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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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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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The Very Real Fear of Dogs

By Fredrica Syren: My family are an outdoors loving pod who spend as much time hiking, biking and just hanging outside as possible. There is a fly in the ointment, however, and it’s that our older son, 6-year- old Noah, who has a great fear of dogs. This is problematic …

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DYI Dog Toys

By Kim Robson:   We’ve all seen it happen: you buy the latest greatest dog or cat toy, only to bring it home and watch your pet play with the box it came in. (Kids do it, too!) Why not just eliminate the expensive store-bought toy and let them play …

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Protect Your Fur Babies

 By Amanda Wilkes: My boyfriend and I are proud pet owners of a 2 ½-year-old English Labrador, whom we treat and spoil as if it were our firstborn child. Our little fur baby always has been healthy, happy and full of love. However, last week we faced a full-blown nightmare after treating our pup with Frontline Plus, which …

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Abused Dogs Gets New Leash On Life

By Kim Robson: “Court Case Dogs” are victims of neglect or abuse who have been rescued by police and animal control officers and are held as evidence in criminal court cases against their abusers. In partnership with Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) and the City of Chicago, a program …

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Dog Racing Losing Popularity

 By Kim Robson: Horse racing still carries with it a veneer of glamour left over from its glory days. In the 1930s and 40s, well-dressed celebrities including Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields, Paulette Goddard, Ann Miller, Don Ameche, Ava Gardner, Red Skelton, Pat O’Brien, Clark Gable and Carole …

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