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The 7 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Call Yourself a Pet Parent

7 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Call Yourself a “Pet Parent”

Some controversy was stirred when, a few years back, M.A. Wallace wrote a rather passionate article in The Cut on why “it’s wrong” for...
How Dog Smuggling Business Works

The Business of Dog Smuggling and How It Works

One of the largest animal welfare issues is the one that most people aren't aware of: puppy trafficking. As the popularity of pets, dogs...
Animal Hoarding - What You Must Know

Animal Hoarding: What You Must Know

Many of us are familiar with the psychological disorder of compulsive hoarding. Typically, it's people who collect inanimate objects excessively, because they're unable to...
Dog Tail Docking - 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog Tail Docking: 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog tail docking, or canine caudectomy, originated more than 2000 years ago (1). Its first intention was to protect hunting dogs because their tail made...
4 Ways This Major Pet Supplier Ties to Animal Cruelty

4 Ways This Major Pet Supplier Ties to Animal Cruelty

Marshall Pet Products sells food, grooming and health items, toys, and other products for birds, cats, dogs, ferrets, horses, rabbits and other common pets...
walking a dog without a leash

Why Not to Walk A Dog Without a Leash

We all know that dogs need plenty of exercises, especially if you own a high-energy breed. Going for walks is just one form of...

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5 Benefits of Dogs Sleeping in Your Bed

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How Do I Know If My Dog Likes Daycare

How Do I Know If My Dog Likes Daycare?

The guilt of leaving your dog home alone is real, especially when you are a working pet parent! You want to always be there for...
How do you check a dog's temperament

How Do You Check a Dog’s Temperament?

Whether you're looking to adopt a new dog or purchase a puppy, a temperament test can help evaluate the dog's behavior in various situations. These...
Cinnamon for Dogs - Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Is Cinnamon Bad for Dogs? Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

We know cinnamon has health benefits for people, but have you ever wondered if it’s safe for your dog to chew on a cinnamon...
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Pros and Cons of Inbreeding Dogs

Anyone that's ever looked for a purebred dog has probably come across articles talking about inbreeding. Inbreeding is the intentional mating together of two closely...
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Best Age to Separate a Puppy from its Mother

Eventually, all pups grow up. But the question we all have been asking remains... what is the best age to separate a puppy from its...
Top 10 Best Dogs for Seniors and How They Benefit the Elderly

10 Best Dogs for Seniors and How They Benefit the Elderly

Depending on the stage of life you're in, there are certain breeds that will fit you, or someone you know, better. The best dogs for...
Semi-Moist Dog Food

Semi Moist Dog Food: Pros, Cons, Best Brands

Quick Glance At The Best Semi-Moist Dog Food We've Chosen The semi moist dog type is likely a term you haven’t heard before, but it’s...
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How Can You Tell if a Dog is Aggressive

How can you tell if a dog is aggressive? The barking? The stalker-ish stance? The snarl? Definitely, there are tell-tale signs that the dog across the...
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Dog Dementia Breeds: Are Some Dog Breeds Prone to Dementia?

Many senior dogs will, unfortunately, fall victim to dementia, with the likelihood of diagnosis increasing as the animal ages. While dementia is a well-known and...