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6 Names You Won’t Hear Twice at the Dog Park

Four Dogs in Different Breed Sitting in the Park

You love your new puppy. She’s smart, friendly and has the most unique personality you’ve ever seen. Which is why you now want to find a name matching her adorable qualities. Coming up with a truly unique name can be tough though. Sure, names like Molly, Rex, Maggie or Duke are great, but they are also found on practically every dog collar with a nameplate. You want something you won’t hear everyday. Below are six names you won’t hear twice at the dog park to get you inspired. Espresso Your puppy is full of energy and always ready for her[...]

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The Collar Still Fits! 5 Ways to Help Your Pup Lose Weight

Cute and squishy Pomeranian dog on her pink fashionable clothes

There’s nothing cuter than a pleasantly plump puppy with squishy cheeks and a round belly. But what happens if that baby fat never goes away? What if your canine companion actually starts to pack on the pounds over time? Don’t worry, you wouldn’t be alone. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that over half (54 percent) of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015. Besides extra poundage being bad for your dog’s health, it may make their favorite activities difficult, from jumping into the car for a joy ride to strutting about town on leash. You want pet collars[...]

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Should You Buy a Puppy from a Breeder?

Puppies Waiting to be Adopted

If you’re new to the concept of dog ownership, understanding the pros and cons of purchasing your new pup from a breeder can be confusing. If your purchase from a reputable breeder, you’re sure to get a pup who looks and acts the part of a noble breed, free from upsetting past experiences that could cause later behavioral issues. If you adopt a dog from your local humane society, you’re saving them from a life of abuse and neglect. You’re giving a shelter dog a second chance at life, and they will forever be grateful for that, just as you’re[...]

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Siberian Huskies are among the 20 most populardog breeds as listed by the American Kennel Club. They are well-loved but oftenmisunderstood dogs. Here are four common misconceptions along with the truth aboutthe breed. Myth #1: Siberian huskies are part wolf. Siberian huskies are sometimes mistaken forwolves because they have a slightly wolf-like appearance and because they haveplayed wolves on film and television. However, Siberian Huskies, like all otherdog breeds, are distinct from wolves. Though dogs and wolves share a commonancestry, dogs became separate from wolves at least 10,000 years ago. Somescientists place this event at more than 30,000 years ago.[...]

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