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Expert Advice: Home Fire Safety Tips That Will Help Protect You and Your Dog
About 40,000 pets die each year in home fires. National Pet Fire Safety Day is the perfect time to put a disaster plan in place if you don't have one already. Dogs frequently take on the role of smoke alarm when there's a fire, but you shouldn't rely on your canine companion to act as […] | July 13, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health Living With a Blind Dog: Ways to Keep Your Canine Companion Safe
Humans rely on their eyes more than any other sense. Dogs, however, are different. In cases of gradual blindness in canines, many owners don't even realize their dogs are losing their vision. This is because dogs use their sense of smell and hearing to navigate their world just as much, if not more, than sight. […] | July 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Health How Changes in Weather Can Affect Your Dog’s Mood
Have you ever noticed that your dog's mood shifts with the weather? Storms, heat, cold, and the changing seasons affect our dogs, just like they affect us. Understanding this behavior can help you prepare your canine companion for the forecast ahead. Changing Seasons When the temperature heats up, some dogs rejoice, while others seek out […] | July 5, 2018
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Expert Advice: News How Dogs Are Helping Returning Military Soldiers Combat PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, does not discriminate. Factors outside one’s control can lead to this anxiety disorder, which affects millions of people — including some of the brave men and women who serve in our military armed forces. During their years of service, military personnel are at a greater risk of exposure to highly traumatic […] | June 27, 2018
Expert Advice: How to... Dogs in the Office: How to Keep Your Pup and Your Co-Workers Comfortable and Happy
Over the last few years, several studies have shown the benefits of allowing dogs in the workplace. For example, it reduces stress and encourages communication between co-workers, among other things. But before your canine companion can become a constant presence at your desk, here are a few questions you should ask yourself. Is My Dog Office-Ready? […] | June 22, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Dog to Work
These days, it can feel like there are dogs everywhere you turn. About 68 percent of households in the U.S. own a pet, and 60.2 million of those pets are dogs. This statistic has resulted in an attitude shift. More and more public places are being deemed appropriate for pets — including the workplace. Primarily […] | June 22, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Dog Myths Debunked: Can I Leave My Dog in the Car If I Crack a Window?
Most dog owners know that you can't leave a pet in a hot car. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in just minutes, putting your dog at risk of heat stroke. But what if you slightly open a window? The answer is simple: you should NEVER leave a dog alone in the car, even with […] | May 25, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living Traveling on the Subway With Your Dog: What You Should Know
For city dwellers, owning a dog comes with a unique set of challenges — one being transportation. Thanks to public transit, you can get pretty much anywhere with relative ease. But what about those times when you need to bring your dog someplace that's too far to walk? These days, most cities allow certain pets […] | May 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Health How to Prep Your Dog for Surgery — Planning Ahead Can Make a Huge Difference
Preparing your dog for surgery is stressful, whether it's a dental cleaning or something more complex, like a hip replacement. There is a lot of information to remember. Is your dog allowed to eat? Are there any medications he needs to take? Is there additional testing that needs to be done before the surgery? Your […] | April 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living Coyotes Present a Serious Threat: Here’s How You Can Protect Your Dog
With their habitats and food sources shrinking, coyotes are venturing closer to our neighborhoods and homes than we'd like. Not only do they prey on livestock such as chickens and lambs, but our cats and dogs can make an easy meal for these canine natives as well. Here are some ways you can protect your […] | April 18, 2018

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