationship has long been abandoned with more and more dogs being left to sit at home all day while we go about our [...]

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Kitten parenting hacks to make life easier

Caring for a pet is not a child’s play. After all, pets are not toys. That said, it’s essential that you stay conscious that your pet is a living being with its own needs. Of course, even if you’re a responsible owner, life can get in your way and leave you less room for spending [...]

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Why I’ve come around to the phrase pet parenting

File this one under: “You do you, boo.” (Kind of like this one.) Anyways, some pet blogger friends and I had this conversation a while ago, and I’ve been meaning to write about it but kept putting it off. Part of me was like, Well, who really cares what you think about this topic. And part of me […]

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Glacial progress adds up when training reactive dogs: Coop’s big win!

Last week, as we walked laps around our favorite park, one of the social workers from our adoption agency called John. They had a professional photographer lined up for Saturday to snap some photos to decorate their offices. Were we interested… oh, and bring your dog! We said yes! Of course! And then we started […]

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