Deciphering Pet Food Labels

Pet Food

How you can sort the meaningful claims from the meaningless descriptors. Understanding the label of a pet food is very important, as it is a legally binding contract between you and the pet food manufacturer. Even nutritionists have problems decoding pet food labels. There are thousands of things to consider, from maximums and minimums of fiber content to ingredient … [Read more...]

Save a Life, Become a Volunteer

Volunteer at a Shelter

There are myriad ways to help your local shelter or rescue. There are, thankfully, about 12,000 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., all working hard to rescue animals and find them forever homes. These facilities usually have a small core of professionals and rely heavily on volunteers to fill out the staff and thus can always use extra help. Of course, there are … [Read more...]

Keep Your Dog Groomed

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Doing so is easier than you think. If you are like most dog owners, you love to cuddle with your canine companion. To keep that cuddle factor alive and well in your relationship with your pet, it’s a good idea to have your dog groomed on a regular basis. Bathing, brushing, nail trimming and clipping are all part of regular grooming. You can do your dog’s grooming … [Read more...]

Playtime Dog & Cat Products

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Ever wondered what your cat gets up to on the other side of the catflap? Or how much activity your dog really engages in every day? The G-Paws Track GPS tracker is a great way to better understand your pets and their habits. The tracker lets you accurately record where your pet goes; see your pet’s routes on aerial photography or street level mapping; upload, view and share the … [Read more...]

Adopt a Dog

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Open your heart and home to a canine (or two) in need. As a dog lover, you probably know you have several different options for how to bring a new dog into your life. You can buy the dog from a breeder or other source, or you can adopt a dog. If you plan to buy a purebred dog, a responsible breeder is your best bet. However, before you go this route, consider adopting a … [Read more...]