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Why Adopt From A Shelter?

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At the big-picture level, there are many good reasons to consider adopting a dog from a shelter. You save a life, for one thing. Far too many healthy and behaviorally sound animals, dogs included, are euthanized in shelters every year…

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Like Cats & Dogs…

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We all know or have seen examples of cats and dogs living together in harmony—or, in some cases, observing an extended cease-fire. Still, many dogs and cats are not good candidates for living with the other species. And even if…

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Puppy Proofing Your Home

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The whole house. Hide electrical cords. Hide small objects your puppy can chew or choke on. Get guardrails for stairs, low windows, and balconies. Invest in mats or runners for slippery hallways. Place poisonous plants in high spots—or give them…

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Why Dogs Roll in Grass

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Few dogs don’t have this habit to some extent—whether it’s a good shoulder-first roll in fresh grass with all its hidden secrets or a nosedive into a freshly manured field. The behavior is called scent rolling and researchers speculate that…

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Building A Lifelong Relationship

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The American Veterinary Medical Association defines the human-animal bond as “a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both.” So, what are the behaviors…

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