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A Stockingful of Free Downloads for Pet Lovers

We thought that this might be a good time of year to share our collection of links to free downloadable print resources for pet lovers! Find a few for your own stocking, and a few to share with others who might benefit from the information.Our sincere Thanks to all our customers and supporters for this past year, and Best Wishes to all for the coming New Year! Free Pet Downloads New Pets Before you get your Puppy   Dr. Ian Dunbar, 104pp Pet Meets Baby   American Humane Association, A Guide for Bringing Children Home to Pets, 32pp Basic Manners for the Family Dog   Jess Rollins, 34pp Dogs and Children - a guide to staying safe  RSPCA, 6pp  (also see here for...

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Nosing Around – A Closer Look at your Pet's Nose

As the weather becomes colder, changes in temperature and humidity may be affecting your cat’s or dog’s nose. Let’s take a look at what you can do at home to care for the nose of your furry friends! Thanks to Theresa R. for this pic of Oliver! In both cats and dogs, a nose that is cool and moist is commonly thought to be an indicator of general well-being, but this is not necessarily always correct. While most pets do typically have relatively cool and moist noses -most of the time- some individuals tend to have comparatively warmer, drier noses, and this need not be cause for concern in itself. You may have a dry nose cat, or a dry...

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Tear Stains and Your Pet - not just a cosmetic issue

We recently asked our readers what pet health and behavior problems they were most interested in learning more about, and “What causes tear stains in dogs and cats?” and “What’s the best way to remove tear stains?” were among the top questions we received. In my research for this article, I’ve discovered that tear staining is a more complicated issue than I had previously assumed. Here’s why:There are several possible contributing factors and underlying causes when it comes to tear stains in pets, each requiring a different treatment, and often several of these different factors are present in a single animal.  In the following paragraphs we will describe these, and suggest some tips for dealing with tear stains, but it...

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Pet-Proof That Room!

Imagine you’re having company stay over, an old friend, family member… maybe even a date! You are going to double check to be sure those socks are off the floor, do some preparation, make the place more accommodating, and consider what might make their stay more pleasant for everyone, right? We're going to try to avoid this OK, now you're in the mindset to Puppy-Proof! While a new furry family member may not care about your decorating skills, he or she needs to  feel at home in the new place. It’s true that a healthy home is a happy home, and there is a LOT to do to be sure a furry house guest is safe and healthy...

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Choosing the Best Food For Your Dog: Thinking Critically About Your Dog's Food:

Some hints and tips to help you find the right food for your dog: By Frenchie Long-Sabados One of the questions I hear most often is “what is the best food on the market”? The reason for this question is simple: animals are family, and just like children we want them to have the best possible care and food the market has to offer. However, this question is not always so easy to answer. There will always be a “top quality” food on the market, and one of them will ALWAYS be the best. However, the BEST may not be what is RIGHT for your canine companion... I hope that the following information will help you to feel more comfortable...

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