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Living in a Hairy House | The Reality of Owning a Dog

If you own a dog, dog hair has likely become your most consistent fashion accessory. Dogs shed, and try as you might, you’ve not been able to find the secret to keeping that hair off your clothes. You’ve invested untold hundreds of dollars in lint rollers, and you’ve tried all the gimmicks designed to keep

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Dear Teacher, My Dog Ate My Homework

Kids and homework…they don’t always go together smoothly. If your kid is like most, he’ll do anything to get out of doing any type of work after the school day is done. But come 9 am, your child’s teacher will be waiting at her desk, hand held out expectantly in anticipation of last night’s properly

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Pain Relief for Dogs – What Can I Give My Dog for Pain

Both dogs and cats are notorious for hiding pain, but if you do notice its signs, it usually means that your pooch is hurting rather badly. If your dog has undergone surgery, for example, the veterinarian might provide you with several types of anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers that will do the trick over a specific

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How to Stop a Dog From Begging for Food at the Table

Could your dog use an upgrade to his table manners? If Fido takes pride in being by the table every time a meal is served, you well know the frustration of a pooch that begs. Begging for Food is Embarrassing Is there anything worse than sitting down to your Sunday dinner with valued guests while

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Top 10 Health Problems in Cats

Like any other animal, cats can suffer from various health problems, and it is our responsibility as their pet parents to try to tell when something is wrong so that we know we have to take our feline buddy to the vet. In this article, we’ll look at ten of the common health problems your

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How to Stop Your Cat From Meowing at Night

Our fluffballs are the loves of our lives but this doesn’t mean that we want to listen to them all night. Cats tend to chatter late at night and get even more insistent when their conversation is not returned. This can drive even the most confirmed cat lover crazy. Healthy housecats typically sleep up to

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Should Cats Drink Milk | Lactose Intolerance in Cats

The simplest answer to this question is no. Many cats are lactose intolerant, like their human counterparts. While kittens are, to some extent, capable if digesting lactose, especially from other species, this capability decreases as they grow older. The lactase levels of an adult just aren’t the same as those of a young one, and

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How to Stop Your Dog from Licking Your Face

Some people love them; other people hate them, but everyone has an opinion about doggy kisses. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s important to teach Fido that no means no! Though you may declare yourself as firmly entrenched in the canine kiss aficionado club, people who visit your home might not, so it’s

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How Can I Stop My Dog from Humping Other Dogs?

As much as we love our dogs; sometimes, they do things that embarrass us. While some of these habits are simply a matter of forgotten manners, others are instinctual behaviors bred into our canine companions over centuries of their history. Though we may not understand the motivation behind some of our fave pooch’s seemingly odd

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Why Has My Cat Stopped Using the Litter Box?

It’s a cat owner’s worst nightmare – for some reason, your cat has stopped using the litter box. There are many possible causes to litter box refusal, some physical, some psychological. Luckily, there are also some things that you, the cat owner, can do to try to persuade your cat to start using the litter

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Relief for Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

Has Fido’s itching got you down? If so, you’re not alone. Veterinarians report that incessant itching is the second leading reason people choose to schedule a vet visit for their pets. Unfortunately, getting to the bottom of what causes the itching can be challenging at best, and without being able to get to the root

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Why Do Cats Eat Grass

Does your kitty have the habit of snacking on grass? Should that bother you or make you worried that something else is happening and that your feline companion doesn’t just have a personal preference for the green stuff? In this article, we will look at some of the reasons cats eat grass, and we’ll also

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Why Do Dogs Eat Cat Poop?

It’s the age-old question that has stumped dog lovers for centuries: Why do dogs eat cat poop? You lovingly prepare your dog’s favorite meal, perhaps adding some bits of steak or chicken to make it extra appealing. You call your dog’s name and he’s nowhere to be seen. You finally find him dining on leftovers

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My Puppy Threw Up: What Should I Do?

If you spend much time around dogs you will quickly learn that they tend to throw up – a lot. One reason for this is because dogs are hardwired to eat nearly anything they find. Historically, they’re scavengers. They hunt, yes, but they never pass up something that smells interesting. Take a walk through the

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