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Female Dogs Who Wet Their Beds—Your Veterinarian Can Help This Physical Disorder

(NAPSI)—Have you ever had a female dog who always finds the outdoor bathroom during the day but wets her bed at night? Waking up, smellin’ kinda funky, is uncomfortable and truly embarrassing for her. Dogs who follow the house rules can be horrified when they realize that they’ve leaked—even though it occurs during sleep. Plastic sheets aren’t much fun for anybody; your long-suffering girl wouldn’t be happy alone outside either.

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Tuesday 01/05/2016
Prevent A Pet Peeve
Updated: January 06, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you have ever owned a dog and cat, you’ve probably experienced your dog invading the litter box like it was his own personal snack shack.

Monday 12/28/2015
Top New Year's resolutions for a healthier, happier pet
Updated: December 28, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Millions of Americans vow to improve their health as part of their New Year’s resolutions. When you ponder how to get healthy, don’t forget about the furry family member cuddled up on your lap. The new year is a great time to make goals to keep you and your pets as happy and healthy as possible.

Tuesday 12/22/2015
Three Pinterest-Worthy Cleaning Hacks
Updated: December 23, 2015 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—The snow is thawing, birds are chirping and winter's effects on your house are more noticeable than ever. Muddy shoes, holiday parties and Christmas crafts are coming back to haunt you as new stains and odors. That's why you'll love these hassle-free spring-cleaning hacks to make your house shine again.

Friday 12/18/2015
Reinvent your New Year's resolution: Include your pet
Updated: December 25, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Tis' the season for new beginnings. As holiday gifts give way to New Year’s resolutions, general health and wellness is top-of-mind, consistently ranking as a top goal for both men and women this time of year. This resolution season, try incorporating lifestyle changes that benefit both you and your pet. PetSmart veterinarian and pet care expert Dr. Kemba Marshall provides some helpful tips for achieving a healthier lifestyle for you and your animal companions.

Wednesday 12/09/2015
Helpful Tips For Adopting A Pet
Updated: December 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—The holiday season, the New Year and really, any time can be a wonderful time to think about adding even more happiness to the family by adopting a pet. Not only will you save a life through adoption, you can enrich your own life with a pet’s unconditional love.

Why a safe, pet travel crate should be on your holiday wish list
Updated: December 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - There’s nothing like traveling with a furry companion during the holidays. But with road trips on the rise this December, pet parents need to make a safety list and check it twice.

Tips to Protect Your Pets this Winter
Updated: December 09, 2015 - 4:31 am

(StatePoint) The cold weather can be just as hard on pets as it is on people. This winter, consider these tips to keep your four-legged family members safe and warm.

Tuesday 12/01/2015
Cats are pet of choice for many millennials, survey says
Updated: December 08, 2015 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Move over, Rover. While dogs have long been considered the most popular pet in the United States, cats are a pet of choice for many in the millennial generation, according to research conducted earlier this year by Nestlé Purina.

Tuesday 11/10/2015
'Twas The Night Before Christmas Poem For Pets
Updated: November 11, 2015 - 4:34 am

“On a cozy winter’s night, when all are asleep,

Pet parents: Potty problems may point to a serious urinary issue
Updated: November 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Coming home to find a puddle on the floor or a spot on the carpet can be frustrating when you know your pet is properly house trained. Unfortunately, many pet parents jump to the conclusion that these occurrences are behavioral, when they may, in fact, be medical. It could even be a sign of a serious and potentially life-threatening urinary tract concern.

Monday 11/09/2015
5 Simple Steps to Keep Pets Healthy Over the Holidays
Updated: November 09, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) When making holiday plans, consider your pets’ health needs. Here, five veterinary experts weigh in on steps to keep pets happy and healthy amid the hubbub.

Receive the purr-fect present? Expert tips for new cat owners
Updated: November 09, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Do you give the furry family members of your household presents to celebrate the holiday season? If so, you’re not alone.

Monday 11/02/2015
How to Save Money on Pet Care
Updated: November 03, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Owning a pet has a lot of perks, but caring for one can take its toll on your wallet. According to the ASPCA, owning a dog or cat can cost up to $1,000 in the first year, and many people end up spending much more. The good news is you can cut your pet care expenses without compromising your pet's health and well-being. Here are a few ways you can save money and keep your pet healthy.

Wednesday 10/21/2015
Pet food safety: Are you unknowingly putting your cat or dog at risk?
Updated: October 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - You’re probably careful to make sure the food your family eats is stored and cooked correctly, but what about the food you feed to your pets?

Tuesday 10/13/2015
Howl'oween pet trends and tips
Posted: October 13, 2015

(BPT) - Are you ready for the spookiest night of the year? While most of us enjoy Halloween with its costumes, candy and celebrations, it can be a nightmare for pets.

Friday 10/09/2015
Have Peace Of Mind When Pets Are Home Alone
Updated: October 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—According to the American Kennel Club, some half a million pets are affected by house fires each year—but there are steps you can take so yours aren’t among them.

