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SuperZoo’s Top Pet Industry Trends of 2017 Running a successful pet business requires a consistent focus on the trending products and services your customers are seeking. Tap into this year’s top pet retail trends as identified by SuperZoo, North America’s premier pet industry trade show. For retailers around the world, SuperZoo is the ultimate source …

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Do you struggle to get a harness on your dog? The very mention of going for a walk can send dog into an excitable frenzy. In many cases, they exhibit the classic signs of anticipation – tail wagging, jumping, barking and even mouthing. These behaviors can make putting a harness on your pooch or attaching …

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are pet-friendly ice melts really safe?

Just because an ice melt claims to be “pet-friendly” doesn’t mean it is. Here’s what to be aware of when looking for safe ways to rid your walks of ice and snow. Keeping walkways, porches and driveways clear of ice and snow is a big issue during the winter in many regions. The problem is, …

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winter activities to enjoy with your dog

Spending time outside doesn’t have to stop because it’s cold or snowy. Here are 5 winter activities you can enjoy together, and what you need to consider before setting out. Many people (and their dogs) tend to spend a lot of time indoors during the winter. While it’s best to stay put when the weather …

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cancer

Cancer is a common disease in dogs, but here’s how you can significantly reduce your companion’s risk of becoming another statistic. Did you know your dog is more likely to get cancer than you are? Cancer has become the leading cause of death among canines in the U.S., Europe and Japan. It’s pervasive and often diagnosed …

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finding toys for your dog's play style

Different dogs have different play styles. When buying toys for your dog, think about the kind of play he enjoys most, and look for something that will satisfy that drive. Dogs like to be busy, both physically and mentally. Otherwise, boredom, anxiety and even depression can result. Even though today’s dogs are mostly bred to …

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how to interpret dog barks

Do you know what your dog is trying to tell you when he barks? Understanding something about the pitch, frequency and duration of his barks can help you interpret what they mean. Barking is an important part of canine communication. Many people interpret barks as a threatening sound, meaning something like, “Back off, I bite!” …

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the latest in cat beds

Cats are choosy creatures, especially when it comes to their sleeping arrangements. Today’s cat beds are available in a huge variety of styles and designs, so you can select the features that best suit your kitty’s needs! Cats love to nap. In fact, the average feline sleeps 12 to 16 hours each day. No wonder …

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Katrina Warren

Calming an aggressive pig, dodging llama spit, nabbing a refrigerator-raiding pup — it’s all in a day’s work for Katrina Warren. With seven years of Australian television experience under her fashionable belt, the Aussie veterinarian, Katrina Warren, thought she had seen it all. But nothing prepared her for the animal adventures she encountered on this …

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Jamie Lynn DiScala

Why the Sopranos star, Jamie Lynn DiScala, believes fate brought her and her dog together. Call it what you want – fate, serendipity or just good luck. When actor Jamie Lynn DiScala and her husband, manager A.J. DiScala, ran into Animal Wellness publisher Tim Hockley at the L.A. airport last spring, little did they know …

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Stockard Channing

For actor Stockard Channing, variety is the spice of life when it comes to her canine companions. “They’re like Felix and scar in The Odd Couple,” she says affectionately about her two rescued dogs, Bishop and Louie. The dogs may be polar opposites but before they met Stockard, they had one thing in common – …

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Linda Blair

Linda Blair schedules interviews for mid-morning because before then, she explains, “I have to take care of the animals.” She’s referring to the horse, dogs and chickens who share her backyard and home in Burbank, California. But she could easily be making a statement about her life’s work. The petite actor, who rocketed to stardom …

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler’s youngest has him wrapped around her little finger. Well, actually, it’s more of a toe… a black, furry toe that belongs to Charlotte, Henry’s two-year-old Labradoodle. “She’s so smart and fabulous, and such a substantial personality,” says Henry. “I can literally have a conversation with her.” What kind of conversation, I ask? “Well, …

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Charlotte Ross

When actor Charlotte Ross accepted the role of Detective Connie McDowell on ABC’s critically acclaimed series, NYPD Blue, she worried that viewers wouldn’t find her character credible. After all, the beautiful and petite blonde stereotype fits more closely with a “Charlie’s Angels”-style format than with the streetwise drama she calls NY. But Charlotte Ross is …

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When Diane Keaton showed up for a tour of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, a revolutionary facility in Rancho Santa Fe, California, general manager Mike Arms knew about as much about the actor, director and producer as you and I. But after chatting together as they walked around the Center’s spacious grounds, Mike discovered the …

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Jillian Barberie

Jillian Barberie leafs through her mail and stops at a handwritten note carefully folded over a photograph. The popular weather, entertainment and television personality reads a few lines and breaks into a smile. It’s another update on one of the animals who received a loving home thanks to her “Adopt a Pet” segment on “Good …

