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Can Dogs Eat Mangoes?

Dogs love to eat fruit. Many dogs also love mangoes. Some dogs will even eat a mango pit if left with no other option. However, the question remains: can dogs eat mangoes? And if so, what are their risks? If your dog is like most and craves the sweet taste of the fruit, then you […]

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Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?

Cinnamon is a decadent spice most of us enjoy in baked goods, holiday drinks, and even savory dishes. For humans, cinnamon has many health benefits like antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, and it can lower the risk of heart disease and some cancers. But, can dogs eat cinnamon, too? Logically, it’s not a far leap to […]

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Can Dogs Eat Pistachios?

Many people love snacking on pistachios. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also a great source of protein and healthy fats. But can dogs eat pistachios too? Let’s take a closer look at this question and what you need to know before giving your dog pistachios. Is It Safe for My Dog to Eat […]

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Can Dogs Eat Lettuce?

When you think of vegetables, lettuce is one of the first that comes to mind. There are many varieties of lettuce to choose from when you’re in the mood for a refreshing treat. Popular types of lettuce include romaine, iceberg, and even butter lettuce. But if your dog is trying to steal your sandwich that’s […]

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Can Dogs Eat Honey?

Dogs love honey, but can dogs eat honey safely? Honey is sticky, sweet, and something most dogs enjoy. But are there any risks associated with giving your dog honey? This article answers all those questions and more. We’ll talk about how much honey your dog can safely eat and whether or not it could be […]

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Can Dogs Eat Cantaloupe?

When you’re eating sweet cantaloupe and your dog is standing next to you, begging for a bite, you may wonder, “Can dogs eat cantaloupe?” After all, why not share? There are a lot of rules surrounding what you should feed your dog, so it is better to be safe than sorry. Many human foods can […]

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The Best Dog Stairs and Steps

Dog stairs and steps may just be the thing you need to keep your pup’s life happy and fulfilled – and if you could ask them what they need to be happy, they’d probably say all they need is you. Unfortunately, just because our dog wants to be everywhere we are doesn’t necessarily mean the […]

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The Best Dog Grooming Clippers

Whether you’re looking to do some at-home trimming or starting a grooming business, you need the right set of dog grooming clippers. Selecting the best dog grooming clippers for you and your pooch depends on the grooming job in front of you. If you’re new to dog grooming, choose a smaller, lightweight dog grooming clipper. […]

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Great Dane Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Great Dane Get?

Coined the “Apollo of Dogs,” according to the American Kennel Club, or AKC, the Great Dane is a magnificent giant dog breed, known for its friendly nature and gentle patience. It’s not surprising, though, if the first thing that comes to mind is the sheer size of the breed. The Great Dane growth chart estimates […]

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Goldendoodle Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Goldendoodle Get?

Bred to be part Golden Retriever and Poodle, the Goldendoodle is considered a crossbreed or designer breed. They’re bred for three different sizes – miniature, medium, and standard. The Goldendoodle is not, however, a registered dog breed and isn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club, or AKC. But they have gained the love of many […]

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Golden Retriever Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Golden Retriever Get?

Forever the fun-loving puppy, the Golden Retriever is a popular breed of dog. Goldens have boundless energy, a constant-wagging tail, and goofy grin – often with the tongue hanging out. They’re infamous for their long golden coat and fluffy tail that’s capable of knocking over just about anything in its path. If you’re thinking about […]

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Chihuahua Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Chihuahua Get?

For the smallest breed of dog, the Chihuahua just might have the biggest attitude. Considered a symbol of Mexico, this toy breed is known for exhibiting a large and feisty personality. The Chihuahua is also one of the oldest dog breeds in the Americas, and makes a good family dog, preferably with older children. Contrary […]

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Labrador Retriever Growth Chart: How Big Will Your Lab Get?

By far the most popular dog breed, the Labrador Retriever has captured the hearts of Americans for decades. Maybe one has captured yours. Are you adopting or have you already gotten a Labrador puppy? Are you wondering how big he’ll get? Our Labrador growth chart gives you an idea of a Labrador’s average weight at […]

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Dog Crate Size Chart: What Size Crate Does Your Dog Need?

