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Dancing with Your Dog

So you think you and your dog can dance? Why not take a look at some of the more popular dog dancing styles and give it a try.

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Exercise for Your Senior Dog

It's important to understand your dog's limits as he heads into his senior years.

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Coprophagia and How it Relates to Digestive Enzyme Deficiency in Dogs

Dogs are known for their indiscriminate eating habits and will eat some unusual things. Some dogs have even been seen ingesting fecal material...

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How Smart is Your Cat?

Have you ever wondered, when your cat looks at you or seems to be trying to communicate with you, exactly how smart your cat is? Have you seen...

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Acupuncture for Cats

Acupuncture for your cat? It’s not as strange as it might sound at first, especially if you’ve had no experience with the treatment.

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Keeping Dogs Fit in the Country

Living in the country has its benefits; at the top of the list for us is all the open space in which to run around. Life just feels, well, healthier...

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Herbal Remedies for Dogs

Herbs have long been used to treat and prevent ailments in people, and apart from smelling good and adding an extra something to your cooking,...

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The Hype of Hypoallergenic Pets

Allergy sufferers dread spring, because to them spring means itchy eyes and runny noses from hay fever and pollen -- the dreaded spring allergies....

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How to Exercise with Your Dog

Though it may seem like your four-legged friend loves nothing more than to nap on the couch, dogs need regular exercise too.

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Holistic Medicine and How it Can Help Your Pet

Like their owners, a pet’s health can also benefit by eating healthier foods and finding the right medical care when it is needed. However, this...

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Herb 'N' Living: Growing a Home Garden for Your Pet

Whether you have a large yard space or a small windowsill, you can grow a healing garden for your cat or dog. Most of these plants are simple...

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Treating Flatulence with Dietary Supplements in Dogs

Often, the dog is blamed when foul smells “perfume” a room. But if your dog has the ability to clear a room with his frequent emissions, there...

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Vitamin B12 Supplementation in Pets with EPI

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) impairs an animal’s ability to digest and absorb the nutrients available in food. Because there are insufficient...

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How Long Do Dogs Live?

While there isn't an exact equation when it comes to how long dogs live, here are few basic things to help you figure things out.

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The Post-Workout Cool Down for your Dog

Did you realize that just like you, your dog also needs to cool down after a run, hike, power walk, or game of fetch? Dogs that work or play...

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Flyball: Bring More Fun to Your Life!

If you have a dog that is nuts for fetching a ball and has apparently unlimited stores of energy to spend on running, fetching and returning,...

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Natural Pet Remedies for Flea and Tick Control

While we may not be able to roll back the global warming trend, there are easier, softer ways to treat parasites, and ways in which we can avoid...

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Ten Herbs to Improve Your Cat's Health

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, a balcony, or even just a sunny window sill, then you should look into growing an herb garden for your...

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How to Get Rid of Fleas in the Carpet the Natural Way

Fleas are tiny insect parasites that live off of their host's blood. They can cause discomfort to the host, and are notoriously difficult to...

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Staying Safe While Walking with Your Dog at Night

Nighttime walks with your dog are fun -- and necessary -- but they can also be hazardous.

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Pancreatic Acinar Atrophy and Digestive Enzyme Deficiency in Dogs

One condition that causes the pancreas to stop producing adequate enzymes is pancreatic acinar atrophy (PAA). This occurs because the disease...

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The Cat or You? Coping with Pet Allergies

"When my doctor told me my itchy, swollen eyes and stuffy nose were an allergic reaction to my new cat, Munchkin, I was shocked. And then he...

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Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

A comprehensive list of dog breeds that are considered hypoallergenic.

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You, Your Dog, and a Flying Disc

Some dogs are just born to fly. You see them at the park, leaping high into the air to catch a flying disc, reveling in the pure joy of the perfect...

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Benefits of Oats for Dogs and Cats

More formally known as Avena sativa, oats have a long list of benefits for dogs and cats. They are also inexpensive!

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How Ordinary Folks Deal with Pet Allergies

When Lynne and Mike Petersons’ two youngsters started begging them for a pet more than a few times a day, it was time to think about it seriously....

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Dogs love to munch away on that green stuff in your yard, and some even make it part of their daily routine. But why exactly do dogs eat grass?

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Eco-Friendly Cat Litter

Many of the popular cat litter brands have a key ingredient that may be impacting the environment in a harmful way. Should you switch to organic...

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A Cleaner, Greener Home for You and Your Cat

You may be surprised to learn that of all the toxic environments your cat will be exposed to in its lifetime, your home is the most dangerous.

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Natural Cat Litter: What's the Difference and Should You Switch?

If you are like most consumers, then you want choices when it comes to your cat litter -- perhaps even "greener" choices. That's right, long...

