How Dogs Improve Your Heart Health

Healthy dog going on a walk

Becoming a pet owner improves your life in many ways, and it really is true that dogs are man’s best friend. However, the relationship between heart health and dogs is one that often goes overlooked.  In reality, it is one of the greatest benefits of becoming a dog owner. Here are just some of the…

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Holiday Decorations to Avoid Around Dogs

Dogs and holiday decor

The holidays are a wonderfully festive time, but as a dog owner, you must take your pup into account when decorating the home. If you are not careful, the combination of holiday decorations and dogs could spell disaster. This quick guide to holiday decorations and dogs should help you avoid potentially problematic situations for both…

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Tips for Helping Your Pet Adjust to Hectic Holiday Schedules

Cat sitting next to christmas tree

The holidays may be great for us humans, but for your four-legged family members, it may not be so much fun. Dogs can get over-excited with all the extra commotion and cats may quickly become overwhelmed by the changes in routine.  You may find your pets jumping up on people, or disappearing for hours, or…

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Best Books for Cat Lovers

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Snuggle up with your favorite feline this fall and enjoy a book or two from the Raleigh Pawz recommended cat-themed reads below.  These books would also make great gifts for a cat lover in your life this upcoming holiday season and you can be sure to find a couple of them in your local Raleigh,…

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Best Autumn Trails to Explore with Your Dog in Raleigh, NC

dog on hiking trail in autumn, Raleigh, NC

Raleigh is a hiking lover’s dream because it is on the Piedmont plateau to the west of the Appalachians. Raleigh is known for its stunning state parks, and the city itself has a lot of beautiful greenways. Almost all of the local trails welcome dogs, and many of them connect to make a web that…

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What to Know About Heartworm and Your Dog

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If you’re a dog owner, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of heartworms. This deadly parasite can cause serious health problems for your pet, and can even be fatal. In this article, we will discuss what heartworms are, how they are transmitted, and the symptoms that you should look out for. We will…

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Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

cat eating catnip

If you’ve ever owned a cat, you’ve probably noticed that they love to roll around in and eat catnip. But do you know why cats love catnip? Catnip is a type of herb that contains an oil called nepetalactone. This oil is what causes the euphoric effects that cats experience when they smell or eat…

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What You Need To Know About Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds 

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Do you have allergies? If so, you may be wondering if there are any dog breeds that would be a good fit for your lifestyle. Fortunately, there are a number of hypoallergenic dog breeds out there that may be a good fit for you in Raleigh, North Carolina. In this article, we will discuss what…

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Know the Signs of Tapeworm in Your Cat

Know the signs of tapeworm in your cat and when to take to the vet. Picture of cat at the vet.

Tapeworms are long, white, and flat segmented organisms that reside in the intestines of pets such as dogs and cats. These parasites possess male and female reproductive organs and anchor themselves to their host’s intestinal walls with hook-like mouthparts. While there are various types of tapeworms, the most common ones found in felines include dipylidium…

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