A dog crate may seem like a nonessential pet-care item or a form of punishment, but dog crates can be an important part of your dog’s life. From soft to hard, plain to decorative, and practical to over-the-top, dog kennels and crates come in sizes appropriate for just about any pup. Whether you’re house training […]

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Dog Collar Size Chart: What Size Collar Does Your Dog Need?

Your favorite furry pooch needs a new collar. Or maybe you’re new to pet parenting and stocking up on the appropriate pet supplies for your soon-to-be furry family member. Either way, a dog collar is a must. And though you may have thought about the type, color, or design of the new collar, outfitting your […]

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The State of Pet Healthcare in 2022: Trends, Stats, and Data

Across the globe, almost 845 million dogs and cats have a home, though dogs are, by far, the most popular non-human family member in the world. More than half of homes in the U.K. and France cater to at least one pet. Just under half of Italian households have a dog or cat, while just […]

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The Best Dog Clippers for Poodles

Are you looking for dog clippers to keep your poodle’s fur trimmed? It’s important to trim your poodle regularly as their hair will keep on growing otherwise. Unlike most dog fur, poodle fur is short, thick, and curly, meaning it can easily form mats. Keeping their coat trimmed makes it easier to brush and maintain. […]

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The Best Cat Backpacks and Cat Carriers

Cats may be aloof, but many enjoy traveling in a cat backpack just as much as a dog likes a leash. Cat backpacks (aka “cat backpack carriers”) provide a safe, convenient way for your favorite feline to hit the trails, beach, or take a trip to the vet. Our vet advisor, Dr. Jamie Whittenburg, reviewed […]

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The Best Cat Beds

Cats sleep as many as 16 hours per day (some, like kittens, even more!), so having a cozy cat bed is essential. A good cat bed gives kitties a soft, warm, and safe place to pass all those hours they spend snoozing. Our vet advisor, Dr. Jennifer Coates, selected five of the best cat beds […]

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The Best Dog Ear Cleaning Solutions

Ear infections and other ear health issues are pretty common among dogs and can even become a recurring problem, which is why dog ear cleaning solutions are so helpful. Keeping your dog’s ears clean can help prevent infections. And, since infections can spread, leading to other health issues, clean ears are important to your dog’s […]

The Best Cat and Kitten Foods for Allergies

The Best Cat Foods for Allergies

Cat foods for allergies are often one of the first things your veterinarian may recommend when you think your cat might be suffering from allergies. Cat foods for allergies use minimal ingredients and usually have just one source of carbohydrates and hydrolyzed protein sources or novel protein sources other than beef, fish, and chicken that […]

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The Best Doggy Daycares in America

Americans love dogs. And dogs love to be social. But what do you do when you need to work all day or run some errands? Doggy daycare has catapulted to a $4.5 billion industry, and that doesn’t even include veterinarian offices that also offer the service. With the pet service industry expected to be a […]

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The Best Animal Shelters in America

Are you looking for the best animal shelters near you? Animal shelters do amazing work taking care of dogs and cats who’ve been abandoned by their owners. If you could provide a loving home for an abandoned pet, either through temporary fostering or permanent adoption, consider turning to a reputable local shelter. If you’d like […]

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101 Mind Blowing Dog Statistics

The people have spoken. Dogs grace the households of more than 50 percent of the U.S. population, with roughly 108 million dogs claiming a home, and hopefully a couch. Americans love dogs so much, the average home with canines has more than one dog. Around the world, dogs are a favorite pet as well, with […]

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The Best Dog Breeders in America

So you want to become a dog owner! Congratulations! Once you’ve decided on a breed (and if you haven’t yet, check out this Dog Breed Selector from the American Kennel Club to get you started!), the next step is to choose a reputable breeder. Unfortunately, this can be trickier than it might sound! There are […]

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The Best Cat Ear Cleaners

Cats tend to be pretty good at cleaning themselves but they’re not always very effective at cleaning the inside of their ears, which makes cat ear cleaners very helpful. These cleaning solutions help you clean out all the nooks and crannies inside the ear that even the most fastidious of cats will find it difficult […]

Aquarium Water Heater

The Best Aquarium Heaters

An aquarium heater is an important part of virtually any aquarium setup. It’s essential for keeping aquarium water at the optimal temperature to keep your fish happy, healthy, and comfortable. Without an aquarium heater to keep the water at the right temperature, a fish can easily become ill or even die. To help you keep […]

