care for pets

Lifetime Care Planning for Pets

Do you have contingency plans for your companion animals? I have fretted about what will happen to my animals—two dogs and a cat—if my husband and I both meet some unexpected end, and until yesterday I thought I had done enough to prepare for an unexpected emergency. After all, we’ve talked to family who might in put into a position...
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Holiday Safety Tips for Dogs During The Festive Season

Relax During The Festive Season Holiday safety tips for dogs during the festive season need to be heeded. Then everyone can relax during the most joyous time of the year. After all joy can turn to tragedy if you do not take simple precautions to ensure the safety of your dogs. Dogs Are Curious “Pets are curious by nature” said Dr. Steve...
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Should Dogs Be Shocked, Choked, or Pronged?

Should these types of dog collars be banned in favor of force-free alternatives? "Collars are a vital part of dog ownership. They allow pet parents to walk their pup on a leash and they provide a place to hang ID and vaccination tags. However, if used in the wrong way, collars can lead to serious or even fatal injury." —Lindsay Lowe,...
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How Much Do Americans Spend on Their Pets?

45% of Pet Owners Spend the Same or More on Their Pet’s Healthcare Than Their Own LendEDU surveyed 1,000 American pet owners to ask them about their spending for their pets and how it affects their personal finances. 20% of respondents have gone into debt caring for their pet at an average of $1,566.96. Our research, news, ratings, and assessments are...
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How To Keep Your Dog Cool In Hot Weather

When the sun is shining it is easy to forget our canine companions can often find the weather too hot to handle. Whilst we can easily sweat to keep cool, dog’s don’t sweat like we do and instead lose heat through panting. Excessive panting (especially rapid, shallow and louder than usual breathing with their ribcage moving very fast), can often...
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How Dogs Hear and Speak With the World Around Them

More than 18 different muscles control dogs' ear flaps for nuanced movements. To learn the most we can about the behavior of our canine companions and what we can do to give them the best lives possible, we need to pay careful attention to how they use their different senses and what they're capable of doing. In previous essays I focused on their senses of smell, taste, touch,...
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Do Dogs Go To Heaven? What Do You Think – Fact or Fantasy?

Would You Want To Go To Heaven If There Were No Dogs There? .ugb-eb36a50 .ugb-blockquote__quote{width:70px !important;height:70px !important}@media screen and (min-width:768px){.ugb-eb36a50.ugb-blockquote{margin-top:1px !important;margin-bottom:-49px !important;padding-top:0px !important;padding-bottom:0px !important}}“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Does this expression of undying love sound familiar? The American movie star Will Rogers coined it. I agree with Will...
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How To Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

Dogs Have Bad Habits Do you know how to tell if your dog has worms? Dogs love to eat things they shouldn't, roll around in things they shouldn't, and in general, act like a dog. Unfortunately, many of these things can bring on unwanted visitors like worms into your dog's world. Fortunately, if you detect worms early it keeps them from...
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Can Dogs Eat Grapes? This Is What Vets Recommend

Can Dogs Eat Grapes? What You Need To Know Most dogs will eat anything you give them whether it's good for them or not. Some people are like this too. To some extent this accounts for the fact that more than two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. Anyway I digress. The simple truth is that our best buddies...
can dogs eat mangoes

Can Dogs Eat Mangoes? I Need To Know For Sure

Can Dogs Eat Mangoes And What Are Mangoes? Mangoes are a healthy, nutritious and delicious fruit with a high nutritional value. Mangoes have been grown in Southeast Asia and India for over 4,000 years. Although supermarkets tend to sell only one variety there are hundreds, each with its own shape, size, taste and color. Mango (Mangifera indica) is sometimes called the...
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How To Bond With Your Dog Starts Here

How To Bond With Your Dog - A Message From TV Dog Show Host Donna Chicone My name is Donna Chicone. I am an author, advocate and professional speaker. I simply love dogs! Dogs are the purpose in my life. My first book is titled “Being a Super Pet Parent”.  I spent two years researching and writing this book. I had a...
dog cognition

Dogs Watch Us Carefully and Read Our Faces Very Well

Research shows dogs pay close attention to different human facial expressions. In Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible, Jessica Pierce and I stress the importance of people who choose to live with dogs becoming "fluent in dog" or "dog literate." In addition to learning the basics of dog behavior, one area that's important for us to understand...

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