May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to support the worthy cause of eradicating pet cancer.  According to, cancer is the cause of nearly half of all disease-related pet deaths. Nearly 25 percent of all dogs will develop a tumor in their lifetime — in fact; dogs get cancer at about the same rates as humans. And while cats are less likely to be afflicted with cancer than dogs, feline cancer tends to be even more aggressive and deadly than the canine versions.

Unfortunately, humans can unwittingly contribute to the onset of cancer in our pets by exposing them to carcinogens found in pesticides, tobacco smoke and even the sun’s UV rays. No one wants their pets to suffer from this insidious disease.

There is still much to learn about the disease, how it develops and how to treat it. You can help fund research initiatives and donate toward much needed treatments for animals that need help. Most importantly, you should learn the early signs of cancer and keep a close watch on your pet. So jump in and … Read Entire Post

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So you’re thinking about adopting a dog? Congratulations! This is a big step for you and your family – and choosing the best dog breed for your lifestyle is one of the most important decisions you have to make.

Begin by checking out characteristics of the dogs you like to narrow down your list. Compare dog breeds, and perhaps you’ll even find a dog breed to match your lifestyle that you never even knew about. You can read all about dog breeds A-Z in our Dog Breed Library.

Before you fall in love with that scruffy little fluffy in the window, consider some of the following facts so that you both aren’t left heartbroken.

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Are You Active?

Bored dogs are destructive dogs. One of the best ways to prevent chewed couches, jumping and other undesirable behavior is regular exercise. Some breeds need more exercise than others. Small, companion dog breeds such as the Shih Tzu and Havanese don’t often require as much exercise as larger breed dogs such as Labrador Retrievers and German Shorthaired Pointers.

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It’s a nightmare come true, you’ve let your dog out for playtime in the yard but there’s a hole in your fence or the gate is blown open. The heart-wrenching panic begins to set in as you frantically check the backyard whistling and calling your dog’s name. But he’s not there, not in the yard, not just outside. He has run away and is lost and alone.

It’s easy to panic in this situation, but the faster you can begin searching and spreading the word, the more likely he is to come back. In honor of National Pet Identification Week, we’ll discuss some options for how to prevent a runaway, how to properly ID your dog and what to do if he does go missing.

Why do dogs run away?

There are several triggers to cause a dog to run. Some have a prey instinct that causes them to chase squirrels, cats, birds or other dogs. For some dogs it is so strong that they will dig under or climb over fences in order to continue their chase.

Environmental Factors
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Pet ParentsIf you have ever changed plans and given the “my dog needs me” excuse (and meant it) – then welcome to pet parenthood! Your time is spent selflessly doling out treats and dishes of food, vacuuming up dog hair and playing endless games of tug-o-war and fetch. So, take a day for yourself and your pet to celebrate National Pet Parents Day on April 24.

Pet Parents Day was started to celebrate those who feel that their pet is a part of the family. The holiday is celebrated each year on the last Sunday in April. How does one celebrate National Pet Parents Day with their dog? We have compiled a list of things you can do to celebrate along with your furry kiddos – because pet parents never want time away from their pets! It’s time to show our loyal furballs just how much we care.

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Take Fido Out to Dinner

If you would like some time off from cooking – and your dog would certainly like something else besides his kibble – head out to a restaurant in your area that will treat … Read Entire Post

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