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Surprise Things You Can Do to Make Your Cat Happy

September 14, 2023

Happy Cat Month, pet owners! Yes, you read that right. September marks the annual Happy Cat Month created by CATalyst Council. This celebratory month was established to spread education about the health, happiness and importance of companion cats. So, keeping this in mind, what ways can you surprise your cat and bring them some extra …

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National Barks: Badlands National Park

August 24, 2023

Leash up for the next National Bark you and your dog need to visit: Badlands National Park in western South Dakota. The varying terrain and sediments throughout the park will leave you feeling like you’ve been transported to a sci-fi planet one moment and the moon the next. You and your hiking hound can truly …

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Will Cats Notice It’s Back-to-School Time?

August 17, 2023

Dogs are notorious for missing their owners two seconds after their human steps out the front door, sometimes with destructive results. But will your family’s favorite feline have separation anxiety after the kiddos go back to school? Fluffy was the go-to adventure buddy for your kids’ summer shenanigans, after all. So, it’s only natural that …

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Why (or Do) All Cats Hate Water?

July 13, 2023

Splish, splash, it’s time for your cat to take a bath! But … isn’t it common knowledge that cats hate water?  You may be looking at that bathtub thinking, “This won’t end well,” and you wouldn’t be alone. But do all cats really hate water? Let’s dive into whether this might be a myth and …

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How to Host a Bark-tastic Pool Party

June 22, 2023

Calling all water-loving doggos and their aquatic owners! It’s time for a summer pool party. Swimming can be an enjoyable activity for your pet, and it can also be quite beneficial to their health. Both reasons to party! Why not combine the two? By planning a doggy pool party, you’re providing pups with exercise to …

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Pet Boating Safety 101

June 15, 2023

Nothing says summer quite like a boating adventure! And for many pet owners, taking your best pal on that boating adventure is what summers are for. But before you visualize Fido on a boat, there are certain pet boating safety precautions you should take and some equipment you need. Pets on boats can present various …

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Common Cat Behaviors and How to Correct Them

June 8, 2023

At some point, most cat owners deal with at least one of the following behaviors. Deal with any of them long enough, and you’ll be yearning to correct that cat behavior. Destructive scratching Litter box issues Aggression Why do cats do the things they do? Well, cats aren’t people, and are often oblivious to what …

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National Barks: Walking Through the Grand Canyon

May 18, 2023

Welcome to National Barks, our semi-regular guide to taking your dog sightseeing in the national parks. This month we’re going to have you and your doggo daydreaming about a visit to Grand Canyon National Park. It’s a rockin’ place to take your dog. Northern Arizona is home to one of the seven natural wonders of …

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Why Do Cats Purr?

May 11, 2023

While cats may not be able to communicate in human tongues, their body language and purrs can be worth a thousand words. But are those words always PAWSitive? Contrary to popular belief, purring isn’t always an indication that your cat is calm and happy. Researchers have found that cats can express a variety of emotions …

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