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Best Place to Buy Dog Food and Supplies Online

We can order just about anything online, including everything and anything for our family pets. From dog food to toys to cameras to spy on our pups while at work. Finding the best place to buy dog food

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Best Dog DNA Test for Your Rescue Dog

What You Need to Know About Dog DNA Tests When we started to foster our dog, Ginger, we immediately knew we wanted to adopt her. But we were very curious about what breeds she was mixed with. Our first

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Top 20 Hypoallergenic Treats, Food, and Bones for Dogs with Allergies

As a parent of a dog with allergies, I understand the struggle of finding hypoallergenic treats and foods that my dog, Ginger, can eat. If you’ve ever read the ingredients on the typical dog treat bag,

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Does My Dog Have Allergies?

How Can You Tell If Your Dog Has Allergies? You may be asking yourself “Does My Dog Have Allergies?” Dogs with allergies are so common, there are millions of Google searches about dogs with

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The Ultimate Guide to Home Remedies for Dog Allergies

My Top List of Easy Home Remedies for Dog Allergies You are here because you want to know what you can do to help your dog with his allergies. I just want you to know I’ve been there… heck,

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Why Do Family Dogs Bite Kids?

Family Dogs that Bite Kids It saddens me more than anything when I see stories on social media telling a story about a young child that has been bitten by the family dog. I am sad for the child, the family,

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How to Talk to Dogs

Are you wondering how to speak dog language? Is it even possible to speak “dog”? The answer is a big YES! Once you understand dog body language, it is easy to speak “dog”. Dog’s speak with

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Easy and Natural Home Remedies for Kennel Cough

Is your dog coughing, hacking or maybe even sounds like he’s going to vomit? Has your dog been exposed to other dogs at a dog park, doggie daycare or boarding? Your dog may have kennel cough. Now, don’t

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The Kennel Cough FAQ and the Truth About the Bordetella Vaccine

What is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough or  infectious tracheobronchitis, is a respiratory infection caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus. Kennel cough most commonly occurs

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Moving with Dogs – 7 Tips & Tricks

My Attempt at Moving Stress-Free with My Dogs Someone recently asked me if we were “chronic movers”. I never heard that term before, but I reluctantly answered yes. Six years is the longest we’ve

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WARNING! The Truth About Flea and Tick Medications

The Facts of Life with a Dog: Fleas and Ticks Flea and ticks are pests I think we all can all agree we can do without, they’re creepy, crawly and they spread diseases. Unfortunately, insects are part

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Is Your Dog Bored with Her Toys?

Stop Buying New Dog Toys! I know, it’s so much fun walking through the pet store and picking out all the fun squeaky dog toys… but they can cost you a fortune, $10 here, $30 there, $60 for dog food…

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My Dog Has Worms

Did you ever wonder why each year when you take your dog to the vet for her checkup, you are asked to bring in a stool sample? Yup, you guessed it, they are checking for parasites aka worms in your dog’s

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Your Dog

My Dog Has Lyme Disease, Now What? I am saddened to announce our foster dog, Taylor was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease and three types of worms! The poor pup is only 6 months old and just went in

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What’s the Difference Between Spayed and Neutered?

The Difference in a Spay and Neuter is spay refers to a female dog being fixed and neuter is referring to a male dog being fixed. A female dog is spayed, removing the uterus, fallopian tubes, and both

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3 Big Clues to How Old is My Dog?

How Can I Tell the Age of My Adopted Dog? The first question most people ask about your dog is what breed he is. The second question is how old is he? But when adopting a dog, we don’t always know the

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The First Thing to Do if Your Dog Eats Chocolate

My Dog Ate Chocolate, What Should I Do? We all know chocolate can be toxic to dogs. But the question is, how much chocolate will make a dog sick? Or what even are the symptoms to watch for if your dog

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7 Easy Tips to Protect Your Dogs Paws in Winter

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Dog Are your dog’s paws dry and cracked? Can dogs paws freeze in snow? YES, they can! How do you protect your dog’s paws in the winter? This week in Wisconsin

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11 Fun and Easy Indoor Dog Games

With the short days of winter and rainy spring, you and your dog can quickly get cabin fever! Here in the Midwest, we get super cold temps that keep us from taking our daily long walks so I am always looking

