What Treats Are Safe For Chinchillas?

With their long life span, curious personality, and fascinating behavior, owning a chinchilla can be a rewarding experience. A chinchilla can make a wonderful and loving pet and offers a safe, hypoallergenic alternative to owning a cat or a dog. Of course, part of being a good pet owner is…

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5 Unusual Pet Rodents You May Not Know About

For many people, owning a cat or a dog isn't possible. Some people turn to rodents as suitable, loving, and fun pets due to housing restrictions or personal preferences. While many people know that hamsters, gerbils, or guinea pigs make fine pets, several rare and unusual rodents make fantastic pets.…

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Which pet food claims and features should brands track?

“No artificial flavoring or coloring” has been a popular pet food claim for more than a decade now, to the point that it’s almost a given that pet foods don’t include such ingredients. In fact, this type of “free from” claim seems to have been far eclipsed by others such…

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DIY Toys For Your Pup!

Dogs are lovely new family members that bring joy, energy, and entertainment to any home. Part of owning a dog is providing loads of exercise and playtime. But, if your dog is rough on its toys, you could be burning through new toys at an alarming rate. Buying new dog…

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Ask Dr. Jenn: Does my Dog have Dementia?

First, good for you for managing your aging dog’s arthritis pain and recognizing her behavior change. Aging can create pain, confusion, and anxiety in our pets, but they often hide it. It takes an attentive pet parent to pick up on the cues our pets give us. What you are…

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How to Prepare your Dog for a Hike

Fall is the perfect time for hiking. The weather has cooled down, the leaves are changing color, and the bugs are no longer swarming. Your dog probably loves getting out in nature just as much as you do. But before you take to the trails, make sure you are properly…

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Hypoallergenic Dogs: What Breeds Won’t Make You Sneeze

Pet allergies can be a real nuisance for those who desire the love and companionship of a dog. Exposure to proteins found in an animal’s dander, urine, blood, or saliva can cause an allergic reaction. These exposures can occur anywhere but are usually at their worst in a home environment.…

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How to Treat Allergic Reactions in Dogs

Seeing your dog suddenly become ill or irritated out of seemingly nowhere can be troubling for a pet owner. But, just like people, sometimes pets can have allergic reactions that cause irritations, redness, or more severe symptoms. Dogs can be allergic to several known allergens, but being able to treat…

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Adopting a Special Needs Pet: What You Need to Know

Every day, an astronomical 70 million homeless dogs and cats crowd animal shelters and wander streets struggling to live just one more day. Just a tiny percentage of them will be adopted into the relatively few homes that are available and willing to adopt a pet. This becomes an almost…

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How to Care for Your Short-Nose Dog

Brachycephalic dog: sounds scary, right? Actually, it is the term for the group of dogs we fondly call short-nosed dogs. This means that these dogs have pushed-in faces and short snouts that result in some unique problems specific to them. Several breeds fall into the short-nose category, and these include:…

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