Author: Golden Meadows

Safety Tips + Advice

CHECKLIST: First Aid Kit Essentials for Dogs

You probably have a first-aid kit in your home and another in your car for all of the humans in your household. Your pets may at some point need emergency care as well, at home and on the road, so having a pet-specific first aid kit you can carry with

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Training + Obedience

Fun Ways to Involve Kids in Dog Training

Just as kids need to be taught boundaries, rules and manners, dogs need to learn the same structured way of life before he can “unleash” his full potential. While training a dog or puppy may seem like a “one (adult) person job,” most trainers will tell you that it’s smarter

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Research Finds Therapy Dogs Help Relieve Students’ Stress

We’ve long heard of the benefits of having a pet. Lower stress levels and a better mood, decreased blood pressure and lower cholesterol, enhanced child development, decreased allergies and improved immunity, and even better socialization skills are among the numerous reasons to adopt. Then, of course, there are the benefits

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Health + Wellness

Does a Warm, Dry Nose Mean Your Dog’s Sick?

For centuries, old wives the world across have said that a dog with a warm, dry nose is a sick dog. To us humans, that seems pretty strange; after all, if our noses are cold and wet, that probably means we have one heck of a cold. But is there

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Health + Wellness

As Heartworm Awareness Month Nears End, 5 Important Takeaways

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month (NHAM), and that means it’s time for us to do our duty and improve awareness by educating our readers about this potentially devastating disease. Whether you own a dog or just love dogs, we hope you’ll use this information to continue our efforts and

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Health + Wellness

Every Dog Breed Has Unique Nutritional Needs

Does your precious pup love to eat? Count him in with most other healthy dogs! There are few other creatures on Earth that qualify for “true foodie” status at the same level as our canine best buds. Dinnertime is an exciting affair – the most excitement they’ve had since, well,

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Health + Wellness

Using Agility Training to Ease Your Dog’s Anxiety

If your dog suffers from anxiety, we want to draw your attention to a potential treatment you may have never considered. Agility training for dogs may just be the ticket to helping your pup become more confident, tolerant, and generally, less anxious overall. Today, we’ll help you understand agility sports

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Health + Wellness

What’s in Your Dog Food?

Recalls from Ol’ Roy because it contained euthanasia drugs, pet owners reporting maggots in bags of kibble, dogs getting sick from pathogens found in foods made at sub-par factories – these are just a few of the terrifying examples of what can go wrong in the pet food industry (and

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Health + Wellness

Why Homing Puppies Is Often a Breeder’s Hardest Challenge

Finding good homes for puppies is one of the most challenging aspects of breeding. Unfortunately, not every home is a good home; far too many people adopt when they can’t really afford a pet or aren’t ready to look after a dog. These are the dogs that are most likely

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