Dog & Cat Tips

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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Should You Microchip Your Dog or Cat?

See how microchipping can help bring missing pets home again.

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Keeping Your Best Friend Safe 

Creating a first-aid kit you can take on the go.

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Which Plants are Safe for Pets?

Ten pet-friendly greens and blooms for your home.

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How to Give Your Dog or Cat Medications

Avoid the spills and spit-outs of administering pet medication with these helpful tips.

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Tips for Calming Pets During Fireworks

Help lower the boom of summer celebrations with these pet-calming tips.

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Five Ways to Spring into Good Pet Health

Get five seasonal tips to help your dog or cat enjoy a healthy spring.

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Keeping an Eye on Your Pet’s Vision

What to look for to care for your dog’s or cat’s eyes at home.

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Does your cat have a clawing personality?

Safely change her scratching behavior so your furniture, and your sanity, remains unscathed.

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Tips for Preventing Injuries in Older Felines

Stay on top of diet, exercise and vet visits to help your mature cat stay injury-free.

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CPR How-To for Pet Parents

It’s wise to arm yourself on the basics so you can administer CPR before the veterinarian is able to treat your four-legged companion. Here are steps that could save your furry family member’s life.

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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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Safe Cat Car Travel

Short trip or long, making your cat comfortable in the car will provide smoother travel for all.

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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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The Pet Obesity Epidemic

We’ve been hearing it for years: Being overweight can cause heart disease, diabetes, joint problems, and a host of other health issues. Unfortunately, many of us haven’t gotten the message—at least where our dogs and cats are concerned.

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Eight Dog & Cat Tips for Autumn

The crisp, sweet smell of apples in the air, pumpkins decorating doorsteps, and cooler temps; Fall has its merits but make sure your pet stays safe during this season.

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Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Having a plan and being prepared for disaster is important for all family members, especially your dog and cat. Follow these tips to make sure you are all prepared - just in case.

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Getting Ticks Off!
How to Safely Remove Them.

Whether you’re a pet parent, animal lover or simply spend time outdoors, you’ll inevitably come across ticks. If your fur flies at the thought of removing these annoying arachnids, familiarize yourself with the following steps.

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Plants That Are Poisonous to Dogs and Cats

Even though spring botanicals are a sensorial reward after winter’s whiteout, some flowers and plants can be toxic to dogs and cats. As you begin to plant, or simply admire neighbors’ flowers, keep your pets in mind and steer them clear of the greenery.

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Picking the Right Toys for Dogs and Cats

As pet owners we intuitively know to give our dogs and cats toys for playtime, but did you know all the benefits they are providing? Learn about all the incredible benefits pet toys provide for your dog or cat.

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

First Thanksgiving, then Hanukkah and Christmas…then the New Year’s here before you know it. Help keep your dog and cat safe during the hectic holiday season.

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Barbecue Safety for Pets

Outdoor barbecues and summertime go hand in hand, but many of us may not realize some of the inherent dangers for pets when it comes to grilling.   Make sure to keep your dog or cat safe during the next outdoor barbecue with these tips.

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