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Is Your Furry Friend in Pain? Joint Pain In Big Dogs

(PETS/PET CARE) Caring for dogs--particularly larger dogs--can be challenging, especially given that 80 percent of older dogs silently suffer from pain caused by arthritis and other joint ailments like hip and elbow dysplasia. Just like people, every dog responds to discomfort differently. But unlike people, our furry friends can’t tell us what’s wrong. In the infographic below, learn how to recognize the signs of joint paint in big dogs and take the right steps to prevent symptoms from worsening--from diet and exercise to even their bedding. -- Global Animal

Killer Couch Chemicals Pose Danger To Dogs

(DOGS/PET HEALTH) Have you redecorated your living room in the past few years? If not, you may want to invest in a new couch, at least for your dog's sake. Chemicals present in old furniture pieces can invade your pet's bloodstream and food supply. Since newer sofas may pose a similar threat in the future, a better option is to buy handcrafted furniture or ensure your animal companions stay off potentially harmful sofas. Let sleeping dogs lie—but not on the couch! Read on to learn more about how chemical flame retardants can affect our furry friends. — 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
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Adopting A Kitten? 10 Tips For A Purrfect Feline!

(CATS/PET CARE) Is there anything sweeter than a kitten? Before you choose to adopt a cat, read below for the top 10 kitten care dos and don'ts. — 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

5 Worldly Tips When Traveling Long-Distance With Pets

(PETS) Many of us are accustomed to seeing dogs driving alongside us with their heads hanging out the window, tongues and tails wagging, but these images are becoming a thing of the past. Safety concerns are outweighing this popular practice and rightfully so since it can be dangerous for a variety of different reasons. But we can still travel with our pets safely during these excursions while keeping in mind some of these important travel tips. -- 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

A Guide To Buying The Best Dog Apparel For Icy Winters

(DOGS/PET CARE) Dogs don’t typically like staying inside during winters, especially when they are young and active. Restricting your dog indoors throughout the winter can often cause frustration, anxiety, anger, or depression. Consequently, your pooch can develop anti-social behavior or aggression towards other dogs. Being a pet parent, you need to fulfill your pup’s need to go outside, socialize, and exercise for a while to positively channel his/her energy. Take your pooch for walks for short periods of time, but always be sure to protect him/her appropriately from ice and rain outside. Winter apparel needs vary for different regions and dogs of different breeds and ages. The following buying guide will help you invest wisely on the best dog apparel for icy-cold winters. -- 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

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

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

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