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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Oh, is there anything more sad and goofy than a dog who tried to eat a bee? Of course, after a dog bee sting, it’s important to treat the wound and make sure our furry friends are comfortable. But after the vet has been called and the Benadryl
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You just saw The Darjeeling Limited and Before Sunrise and have been dreaming about taking the train for your vacation rather than a plane. It seems so romantic—looking wistfully out the window as the coast passes you by, getting caught up on all that reading you have been meaning to do but never have the
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Bananas are a popular snack for humans praised for having a variety of positive health effects while giving an energy boost from their natural sugars. But can your cat enjoy this sweet tropical fruit? Our feline friends have different digestive systems than us, and although some foods may
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With its miles of beaches and inner-city trails, Chicago is a great spot for dog lovers. If you need proof, just head to Montrose Dog Beach on a summer Saturday. One could easily count hundreds of dog owners enjoying the fine weather with their four-legged friends. We’re here to help you join them. Read on
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Both dogs and cats tend to shed more in the spring to prepare for the warmer temperatures in the summer months. Now that summer is in full swing, if you’re a pet parent, that means that your home (and everything in it) is probably covered in pet
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. All pet owners know the struggle to rid a household of pet hair is real. Seriously, just how did that enormous furball get there?! And shimmying under the furniture, or rearranging the living room to get rid of all that pet hair? It’s a hassle and a
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. At the first veterinarian visit with my newly rescued mini schnauzer, the vet told me to clean his right ear when I got home because there was some “gunk” in it. “Just look it up online. It’s easy to do at home,” my veterinarian said. It was at
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Ever been backed into a corner about whether you’re a “cat person” or a “dog person”? We’ve all been there! And though some of us do tend to lean more to one side than the other, there is a whole slew of folks who are both—or who want to be both. Enter breeds of dogs
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As it becomes harder and harder to travel with your dog by plane, you might be looking for other ways to travel with your favorite furry companion. Many dog people opt for road trips, while others are taking their small pets on Amtrak, but some dog lovers really want to sail away with their pet.
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. There are a lot of beliefs—or, in many cases, urban legends—surrounding cats. Some of them are true (like their tendency to bring back “souvenirs” back from their hunting trips—and then drop those not-so-alive souvenirs at the foot of their owners) while some of them are pure myth (like
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Unusual odors can sneak up on us when we least expect it and then we suddenly realize that the odor is coming from our dog! Why are they so stinky sometimes? And why in the world do they smell like fish on occasion? Specific odors that emanate from
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Known for their amazing floof, their irresistible walk, and their herding instincts, corgis are favorite companions of royalty and civilians alike. Their name means “dwarf dog,” but there’s nothing dwarf-like about their personalities! We’ve explored our data to discover the most popular corgi names of the year from our enormous Rover.com archives. These dog names
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Cats scratch. It’s what they do. While we love our kitties with all our hearts, we don’t love having furniture that looks like it’s been put through a shredder. What’s a devoted cat owner to do? There’s a lot of
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Traveling with your dog can be a complicated endeavor, but thankfully, there are high-quality dog travel crates to help your dog arrive safely at your destination. The Dog People have tested and reviewed the Sleepypod AIR in-cabin pet carrier to help make choosing a quality dog travel
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What do you love about your dog? If your answer is everything, you’re not alone.  Dogs and people began living together 15,000 years ago when dogs followed people’s migration throughout East Asia. Dogs are social pack animals who thrive off of attention and affection, making them a prime candidate for a person’s best friend. Most
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It’s official. Japan is obsessed with cats. And it’s not just Hello Kitty, although she alone is responsible for nearly five billion dollars in global sales in 2016. Japanese shops often display a Maneki Neko, a statue of a cat with a raised paw that’s said to bring prosperity and good fortune to the business.
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. A cat’s diet and health are intrinsically connected. If left on their own, cats instinctually hunt for food in its raw, natural state. But does that mean you should only be feeding your cat freshly dead rodents and birds? Some cat owners say yes. (Well, maybe not rodents,
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Every night at about 8 pm, Snoopy came to life. I mean, Snoopy was already alive—an adolescent mutt of the terrier variety—but at night it was like someone flipped a switch, turning Snoopy from a laid back pup into a little fireball of insanity. He galloped at top
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. I’m just going to say this right from the start: while I might have two little pipsqueaks for dogs—a shiba inu who was the runt of his litter and a tiny affenpinscher mix—I love big dogs. I’ve been the lucky owner of a few gentle giants. First,
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Just like humans, dogs can certainly go through periods of feeling blue. Unlike humans, however, they can’t communicate it as easily. Luckily, there are a number of behavioral indications of doggy melancholy—we just have to know what they are so we can look out for them. Low mood
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Affectionately nicknamed the Aussie, the Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized breed known for its intelligence and herding ability. What you may not know about the Australian Shepherd is that, despite the name, the breed was actually developed in the United States. The Australian Shepherd is an active
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Every morning when I take my beagle Marzipan out for her walk, she heads straight to the bus stop to meet her public. Her captive audience of commuters swoons over her cuteness and she laps it up like ice cream. Do they notice when she has a
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