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National Work Like a Dog Day

If you’re known for working hard (instead of hardly working), National Work Like a Dog Day is for you! On August 5th, we celebrate everyone with a strong work ethic who chases tirelessly after a goal. No doubt the origin of this expression refers to the tenacity and determination of dogs who were bred to…

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Wet and Wild: Backyard Water Games to Play with Your Pets

When the summer heat kicks in and everyone starts to get restless inside, you’ll only have to go as far as the backyard to keep cool, beat the boredom and burn off energy all at the same time! Round up the pets, little kids and big kids on your street or apartment for some (mostly…

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Taking a Summer Road Trip with Your Dog

After many months of COVID-related shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, a lot of people are eager to start traveling again. Summer vacations were just a dream for most of us this time last year, but industry experts expect to see domestic travel – and in some cases international trips – take off this summer as travelers…

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Dog Moms Deserve A Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a beautiful occasion to celebrate moms everywhere – grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts, dog and cat moms, mother figures and more! Motherhood takes on many forms and can be at the same time one of the most challenging and most rewarding roles in life. But above all, the single most unifying quality shared by…

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Don’t Be a Fool: Celebrate National Canine Fitness Month in April

When you think of canine fitness, you may think of daily walks around the block, a jog around the park or a regular game of fetch. These are all good options on routine days when your main goal is to combat a sedentary lifestyle and too many (empty) calories that can cause weight gain and…

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Achoo!! Helping Your Dog Cope with Seasonal Allergies

As we start to see longer days, warmer sunshine, trees budding and flowers blooming, signs of spring are all around us. Along with beauty, hope and more time outside, the season also brings a less desirable aspect: seasonal allergies. Not just for humans, these discomforts can bother our pets too. To keep the spring in…

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Five Ideas to Show Some Puppy Love on Valentine’s Day

Last year for Valentine’s Day, twenty-seven percent of Americans said they would buy Valentine’s gifts for their pets, according to the National Retail Federation. “[This is] the highest figure in the history of the survey and up from 17 percent in 2010 for a total $1.7 billion,” NRF said. That’s a lot of heart-shaped chew…

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January is Walk Your Pet Month

Year after year, the goal to get more exercise is at the top of many people’s New Year’s Resolutions. And despite starting off with the best of intentions, many of us can get distracted or encounter obstacles before we even get a good running start. One way to stick to a new exercise routine is…

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12 Great Gift Ideas for Pets and Pet Owners

Shopping for that perfect gift for the adorable pets and fellow pet parents in your life? If you’re looking for some shopping inspiration this year, here’s a round-up of unique and fun gift ideas that are sure to be a hit. After all, what good is a gift for a dog if it ends up…

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A History of Pets in the White House

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Whether or not President Truman ever actually said that statement is debatable. But most people would agree that presidential pets in and around the White House over the years have served as cherished companions and added charm to the public perceptions of their owners-in-chief. Many…

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