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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can Dogs and Cats Catch Colds?

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Puppy Teething Survival Tips

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

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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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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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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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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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Mosquito Prevention for Dogs and Cats

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

 

 

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Exploring Your Dog's Wild Ancestry

You don’t have to be an evolutionary biologist to observe your own pooch’s inner wolf. Domestic dogs and wolves share many traits, from marking and defending their territories, to burying prized possessions

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Dog Guide: Senior Dog

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

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Healthy Dog Guide: Adult Dog

Dogs in their adult life stage are at the peak of health. Help keep 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?

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

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Welcome Home Puppy!

Congratulations! You now have an unending source of unconditional love all wrapped up in a wriggling, adorable ball of fur. Here are tips to keep your puppy healthy during the first 12 weeks.

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Your Puppy’s Growing!

Your puppy is growing quickly now at 3 to 6 months. Here are training tips and nutrition advice to keep your puppy healthy.

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7 to 12 Months - Becoming a Healthy Adult Dog

At 7-12 months old, your puppy is growing into adulthood. Here are training tips and nutrition advice to keep your puppy healthy during this vital stage.

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Brush Up on Home Dental Care for Your Pets

Your cat or dog doesn’t need to use their sharp fangs to hunt down their food anymore, but they still need healthy teeth and gums. Learn how to brush your pet's teeth and other pet dental care tips.

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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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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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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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Separation Anxiety in Dogs & Cats

End of summer and back to school can just as jarring for your pets as for your kids. Be ready for changes in your pet's schedule that may cause separation anxiety.

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5 Resolutions to Help Your Pet Thrive in the New Year

The new year is a time for new beginnings. But humans aren’t the only ones who can benefit from a fresh start. Here are 5 resolutions you can make to help your pet thrive in the new year.

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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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How to Teach a Dog to Swim

During the dog days of summer, a dunk in the pool, lake, or ocean can be refreshing, not just for you but for your pooch as well. Not all dogs are meant to take the plunge, however. Learn how to determine whether your dog has the ability to swim, then follow these suggestions to teach him effectively.

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