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Nashvillian Raises Support for Service Dog

For Nashvillian Andrew Booker, a service dog named Rex could literally save his life. Andrew lives with Epilepsy, Type 1 Diabetes and in recent years has been diagnosed with Autonomic Autoimmune Ganglionopathy (AAG), a disorder of the autonomic nervous system. All of this means that Andrew cannot be left alone. With Andrew's wife, Alicia, needing to work, Rex, a Labrador Retriever from Retrieving Independence´╗┐, is his answer to safety and freedom...

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Pet Safety Tips for July 4th

30% more pets go missing around July 4th than any other time of year. Help protect your furry family member with these helpful safety tips from PetAmberAlert.com!

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Beyond the Backyard

Simply put, we love our dogs. We pamper them with yummy treats and belly rubs. We walk them, and toss the ball, and play chase in the yard. And that’s just the beginning! There are so many ways in which you can enrich your dog’s daily life while strengthening the bond you share and having fun to boot! Here are six of my favorite ways to offer health and happiness to your pooch pal...

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The Local Green List

So you’ve gone green: you recycle, carpool, filter your own water and buy recycled paper. But is your pet green? After all, with our natural resources at stake, it’s important to reduce the carbon paw print, too! Fortunately, it’s easy providing natural and earth-friendly products for your pet pals thanks to the vast variety of eco-friendly beds, toys, leashes, grooming products, litter and more...

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Healthy Cat Habitats

The bond between a cat and human is a beautiful, heartfelt expression of love. Our relationship with cats dates back a few thousand years, and yet all too often we still don’t seem to understand our feline friends. As mysterious as it may seem, however, decoding your cat isn’t as difficult as it might seem. In fact, living in harmony with your cat is often as simple as understanding his basic environmental needs. If you’ve ever noticed that your cat sleeps too much, exhibits unwanted behaviors or shows signs of anxiety, chances are your cat’s home habitat may very well require further consideration.

A boring environment can contribute to behavior problems such as depression and anxiety. Cats who are not adequately mentally and physically exercised are also at risk of developing boredom-related or stress-relieving behaviors such as over-grooming, chewing inappropriate items, bullying other pets, retreating into isolation, over-eating and more...

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