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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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winter nutrition

Do you tend to get the winter blues? Do you feel unmotivated, lethargic, or pack on a few extra pounds during the cold months? Cold winter days and nights not only affect our motivation, weight, and health, but our dogs’ too! But no need to fear, the right foods are here! Make sure your pet …

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winter safety tips for dogs

There’s nothing like romping with your dog in the first snowfall of the season. Just be sure to keep these safety tips in mind! Few things are more peaceful and invigorating than hiking, snowshoeing or skiing through an unspoiled winter wilderness. Sharing these experiences with your dog makes it even better. But depending on where …

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protect your dog's paws from winter weather

The winter season can take a toll on your dogs’ sensitive paws. Constant exposure to snow, ice and salt can result in cracked, dry and even painful pads. Keep his feet safe and healthy all season long with these handy tips! 1. Apply a protective balm Before walks, apply a protective balm or spray to …

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indoor winter activities for your dog

Whether you and your dog need some exercise, or just a way to chase away boredom, these winter activities will do the trick. Once the holidays are over and winter settles in for the long haul, it can be easy for you and your dog to get bored or blue. As a dog mom, I …

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winter fitness for dogs

Fitness in the winter can be challenging.  The weather outside is frightful – snow too deep, puddles too big, walkways too slippery – how do you ensure that you and your dog get enough exercise? While it’s important to get outside as much as you can during the winter, walks and romps can often be …

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electric

Are you aware that your dog can get electric shock by walking around the block? Learn how to protect him by learning about this hidden hazard. Kyla, her sister and a friend were walking down the street with Lucy, a border collie/whippet mix, one day in early winter. Suddenly, Lucy screamed and fell over. Kyla tried …

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going for a walk

Spring is a great time for you and your dog to work off those extra pounds you put on over the winter. Going for a walk is a great please to start. You’re a couch potato and you readily admit it. Sure, you have a gym membership, but you can’t remember the last time you …

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sad indoor dog

The winter can be tough, but keeping your indoor dog occupied doesn’t have to be. Here are five tips to keep him happy and healthy until spring arrives. Being stuck inside too much can make you a little depressed, and it can also affect your canine companion. According to a study by the veterinary charity People’s Dispensary for …

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boots

Help your canine companion put his best foot forward this winter (and all year round) with a set of protective doggie boots or socks. Winter or summer, your dog’s paws are under siege from outdoor surfaces. Whether it’s snow, ice or road salt, sharp stones or hot asphalt, her tender pads can be easily injured …

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harness

Soft, stylish and safe, this colorful DIY cat harness is the cat’s meow! Now that spring’s here, your kitty may want to go outside to enjoy the sunshine and feel the new grass under his paws. One way to safely allow him to explore the great outdoors is by putting a harness and leash on …

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fighting

When my two kitties couldn’t stop fighting, I tried everything to solve the problem. The solution? I let them work out their differences on their own. For many people, cats are like potato chips; they can’t have just one. I am one of those people. It all started with Garfield, a friendly but cautious Tonkinese …

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His tender tootsies need protection from the ravages of winter. Here are the top 4 things to look for when buying boots for your dog. ROAD SALT, CRUSTY SNOW, ICY PUDDLES…depending on where you live, winter can throw a whole smorgasbord of nasty weather your way. You wouldn’t walk through it in your bare feet …

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18 DOGS DETECTING CANCER Canines are famous for their powerful sense of smell. A new study is showing that it can even be used to sniff out one of the most insidious of human diseases – ovarian cancer. 22 DOES HE BEHAVE AROUND GUESTS? The house is decorated, the gifts are wrapped, and you’re ready …

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hile walking through my neighborhood last winter, I made a new friend. Bonding with a dog through idle, one-sided communication, you wouldn’t think the encounter would be so memorable, but it was. I’ve engaged with strangers at the train station, or while in line at the farmer’s market – those interludes have been pleasant enough, …

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winter safety for dogs

Winter offers you and your dog lots of opportunities for outdoor fun and exercise. Just remember to keep his well being (and your own) in mind, especially if you live in or are traveling to avalanche country. Few things are more peaceful and invigorating than playing in the snow with your dog. But if you …

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