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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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5 Simple Steps for a DIY Doggy Stocking

How to create a fun, personalized holiday stocking for your pup.

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Is Your Pet Your Plus One?

Get tips for taking your dog and cat to holiday gatherings.

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5 Fun Ways to Include Your Dog or Cat in Holiday Celebrations

From DIY ornaments to shelter fundraisers, see how you can share holiday activities with your pet.

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Pudgy Pooch?

See how to help your dog lose weight and avoid obesity.

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Itchy Dog?

See what can cause your dog’s skin irritation and how to help.

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Aching Joints?

Spot the signs of joint pain in your dog and how you can help.

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Does Your Dog Have a Sensitive Stomach?

Watch for the signs and see how you can help your dog feel better.

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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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The Benefits of Feeding Wet Dog Food

See why wet dog foods are a healthy addition to your dog’s dry food.

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What is Prey-Based Feeding?

Learn how prey-based feeding can be an alternative to a raw dog food or raw cat food diet. A prey-style diet includes a variety of grain-free, high-protein ingredients and organ meat, just like dogs and cats would experience in nature.

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Introducing Your Dog to Your Baby: 10 Tips

Here are 10 tips to help your pup adjust to his new sibling so they can truly become best pals for life.

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Holi Festival Safety

Is Holi Safe for Dogs? Learn about canine safety when using liquid or powdered colors to celebrate at events such as the Hindu festival, Holi.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Doggy Dental Care

Learn about routine tooth brushing and vet-recommended dental care to promote your dog’s oral health.

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How to Make Frosting That’s Safe for Dogs

How to make tasty frosting that’s safe for dogs so you can decorate their favorite canine treats. Great for holidays, birthdays or any day!

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Is Chocolate Safe for Dogs?

Can dogs eat chocolate? It’s a common question when the trick-or-treat season comes around.

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Keeping Your Best Friend Safe 

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

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Enjoying Dog Days at the Beach

Get seven tips for taking your best bud to the beach.

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Your Pup’s First Trip to the Park

Get tips for taking your pup to the dog park.

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Does Fido Chase Squirrels in His Sleep?

Exploring whether or not dogs really do dream.

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Which Plants are Safe for Pets?

Ten pet-friendly greens and blooms for your home.

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Finding the Right Dog Bed

Get tips for buying the perfect bed for your pooch.

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Enjoying America’s Best Monuments

Seven four-paw friendly places to take your dog.

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Different Outdoor Dog Fun

Walking, again? Try these less common activities with your pal.

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Raising a Furry Genius

Stimulate your pal’s brain and body with fun food-games and activities.

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Puppies and Kittens Need DHA

Why DHA is an important Omega 3 fatty acid all puppies and kittens need for healthy development.

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Big or Small, We Love Them All

Are you a big-dog or a small-dog person? See the pros and cons of raising either size pal.

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Protecting Paws from Hot Surfaces

Help prevent your pal’s paws from being scorched when the pavement heats up.

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Why Leaving a Dog in a Parked Car is Dangerous

Cars heat up fast. Watch for signs of heatstroke and never leave your dog in your vehicle.

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How to Make Dog-Friendly “Ice Cream”

Instead of making ice cream for dogs, try this delicious, dog-friendly, frozen yogurt recipe.

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How to Protect Your Dog from Common Diseases

Help prevent and protect your dog from common diseases with these tips.

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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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How to Introduce Cats to Resident Dogs

Get tips for successful cat and dog introductions.

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Gently Guide Your Dog through His Golden Years

Get helpful life hacks for making your senior dog more comfortable in his golden years.

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Avoiding Canine Ear Infections

Help your dog avoid common ear infections.

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Caring for Your Large Breed Dog

Give your big dog special attention with these handy tips.

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Take a Hike with Your Best Pal

Hit the trail with these handy tips for safe hiking with your best buddy.

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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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De-skunking Your Little Stinker

Get tips for preventing and treating smelly encounters with skunks.

