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(Picture Credit: Hannah Mentz/Getty Images) Ah, the spring and summer months: The seasons to don those ever-fashionable hats and gloves and head outside for some gardening. But if you’ve got dogs, you might wonder if the chemicals that keep your roses blooming and your grass weed-free could hurt or even kill your pet. It’s not
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer — Saint Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most revered saints. But there are a few hazards all dog parents should keep in mind before taking part in their Saint Paddy’s Day festivities — and we
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(Picture Credit: Jessica Peterson/Getty Images) Are you a pet parent on your way to becoming the parent of a human child? Then you’re probably asking yourself, “What can I do to encourage a great relationship between my dog and new baby? Excellent question! Just by asking, you’re taking steps towards success. There are many new
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(Picture Credit: ROMAOSLO/Getty Images) For those of us living in places where winter means snow, walking dogs outside becomes a big challenge. Snow presents new obstacles that make things difficult — and sometimes dangerous — for dogs. As the winter season approaches, make sure you’re keeping your dog safe and as comfortable as possible on cold, snowy
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) According to the ASPCA, cold and flu medicines for people could be fatal to your pet. Over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical products, used to ease symptoms of winter-time sickness and other ailments in humans, contain ingredients that are deadly to dogs, cats, and other pets. Animals who ingest these products often require
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(Picture Credit: sbrogan/Getty Images) When we worry about the dangers posed by snakes in North America, we tend to have visions of intimidating rattlesnakes threatening cowboys and backpackers in remote areas, who then rely on tourniquets other dubious first aid to save them from the venom. As fun as these stories of venomous snakes are,
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(Picture Credit: AleksandarNakic/Getty Images) Forget about witches and zombies; a seemingly innocuous bag of candy can be one of the scariest things that enters a dog parent’s home on Halloween. Calls to the Pet Poison Hotline increase twelve percent during the week of Halloween, making it the center’s busiest time of the year. We all
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(Image Credit: Getty Images} Skunks are adorable creatures that have many ecological functions. Unfortunately, they create one very big problem that most pet parents prefer to avoid: stinky pets. Since the threat that skunks provide isn’t a dangerous one — albeit, a highly unpleasant one — this article will not advocate for some of the extreme methods
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(Picture Credit: Peerakit JIrachetthakun/Getty Images) Anyone who’s watched a flash flood wash away a house in minutes knows the destructive power of these natural disasters. Flooding can be a very frightening situation for people and their dogs, but there are thankfully many ways to prepare for this weather event. The best thing dog parents can
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(Photo By: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) For outdoorsy dog lovers, hiking with a canine companion is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Getting some exercise while experiencing the majestic natural world is fun on its own, but doing it with your best furry friend at your side elevates the experience to awesome. Hiking
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(Picture Credit: Angelika Rózanecka / EyeEm/Getty Images) Summer is great for spending more time outside, for both you and your dog. Unfortunately, some uninvited guests will also likely show up to your summer outings. Citronella is a common deterrent for pests like mosquitoes. But do you need to worry about it negatively affecting your dog?
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