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Christmas Gifts for Dog Lovers

Christmas Gifts for Dog Lovers

When it comes to the Holidays, let's be honest some people are just difficult to buy for. However, if that person happens to be a dog lover your gift buying quest just got a little easier. Spoil your loved one and their pet with these Christmas gifts for dog lovers....

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Cat Evolution: Are Pet Cats Evolutionary Marvels?

Cat Evolution: Are Pet Cats Evolutionary Marvels?

Ever wondered if your pet cat is descended from a lion? Read on for our lowdown on cat evolution and whether a "meow" was once a "roar". The world’s greatest genetic variety of wild cats exists in Africa.  This remarkable fact is the result of wild cat migration and...

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Dog Treats for Halloween That Are Healthy & Safe

Dog Treats for Halloween That Are Healthy & Safe

Key to your pup loving his or her dog treats for Halloween is not just about whether they taste good. Funny, cute, weird, or ‘spooky’ looking doesn’t matter to dogs either.  The fact is, smell is the sense that dogs use to determine if something is going to be good or...

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Is Cat Declawing Bad?

Is Cat Declawing Bad?

Have you ever considered declawing for your cat and wondered if cat declawing is bad or an option? Today we are going to answer that question. Some Americans are strongly opposed to declawing (a.k.a. onychectomy) because of the physical pain and the likely mental...

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What Are The Best Cat Scratching Posts?

What Are The Best Cat Scratching Posts?

If you’ve ever owned a pet cat then you know they will scratch their claws on just about everything.  But, why do they do this?  And, what can be done to protect your home and possessions from this feline clawing destruction? The answer is simple you need to choose...

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The Best Online Dog Training Courses

The Best Online Dog Training Courses

Are you one of the many people who have adopted a dog during the pandemic?  Have you made a concerted effort to train your new dog?  Maybe you acquired your canine soulmate from a reputable breeder, a local shelter, a city pound, or online.  No matter how you found...

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The Standard Poodle Temperament

The Standard Poodle Temperament

Wondering whether the standard poodle is the right breed for you? Today we explore the standard poodle temperament to discover if it will be a good fit for your family and lifestyle. Here’s a good “trivia” question―what does “le Caniche” mean in English?  It’s the...

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Five Amazing Halloween Gifts For Dogs

Five Amazing Halloween Gifts For Dogs

Your pup is entitled to enjoy Halloween just as much as you do and this is the perfect time of the year to show him or her just how loved they are with these Halloween Gifts for Dogs. We've rounded up our selection of gifts which dogs will love and, let's be honest,...

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Do German Shepherds Make Good Pets?

Do German Shepherds Make Good Pets?

Do German Shepherds Make Good Pets? That’s a question on the minds of tons of folks looking to become first-time dog owners.  People seem to gravitate toward German Shepherds for a host of reasons.  For some, it may simply be because they like the look and nature of...

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Are Golden Retrievers Good Family Dogs?

Are Golden Retrievers Good Family Dogs?

Becoming the proud parents of any dog is an exciting time, but it’s important to make sure the breed is a good fit for your environment and lifestyle. Are golden retrievers good family dogs? Read on to find out. Golden Retriever owners are a lucky lot.  That’s because...

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Where to Buy Dog Accessories Online

Where to Buy Dog Accessories Online

Okay, it’s a pandemic.  You know it, I know it, even your pup knows it! Obviously a pandemic means going out less and avoiding contact with others, and that might lead you to wonder where to buy dog accessories online? Sadly, Covid-19 is not just going to leave us...

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How to Crate Train a Dog

How to Crate Train a Dog

Wondering how to crate train a dog or get your puppy used to his or her new den? Read on for some do’s and don’ts, to get this important step for your dog right. As pet parents, we always want to provide the best living conditions for our dogs.  After all, they are a...

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CBD For Dogs. What Does the Oil Do?

CBD For Dogs. What Does the Oil Do?

You might have heard about the potential benefits of CBD for dogs, but have concerns about what it contains and whether it's right for your pup. In today's post, we examine CBD for dogs and look at what the oil is and does. The Background to CBD for Dogs By now, just...

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Father’s Day Gifts for Dog Lovers

Father’s Day Gifts for Dog Lovers

We all know that buying gifts for the men in our lives is difficult - after all how many pairs of socks does one man need? However, if you are looking for something for Dad this June then you are in luck as we have some great Father's Day gifts for dog lovers. You...

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Why You Should Get A Pet Portrait Now

Why You Should Get A Pet Portrait Now

Our pets matter to us and are a hugely significant part of our lives.  Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, rat, lizard, bird, or any other critter, they all need celebrating.  Granted, most people want or may already have dogs or cats as pets.  After all, those are...

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Can Dogs Recognize Human Facial Expressions?

Can Dogs Recognize Human Facial Expressions?

