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Tips For A Happy Summer: Protecting Your Pet From The Sun

(PET CARE/ANIMAL HEALTH) It's finally the first day of summer, and though you may remember to protect your own skin with sunblock, don't forget about protecting your pets, too! Just like humans, pets are also susceptible to skin damage. Although certain animal breeds are more likely to experience skin damage than others, it's important to stay informed about the possible health risks of sun exposure. Continue reading for more on how to protect your pet from the summer sun. — Global Animal

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

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: How To Stop Puppy Bites

(PET CARE/PUPPIES) Even though puppy bites are innocent 'love bites' to most adoring pet parents, sometimes a nipping problem can get out of hand. Here are some helpful tips to prevent any further pain from puppy bites. – Global Animal

Feline-Friendly Tips: Find The Purr-fect Vet For Your Cat

(PET CARE/CATS) Looking for a new vet for your cat? Whether you just moved, adopted a new pet, or just want a different vet, here are some tips from the ASPCA on finding the right veterinarian for your beloved feline friend. — 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

Pricey Pets: 7 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Save Money On Pet Care

(PETS/PET CARE) If cat costs and puppy prices leave you scratching for funds at the end of the month, try these seven tips to cut your pet costs and put more purr in your purse. – 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

5 Ways To Be A Green Pet Parent

(PETS/GO GREEN) With so many various choices of food, toys, and accessories available for your pets, it can sometimes be difficult to know the difference between an eco-friendly option and one that could inflict serious environmental damage. By being a green pet parent, you can feel good about reducing your environmental impact and more importantly, making healthy choices for your beloved pet. Continue reading for tips on how to keep your pet happy, healthy, and green. — 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

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

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

14 Ways To Go Green With Your Dog This Earth Day

(DOGS/GO GREEN) Ever wonder how you can help reduce your dog's carbon paw-print? Going green with your dog is actually really easy. Not only will you feel good about reducing your environmental impact, but it will make your dog healthier and happier while saving a ton of money in the process. Just in time for Earth Day, take a look at these 14 ways dog parents can "go green" with their dogs, courtesy of Ultimate Home Life. From buying organic dog food to choosing to adopt, and not shop, there are so many ways you can become a green pet parent.

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