5 Tips for Dog Parents During National Walk Your Dog Week

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by Catherine Davis, FoodFamilyFinds.com Growing up, I never had any pets. They were strictly forbidden in our house because my parents couldn’t stand the thought of animal hair in the house. Well, I take that back, for awhile we had an aquarium full of fish but they’re about as fun to play with as a… Read more »

But can you walk the (dog) walk?

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by Gwendolyn Purdom, RedEyeChicago.com When it comes to dogs’ mental, physical health, the backyard won’t cut it In the 15 years since Marc Matlin founded Chicago Dog Walkers, he’s learned a few things about the importance of taking Fido for a spin around the block. “Dogs like to go out and sniff around. It’s kind… Read more »

5 Benefits of Walking Your Dog

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by Wendy Bumgardner, Walking Expert at About.com It’s shocking that one in three pet owners say they never take their dogs for a walk, and only a little more than half walk them at least once a day, according to a survey of 4,000 dog owners by Pet360. Many pet owners think it is enough… Read more »

Prepare Your Dogs for the Zombie Apocalypse?

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by Kimberly Gauthier, KeepTheTailWagging.com My favorite monster is the vampire. I’ve read tons of books and watched loads of movies featuring vampires. The best one is 30 Days of Night. Wow, I was mesmerized. I even watched all the special features on the DVD. My least favorite monster is the zombie. What I love and hate… Read more »

Top Five Benefits of Walking Your Dog

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by Anna Dickens, SpryLiving.com In honor of National Walk Your Dog week, we reveal five reasons to hit the pavement with your pooch in tow. Taking Fido out for a stroll is often viewed as an obligatory chore, another mundane task on an already long to-do list. But dog walking isn’t just about the health… Read more »

Is Your Pet Ready for an Emergency?

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by Ali Jarvis, SidewalkDog.com No one expects disaster to strike, but when it does, having a disaster plan in place can make all the difference for your family’s safety. Having an emergency plan before you need one means that, should a crisis arise (think tornados, fires, or flooding), you won’t have to think about what to… Read more »

Survey Reveals Pet Owners Are NOT Prepared for Disasters

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by Lea-Ann Germinder, GoodNewsforPets.com With Goodnewsforpets coverage of National Preparedness Month in full swing, alarming news comes from recently published survey results courtesy of Pet360, Inc. More than 5,000 pet owners participated in the survey, which was an effort to identify just how many pet owners are adequately prepared to deal with a sudden disaster… Read more »

How to be somewhat ready in a disaster to evacuate with your pets

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by Cathy M. Rosenthal, MySanAntonio.com September is National Emergency Preparedness Month — a time to remind us all how inadequately prepared we are for an impending disaster or emergency that might require us to evacuate our homes. All month long I have been getting emails from the local sheriff’s department (thank you) reminding me about… Read more »

Back to School for People AND Pups

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by Elizabeth at Animal Rescue League of Boston Back to school isn’t just for kids! The fall is a great time to get you and your pup involved in dog training. As you figure out your fall schedule, be sure to save some time for enriching your dog’s life. Why send your dog to school?… Read more »