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There's really no reason why your pet can't join in on the fun this Halloween. Instead of his usual fur coat, dress your furry friend up in a comfortable costume that he doesn't mind wearing. Here are a few fun ideas from Real Simple magazine and MarthaStewart.com 1. Hot dog or taco. There are plenty of places where you can pick up this cute costume, which will make your...more
For many people, pets are members of the family, which means maintaining their health is important in order to provide them with a long, happy life. Even if you're a responsible pet owner, unexpected medical issues may arise which can jeopardize your pet's health along with your wallet. That's why many people have turned to health insurance plans to help them cover the cost of...more
If your family already has a pet dog, it can sometimes be difficult to find a cat who gets along well with your canine. However, there are a few breeds which tend to fare better with dogs. Here are a couple, according to MarthaStewart.com Ocicats These cats are named after their resemblance to ocelots. Although they may look wild, they have tame personalities. The breed is...more
Parasites like fleas, ticks and worms are a constant threat to your pet's comfort and safety, but luckily there are many ways you can take action to reduce the risk. Here's how to make sure your pet and your household are safer from these pests, according to MarthaStewart.com and UnchainYourDog.org. Fleas These are the most common parasites that your pet may encounter. They...more
If you have a pet who likes to go outside, you may want to consider installing a pet door to accommodate his needs. With so many options available, it's easy to find a solution that is right for your home and your furry friends. Here are a few benefits and tips from Doctors Foster and Smith. The benefits of a pet door Pet doors are convenient for a number of reasons. 1. You...more
If you're allergic to pet dander but still like the idea of having a companion around the house, there are plenty of options for you. Some breeds of dogs are naturally hypoallergenic, making them more compatible for people with allergies. Here are a few breeds you may want to consider, according to MarthaStewart.com. Bichon frise These cheerful, happy dogs look like little...more
The holidays are a fun time for everyone, including your pets. Unfortunately, with lots of food, people and decorations around, there are plenty of ways your pet could get into trouble. Here are a few things to watch out for, according to MarthaStewart.com and VeterinaryPartner.com. Remember, if you ever think your pet has eaten something he shouldn't have, always call your...more
Keeping your dog or cat's nails trimmed is not only good for saving your furniture and floors, but it helps your furry friend stay comfortable and prevents the nails from curling and growing into her footpads. Many animals don't like having their nails cut, but the best way to get them used to it is to start cutting them at a young age. If you're unsure about what you're...more
Just because you live in a small apartment doesn't necessarily mean you can't own a dog. All dogs require exercise, but many breeds are content with smaller living spaces as long as you take them outside for frequent walks. Here are some of the best breeds to consider if you live in an apartment, according to MarthaStewart.com and MovingToAnApartment.com. • Chihuahuas....more
Treats are a good way to reward your dog for good behavior and motivate him to learn new tricks. If you're someone who likes to work in the kitchen, you may find that making your own healthy treats is more satisfying than buying products from the store. Here are a few recipes to try next time you want to whip something up for your dog, according to MarthaStewart.com and...more