Do you think of your dog as a family member?  You’re not alone―many dog owners consider their pooches to be family.  After all, our dogs are often a close friend―our best friend.  We nurture them, we train them, we love them, and we confide in them. But, do our dogs...

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Why You Need A GPS Pet Tracker for Your Dog

Why You Need A GPS Pet Tracker for Your Dog

Whether you’re navigating the wilds of the Amazon River or the boroughs of New York City, GPS is a great tool for pinpointing your location.  But, have you thought about using GPS to track your dog?  If you’re currently using a good GPS dog tracker, that’s great!  If...

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Dog Approved: The Very Best Dog Treats

Dog Approved: The Very Best Dog Treats

These are certainly challenging times for us all.  The calamitous messes of world-wide civil unrest, political upheavals, and the coronavirus pandemic have put us all on edge.  But, there is a silver lining in all of this.  Think of it as a ‘bark of hope’―that’s...

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The Absolute Best Cat Toys for these Uncertain Times

The Absolute Best Cat Toys for these Uncertain Times

There’s no doubt that all cat parents want the very best cat toys for their favorite felines. We think all pet owners―especially cat lovers―will agree. But, the COVID-19 pandemic has created trying times for us all―including our fabulous felines. As we all hunker down...

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It’s A Good Time to Groom Your Dog at Home

It’s A Good Time to Groom Your Dog at Home

Got the stay-at-home blues?  Does your Poodle look like Disney Studios Shaggy Dog? If you answered ‘yes’ to either question or both, then this may just be the time to learn how to do your own dog grooming at home.   The key is having the right equipment and products...

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Pet Portrait CanvasPop Giveaway

Pet Portrait CanvasPop Giveaway

Would you like the chance to win a canvas portrait of your pet? Then I have some exciting news for you today! We have a great new giveaway, with the prize kindly gifted by CanvasPop! If you haven't discovered CanvasPop yet then you have to check them out. Through...

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Best Tailwind Tribes for Pet Bloggers

Best Tailwind Tribes for Pet Bloggers

If you haven't heard of Tailwind or Tailwind Tribes it's a great way for you to get more visibility for your Pinterest pins and profile. It's like group boards, but on steroids and without all the hassle of having to get accepted into group boards and then worrying...

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Don’t Let Your Pup Make a Mess of the Pavement

Don’t Let Your Pup Make a Mess of the Pavement

We’ve all been there: enjoying a pleasant walk with the family, or even walking through town and then stepping in something rather unpleasant. It’s enough to ruin a family day out, a good pair of shoes and of course your car interior. It’s true that while most dog...

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Pet Business Marketing: The 5 Pillars of Success

Pet Business Marketing: The 5 Pillars of Success

Understanding the steps to successful pet business marketing is vital if you want a business that thrives.  I know that some of the readers of Pet Hooligans run pet focused businesses and so today I wanted to share with you some practical tips for online marketing. As...

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Feeding Your Dog A Homemade Diet

Feeding Your Dog A Homemade Diet

Some people like to start their young dogs on a homemade meat and veggie diet. Typically, they’ll keep feeding a homemade ration for the dog’s entire life. The belief is that a cooked or raw diet is a healthy alternative to commercially formulated dog foods. There is...

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7 Ways a Dog Makes Your Life Better

7 Ways a Dog Makes Your Life Better

Yes you love your dog, but did you know he or she is making you happier and healthier. That’s actual science! And here we have 7 reasons why. Keeps Your Heart Healthy Many studies have shown that dog parents are more likely to fulfil the suggested activity levels for...

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The Easter Bunny Has a Message For You

The Easter Bunny Has a Message For You

Many of you know I love bunnies. I have shared my home with two house rabbits, Tilly and Bertie, and I hope to adopt more in the future. They make wonderful pets - but if, and only if, you are prepared to make accommodation for them in your life and if you are...

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5 Alternative Ways to Ease Your Dog’s Arthritis Pain

5 Alternative Ways to Ease Your Dog’s Arthritis Pain

What is arthritis? As with humans, arthritis is a very painful condition in affected dogs. It is usually due to cartilage degeneration. This degeneration may be related to obesity, diet, age, infection, old injury, hip or elbow dysplasia, or some combination of these...

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Litter Box Training Your Adopted Kitten

Litter Box Training Your Adopted Kitten

Sometimes life drops an unexpected new member into our households in the form of an unweaned, orphaned or abandoned kitten.  This can happen if the mother cat should suddenly die from birthing complications or perhaps when the mother is a young feral that recognizes...

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Train and Challenge Your Growing Pup With Fun

Train and Challenge Your Growing Pup With Fun

In the U.S.—no, make that everywhere—obesity is not just a people problem. Sadly, obesity is affecting dogs as well. And, like obese kids, overweight pups will suffer from bad health as they become adults. Your young dog wants to be with you—he will do just about...

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