What is your dog's life expectancy

Dogs are great companions. They’re by your side for all of life’s little moments -- their head buried in your lap while you watch tv, their excited yelp from the back seat of the car when they realize you’re almost at the dog park. But dogs are only able to share their lives with us for a short time. That’s why the health of your pet is an important consideration. Like a human, a dog needs to follow a healthy diet, get regular visits to the veterinarian, go for the occasional run, and even have health insurance. While this will help you make your dog's life a little happier, maybe a little longer, it's not the fountain of youth. You are still likely to outlive your furry friend.

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Finding the perfect Halloween treat!

We received our Planet Dog “Halloween” special dog toys over the weekend and boy Murphy was not disappointed!  The balls are well made and have a wonderful bounce and spring when thrown in the air or directly on the floor, just perfect for a dog who loves to chase and catch balls like Murphy.  Murphy (our adopted Black Lab mix) is a HUGE fan of chewy or squeaky toys so he is our default tester and judge for all things related to doggy toys!  

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Things Every Pet Owner Should Know about Heartworms in Dogs

Heartworm disease in dogs is very dangerous and is often overlooked. This condition starts with a simple mosquito bite and requires a long and expensive treatment. In some cases, this disease, unfortunately, ends in death. So, if you want to protect your pooch from this parasite, here are some things you should know.

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Treat Your Dog To A Pawtastic Time While You're On A Vacation

As much as we want to share moments of joy with our beloved dogs, sometimes it's just not possible to take them with us on a vacation. Whether it's too long of a journey for them or there is no place for them to where we're going, our furry friends will have to spend a couple of days without us.

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Tips for creating your dog's dream backyard

Moving from an apartment to a big family house is a great experience. You’ll finally be able to relax in your backyard, enjoying the sun and fresh air. There are so many possibilities for setting it up. You can plant some trees and get beautiful shade during summer days. On the other hand, you can go with your own organic garden, so you could provide your family with some healthy vegetables.

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Why do dogs sneeze?

Sneezing is a common event in our daily lives. We usually sneeze when we have allergies, a cold, flu, sinus problems, among others. But, why do dogs sneeze? And, is sneezing in dogs dangerous?

There are various causes of sneezing in dogs, which are somehow different from the things that commonly cause sneezing in people. Recognizing the common causes of sneezing in dogs is important because sneezing can be a sign of serious life-threatening diseases such as cancer and distemper.

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