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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Raising a Furry Genius

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

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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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Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

What gets us every time is the way dogs tilt their heads. As soon as a dog cocks his head and looks up, our hearts just melt. This action also has us wondering, why do dogs tilt their heads? After some extensive research on the subject, and it appears there's no for-sure answer.

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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 Introduce Cats to Resident Dogs

Get tips for successful cat and dog introductions from Blue Buffalo.

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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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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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How to Read Dog Body Language

You can’t always judge a dog by its behavior. Learn the behavior signs your dog is showing and what they mean.

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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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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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How to Prevent Dog Bites

Understanding dog behavior and learning their body language is crucial for avoiding harmful contact. 

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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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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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Puppy Socialization Tips

Proper socialization in the first four months of your puppy's life is essential. Without socialization skills, your pup may become timid, fearful or even aggressive, so setting 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.

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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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Apartment Training Your Puppy

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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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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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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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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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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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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