Pets

Working Towards Zero Waste with Pets

By Larraine Roulston: People don’t often realize that having an animal creates its own share of waste. There are, however, many ways pet owners can minimize the amount of discard. Any plastic bag packaging for dog/cat food probably will not get recycled. To decrease the amount of ready mixed pet …

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Being An Eco Friendly Pet Owner

Many of us have wonderful pets, and most of us are making an effort to be more planet-friendly. Which is great. The problem is that we often forget that you can be very eco-friendly and still raise great family pets. The choices we make when it comes to their food, …

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DIY Dog Treats

By Kim Robson: Recently we’ve written about DIY dog food and DIY cat food. Store-bought pet foods are sometimes the subject of frightening recalls, health problems, downright misleading marketing tactics, and a suspicious lack of supply-chain transparency. Making your own dog food is a bit of a commitment, but the advantages …

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DIY Cat Food

By Kim Robson: As a follow-up to our DIY Dog Food article, let’s turn our attention to homemade cat food. Store-bought dry kibble can be contaminated with bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, insects and insect feces, not to mention being high in carbohydrate-rich fillers and plant-based (as opposed to animal-based) proteins. Also, dry …

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5 Important Things to Know Before Installing a Pet Door

By Kacey Bradley: Adopting a pet is a big and exciting step for you to take in your life. It means that you’re no longer just responsible for yourself, and in return for protecting and providing for them, you get a best friend. Whether you get a dog or a …

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10 Ways to Honor Your Dog’s Memory When They Pass

By Kacey Mya: Dogs are often called man’s best friend, and your pooch more than earned the title. As such, saying goodbye to your four-legged companion is difficult, to say the least. But you can ease a heavy heart by honoring your pet in the way that they deserve and …

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DIY Dog Food

ByKim Robson: Pet food is BIG business. Projections estimate the industry to reach $100 billion by 2020. And with an increasing number of brands offering selections that sound more like a ranch-style restaurant menu selection (steak, venison, salmon, bison, wild boar) and less like offal from the slaughterhouse floor (feet, …

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DIY Projects All Dog Lovers Will Love         

By Kacey Mya: Once you introduce a furry friend into your life, you quickly grow to love it. You’d do anything for your dog, from daily walks to staying up with it when it’s sick. You want to incorporate your love for your dog into everything you do. It’s no …

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California Bill Bans Non-Rescue Pets in Shops

By Kim Robson: State senate legislators in California unanimously voted 32-0 in favor of a new bill that would prohibit pet stores from obtaining dogs, cats or rabbits from sources other than rescue organizations or shelters. If passed, Bill AB 485 would effectively put the state’s puppy mills out of …

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Facilitate Healthy Relationships between Kids and Pets

By Narayan Khalsa: Most parents have certain values, beliefs and even skills that they work to teach their children as they grow up and make sense of the world. It’s important for us to pass on to our kids the values that we think are important for a happy and …

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