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Debunking Common Pet Allergy Myths

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Allergies are a serious problem for many people, with reactions ranging from flu and cold-like sniffling and sneezing to severe illness and even death. Unfortunately, the word “allergy” has been greatly read more

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Know Your Rights: Service Animals

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Although many landlords prohibit their tenants from having a dog or cat in their unit, they do have to make exceptions for service animals, or animals who are trained to aid those individuals with physical, sensory, psychiatric, or intellectual disabilities. If you require a service animal to live with you, you’ll want to know your […] read more

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How to Handle Your Roommate’s Pet

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If you like animals but aren't ready for the responsibility of owning your own pet yet, having a pet owner for a roommate can seem like a great deal. You benefit from many of the perks of having a pet with a fraction of the responsibility. Of course, things don't always go smoothly. Your stuff is just as vulnerable as your roommate's is to cat scratches and stains from dog urine. If your roommate's hamster escapes its cage, it becomes your problem as well. When you agree to live with someone who has a pet, it's best to figure out where to draw the line of responsibility before things go wrong. read more

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7 Fun, Indoor Activities for Rainy Days with Kids and Pets

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Rainy days can be a major bummer no matter where you live. Of course, it is even worse when you factor in young, restless kids and dogs that need regular trips outdoors for exercise (among other reasons). Your darling children, unlike your pet companions, have hands and feet, which sometimes flail around and knock into […] read more

Looking for a Dog Daycare? 8 Questions to Ask

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When it’s time to board your dog away from home, professional dog daycare services can help. However, not all of these pet boarding companies are equal, and asking some good thorough questions at the outset can get pet owners more for their canines when they have to go their temporary ways. Here are some of […] read more

Apartment Dog Breeds: Four Unusual and Rare Dogs to Think about

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With over 300 dog breeds worldwide, it can indeed be unique to pick from rare dogs of unusual breeds. The following listing of rare dog breeds will definitely give you something to think about along these lines. #1 – Dogue de Bordeaux The Dogue de Bordeaux is a French mastiff that is a large breed of dog. […] read more

Apartment Dog Breeds: A Less Active Dog for the Couch Potato

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If you’re a couch potato, then there are indeed certain less active dog breeds that will fit your temperament. Of course, you’ll want to stay away from active dogs like terriers or beagles. Focus, instead, on finding dogs that enjoy relaxing, require a lower amount of exercise and possess an amiable personality. #1 Bull Dogs […] read more

Small Space: How Your Dog Can Play Safely

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Part of the difficulty of living in a small space such as an apartment with a dog is that you may not think your dog has enough room to run and play. However, with a few tips, you can play with your dog safely even in limited space. Curbing Destructive Behavior Dogs who don’t get […] read more

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5 Tips to Care for an Older Dog

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You and your older dog have been together for a long time, and now that he’s a senior, his needs may have changed. Senior dogs often need specialized diets, exercise regimes, grooming and dental care. If your dog has special medical considerations, ask your veterinarian if he suggests any medications, treatments or food for your […] read more