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The Whirlpool of Grief – Stages of Grief After Losing a Pet

Grieving the loss of your dog is never easy. Unfortunately, I have lost 5 dogs in my lifetime. I can remember each one like it was yesterday and each loss has been difficult, my dogs are my family. Everyone

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Avoid These 13 Scary Winter Dangers for Your Dog

Winter can be amazing… snowmen, sledding, hot cocoa… and your dog may love to play in the snow too! But be aware of these 13 scary winter dangers that can be deadly for your dog. These dangers

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5 Proven Home Remedies for Your Dog with Diarrhea

Diarrhea for Dog Home Remedies No one likes diarrhea, people and dogs alike. Diarrhea is a sign that something isn’t right inside your dogs gut. Your dog may have diarrhea and act fine. There are so

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Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips for Your Dog

Thanksgiving is a time to feast and be thankful for everything we are blessed with… from family to health, to our pets. Our dogs are a big part of our family and are always a part of our celebration. I

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5 Must-Have Tools for Walking Your Dog at Night

Walking Your Dog at Night Don’t take your dog for a walk tonight without reading what you need to stay safe when walking your dog in the dark. Staying safe while walking our dogs is a top priority

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Your Ultimate Guide to Dogs and Pumpkin – Can My Dog Eat Pumpkin?

Can My Dog Eat Pumpkin? Pumpkins are everywhere in the fall… but are they safe for your dog? If your dog is anything like ours, as soon as food drops on the floor, they come and gobble it right up. So,

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5 Simple Ways to Stop Your Dog’s Pee from Killing Your Grass

Is your dogs pee killing your grass? Is your once lush, green backyard spotted with yellow dead spots? We’ve been struggling with this for the last several years in our backyard. I’ve tried re-seeding

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The Secret to Getting Rid of Ear Infections in Your Dog at Home

How to treat your dog’s ear infection without going to the vet Does your dog have smelly ears; does he scratch or paw at his ears a lot? Do you see brown gunk, discharge, redness or swelling in your

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Checklist for Leaving Your Dog While on Vacation

Getting Ready to Take a Vacation? What Should You Do About Your Dog? As much as I like to take our dogs with us everywhere we go, sometimes it’s just not possible. So as responsible dog owners, we need

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Is Coconut Oil Good For Your Dog

I learned about how coconut oil is good for dogs in my search for ways to help our dog, Ginger, with her allergies. We adopted Ginger in January when she was 6 months old. As soon as summer came along,

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6 Essential Tips when Traveling with Your Dogs

How to Travel Stress-Free with Your Dog I don’t know about you, but I love taking our dogs with us any time it’s possible. We take the dogs with when we travel for holidays, go camping, or plan to

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5 Reasons Why Your Dog is Digging and How to Stop It

How to Stop My Dog from Digging Wondering how to stop your dog from digging up your yard? Have you ever let your dog outside to go potty and get some fresh air, and you go back inside to get some stuff

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Safety Tips and Calming Tricks for Dogs During Fireworks

Is your dog afraid of fireworks? Do you know how to keep your dog safe during the firework holidays? Our dogs aren’t afraid of the sound of fireworks, but we still take every precaution we can this

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How Often Does My Dog Need a Bath?

Baths can be a love or hate relationship for your dog. Some dogs love the water and will jump right into the bathtub, while some dogs will run at the first sight of the soap bottle and fight all the way

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Can I Feed My Dog People Food?

Most of us are guilty of giving our dogs a taste of our dinner or sneaking them a little side treat from our snack, but is it really safe to feed our dogs table scraps? Short answer, yes and no. There

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Are Flea and Tick Medication Safe for My Dog?

What is the best flea and tick prevention for my dog? Every time I take my dogs in for their check-up the vet asks if we need flea and tick meds, and I never thought twice about giving them to our dogs

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Solutions for Dog Separation Anxiety

Does Your Dog Get Stressed Out When You Leave Him Home Alone? Many first-time dog owners never heard of separation anxiety in a dog, but it happens and way more often than you would think. I honestly never

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Why NOT to use a Flexi-Leash or Retractable Leash

You are ready to bring home your rescue dog and you go shopping to pick out all the supplies you need: collar, leash, ID tag, food, bowls, toys, treats, bones, dog bed, and maybe a crate. You walk into

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