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You’ve been begging your landlord to fix the torn linoleum in your bathroom and replace your dripping bathroom faucet—and he’s finally come through. Before you know it, maintenance people are making their way into the apartment to make the changes you asked for, which means you have to move your …

Finding a veterinarian for your pet is just as important as getting a doctor you trust for yourself. This person will be caring for your furry friend in sickness and in health, and your pet has to feel comfortable with him or her. So, if you just moved into a …

Summertime—the blissful season of pool parties, backyard barbecues and long walks on the beach. While it may be a spectacular time of year, summer can be potentially dangerous for your pets. After all, temperatures can rise above 90 or 100 degrees Fahrenheit in many areas of the country, putting your …

As a foster mom, rescue volunteer and proud mom to a number of four-legged family members, I’m always looking for ways to curb expenses without cutting quality or care. One way I do this is by getting a little creative about cat toys, often making them myself. Judging by a …

Bringing home a new dog for the first time comes with so many new responsibilities and things to think about. Many new adoptive pet parents don’t always think of dog-proofing their house or apartment first when preparing for a new addition, but ensuring that the home is a safe environment …

If you are thinking of adopting a kitten for the first time, you’re probably aware of all the responsibilities that go along with caring for your new addition. Next to food, litter training is likely at the top of your list of things to take care of after bringing home …

niccole schreck   According to a Rent.com survey of 1,000 U.S. renters, a whopping 83 percent find it difficult to find a pet-friendly apartment and 56 percent have not secured an apartment they liked because of a no-pet policy. Some landlords are reluctant to allow pets, and they have legitimate …

Adopting a new cat or dog means plenty of changes for both you and your pet. Many new pet parents will opt to feed their new addition something different from what they were eating at the shelter or foster home.  However, abruptly switching foods can upset your dog or cat’s …

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Pit Bull Parent: When is it Time?

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Feb 11 , 2014

With the holidays recently, we were spending more time with family. My dad lives about an hour away and we headed to his place the other day to visit with him. He has 2 dogs, an older dog and a younger dog. The older dog is a medium sized dog …

“Are you serious, it’s just a little snow, you can go outside. It really isn’t that bad. After all, weren’t you bred to be a German hunting dog?”. This is what I caught myself saying to my Poodle the other day. It was cold, as it has been throughout much …

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