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Keeping Pets Safe While Driving

Some pets love nothing more than going for a drive. We’ve all seen those dogs that love to stick their heads out the window and almost sworn we could detect a hint of a smile on their snouts. These guys can almost sense you’re about to go for a drive, and they want to be right there with you every time. Then there are the pets that find car rides nothing short of terrifying. They’re restless and uneasy for the entire ride, and that’s if their families are lucky. In the worst-case scenarios, unhappy travelers can end up throwing up in the car or crying for the entire trip.

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Moving Tips for Pet Owners

Moving can be hard on even the most resilient person. All of the stress of having your life rearranged and getting used to a new home can be tough, and your life can feel disrupted for weeks or longer. But moving isn’t just hard on people! Moving to a new home can be a tremendously stressful experience for pets.

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Helping Children Grieve a Beloved Pet

Pets and children are natural companions. As part of our families, pets are children’s playmates and beloved friends, sharing in joy and adventure as they live and grow together. Children look to their pets for companionship when they’re happy and comfort when they’re hurting or troubled. That’s why it can be devastating when a family pet passes on due to illness, aging, or an accident.

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Managing an Allergy to Your Pet

Pet lovers find their furry and feathery friends to be an endless source of joy, comfort, and friendship. But if you’re an animal lover who develops an allergy to your own pets, you may find yourself in a heartbreaking conundrum. Although everyone is different and serious allergies should be treated as such, many pet owners are able to manage mild pet allergies without giving up their pets.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Pet

It’s the holiday season, and around the world, the space below Christmas trees is filling up with brightly wrapped packages for our loved ones. For pet owners, our furry, feathery, and scaly friends are as loved and valued as anyone else in our family. And as much as our pets give to us, we love any excuse to give them something in return.

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Remember These Rules When Giving Pets as Gifts

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and the Christmas holidays soon to follow, Santa Claus is already making his list and checking it twice. Children’s holiday wish lists can range from simple to fanciful as they ask for everything from a brand new bicycle to a sweet little puppy to call their own. While most pets given as holiday gifts end up becoming beloved family members, unfortunately, some can end up in animal shelters or worse yet, out on the streets.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving With Your Pet

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us this year, but before we know it, we’ll be celebrating with our families over Thanksgiving dinner. Whether your Thanksgiving plans include traveling to visit loved ones or inviting guests over for dinner, it’s important to make sure all of your family members have a great time. That includes making sure pets will be safe and happy during the big celebration!

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Taking the Chills and Thrills out of Your Pet’s Vet Visit

October is the time of year when we relish in all that is spooky. From dark, foggy landscapes to scary movies, there’s no better way to celebrate October than embracing a few light scares. But one scare you don’t want this Halloween is the fear that your family pet may experience when going to the vet. Although we know that doctors are nothing to be afraid of, to pets, the veterinary clinic can be a real-life scary movie.

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Keeping Your Pets Safe this Halloween

Trick or treat! It’s that time of year again when front porches are decked out in pumpkins and lawns are scattered with colorful leaves. And soon, Halloween costumes and candy will be taking over. But before you decide whether your doggo will be dressed as Khaleesi Mother of Dobermans or Edgar Allan Pup this year, it’s a good idea to review some important safety tips.

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Teaching Kids to Care for Pets

If you live in a home with young children, back to school can be a hectic time whether your kids are going to school online or in person. But no matter how difficult it is to get everything you need ready for a positive start to the school year, the payoff is a quality education that lasts a lifetime.

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