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Fresh food isn’t the only way to help your dog or cat get the most out of life. From bathing tips to health-related info, find out the latest pet-related news and stories on our blog.


11/20

Why Dogs Eat Grass (And What You Can Do About It)

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

A lot of popular theories exist to explain the seemingly strange tendency of some dogs to chow down on grass, but not all theories have any basis in fact. If you’re wondering why your pup treats himself to a buffet of grassy roughage and how to prevent it from happening, you may be surprised to learn the explanation isn’t simple.   Debunking Grass-Eating Myths At…

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10/24

What Should I Look for in Adopting a Dog?

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Many families view their decision to adopt a dog as one of the best decisions they ever made. Set yourself up for adoption success by thinking about the type of dog that’ll be the best fit for your family based on these essential compatibility points. Energy Level Energy level is often a make-or-break factor when it comes to some families. In general, dogs are very…

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10/11

Starting a Dog Park Movement in Your Community

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Did you know that dogs who exercise, socialize and play on a regular basis are generally happier and better behaved than those who don’t? A dog park offers a safe place for all these experiences, but these parks don’t exist in all areas. The number of families seeking modern training and care to keep their furry friends happy and healthy continues to grow, and interest…

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Start A Fresher, Healthier Life with our Fresh With Your Pet 30-Day Meal Plan

Cats, Contests / Giveaways, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Have you recently caught yourself scrounging together a few handfuls of snacks and calling it a meal? Or staring down at a plate of the same old boring, nutritionally questionable food, and feeling like it might be time to make a change?   Change is hard – especially when it comes to changing your eating habits. But research proves that sticking to a new workout…

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10/02

Pet Halloween Costumes You’ll Both Love

Cats, DIY, Dogs, Holiday

We know that Halloween inspires millions of people to slip into costume and create a whole new persona for the night! With one of these adorable costume ideas, your dog or cat can sport a temporary disguise and join in on the fun. Be sure to reward your furry family members with delicious treats for their patience and photo-ready cuteness. Foodie Family Costumes One surefire…

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09/06

Top Tips for a Successful Move with Your Pet

Cats, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Moving to a new home is stressful for the whole family, including your pets. Whether you have cats, dogs or any other type of pet, relocation requires a little extra planning to make sure everything goes smoothly. We rounded up some of the top tips out there, from pre-move planning to introducing pets to a new home, to ensure your next move is a successful…

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08/07

Should Ritual Behavior Concern Dog Parents?

Dogs, Featured, Training

Dogs do all sorts of silly things, and some behaviors can certainly seem strange at times. In most cases, ritual behaviors aren’t cause for alarm, but dog families should be aware of a few important exceptions.   Ritual vs. Compulsion   One of the best things about being a dog parent is seeing your pup grow from a timid puppy or shelter dog into a…

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08/04

Pamper Your Pooch and Protect Her Health With These Massage Techniques

DIY, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Massages are great for relaxation and stress reduction, but they can also be important for relieving pain and warming up the muscles for athletic activity. Best of all, this is true for both humans and dogs, giving you the perfect excuse to treat yourself and learn a fun new way to bond with your favorite pups.   Stress Intervention Massage   Do fireworks, thunderstorms, and…

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07/31

What Pop Culture Franchises Will Influence Dog Names in 2017?

Dogs, Featured, Fresh News

According to Rover.com, more than 50 percent of dog families choose to name their pooches after a character from a favorite book, TV or movie franchise. From “Game of Thrones” to “Harry Potter,” pop culture hits influence pet parents to get creative, and names like Arya and Dobby are the inevitable result.     Super Names for Super Pups   The pop culture franchises that…

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