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Pet Allergies: When an Itch Means Something More

June 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

Ever think your pet might be allergic to you? While that may be a rare scenario, it’s increasingly clear that cats and dogs, like their human companions, can have allergies. Cornell University’s Baker Institute for Animal Health classifies potential pet allergies into three categories: atopic dermatitis caused by pollen, dust, mold and other natural irritants;…

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3 Fun Backyard Games for Pets

May 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

Daily playtime is vital to your dog’s physical and mental health. Get creative with your backyard games this spring and try some of these suggestions from Kurgo, a pet travel, toy and outdoor products company. AAA members save up to 20% on Kurgo products.  Flyball Flyball is actually a competitive team sport for dogs. To…

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Go Upscale With Upcycled Pet Beds

February 08, 2017. Nick Tavares

Let sleeping dogs lie − but let them lie in comfort and style. By upcycling some unwanted items, you can create classy new sleeping quarters for Fido and Fluffy for next to nothing. Here are a few ideas to build a better bed for your furry friend. The luxurious luggage apartment Turn a vintage hardcover…

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Food Puzzles Your Pet Will Love

January 01, 2017. Nick Tavares

When the cat’s away, the mice will play. But when the human’s away, what does the cat do? Food puzzles keep your pet occupied when you’re not home. They can be found at pet stores and online, and have several difficulty levels for various animal species. These puzzles compel pets to forage for food using…