Have the Best Thanksgiving with Your Dog

Few dogs can resist the temptation of the never-ending buffet of human food, a recipe that can lead to trouble.  But that doesn’t have to be the case for your dog. With enough knowledge and preparation, you can have your pet be a part of the holiday. Here’s how to have the best Thanksgiving with dogs. Dog Thanksgiving Meal No celebration is complete without food, and dogs might want to enjoy some table scraps. But did you know Thanksgiving often marks an uptick in emergency vet visits across the United States? This is because a lot of “human” food dogs...

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Dogs and Peanut Butter - Benefits, Safety, and Delicious Recipes

Does your dog come wandering into the kitchen anytime you open the peanut butter jar? Well, you're not the only one confused about dogs and peanut butter.   Dogs love this nutty snack, and most dog owners are guilty of letting their pets have some every now and then.  But before you give in to those puppy dog eyes and let your dog empty the peanut butter jar, you should probably stop to consider - is it even safe? Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?Generally speaking, peanut butter is excellent for dogs, and most dogs adore it. Therefore, anything produced with peanuts...

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Including Your Pets in a Fun-Filled Halloween

Whether your pet is the life of the party or a bit on the shy side, you can find a way to enjoy Halloween together.  All pets will need to be given (appropriate) treats, which goes without saying.  Beyond that, your pet will help you decide which costume they can comfortably wear for the evening. All In If you are one of the lucky ones and your pet is ALL IN, have a blast!  Dogs in costumes walking the street are sure to receive lots of love from friends and strangers alike adding to the excitement for your pet and...

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Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and Emotional Support – What is the Difference?

Chances are that if you have recently been to a grocery store, airport, or Home Depot you have seen people with their “working” dogs.  So, what are the main differences between a Service Dog, a Therapy Dog, and an Emotional Support Animal?  Emotional Support Animals While people may argue that all pets provide emotional support, the official designation of Emotional Support Animal (EMA) is relatively new.  In 2014 there where approximately 2,400 EMAs in the US and by 2019 the number had increased to 200,000.   As the popularity of ESAs increased so did abuse of the term and laws have...

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Celebrate Spoil Your Dog Day! 

Holidays like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, National Siblings Day, and more are days dedicated to our human family members. In the same way, we want to show our dogs just how much they mean to us! Spoil Your Dog Day is dedicated to appreciating, celebrating, and spoiling our dogs.  Celebrated on the 10th of August, the origins of spoil your dog day are unknown, though social media has surely influenced the popularity of the holiday. Remember that you can choose to spend the day in your own special way, but your focus should be on what your dog enjoys and...

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4 Important Fire Safety Tips for Pets

You’re probably reading this because you love your pets and want to keep them safe. Hopefully you and your pet will never face the dangers of a house fire, but being prepared can help everyone, including pets, to act quickly.   Image credit: Pixabay   Here are some helpful tips on fire safety for pets:   Install smoke detectors One of the best things you can do for your family is install a smoke detector.  However, you also need to help your pets learn what to do when they hear this frightening sound. Get pets comfortable and adjusted to the alarm noise....

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