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Tail-Wagging Tips To Help Your Pooch Get Comfortable With Grooming

(DOGS/PET CARE) Having pets can be overwhelming at times. They become our nearest to dearest ones in just no time, which makes us willing to do anything we can to keep them happy, healthy, and safe. When it comes to grooming, we'll discuss how it relates to your dog's hygiene and betterment. Just like training a puppy, making him/her comfortable during groom time requires some effort and close attention. Whether you have a big dog with minimal hair growth or a smaller-sized breed with long hair, here are some tips to make your furry friend comfortable when being groomed. -- Global Animal

Be Prepared: Emergency Plan For Your Pets

(PET CARE) The effects of Tropical Storm Harvey this past week are a sobering reminder of how everything can change in a moment. This begs the question: How prepared are you for a natural disaster? Here is an excellent article for pet guardians on what we need to know and do—including a pet first aid checklist—to care for our furry family members in the event of an emergency. – Global Animal

Poison & Pets: Hidden Dangers Lurk In Human Medicine

(PET CARE) Lurking in the seemingly harmless bottle of Ibuprofen is a dangerous poison for pets. Many medicines made for people are not safe for pets, even in low doses. Discover what common medicines can be fatal for animals and make sure to always check with a vet before medicating your pet. — Global Animal

Good Dog, Bad Bill: Pet Care On A Budget

(PET CARE/OP-ED) As an animal lover and pet parent, many times over, I’m privy to many stories about trips to see the veterinarian--some planned and others unexpected, some good, others not so much. -- Global Animal

The Big, Barking Business Of Dogs

(DOGS/PET CARE) Did you know there are almost 90 million pet dogs nationwide? That's more than a quarter of the entire U.S. population! But as we all know, dogs are more than just pets--they're part of the family. So it really comes as no surprise that Americans spent a whopping $72 billion on their pets last year alone. Read on to learn more about the big business of dogs--from what pet parents would give up for their pets, to how people are prioritizing their dogs' health more than ever before. -- Global Animal

Jet Set Pets: Top 10 Tips For Safe Air Travel

(PETS/PET TRAVEL) Air travel is often stressful, and even more so when a trip includes an airline flight with the four-legged members of your family. But with a bit of preparation, flying with a pet can be safe and comfortable for everyone. Here's how to plan for friendly skies and wagging tails, courtesy of the ASPCA. – 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

When Bow Meets Meow: Introducing Your Dog To A New Kitten

(PETS/CATS & DOGS) Bringing home a new four-legged friend can be exciting and stressful at the same time--not only for you but for your other fur babies, too. Extra care should be taken to introduce the new roomies so that no one gets hurt and a life-long bond can eventually form. With all this in mind, please continue reading for great suggestions on having a successful introduction of a new cat or dog member to your family. -- Global Animal
Flavoring agents used in e-cigarettes could entice pets. Photo credit: CBS News

Protect Your Pet From E-Cigarettes

(PET HEALTH/PET CARE) Every pet guardian knows that their furry companion can get into trouble--whether they're getting into a box of chocolates or chewing on the furniture. However, electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, may pose an even bigger danger to your pet. As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, more pets encounter the harmful effects of nicotine poisoning. Because e-cigarettes contain a greater concentration of nicotine than traditional cigarettes do, they pose a greater risk to pets if ingested. Several parts make-up an e-cigarette, including a rechargeable battery, a cartridge to hold liquid, and an atomizer--all of which can be poisonous to pets. The most common effect of nicotine poisoning in animals is vomiting; however, other symptoms include seizures, lethargy, muscle weakness, and even death. Read on to learn more about nicotine poisoning and how to protect your pet from e-cigarettes. — Global Animal

Pet Safety: How To Give CPR To A Pet

(ANIMAL VIDEO/PET CARE) If your pet collapsed, would you know what to do to save his or her life? Watch this video from the Daily Herald to learn how to do pet CPR. — 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

10 Tips To Protect Your Pup’s Paws From Hot Pavement

(DOGS/PET CARE) For those experiencing the intense heat wave currently scorching the Southland, it's vital to always use your best judgement and practice safety when taking dogs outside. Unlike humans, dogs can only sweat through their footpads and cool themselves by panting, so soaring temperatures can cause heat stress and be physically damaging or even fatal. And as much as we all want to treat our dogs to summer walks, do not forget that hot pavement and sidewalks can severely burn a dog's paws. Believe it or not, if the air temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit, asphalt temperatures can reach up to 125 degrees. So be sure to always be prepared when taking your dog with you to the next street fair or summer concert. From Paw Wax to dog boots, check out these 10 tips to keep your pup's paws safe during hot summer weather. -- Global Animal

6 Tips To Keep Your Dog Cool During The Dog Days Of Summer

(DOGS/PET CARE) Summer days can be fun for pets and humans alike. The sun is shining, the sky is clear, and the park has never looked more inviting. But just as children and even adults can be negatively affected by excessive heat, animals are susceptible to those same dangers. Here are six tips to keep your beloved pet happy and healthy during this heat wave and throughout the summer season. — 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

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