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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. With their giant build and soft tricolor coats, Bernese mountain dogs are an easy breed to identify. They were originally developed as farm dogs but today serve their human companions well as faithful family pets. Weighing between 65 and 120 pounds at maturity, the Bernese mountain dog
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Ever been backed into a corner about whether you’re a “cat person” or a “dog person”? We’ve all been there! And though some of us do tend to lean more to one side than the other, there is a whole slew of folks who are both—or who want to be both. Enter breeds of dogs
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Do you gasp every time you see a dog on a walk in your city? Do you spend more time greeting your friend’s dog than making small talk with your human friend? We promise you’re not alone. It’s hard not to love dogs. They’re cute, loyal, spontaneous, fun-loving, and always seem to want to make humans
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Having a good understanding of the feline digestive system can valuable for any cat parent. This, of course, includes feline flatulence—more commonly known as cat farts. Though not all animals fart, cats certainly can and do. That said, many cat parents may not even realize that cats can
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Dogs can’t have peppermint hot chocolate (and they definitely can’t have peppermint schnapps…), but they can have mint dog treats that taste delicious—and kill bad breath. We’re rounding up the easiest homemade minty dog treats that can be whipped up in no time. Happy DIY-ing! Looking for a tasty way to improve your dog’s occasional bad breath?
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Unusual odors can sneak up on us when we least expect it and then we suddenly realize that the odor is coming from our dog! Why are they so stinky sometimes? And why in the world do they smell like fish on occasion? Specific odors that emanate from
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Traveling with your dog can be a complicated endeavor, but thankfully, there are high-quality dog travel crates to help your dog arrive safely at your destination. The Dog People have tested and reviewed the Sleepypod AIR in-cabin pet carrier to help make choosing a quality dog travel
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What do you love about your dog? If your answer is everything, you’re not alone.  Dogs and people began living together 15,000 years ago when dogs followed people’s migration throughout East Asia. Dogs are social pack animals who thrive off of attention and affection, making them a prime candidate for a person’s best friend. Most
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Looking for a friend that’ll fit into your pocket? OK, maybe these cats aren’t quite that small, but they are adorably diminutive. Many of these felines have been bred over the years to become the perfect companions for your lap, and others are on the small size purely thanks to nature alone. Regardless, there are
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. A cat’s diet and health are intrinsically connected. If left on their own, cats instinctually hunt for food in its raw, natural state. But does that mean you should only be feeding your cat freshly dead rodents and birds? Some cat owners say yes. (Well, maybe not rodents,
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Every night at about 8 pm, Snoopy came to life. I mean, Snoopy was already alive—an adolescent mutt of the terrier variety—but at night it was like someone flipped a switch, turning Snoopy from a laid back pup into a little fireball of insanity. He galloped at top
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. I’m just going to say this right from the start: while I might have two little pipsqueaks for dogs—a shiba inu who was the runt of his litter and a tiny affenpinscher mix—I love big dogs. I’ve been the lucky owner of a few gentle giants. First,
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Affectionately nicknamed the Aussie, the Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized breed known for its intelligence and herding ability. What you may not know about the Australian Shepherd is that, despite the name, the breed was actually developed in the United States. The Australian Shepherd is an active
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Just like humans, dogs can certainly go through periods of feeling blue. Unlike humans, however, they can’t communicate it as easily. Luckily, there are a number of behavioral indications of doggy melancholy—we just have to know what they are so we can look out for them. Low mood
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Every morning when I take my beagle Marzipan out for her walk, she heads straight to the bus stop to meet her public. Her captive audience of commuters swoons over her cuteness and she laps it up like ice cream. Do they notice when she has a
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Do you ever wonder how the world looks through your cat’s eyes? Their amazing pouncing accuracy shows us that our feline friends are masters of motion detection and aim. But does the color of their favorite pouncing toy make a difference? Here’s the truth about whether cats are
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Pet owners: before you go out and buy a pretty potted plant, do your research! Many common house plants can be dangerous for dogs—even deadly—so make sure you know before you grow. Some dogs will take a bite out of
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Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. You may have seen the recent headlines about dog food and its link with heart disease in dogs. These news reports have been quite alarming and it’s understandable for pet parents to have serious concerns about what’s safe to feed our dogs. Based on the most recent report
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This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Maintaining a clean litter box is an important part of sharing your home with a cat. Cats are naturally clean animals and are about as fond of clumps of poop and pee as you are. No, really. Leave it too long, and many will find alternative spots
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Hawaii is, hands down, one of the most gorgeous vacation spots in the world. Between the white sand beaches, incredible waterfalls, and overall “Aloha” spirit, spending time there is nothing short of heavenly. But traveling with your dog to Hawaii? Well…that’s kind of a nightmare. Hawaii might be a part of the United States, but
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You’ve imagined this scenario in your head a million times: You bring home a “sibling” pup for your dog, they bond instantly, your family is complete, and you’ve got Instagram-worthy cuddle sessions for days. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hang on just a minute there, pal.  Advertising Before you dive headfirst into round two of pet-parenting, it’s
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