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Your Puppy’s Development: 5 Weeks

Week five is when a puppy is exposed to new faces other than his mom and littermates. At this age, your puppy appears more playful and curious by the day. She is exploring the world around her and learning how to interact with others.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 4 Weeks

During the first four weeks of a puppy’s life, integral development begins that will set the stage for the rest of his life. Because puppies are in the care of their breeders until at least eight weeks old, we’ve put together a snapshot of developmental milestones your puppy experiences, starting at four weeks old.

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Puppyhood Illnesses: What to Watch Out For

Your puppy’s first year is sure to be filled with high energy, cuddles and wet kisses, but because of your pup’s still-developing immune system, he is more vulnerable to sickness than an older dog. It's important to keep a watchful eye out for sym...

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What to Do If You Find a Tick on Your Dog

If you suspect your dog has a tick, don’t panic. We’ve got the tips to help you deal with these pesky insects and keep them far away from your precious pup.

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The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Violence Against Humans

The public often condemns animal abuse and domestic abuse as separate issues, but there is evidence clearly linking the two.

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Human Health Benefits Related to Dog Ownership

You’ve probably heard about all the emotional benefits that come along with having a furry friend – joy, love, companionship, loyalty, compassion. But, what about the physical health benefits?

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A Guide to Fido’s First Aid Kit: What’s in Your Doggy Bag?

In celebration of First Aid Kit Awareness, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of items to include in your dog’s emergency medical kit.

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What Does Your Dog’s Poop Mean?

It may be a gross topic, but let’s face it – if you’re a responsible dog owner, you’re picking up your dog’s poop multiple times a day. So, you might as well know what to look for to determine whether your dog’s poop is normal or problematic.

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Heartworm in Dogs: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Learning your dog has heartworm can be awfully frightening. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent your dog from getting a heartworm infestation.

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The Dark Truth About Smoking Around Your Dog

We all know smoking around others can be detrimental to even a non-smoker’s health, but what about smoking around your dog? Let’s examine the consequences of this common, yet dangerous habit on our furry friends.

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Spring Cleaning Applies to Your Pooch, Too!

Spring is in full swing, and if you haven’t already begun your Spring Cleaning, you’ve likely gotten the itch to start. When making your “laundry list” of cleaning “to do’s,” don’t forget to add pet care to your agenda.

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Brachycephalic Dogs: The Truth About Those Adorable, Pushed-In Little Noses

The first thing you probably notice when you see a pug, boxer, or bulldog is that cute, wrinkly, smooshed-in face. But underneath those wrinkles is a medical condition to be aware of, which can negatively impact a dog’s quality of life.

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Pro Packing Tips for Your Pup’s Stay With a Sitter

As excited as you are to take some days for yourself, leaving your furry friend with a pet-sitter can seem slightly stressful. But not to worry, this stress can be avoided with a little preparation and a well-packed bag. Here is a list of essentials for a successful and stress-free stay for your pup while you are away.

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