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Help Your Little Dog
Live Large

Meet your small breed’s needs with our
helpful tips.

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Seven Signs Your Dog is Aging

Spot the signs and learn how to help your dog grow old gracefully with you by his side.

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Tips for Hiring a Dog Walker

Can’t take your dog out for his daily jaunts? See how to hire a professional dog walker.

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What Every New Pup Parent Should Know

Blue Buffalo has important tips for raising a well-adjusted pup.

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Can Dogs and Cats Catch Colds?

Can they share illnesses with us? Learn more about illnesses affecting dogs and cats.

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How Dog Lovers Can Bond with Cats

Three ways canine people can relate to felines.

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Dogs and Cats are Good for our Health

Emotionally and physically, furry family members are good for us.

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How to Keep Your Senior Dog Moving

Help your older dog move smoothly and healthfully into his golden years.

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Service Dogs for Heroes

See how service dogs are successfully combating veterans’ PTSD symptoms.

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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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See Why Older Pets Make Great Rescues

Read how senior shelter pets may be the perfect furry addition to your family.

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Tips for Preventing Older-Dog Injuries

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

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How to Bathe Your Dog

Suds up your dog with these helpful tips from Blue Buffalo®. Plus how to find the right shampoo!

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Touring the Snake River with Your Best Pal

Take a wild ride along the Snake River with your best pal. Prepare yourself and your pooch with these helpful tips.

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Five Fun Flatland Facts

Learn more about America’s flatland prairies with these five facts. See why they’re the wild inspiration behind BLUE Wilderness® Flatland Feast recipes.

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How to Enjoy America’s Flatlands with Your Pal

Turn your canine into the ultimate prairie dog and explore his wild side when you tour America’s flatlands.

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5 Fun Facts for Your Snake River Adventure

Learn more about the mighty Snake River, the wild inspiration behind BLUE Wilderness® Snake River Grill recipes.

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Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

See theories for why our beloved pals might tilt their heads so endearingly.

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How and When to Switch from Puppy to Adult Dog Food

Puppy, adult and senior: all three stages are important times in your furry pal’s life when it’s appropriate to ask your veterinarian about your dog’s diet.

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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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Teaching Your Puppy to Play Fetch

Like any good sport, training your pup to fetch takes practice. Here are a few ways to start.

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Apartment Etiquette for Pups

Not all of us can provide a spacious, fenced-in yard for our puppies to run free. The good news is canines can lead healthy, happy lives in apartments or condo complexes. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Car Safety Tips for Your Dog

Whether you’re heading out on a family road trip or just heading to the yearly vet checkup, make sure you're prepared to keep your dog safe during the car ride.

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3 Tips to Crate Train Your Puppy

A crate is a great puppy training tool for housebreaking and behavioral issues plus they create a safe haven.   

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Puppy Etiquette: 4 Socialization Tips

Proper socialization in the first four months of your puppy's life is essential. A successful foundation for a happy, healthy life begins when they’re young.

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Four Commands Every Puppy Should Know

Training puppies is about keeping your little guy safe and well adjusted as he grows into a healthy adult. Adorable tricks are fine for entertaining friends and family, but it’s more important your puppy learns the four essential commands first.

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Puppy Teething Survival Tips

Puppy teething can be made more bearable for your puppy and you with these helpful tips.

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Retrieving the Right Dog Trainer

Here are five tips to help you find a trustworthy trainer for your dog family member. 

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What to Expect at Your Pet's Yearly Checkup

Here’s how to prepare for your pet's yearly veterinarian visit and what to expect while you're there.

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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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Visit Denali National Park in Alaska

Denali National Park in Alaska offers six million acres of breathtaking scenery, interesting wildlife and an assortment of activities to both soothe and re-energize.

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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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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. The facts about this unique and interesting northern park speak for themselves…

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Best Bayou Destinations for You and Your Best Buddy

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

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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 like alligators, crawfish, shrimp, and catfish that call these seemingly endless, slow-moving waters their home — and bayou country offers a lot to explore.

