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Have A Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day!

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) All around the world, February 14 is the day to exchange gifts, flowers, and chocolates--all in the name of St. Valentine. This special time of year can be just as fun for pets as it is for humans, if the right precautions are taken. Read on to learn how you and your furry friend can have a safe and festive Valentine's Day. — Global Animal

How To Potty Train Your New Puppy

(PUPPIES/PETS) Bringing home a new puppy means lots and lots of diligent training. One of the biggest challenges of caring for a new puppy involves training him/her to go potty outside, instead of on the rug. Here are some helpful tips on how to housetrain your dog.— Global Animal

Canine Cabin Fever? Fun Indoor Activities To Keep Tails Wagging This Winter

(DOGS) When the cold temperatures hit, the snow covers the ground, and the ice makes the sidewalks a slippery ice rink, you'll probably want to find some fun indoor activities for your dog to engage in. Your dog's exercise and activity needs will largely depend on factors like his/her age, breed, overall health, and size, but it's safe to say that your four-legged bundle of joy should get between half an hour to 120 minutes of activity each day. And when the cold weather season makes it hard to get outside regularly enough to keep you dog in tip-top shape, you’ll need to find another way. Read on for a look at some fun indoor activities with dogs during the winter so that man’s best friend can maintain optimal health even when the temperature keeps you and your pet inside. -- Global Animal

Beware Of Bloat: Protect Your Dog From This Deadly Condition

(DOGS/PET CARE) While gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV)--more commonly known as bloat--may seem harmless, it can actually be fatal to dogs. Read on to discover which dogs are at higher risk, steps you can take to prevent bloat for your pet, and how to recognize if your dog is suffering from bloat. — Global Animal

Winter Tips For Safe & Happy Pets

(PET CARE/CATS AND DOGS/PET SAFETY) You wouldn't go outside in the cold without bundling up, so why would you expect your dog to? Those of you enduring a snowy winter have plenty of time to check this list twice. Does your pet live in a winter-ready house? Find out below! — Global Animal

Dog Days Of Winter: How To Keep Pets Safe & Warm

(PET CARE/PET SAFETY) While much of North America continues to deal with below-freezing temperatures, and a promise of more chilly weather to come, the ASPCA wants to remind folks that the cold and snow can pose a real risk for pets. It's important to know how to keep your pets safe and warm all year long. Take a look at the handy infographic below for essential cold weather tips on everything from paw care to bathing. -- Global Animal

How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

(PET CARE/PET SAFETY) The 4th of July holiday is the busiest time of the year for animal shelters. Dogs are found wandering terrified on the streets after being scared from home by fireworks. Fortunately, there are simple precautions you can take to keep your pets safe and their anxiety levels at a minimum during this patriotic holiday. — Global Animal

Is Your Pet Chipped?

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) Pet microchipping has come a long way since it originated over two decades ago. Pet chipping companies like HomeAgain now alert you when pets in your area go missing, and even come with an iPhone app that will let you upload pictures of your lost pet. Every year approximately 10 million pets are euthanized because their guardians are unable to find them, and pet microchipping companies have been able to reunite over a million pets with their families. Read on for more on the incredible advancement of chipping and how it could save your pet's life. — Global Animal

Hungry For Savings? 5 Ways To Save On Pet Food

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Pet parents know when it comes to taking good care of our pets, it can get a little pricey—especially when it comes to their food. With such a vast amount of pet food brands out there, from high-end organic meals to regular dry kibble, picking the right food for your pet can be tricky and expensive. However, saving money on pet food is a possibility, and actually quite easy! With helpful tools such as social media, online shopping, and some some basic research, you can drastically cut down on that expensive pet food bill. Read on for helpful tips and tricks that will keep your pet and your wallet nice and full! — 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
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

Protect Your Pet From Holiday Dangers

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) The holidays can be dangerous a time for pets. Stress, visiting relatives, and holiday shopping can make it difficult to keep an eye on your furry family members. Read these tips below on how to keep your pets healthy and happy this holiday season! — Global Animal

Top 5 Pet Safety Tips For Hanukkah

(HANUKKAH/PET SAFETY) The Festival of Lights has arrived! While many are busy celebrating with delicious food and fun festivities, it's important to remember to keep your pet safe from some of these not-so-animal-friendly traditions. Check out these top five tips for Hanukkah cat and dog safety. Also, make sure to protect your pet from other holiday dangers like wrapping paper and decorative lights. — Global Animal

Trial By Fire: Protect Pets & Wildlife During Wildfires

(PET SAFETY) As California continues to experience one of its worst wildfire seasons to date, anyone who lives in an at-risk area should be prepared to care for themselves and their pets in the event of an evacuation. Since many shelters don't allow pets, here's some good advice on finding places that allow people are their pets to stay together. Plus, read other wildfire safety tips below. — Global Animal

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