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Sweet Tooth? Here’s Why Dogs Shouldn’t Eat Chocolate

(PET HEALTH/DOGS) You've likely been told to keep your pooch away from chocolate, but why exactly is it so bad for them? Read on to find out why experts say chocolate is not good for dogs, and see what to do if your pup accidentally ingests any cocoa products. — Global Animal

Tips To Welcome Your Newly Adopted Dog Into Your Home

(DOGS/PET ADOPTION) You’re finally ready to adopt a dog, but perhaps you’re a bit worried about how to properly welcome them into your home? Check out these four useful tips on how to make that happen, and welcome your new furry friend into your home like a true pro! -- Global Animal

Polar Vortex Tips To Protect Outdoor Cats

(CATS/PET SAFETY) Millions are facing bone-chilling temperatures as a polar vortex transcends across much of the eastern U.S. With some areas in the Midwest experiencing record-breaking wind chills below 50 degrees, humans and animals alike are being advised to stay indoors. Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet. But what about wildlife and other outdoor animals? Outdoor cats, for instance, are incredibly resilient, but they could certainly use our help staying safe and warm amid these blizzard-like conditions. Read on for tips on how to protect our feline friends during Polar Vortex 2019. -- Global Animal

10 Most Toxic Foods For Pets

(PET CARE/CATS & DOGS) When thinking about things that may be dangerous for your pet, you may not always consider the types of foods that he/she eats--especially foods prepared for human consumption. While most food that humans eat are also safe for dogs, some foods are dangerous and perhaps even deadly. -- Global Animal

8 Indestructible Dog Toys Worth Barking About

(PET CARE/DOGS) Let's face it, dogs get bored. Thankfully there are plenty of options for dog toys on the market, but how can you choose a toy that will last for more than an afternoon? The Humane Society recommends shopping for toys that are marked as indestructible. Keep in mind no dog toy is completely destruction proof. However, here are some of the best-made toys renowned for their super long-lasting qualities. -- Global Animal
Walking your dog daily is very important to its health. Photo Credit: Dogbreedinfo.com

Skip The Gym Membership, Adopt A Dog Instead!

(LIFE WITH PETS/DOGS) Looking to get more exercise? Don't get a gym membership or a treadmill – adopt a canine walking companion instead. People who walk their dogs are more likely to get moderate to vigorous exercise than people who walk with other people, or not at all. Read on about one of many reasons that pets make us healthier.  — Global Animal
Cold Weather Can Be Dangerous For Pets So Here Is How To Keep Pets Safe and Warm

Tail-Wagging Tips To Keep Your Pet Healthy During Winter

(PET CARE) Certain animals may like to play in the snow, but chilly weather can present health hazards for your pet. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe and healthy during winter. — Global Animal

Avoid Holiday Hazards: Seasonal Safety Tips For Furry Friends

(PET CARE/PETS) The holiday season is a festive time of the year for families all across the globe, but sometimes all the holiday cheer can be a bit dangerous for pets. Holiday decorations, such as poinsettia plants and tinsel, can be extremely harmful if swallowed by our furry friends. In order to keep your pets safe and happy, make sure to keep decorations and tinsel out of reach, and beware of poisonous plants. Continue reading below for more safety tips for your pets during the holiday season, including how to help your pets slim down to a healthy weight. -- Global Animal

Pet Insurance: Protect Your Pet & Your Wallet

(PETS/CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) It's a sad fact that pets don't live as long as humans. However, pet guardians can ensure their furry friends live long and healthy lives by investing in pet insurance. Pet medical insurance may seem confusing to pet parents, but it's actually fairly straightforward and offers many benefits. There are also a variety of affordable plans to choose from, so when your pet needs immediate medical attention, the cost of care shouldn't be a concern. Read on to learn more about the ABCs of pet insurance. — Global Animal

Stiff Joints? How To Treat Dog Arthritis

(PET CARE/DOGS) Notice your pup limping or more stiff than usual? Maybe they're sleeping more often? These could by symptoms of canine arthritis, a common occurrence in older pets. Ciara Black is a Global Animal contributor from the Dog Help Network, a resource for dog health related websites. Read on for symptoms of arthritis and remedies to help keep your pup comfortable and happy. — Global Animal
 
Being exposed to dogs early in life can decrease one's risk of asthma by 13%.

The Relationship Between Your Dog & Your Home

(PET CARE/DOGS) Making your home a safe place for everyone takes thought and preparation. No doubt, you've probably considered safety gates to block pets' access to certain rooms. You're also careful about opening outside doors. But have you ever considered the indoor air quality of your home? Pets not only contribute to this issue, but they can also suffer from the effects at the same time. Read on to learn more about indoor air quality and pet health. -- Global Animal

Protect Your Pet This Holiday Season

(PETS/PET CARE) While holiday meals and festive decor often bring us joy, they can serve as a huge danger to your pet. During the upcoming season, veterinarians see a huge influx of patients, due to consumption of "human" food and even decorations. Read the tips below to learn how both you and your pet can celebrate the holidays safely. — Global Animal

How To Protect Your Pets From Fleas All Year Long

(PET CARE) Fleas are not only irritating to people but to pets, as well. Once they get into your pet’s fur, they can bite and cause a slew of different problems including itching and inflammation. In fact, a large percentage of all feline and canine skin problems reported by pet parents are caused by the animal’s hypersensitivity to flea bites--which is why flea prevention is not just necessary, it’s crucial! What's more, fleas are also known to cause diseases in pets. For instance, fleas are vectors for a bacteria called Bartonella, a common cause for cat scratch disease in felines and Bartonellosis in canines. Fleas can also serve as a host for tapeworms and can pass the parasite to your pets. With all of this in mind, check out these six important ways to keep fleas off your pet all year long. -- Global Animal

Protect Your Pet From Halloween Spooks

(PETS/HALLOWEEN) With the constant excitement and activity surrounding trick-or-treaters and Halloween antics, it's possible your pet may become frazzled or worrisome during all the commotion. Here are some helpful tips and advice to keep your pet safe and calm this Halloween. — Global Animal

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