Wednesday 10/07/2015
Tips to help pets age gracefully, and stay happy and healthy
Updated: October 07, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Nearly half of all American pet parents have a furry companion who’s 7 years of age or older, according to a survey of pet owners by market research firm Packaged Facts. Just as humans are living longer, advances in pet nutrition, veterinary care and quality of life mean our dogs and cats are living longer, too. Fortunately, pet parents can do a lot to ensure their pets stay happy and healthy for as long as possible.

Tuesday 10/06/2015
Not all birds migrate - how to attract resident birds to your backyard during cold weather
Updated: October 06, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - While beach-goers, sunbathers and other nature lovers may need to put their hobbies on hold when fall and winter arrive, bird watchers can continue to observe their feathered favorites from the comfort of their own homes. Bird watching through fall and winter simply requires you to know which birds are likely to visit your backyard and to ensure your outdoor spaces are as inviting to them as possible, with the right food and feeders for every avian taste.

Monday 10/05/2015
Learn how you can help protect your cat from rabies [Infographic]
Posted: October 05, 2015

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Friday 10/02/2015
Got chickens? Tips for keeping your flock healthy and laying through winter
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - When winter approaches, you probably take steps to prepare your home — insulating water pipes, sealing windows and doors, or covering and storing outdoor furniture. If you’ve also been following the backyard chicken trend — and enjoying fresh eggs all summer long — you’ll want to take steps to care for your flock when the weather cools. And if you’ve been considering getting some chickens, but think you have to put it off until spring, think again — you can still start a flock, or keep an existing one thriving, and laying, throughout winter.

Thursday 09/24/2015
Preparing For Life With Your Adopted Dog
Updated: September 25, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Each year, approximately 7 million pets enter U.S. shelters. Unfortunately, 3 million of them are euthanized—but you can help change that. Save a life by choosing to adopt your next dog and consider these tips.

Monday 09/21/2015
Limited Space, Big Love: Solutions for Cat Lovers in Tight Quarters
Updated: September 22, 2015 - 4:33 am

(NewsUSA) - With more and more people moving to urban areas or just looking to minimize and simplify their lives, small-space living is on the rise. This trend toward scaling back is great news for cat lovers. But sharing your small home with a cat isn't without its challenges. Here's how to make sure you and your feline friend live in harmony when space is at a premium.

How Picking Up After Your Dog Can Protect the Environment
Updated: September 21, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) Dog waste doesn’t vanish when it rains. Classified as an environmental pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency, it gets washed into nearby waterways and can make people, wildlife and other dogs sick.

Monday 09/14/2015
Three Surprising Ways to Save Money on Pet Care
Updated: September 15, 2015 - 4:41 am

(NewsUSA) - Owning a pet comes with a lot of benefits -- but caring for a pet can also have an unwelcome impact on your budget. According to the ASPCA, owning a dog or cat can cost up to $1,000 in the first year, and many people end up spending much more. The good news is, you can cut your pet care expenses without compromising your pet's health and wellbeing. Here are a few tips to save money on pet care:

Wednesday 09/09/2015
Tips for grooming your furry friends
Updated: September 10, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Veterinarians get asked a lot of questions by pet parents, including whether they should groom their pooch or kitty. Dr. Laura Wiles with the Bramton Vet Council encourages people to groom their pets themselves — starting when they’re puppies or kittens if possible — so they get used to not only being groomed but also touched all over their body. It also gives pet parents an opportunity to check for injuries and early signs of disease, such as growths or painful joints.

Wednesday 09/02/2015
5 safety tips for indoor pets that venture outside
Updated: September 03, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Different types of animals and breeds have different needs, but one thing is certain: when the conditions are right, most dogs and cats love the outdoors. Like their wild cousins, our fur-covered friends typically welcome the chance to spend more time with Mother Nature.

Thursday 08/27/2015
With great puppy comes great responsibility: 7 tips to dog-proof your home
Updated: September 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting life event, but it can also be a little scary. While your new best friend is likely to take to you right away, dogs can also get disoriented when they are in a new place. They’ll frequently want to explore, and they’ll have lots and lots of energy. You might be confident that you’ll be a great, intuitive pet parent, but it’s important to take the right precautions and make sure your house is pet-friendly before Fido finds your designer shoes.

Monday 07/20/2015
Why You Should Adopt a Dog
Updated: July 20, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Dogs make a house a home; there is no doubt about it. If you have ever thought about including a dog in your family, here are several reasons to consider moving ahead on adoption.

May is National Pet Month: Tips to Save on Pet Care
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) While pets deserve your love every month of the year, National Pet Month, celebrated in May, is a great time to go the extra mile.

Thursday 02/12/2015
What to Know Before Bringing Home an Adopted Dog
Updated: February 12, 2015 - 4:31 am

(StatePoint) Dogs play a special role in a home, bringing laughter, love and warmth. But dog ownership comes with great responsibility and there are certain things to consider before beginning the adoption process.

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