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 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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What You Need To Know About Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds 

hypoallergenic dog

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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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers (And Other Fun Canine Trivia)

Dog whiskers

As you care for your beloved dog at your home in Raleigh, North Carolina, do you ever wonder why they have whiskers? Or why do they behave the way they do? Pets become an important member of your family, yet not everyone knows much about their friendly companion. If you have ever wanted to learn…

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Winter Dog Grooming Tips

Dog walking in snow

Whether you like to head out into the cold and rain and enjoy winter walks in Raleigh with your dog, or spend more time indoors cozying up to the fire, keeping your dog well-groomed during the winter is just as important as any other time of the year. Depending on the breed of your dog…

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From Potty-Training to Leash Pulling – Everything You Need to Know about Puppy Training from our Expert Trainer, Vee

Expert Puppy Trainer Vee

From potty-training to leash pulling, our expert trainer, Vee, answers all of your questions for successful puppy training! Hi there! I’m Vee, and I’m from Long Island, New York, but I’m a longtime Raleigh resident. I’ve been in the dog professional world since 2007. I started my career at a rescue center and I’m currently…

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Top Three Indestructible Dog Toys

Indestructible Dog Toys

A lot of dogs will frustratingly destroy a new toy in the same day, or even hour that they get it. If your pooch is one of them, then this list is for you!  Here are the top three toys you can buy that are truly indestructible and also safe to use. Keep reading to…

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