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Protect Your Furniture, Give Your Cat A Mani-Pedi

(PET CARE/CATS) Trimming your cat's claws may seem daunting, but it's an important part of maintaining a cat's health. Not to mention, it's also a good way to protect your lap and your furniture from scratches. Here are some tips from the Humane Society on how to successfully trim your pet's nails. — Global Animal
Only about 1% of all pets in North America are insured. Photo Credit: Modern Dog Magazine

Does Your Pet Have A Plan? Finding The Right Pet Insurance

(PET INSURANCE) As it turns out, finding health insurance for yourself is relatively similar to finding insurance for your pet, with pre-existing conditions and the effects of aging making the process much more difficult. And with veterinary costs on the rise, it's becoming increasingly more important to make sure your pet is insured. Read on for more guidelines on how to find the right insurance for your pet and your pocketbook. — Global Animal

Cures For Canines: How To Naturally Treat Your Dog’s Arthritis

(DOGS/PET CARE) Arthritis can be extremely painful to experience and to watch. It's heart-aching to watch your fur baby wobble around with unhealthy legs. The main cause of arthritis is chronic inflammation. In simpler words, the immune system discards proteins that pose damage to the joints. The discarded proteins cause cells to secrete more toxic proteins, resulting in chronic inflammation. It might appear that giving your dog anti-inflammation drugs will cure arthritis. But this is not as easy as it seems. Alternatively, research indicates anti-inflammatory drugs can do more harm than good. Listed below are steps that can help cure arthritics. These tips may not work as quickly as medication, but they are beneficial in the long-term and have no harmful side effects. -- Global Animal

Hold The Tuna: Is A Vegetarian Diet Safe For Your Cat?

(PETS/PET FOOD) Pet guardians tend to feed their pets meat and fish, but some vegetarians and vegans dislike the idea and instead share a plant-based diet with their cat or dog. Is a meat-free diet healthy for your pet? Find out what some experts say in the article below. — 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

Tips To Make A Dog Parent’s Life Simpler

(DOGS/PET CARE) While there’s nothing quite as joyous as snuggling up with your dog, new pup parents might still find themselves a little overwhelmed at times. Between all the walking, feeding, vet visits, and training, it’s not always easy to organize your time with them, and they could need something that you aren’t even sure how to provide. But our pets are treasured family members and most people want to do a good job of caring for them, and that’s generally all you need to make the whole pet-parenting thing work. With some patience, a few helpful tips, and a whole lot of love, you’ll bond with your pup and make a lifelong friend. -- Global Animal

Tail-Wagging Tips On Caring For Older Pets

(PET CARE) Although we never want to see our pets get older, acknowledging our pet's rising age will allow us to share many more loving memories with our beloved animal friends. Regular vet checkups, though detested by our pets, need to be scheduled. We can also ease our pets into old age by simply having fun with them and making sure we provide them with the best accommodations. Our pet's age is nothing to fear as long as we schedule an extra vet appointment and make sure our pet remains active. Continue reading on how to keep your aging pet healthy. — Global Animal

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

Pets On Pot: Does Medical Marijuana Help Or Hurt Pets?

(PET HEALTH/PETS) The legalization of marijuana has been a controversial topic for several years now. While many can attest to the healing properties of medical marijuana, others believe it is too dangerous to use as it lacks FDA-approval. But with medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, many are beginning to ask whether it's safe for pets to use, too. And if so, how much is enough? Although there's little research proving marijuana's effectiveness in pets, there's a large amount of promising anecdotal evidence. Read on for a collection of first-hand accounts from pet parents and veterinarians, and learn how marijuana is giving sick animals a necessary dose of relief. -- 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

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

Keep These Unexpected Foods & Other Items Away From Your Pets

(PET SAFETY) As pet lovers, we all know by now that chocolate is harmful for dogs and cats, in addition to a long list of other human foods like garlic, onion, grapes, and raisins. We recently published an article about how palm oil is not only dangerous for animals in the wild, but it’s also found in an increasing number of foods and other products on grocery shelves today. -- Global Animal

Don’t Get Ticked Off: Protect Your Pet From Ticks

(PET CARE) Earlier this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about a rise in diseases from ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas. In the last 13 years, diagnoses of tick-born diseases alone have more than doubled. Given this increase, prevention should be everyone's priority--especially during the spring, summer, and early-fall when ticks are most active. Read the tips below to help your pet stay tick-free all year long. — Global Animal

Top 10 Pet Care Mistakes: What Not To Do

(PET CARE/CATS AND DOGS) While you probably have a good idea about how to care for a pet, do you know what not to do when looking after your animal friend? Either way, brushing up on a few pointers never hurts. Here are 10 common mistakes pet guardians should learn to avoid. — Global Animal

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