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Paw Problems in Dogs
You just can't help but smile when you watch a happy dog running and playing, completely immersed in the joy of living. But because dogs explore so much, their paws absorb a lot of punishment. Here's a look at some of the more common foot problems found in dogs.
Springtime Health & Safety Tips for Pets
Spending time outdoors with our canine pals, getting fresh air and exercise, is one of life's great pleasures. Here are a few tips on getting them ready and keeping them safe this spring.

Toxic Plants & Signs of Poisoning in Pets
A list of some common garden plants that are toxic to pets ... as well as signs that your pet may have ingested something poisonous. It's something every pet owner should know!
What to Pack into an Emergency Pet Supply Kit
You just never know when you may be required to evacuate your home. Wildfires, floods, tornados, and other weather- related events can cause families to suddenly have to pack up and leave. Naturally we want to keep our pets safe, too. Here's what to pack into an emergency pet supply kit for these types of situations.
Accommodation Options for Travellers with Pets
Most people who have travelled with their pets have stayed in a hotel or motel at some point. But did you know that there are many other types of lodgings that allow pets? So if you're looking for something special, consider the other options available. Here's a brief rundown of some of the more popular accommodation alternatives
Hiking, Water, and Summertime Safety Tips for Dogs
Summer days are perfect for spending outdoors with the dogs. Lazing around the yard, and going for hikes and swims are popular activities. Here are a few tips for making sure the dogs remain safe and happy while enjoying warm-weather pursuits.
Why & How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Car
Thousands and thousands of people travel with their dogs all the time. There are real and serious reasons why dogs need to be restrained in the car - the same way we always make sure we wear our seat-belts. Here's why we need to secure our dogs, and options for how to keep them safe.
Helping Homeless Pets by Fostering
With so many needy and homeless pets, there is always a demand for help. Foster parents play a very big and important role in helping to rehabilitate these animals, both physically and emotionally. Here's some great information for anyone who's ever played with the idea of fostering.

Pet-Proofing Your Home
Easy tips on how to pet-proof your home to keep your furry friends safe. Most of us don't think of these things unless something happens... but a few little changes now can give you peace of mind and prevent accidents from happening.
Flea Control and Prevention
Why it's important to treat our pets for fleas, as well as warnings and cautions that every pet owner should be aware of when using flea control or prevention products.
Fun Things to Do With Your Dog This Summer
Dogs are so easy to please and know how to enjoy themselves! Here are a few ideas on fun activities you and your dog can do together this summer.
Complementary / Alternative Therapies for Pets
We all try to do the best we can for our pets... and sometimes we face a difficult decision about whether to pursue surgery or give harsh drugs, especially when our pets are aging or ill. Fortunately there are complementary therapies available that are well worth investigating. Here are a few possible alternatives to surgery and drugs.
Exercise and Your Dog
Have you ever been told by a vet that your dog is fat? If so, you're not alone... couch-potato dogs are common these days, with everyone's lives being so busy. But making sure your dog gets regular exercise isn't just about weight control - it's about the overall health of your canine pal. Here's why exercise is so important to the overall well-being of your dog.
Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats
This wonderful homemade dog biscuit recipe makes use of pumpkin - yes, most dogs really love the taste of pumpkin!
How You Can Help Shelter / Rescue Pets
Many of us animal lovers have wondered what we can do to help homeless pets... but not all of us have the time to volunteer regularly at a shelter, or the money to donate. There are actually lots of different ways to help! And with so many homeless and unwanted animals being dropped off at shelters, there's also an endless need for help. If you've ever considered volunteering, here are a few things you can do.
Cats and Litter Box Problems
It's not unusual for a cat to stop using a litter box. It's a heads-up to their families that something is bothering them. Here are a few common litter box problems and suggestions on how to solve them.




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