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Therapeutic Services for Dogs (and Cats)

You know there are physical therapy centers for people who are recovering from traumatic injuries and life saving surgeries, but did you know...

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A Pet Guide to Going 'Green'

There are plenty of things you can do as a pet owner to show your furry "little ones" that you care about the environment. After all, it’s their...

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Non-Toxic Pest Control: A Green Alternative

The use of poisons as a way to eliminate a rodent infestation is an ongoing concern for pet owners, but cats are especially at risk of an accidental...

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Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

A comprehensive list of cat breeds that are considered hypoallergenic.

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Managing Your Dog's Pain

Decades ago, veterinarians believed that pain helped keep dogs quiet so they could heal faster. Today's veterinarians have ushered in a new way...

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Hiking With Your Dog

Before heading out to your favorite hiking trail, make sure you pack all the right supplies, for you and your pet, to be sure that the day ends...

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How Natural Flea and Tick Repellants Work

Herbs and essential oils have been used to repel fleas and ticks since the dawn of man. But how exactly do they help your pet?

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Biking With Your Dog…Safely

Are you a biker who feels guilty every time you buckle your helmet on and head out the door as your dog whines sadly, knowing that you’re going...

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Parvo in Humans

There are some dozens of species of parvovirus within the familial classification.

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Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, one thing is for certain: your feline friend has probably nibbled on grass on more than one occasion....

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Skijoring: A Combination of Cross Country Skiing and Dog Sledding

The high energy activities don’t have to end with the first snowfall, however. If you live close to an area where you can cross country ski,...

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Keeping Your Pet Fit in the City

You may be worried that because you live in the city, your options for exercise activities with your dog are limited, but that is not the case....

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Guide: Massive Tick Populations May Threaten You and Your Pet

Smart pet parents know that time outside is tick time for pets. Unfortunately things seem to be getting worse. Learn why.

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6 Ways to Go Natural With Your Pet

Interested in helping your pet lead a healthier life? Dr. Jean Hofve shares some tips on getting your pet on the natural path.

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Lure Coursing: The Sport for Dogs that are Born to Chase

One of the challenges in owning a sighthound is finding an activity that takes full advantage of their natural abilities to fix their sights...

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Soluble Fiber for Dogs with EPI

Animals with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) have a diminished ability to break down the foods that they eat and use the nutrients for...

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Alternative Veterinary Treatments: Pet Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and More

Pets, like people, can suffer from a variety of debilitating chronic, degenerative conditions. Treatment options, meanwhile, are sometimes limited...

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A Cleaner, Greener Home for You and Your Pet

Out of all the toxic environments that your pet will be exposed to in its lifetime, it is the place where we feel safest that may be the most...

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A Cat Lover's Guide: 6 Tips for Going 'Green'

Just because you’re driving around Nissan Leaf that gets 100 miles per charge, or have an organic garden in your backyard and solar panels on...

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Should Your Dog Join a Health Club?

it can be a challenge to make the time to stay physically fit, but with the rising numbers of canine and human obesity, it might be time to think...

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Mapping the Feline Brain: How Smart Is Your Cat?

Have you ever wondered, when your cat looks at you or seems to be trying to communicate with you, exactly how smart your cat is? New research...

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7 Home Remedies for Your Dog

When you're feeling under the weather, you might find that the perfect thing for treating what ails you is something you already have in the...

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Enzyme Replacement Therapy for EPI

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition in which an animal’s body can’t produce enough digestive enzymes to properly break down...

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Exercising with Your Dog 101

Do you feel guilty that your pet doesn’t get enough time with you? It’s a trap that happens to most of us, but one that can be easily remedied....

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Treating Enzyme Deficiencies and Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs

There are many things that can cause diarrhea. Stress, indigestion or diseases which affect the intestinal tract, for instance, can all be contributing...

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Four Common Home Remedies for Your Cat

More people are turning to natural remedies for both themselves and their pets. While nothing can replace the expertise of your local vet, there...

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Doga: Yoga for Dogs

We just love to take our dogs with us, wherever we go. In the car, to the beach, for walks, a swim. And now, there’s something else you can do...

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Mushing with Your Dog: The Basics

If you live in an area where there is plenty of snow and space to run -- and hopefully someplace to go -- and you have at least two big, energetic...

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Acupuncture for Pets

Should you pursue acupuncture for your pet? This is a prickly question, but hopefully the following will make you understand what is veterinary...

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Exercising with Your Cat: A How-To Guide

Do you worry that your indoor cat is not getting enough exercise? While it is true that cats have the evolutionary advantage of a high metabolism...

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Running and Staying Safe with Your Dog

Dogs and running almost go hand in hand. If you have an active dog that loves to run, this is a great opportunity for you to incorporate jogging...

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