Breed Highlight: Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. The friendly, tolerant attitude of the breed makes him a fabulous family pet, and his intelligence makes him a highly capable working dog. This breed excels at retrieving games for hunters, tracking, sniffing out drugs and as therapy and assistance dogs. In addition, Golden Retrievers are natural athletes, and do well in dog sports such as agility and competitive obedience.

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Importance of the DA2PLP Vaccine for Dogs

“DA2PLP” is a combination vaccine for your pup that protects against five primary canine diseases — Distemper, Adenovirus-2, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Parainfluenza. These diseases can be deadly and do not have cures, so regularly vaccination is recommended to reduce your dog’s risk.

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You Aren’t Just Walking Your Dog — You’re Stimulating his Mental Health

Dog Walking

One of the most important things you can do for your dog is to keep him or her engaged and exercised. The easiest way to achieve this is by taking your pup for a walk. However, as important as a good walk is to your furry friend, we still find excuses not to do it. Here are a few reasons why you should carve out time for dog walking every single day.

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All About Cat Whiskers — More Important than you Thought

Whiskers

The value of your cat’s whiskers is more than skin deep. They are a crucial navigational tool, a pointer to impending danger and even an indicator of mood. Cats typically have a dozen whiskers arranged in four neat lines on each cheek, a few more where we have eyebrows, some under the chin and also on the wrists behind their paws. Each of them serve the same basic purpose: they are sensory, they help them work on where they are spatially.

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Breed Highlight: Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier may be small in size but this breed has a big personality. Yorkies make for feisty but loving companions. They are the most popular toy dog breed in the U.S and have won many over with its devotion to its owners, elegant looks and suitability to apartment living.

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Beautiful Texas Hiking Weather: What to Know About Hiking with Your Dog

Dog HikingThe majority of dogs, regardless of size, make great companions on a hike—if they are physically fit for the level of hiking that you plan to do, if they are obedient, if they are socialized among people and other dogs, and if the weather is not too hot. These are important ifs to keep in mind. Simply put, hiking with dogs takes more thought and preparation than simply starting up a trail. If you are considering taking your four-legged friend on a hike, here are a few things to keep in mind that will keep you, your dog and other hikers happier and the environment healthier, starting with determining whether you should even put your dog in the car.

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2017 is the Year of the Rooster: What We Can Tell You About Chickens as Pets

RoostersChickens are great, comical creatures that have been domesticated for thousands of years. Keeping backyard chickens was common 100 years ago, but in the 1950s the advent of factory farming and inexpensive store-bought eggs led to a decline in its popularity. However, recently there has been a resurgence of interest in keeping one’s own chickens, both for pleasure of fresh eggs and for the entertainment pet chickens offer. All domesticated chickens belong to the same species, Gallus gallus. There are hundreds of different breeds within this species. However, all chickens have the same basic requirements to remain health: a good quality diet, a clean environment and protection from the elements and predators.

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How to Maintain Long Pet Hair

yorkshire-terrier-171701_960_720If you have a pet, you know how frustrating hair can be, especially during the winter months where it needs to be kept long to keep your furry friend warm. However, keeping the fur off clothing, furniture and the floor can be a never-ending battle. Here are a few tips to maintaining your pet’s long hair.

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