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How To Encourage Your Dog’s Positive Behavior

When you bought or adopted your dog, you may have imagined a Lassie situation, but ended up with more of a Marley and Me. Even if you find your dog’s antics amusing, there are times when it’s important that you’re able to control him.  Inexperienced dog owners may not know the best way to go about this, but even the …

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How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Dog or Cat in Texas?

When you want to bring a new pet into your home, you have two general choices: buy or adopt. While many like the idea of adopting, they can have thoughts that they won’t be able to find a puppy or kitten or the breed they really want—but that’s not true! If you know where to look and have a little …

11 Human Foods That Are Safe to Feed to Your Cat

Do you ever want to treat your cat to a dinner or snack of something other than kibble or canned cat food? Some pet owners give their feline family members a little saucer of milk, but you might be surprised to know that isn’t a good idea. The truth is that many cats are lactose intolerant, so drinking milk leads …

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Easy DIY Homemade Dog Food & Dog Treats

Your dogs are part of the family, and that’s why so many pet owners are serious about providing food and snack options that are healthy. For those who want to know exactly what goes into their dogs’ food and treats, homemade is the way to go. You don’t have to spend hours preparing and cooking your dogs’ meals! There are …

Becoming a Veterinarian in Texas: A Step-by-Step Guide

Many people dream of becoming a vet so they can help animals. This is a worthy goal, but it’s not one that will happen quickly. What does it take to become a vet in Texas? Schooling—a lot of schooling.  It takes between 7 and 9 years to complete the required undergrad requirements plus vet school needed to finally be able …

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Common Reasons Dogs Lick Their Paws

Being a pet owner causes you to say things those without furry family members will never utter such as: “Did you eat my shoes?” “Get the cat’s head out of your mouth!” “Stop licking your paws!” While you don’t need to call a vet for the first two examples on that list, the third could possibly be a sign that …

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Help Keep Your Dog Happy and Relaxed with These Fun Indoor Activities

Whether the reason you need to keep your dog indoors is the stifling summer heat, extreme winter weather, or just because you’re not feeling up to a trip to the dog park, you’ll want to find fun ways to keep your dog busy while stuck inside.  The activities that work best for your pet will depend on their interests and …

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Dog Allergy Symptoms That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Like humans, dogs are susceptible to many types of allergies including skin allergies, food allergies, and environmental concerns. Fortunately, most allergies are easily treated, but it is possible for dogs to develop an acute allergy, which can be far more serious.   Being aware of dog allergy symptoms allows pet owners to seek treatment. Even if the allergy symptoms are not …

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These Dog Breeds Are Hypoallergenic

Which Dog Breeds Are Hypoallergenic? There are a number of factors to consider when you are looking for a new fur baby. What is your family like? Some dogs do well with kids while others thrive in a home with only adults. Where do you live? Some dog breeds can get all the exercise they need by running around the …

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7 Breeds That Make Great Lap Dogs

Which Breeds Make the Best Lap Dogs? The phrase ‘lap dog’ is used to describe dogs that have the right size and temperament to hang out in your lap. These are dogs that are smaller in size, love affection, and are calm enough to sit still for a while. If you are looking for a dog that you can shower …