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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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Tips for keeping pets calm during a storm

Six tips for calming scaredy cats (and dogs) during stormy weather.

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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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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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Three Ways to Improve Your Pet Photos

Here are three tips to get that perfect dog or cat photo.

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Can pets catch Zika?

Now that the buzz over the Zika virus has reignited mosquito control conversations, it’s wise to review and practice some tried-and-true preventive measures to protect your dogs and cats from illness and disease.

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5 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog or Cat

Consider these 5 advantages of adopting your next dog or cat from a shelter. 

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Exploring Your Dog's Wild Ancestry

Learn more about the traits that your dog family member shares with the wolf.

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Exercising Your Pet's Body and Mind

Just like humans, dogs and cats need exercise to maintain good health. Along with physical exercise, your pet's brain needs exercise also to prevent boredom and depression.

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The Pet Obesity Epidemic

Help your dog and cat avoid obesity and the many health issues it may cause.

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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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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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Care for Your Pet When You Are Traveling

Make sure your dog or cat is well cared for when you have to travel with out them.

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Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets

Make sure your dog and cat are prepared and you have a plan in case disaster strikes. Here are some basic steps to help you all be ready.

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Dogging Fleas and Ticks: Debugging Your Canine

Adoring furry companions means enduring pests that come along for the ride. 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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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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Vacationing with Furry Family Members

Fun & safe travel tips for bringing your pet on vacation with you.

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The Nutritional Needs of Small Breeds

Learn about nutritional needs unique to our small breed buddies.

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The Nutritional Needs of Large Breed Dogs

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 large breed buddies.

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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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Healthy Senior Dog Guide

Tips and information on keeping your senior dog healthy and vital over 8 years old.

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Healthy Adult Dog Guide

Tips on keeping your adult dog healthy and strong from 1 year to 7 years old.

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Running with Dogs: Good or Bad for Your Dog?

Running is second nature for most dogs, but is it ever too much?

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Welcome Home Puppy!

Here are tips to keep your puppy healthy during the first 12 weeks.

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Your Puppy’s Growing!

Tips and advice to keep your puppy healthy from 3 to 6 months.

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Becoming a Healthy Adult

Tips and advice to keep your puppy healthy from 7 to 12 months.

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Ready to Adopt a Dog?

Tips and info on finding the right fit and easing the transition of bringing home a new dog.

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Adopting a Dog from a Shelter

Consider these 7 reasons to adopt a dog from your local shelter.

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How to Prevent Dog Bites

Avoid bites by understanding dog behavior and body language.

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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?

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Brush Up on Home Dental Care for Your Pets

Learn how to brush your pet's teeth and other dental care tips for dogs and cats.

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Indoor Games and Activities for Dogs

With cold weather comes the urge to bundle up and take it easy by the fire but just because the temperature drops doesn't mean your dog's energy drops with it. Try these indoor activities to prevent your dog from having cabin fever.

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How to Read Dog Body Language

Learn the behavior signs your dog is showing and what they mean.

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Dog & Cat Training Tips for the Holidays

Whether you have a new pet or a long-time pal that needs a refresher, it’s a good idea to review their repertoire of commands before the holidays hit.

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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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Grooming Your Pet—From Head to Paws

Check out these valuable grooming tips and important insights into keeping your dog or cat looking and feeling his best.

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Choosing the Right Vet for Your Pet

Choosing the right vet for your dog or cat requires careful consideration.

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs & Cats

Be ready to help your pet handle an empty house.

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5 Resolutions to Help Your Pet Thrive in the New Year

Here are 5 resolutions you can make to help your pet thrive in the new year.

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Barbecue Safety for Pets

Make sure to keep your dog or cat safe during the next outdoor barbecue with these tips.

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How to Teach a Dog to Swim

Learn how to determine whether your dog has the ability to swim, then follow these suggestions to teach him effectively.

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