Health Articles

Whether it's your first day with your new best friend or you're looking to teach an old dog some new tricks, we encourage you to browse these helpful tips, informative articles and pointers to keep your furry friend healthy, happy and safe.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Importance of Exercise for Mature Cats

Just like us, cats are less likely to play on their own as they grow tired with age, a time when exercise becomes increasingly important. Here are a few ways you can engage your feline pal more easily. 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kitten-Proofing Your Home

In order to keep your new kitten safe, you’ll want to kitten-proof your place before you bring the fluff ball home that first day. 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How to Puppy-Proof Your Home

How to puppy-proof your house, from protecting your furniture and carpet to dog-proofing your garden, including how to get puppies and dogs to stop chewing.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Grooming Your Pet-From Head to Paws

Grooming your dog or cat is more than just about keeping them clean, it’s really about their overall health and well being. Check out these valuable grooming tips and important insights into keeping your dog or cat looking and feeling his best.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Retrieving the Right Dog Trainer

When looking for a dog trainer, it’s all about matching your dog with a professional trainer who can meet his needs. Here are five tips to help you find a trustworthy trainer for your dog family member. 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

What to Expect at Your Pet's Yearly Checkup

The annual veterinarian visit is not a favorite road trip for many of our four-legged friends. Here are ways to make the journey a bit smoother for your dog or cat.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Explore the Mysteries of America’s Bayou

Velvety layers of cascading Spanish moss and tall cypress trees enhance the bayou’s secretive appeal. Add in the diverse wildlife that call these seemingly slow-moving waters home — and bayou country offers a lot to explore.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Visit Denali National Park

Denali National Park draws over 400,000 visitors annually, and while the natural wonders in the park are the main draw, some working dogs contribute to the allure.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Know Before You Go: 10 Facts About Denali

Rugged and breathtakingly beautiful, Denali National Park is one of the best places to visit if you're longing to escape into the wild. 

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Best Bayou Destinations for You and Your Dog

The bayous of the southern United States offer an outstanding array of outdoor excursions for you and your dog.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

5 Things You Should Know About The Bayou

Here are five things you may not know about the bayou, the most iconic and mysterious landscape in the southern U.S.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Paw Patrol: The Dogs of Denali

Denali National Park draws over 400,000 visitors annually, and while the natural wonders in the park are the main draw, some working dogs contribute to the allure.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Right Vet For Your Pet

One of the most important people in your pet's life is your veterinarian. Choosing the right vet for your dog or cat requires careful consideration.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How to Puppy-Proof Your Home

How to puppy-proof your house, from protecting your furniture and carpet to dog-proofing your garden, including how to get puppies and dogs to stop chewing.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How to Find the Best Carrier for Your Cat

When transporting your cat to the vet or on a long trip, it is always best to use a cat carrier for everyone’s safety.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kitten-Proofing Your Home

In order to keep your new kitten safe, you’ll want to kitten-proof your place before you bring the fluff ball home that first day. 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tips for keeping pets calm during a storm

Whether your cat or dog becomes clingy, hides under the nearest upholstery cushion or tears up the carpet, try these six strategies to help keep them calm during thunderstorms.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

How To Leash Train Your Cat

Leash training your cat is the safe and fun way to introduce her to the big outdoors. Learn how with these steps.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Kitten Training 101

Kittens are extremely intelligent and can be trained to use litter boxes, obey commands and even perform adorable tricks. Just keep some of these basic training steps in mind.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Dog Leash Training

Walking (a.k.a. exercising) your canine is one of the most important activities you can do with your furry companion. If done correctly, it’ll help him bond to you as his pack leader

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

3 Tips to Crate Train Your Puppy

When used correctly, a crate is a great training tool for housebreaking and behavioral issues plus they create a safe haven for pups. A crate will also make it easy for the entire family to travel together. Use these tips to make sure your puppy becomes comfortable with his crate.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Three Ways to Improve Your Pet Photos

Capturing a great image of your furry family member isn’t rocket science, but it can be a bit of a challenge. So here are three tips to get that perfect dog or cat picture.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Five Tips for Taking Your Dog to Work

Whether it’s every day or once a year, here are a few tips to ensure your doggy’s workday goes smoothly so that everyone has a great time and no one, least of all your pooch, ends up in the doghouse. 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mosquito Prevention for Dogs and Cats

How to help your furry loved ones avoid mosquito-borne diseases.

 

 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

5 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog or Cat

Thinking about getting a new pet family member? Consider these 5 reasons why adopting a shelter dog or cat is the best way to bring a new family member into your home. 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

10 Life Lessons Pet Parents Can Learn from Our Dogs and Cats

We take advice from friends, family and TV personalities; why not tune into the wisdom of our pets? All of that pawing, nudging and staring must be trying to tell us something…

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Is your Dog or Cat Overweight? What you need to know.

Read through this handy infographic for more information on the impact of pet obesity and how you can help your pet stay fit

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Separation Without Anxiety

Your pet is a member of your family, but there are times when it's not possible, convenient or well-advised to include your furry friend in your travel plans.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dogging Fleas and Ticks: Debugging Your Canine

Adoring furry companions means enduring pests that come along for the ride. Like most of us, fleas and ticks love warm weather so expect to see more of these free loaders around your pet and your home in spring and summer.  Here are a few helpful tips and product ideas for preventing these parasites from plaguing your dog and your family all season long.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vacationing with Furry Family Members

Vacations have gone to the dogs and cats! Fun & safe travel tips for bringing your pet on vacation with you.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Adopting a Cat from a Shelter

There are millions of cats in shelters waiting to find forever homes. Consider these 7 reasons to adopt a cat from your local shelter.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Nutritional Needs of Small Breeds

While dogs of all ages and sizes may share many similar characteristics, when it comes to nutrition they all have their own unique needs. In this article we’ll explore some of the differences and nutritional needs unique to our small breed buddies.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Running with Dogs: Good or Bad for Your Dog?

Thinking about taking your dog running with you? Check these tips on running with your four-legged pal.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Why Do Cats Meow?

Cats have many ways of expressing themselves whether they purr, meow, howl or hiss — but what do they all mean? De-code your cat's vocal stylings to discover what she really wants.

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