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Paternity Leave for Pets?

Paternity Leave for Pets?

Bringing a baby into your home is one thing, but have you tried bringing a new puppy into your life? Probably not as hard, but it’s still more than a handful! Puppies require a lot of time and attention, and if you’re working a full-time job, it can be exhausting...
Why Does My Dog Bite?

Why Does My Dog Bite?

How disconcerting it is when your own dog bites you, or even more horrifying, bites someone else. All dogs have the capacity to bite, so it’s crucial you understand the common causes of dog aggression so that you can take the necessary steps to prevent future bites....
What is an emotional support dog and how do they help?

What is an emotional support dog and how do they help?

Emotional support dogs, or emotional support animals in general, provide comfort and affection to help an individual who is suffering from an emotional or mental health condition. Unlike service dogs, emotional support dogs are not trained to perform certain tasks. A...
Heatstroke in Cats

Heatstroke in Cats

You’ve probably seen numerous articles on the dangerous combination of heat and cars for dogs, but cats are also at risk of heatstroke. As temperatures rise and humidity increases, the chances of heatstroke are more likely. However, other risk factors may affect your...
5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe this Memorial Day

5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe this Memorial Day

The long weekend is here and the grills are soon to come out in full force. Though it’s sure to be a great weekend, keep in mind possible dangers to your pets and how to prevent them with these five tips.   Have Access to Fresh Water and Plenty of Shade Heatstroke is...