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Charlize Theron

Sometimes art imitates life. In the movie, Sweet November, actress Charlize Theron plays a sensitive animal lover who rescues two puppies from a laboratory, nurtures them and then tearfully says good-bye when she finds them a good home. The role was not a huge stretch for the talented actor. In real life, Charlize’s extraordinary beauty …

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dog-friendly holiday fun

Looking for ways to celebrate the season with your dog? We take a page from the traditional holiday carol with 12 days of festive ideas.  Our dogs may not care much about holiday music, but they love spending time with us, and that doesn’t change during the festive season. Here are a dozen fun and …

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whisker stress in cats

Food and water bowls that are too small can result in a feline behavioral issue called whisker stress. Does your cat pull her food out of her bowl before she eats it, leaving a mess for you to clean up? Or does she only eat a few mouthfuls from the top of her dish and …

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Moose and Juniper

Moose is a handsome Malamute mix who shares a loving home with some unconventional roommates – including his “girlfriend”, a domestic fox named Juniper. The internet abounds with photos and videos of unlikely animal friendships. Cats and pigs, goats and camels – even giraffes and ostriches. But no animal has made more interspecies connections than …

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hurricane preparation

Rescue groups mobilized to save dogs, cats and other animals during one of the most devastating hurricane seasons on record. Harvey, Irma and Maria made this past autumn one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record. Disastrous winds and flooding resulted in mass evacuations, many injuries and fatalities, and billions of dollars in damage. …

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The Cat Network

The Cat Network plays a huge role in reducing cat overpopulation in South Florida, and has so far helped over 100,000 felines.  Twenty-two years ago, a group of cat lovers in Miami Beach decided to do something to help the area’s exploding population of homeless cats. They began by approaching city officials and convincing them …

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Chloe Kardoggian

This sweet 13-year-old Chihuahua has shared her long life with many different people – but she still has endless love to give her devoted fans, and is a “spokesdog” for senior dog adoption. Chloe Kardoggian is living proof that you’re only as old as you feel. At 13, she’s no stranger to senior life, but …

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walking your dog at night

If you’re in the habit of walking your dog when it’s dark out, be sure to follow these steps to keep him – and yourself – safe.  If you’re like a lot of people, your busy lifestyle means you sometimes end up walking your dog very early in the morning or late in the evening, …

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acupressure in shelters

How acupressure-massage can play a role in easing anxiety, fear and confusion in shelters. Animal shelters are tough places no matter how hard staff and volunteers work to make them comfortable. Being in a shelter is terribly disorienting for a dog or cat, and in their confusion and fear, they may act out or retreat …

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stress-free grooming

Bathing, brushing and trimming your dog between grooming appointments is a great way to keep his coat in tiptop shape. Check out these tips to keep him looking and feeling good. Grooming your dog has a lot of benefits. It helps keep his coat and skin in good condition between appointments with the groomer. It …

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interactive play

Regular play helps keep your cat fit, but because felines prefer toys that move, you need to make her playtime interactive. If you’re like most cat owners, your kitty has a sizable collection of toys that you’ve bought or made for her over the years. You’ve probably also noticed that she doesn’t play with most …

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cat trees

If you’re looking for a way to keep Kitty active and engaged, one of today’s increasingly-imaginative cat trees or condos might be just the ticket. Cats need to stay active to be happy and healthy. A cat tree or condo is an ideal way to provide your kitty with opportunities for healthy physical exercise, mental …

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Rusty Rodas

Kindness lifted Rusty Rodas out of a life of fear and abuse. When he and his “mom” started paying that kindness forward, their mission went viral and garnered the lovable golden nearly a hundred thousand fans. Looking at recent photos of Rusty Rodas, it’s hard to believe the strikingly handsome golden retriever had a rough …

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take your dog to the baseball game

Did you know that most Major League Baseball teams allow you to take your pooch to the park to enjoy the game with you? Read on to find out more! Baseball season is in full swing and fans are filling the ballparks. So are their dogs! Back in 1996, the Chicago White Sox launched an …

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behavior modification for dogs who are scared of thunderstorms

Shaking, whining, panting and pacing are all signs of thunder phobia in dogs. Instead of dreading summer thunderstorms, find out how behavior modification can help your pooch cope with his anxiety. Thunderstorms are a source of stress and anxiety in many dogs. They can cause some dogs to pant, pace, whine, tremble, hide, or become …

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cannabis

How medical marijuana may improve your kitty’s health. Cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, remains a controversial topic. But more people are realizing how effective it is at treating the symptoms of many human conditions, from cancer and AIDS to multiple sclerosis, pain disorders, glaucoma, epilepsy and more. Cannabis is also being used to help …

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