17 IS HE PRONE TO PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
Dental problems are common in all dogs, but factors such as breed and mouth conformation make some pooches more susceptible.

20 FROM FLABBY TO FIT
Spring is on the way, and with it comes more time spent outdoors. Start getting your dog in shape with a calorie-smart diet and aerobic activity.

24 WHAT NEW RESEARCH REVEALS ABOUT SPAY AND NEUTER
The latest research suggests that spay and neuter procedures are often done too early in life, and may cause health issues later on.

28 ANESTHESIA-FREE DENTISTRY
It’s a growing option for those who feel uncomfortable about having their dogs put under, but it’s vital to find someone who is properly trained in the procedure.

32 TREATS FOR DOGS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
If she has a health issue such as arthritis, cancer or diabetes, you need to watch what she eats. This simple plan for home-baked treats can be adapted to accommodate her needs.

37 ODOR CONTROL – NATURALLY
Let’s face it – dogs can smell. This non-toxic, earth-friendly product actually eliminates odor by using an oxidizing process.

38 WALKING YOUR PACK
Taking two or more dogs for a walk at once is fun, but can be difficult and even dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here’s what you need to know before heading out.

42 SOMEONE STOLE MY DOG!
The incidence of dog theft is rising, but you don’t have to become a victim. Take steps to protect your pooch, and know what to do if he ever does get taken.

46 CAN YOUR DOG MAKE YOU SICK?
Zoo noses are diseases transmitted from animals to humans, or vice versa. But don’t panic – taking the right precautions can keep you both healthy.

50 POOP PICKUP PRODUCTS
Thanks to all the cool scoopers and bags on the market, there’s no excuse for not cleaning up after Fido.

54 EVERY DAY’S A GREAT DAY IN TUGGERTOWN!
Meet Tugger, a canine social media star with a special zest for life.

60 5 STEPS TO DENTAL HEALTH
Keep your kitty’s teeth white and her breath fresh with these simple tips for oral wellness.

62 THE PAMPERED FELINE
If money was no object, what would you buy for your kitty? Here’s a fun look at some of the most expensive – and offbeat – feline accessories out there.

64 URINE ODOR GETTING YOU DOWN?
The smell of cat urine can be incredibly strong and stubborn, but these non-toxic solutions can help.

68 KITTEN KINDERGARTEN
If a cat grows up with undesirable traits like unsociability or aggression, it can be difficult to do anything about them. Here’s a way to ensure a happy, sociable, well-adjusted kitty.

70 HOW DO DOGSRECOGNIZE OTHER DOGS?
A new study reveals that canines use both visual and cognitive cues to identify others of their species, no matter how different the breed.

74 BRUSH HIS PEARLY WHITES
Brushing your dog’s teeth can be a challenging task, but this step-by-step guide helps make it easier.

76 WHAT A TREAT!
This entrepreneurial family has a passion for baking healthy, all-natural goodies made from ingredients sourced right here at home.

78 TOXICOVIGILANCE AND YOUR DOG
Learn how heavy metals are impacting his health, and what you can do about it.

84 POT FOR POOCHES
Medical marijuana may be controversial, but it’s showing promise as an effective natural pain reliever for dogs with cancer.

89 JUST PEACHY!
These attractive, modern furnishings for dogs and cats are both stylish and sustainable.

90 CHOLINE – IT’S GOOD FOR HIS BRAIN!
This versatile supplement offers many benefits. Among other things, it can help treat and even prevent “doggy dementia”.

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