Guinea Pig Cages

The Best Guinea Pig Cages

Are you trying to choose between several different guinea pig cages? Whether you’re a new pet owner or an experienced pet parent, it can be tricky to know what type of cage to go for. It’s important to get a safe, comfortable cage that’s large enough for your guinea pig(s). Cages can be quite expensive, […]

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The Best Aquarium Canister Filters

Filters are one of the most important features of an aquarium. An aquarium houses a sensitive eco-system that needs a canister filter to keep the aquarium environment safe and balanced according to the fish species and tank size. This, in turn, helps to keep its inhabitants healthy and happy. Our vet advisor Dr. Chyrle Bonk […]

Australian Shepherd

The Best Brushes for Australian Shepherds

It’s important to choose the right brush for Australian Shepherds due to their haircoat and frequent shedding. The coloring and softness of an Australian Shepherd’s coat is one reason many pet parents fall in love with this breed. It has two layers, helping keep your pet warm in winter and cool in summer – but […]

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The Best Husky Harnesses

If you’re the pup parent of a husky, you’ll know that these athletic and strong-willed dogs require a little more attention and control than some other breeds, particularly during walks. Husky harnesses are the best option for keeping your dog safe while avoiding injuries to both of you. A well-fitted harness will also give you […]

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The Best Turtle Tank Filters

If you keep turtles, a turtle tank filter is a must-have purchase. It not only helps to keep the water clean and clear, eliminating the need for frequent water changes, but it also provides a healthier habitat that allows these popular reptiles to thrive. Our vet advisor Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM, reviewed dozens of the […]

The Best Automatic Dog Feeders

The Best Automatic Dog Feeders

An automatic dog feeder can be so handy.  We can make sure our loved pup doesn’t miss a meal, even when we are out late for whatever reason. There are many different types of automatic feeders available for dogs, and cats for that matter. Our vet advisor, Dr. Melody Aitchison-Steed,  looked at all types of […]

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COVID-19 and Pet Health Safety (with Infographic)

Can your pet die from COVID-19? If you’ve asked yourself this question, you can rest assured you’re in good company. Every month, thousands of pet parents turn to Google to find the answer to this question. They also ask questions like, “Can dogs get COVID?” or “What symptoms of COVID in dogs should I look […]

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101 Fun and Interesting Dog Facts

Most people would agree dogs themselves are fun and interesting, but they’re so much more than that. Dogs have captured most of the hearts and souls on this planet. They’re our best friends, family members, and furry children. Dogs make us laugh, cry, and shake our heads. And we just can’t live without them. From […]

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The Best Veterinary Schools in America

You love animals, you’re good with people, and you have an affinity for healing others. Veterinary school may be just the thing for you. From treating land animals to studying ocean life, veterinarians contribute to a wide range of professions. And within those professions exist an array of vet-care positions. Veterinary school gives you the […]

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The Best Dust Free Cat Litter

Looking for a great dust free cat litter? If you find that you’re constantly sweeping up dust, sneezing from clouds of it, or even that your kitty is sneezing when using the litter tray, then you’ll want to switch to a different brand of cat litter. Our vet advisor, Dr. Chyrle Bonk, selected these top-performing […]

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The Best Snuffle Mats for Dogs

Are you looking for the perfect snuffle mat for your dog? Snuffle mats are a way to “slow feed” your dog, encouraging them to use their senses and think hard in order to find the treats or kibble hidden in the mat. This can relieve boredom and anxiety, and reduce any regurgitation of food. Our […]

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The Best Betta Fish Tanks

Betta fish tanks are tanks designed specifically to meet the needs of this unique fish. Betta fish, otherwise known as Siamese fighting fish, are small-but-vibrant freshwater, tropical fish. They can make great pets for those who enjoy taking care of aquatic life. This fiercely independent fish prefers to swim alone, but some females may get […]

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The Best Toys for German Shepherds

Choosing the best toys for German Shepherds might feel tricky. Maybe you’re worried about buying a toy that won’t be rugged enough to stand up to your dog. Perhaps you’ve already purchased a few toys that came highly recommended for dogs … but it seems like they’re sized for a miniature poodle. Our vet advisor, […]