Recent Blog Posts

  • Training Your Dog From the Pad to the Yard

    November 1, 2017
    Using pee pads can be great for an indoor potty area for your dog, especially if you live in an apartment, need to leave your dog home during long work days or can't manage to let your dog outdoors as often as it may need.
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  • Why It's Important to Adopt a Pet

    October 1, 2017
    When you're ready to add a furry, feathered or scaled member to your family, it can be tempting to visit a breeder or a pet store for a "new" pet you can raise as your very own as soon as it is old enough to be away from its parents.
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  • How to Get an Older Dog to Learn a New Name

    October 1, 2017
    Adopting an older dog can be the ideal addition to your family. Not only are you giving the dog a new and loving home, but it will give you love, companionship and so much more in return.
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  • Bird Migration Schedule

    September 1, 2017
    Whether you enjoy feathered visitors to your yard or feeding station or you regularly travel to wildlife refuges and nature preserves to see a wider variety of species, migration is always an exciting time to see birds.
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  • August Garden Tips

    September 1, 2017
    August is a tough time for gardeners. However, as many know when the going gets tough, the tough get going. This is the time of the year after a hot summer where many anticipate production and harvesting to come to an end.
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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    August 1, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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  • Training Your Pet to Be Fearless

    August 1, 2017
    There are many things to be afraid of in a pet's life – loud noises like thunder, fireworks and vacuum cleaners, scary places like the vet's office, a kennel or an unfamiliar park and even other animals, such as a neighbor's pet, a friendly visitor or a new member of the family.
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  • Choosing the Right Crate for Your Pet

    July 1, 2017
    Crates are essential gear for any pet, not just for cats and dogs, but also for ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small pets.
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  • What Is Bugging Your Garden?

    July 1, 2017
    Many gardeners have a love-hate relationship with the bugs in their garden. There are insects that are undeniably beneficial and great residents, as they enhance pollination, improve soil quality and defend plants against more aggressive, harmful bugs and other wildlife.
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  • Pet Party Ideas

    June 1, 2017
    Our pets often become beloved family members, and it is natural to want to include them in family-oriented celebrations and parties. Unfortunately, most parties – with loud music, special foods, numerous guests and energetic entertainment – are not pet-friendly.
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  • How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

    June 1, 2017
    Dogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior.
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  • Tips on Opening Your Pond in the Spring

    May 1, 2017
    When the days lengthen, temperatures rise and the air has that unmistakable balmy feel of spring, you may be eager to open your pond.
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  • Poisonous Plants for Pets

    May 1, 2017
    Pet owners take great care to feed their pets a healthy, nutritious diet (with an occasional treat, of course! But do you know there are many potentially toxic, even lethal, plants lurking around our homes that are dangerous to pets)
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  • Grooming Tips: How to Shed Out Your Horse's Winter Coat

    April 1, 2017
    Your horse's winter coat provides essential protection from frigid temperatures, biting winds and snow and ice. When the temperatures rise, breezes turn balmy and the rains warm up with spring, however, that same coat can be uncomfortable and unsightly as it begins to shed.
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  • Clean Your Pet's Teeth at Home

    April 1, 2017
    A clean, healthy mouth is safer and more comfortable for your pet than tooth decay, chipped or broken teeth, swollen gums or painful mouth infections. Fortunately, it is easy to clean your pet's teeth at home to prevent many dental problems.
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  • My Dog Has Worms – What Should I Do?

    March 1, 2017
    Worms are common parasites that infect dogs, causing everything from mild discomfort and illness to severe reactions and death. Quickly recognizing the signs of worms and taking appropriate treatment steps is essential to keep your dog in good health.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    March 1, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • Horse Dental Care

    February 1, 2017
    A horse's teeth change throughout its life and proper dental care is essential for your horse to be comfortable feeding, grazing and carrying a bit. But what types of problems can develop, and how should they be taken care of? Does Your Horse Have Tooth Problems?
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  • How to Do Pet CPR

    February 1, 2017
    Being prepared for emergencies is critical for parents that the same holds true even if your "kids" have four legs instead of two.
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  • Teach Your Cat Not To Beg

    January 1, 2017
    Once a pet has discovered that human food taste better than pet food, there’s no telling how far they will go just to get a piece of the action. This especially applies to cats as they are smaller and able to jump on high surfaces like your kitchen table.
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  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    January 1, 2017
    Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety.
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  • How Birds Survive Winter – And How We Can Help

    December 1, 2016
    Falling temperatures, less food, severe storms and hungry predators all make winter a harsh season for birds, but our feathered friends have many tricks to survive even the worst winter.
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  • Signs Your Dog May Be Sick

    December 1, 2016
    As a dog owner, you need to see when there’s something wrong with your dog so you know when you need to bring him to your veterinarian. Here are some tips from Registered Veterinary Technician Jenna Stregowski of About.
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  • Knowing More About Grain-Free Treats

    November 1, 2016
    Cats and dogs are naturally meat-eaters, and grain-free treats are all the rage to offer your pets. But how appropriate are grains, really, in your pet's diet? What types of treats are suitable and how can you find the best options to meet your pet's nutritional needs?
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  • Training Your Pets Not to Get on the Furniture

    November 1, 2016
    Pets and furniture don't always mix, and pet owners have many reasons they may not want their furry family members to make themselves comfortable on a recliner, sofa or chair.
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