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Lifestyle

Wagbrag brings you the latest trends in pet lifestyles. Here is where you will find information on new recreational activities and emerging trends in the animal world. Wagbrag's lifestyle section will keep you up to date and provide you the best information to keep your pet happy and healthy.

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7 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog

  When you think of exercising your dog, the first thing that likely comes to mind is going on a walk.  Daily walks are very beneficial and essential part of having a dog. Walks provide...
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Ruffwear Front Range Harness Review

I've been waiting for the right occasion to do another Ruffwear product review. Finally, the perfect opportunity had arrived - I had just registered my labrador retriever for the CGC (Canine Good Citizen) training class. I...
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Wellness Core RawRev Dog Food Review – Join The Raw Revolution

This post is sponsored by Wellness® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about the Wellness® CORE® RawRev™ raw food dog food but Wagbrag only shares information we...
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Tips On How To Pass The CGC Test For Dogs – Canine Good Citizen...

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is comprised of 10 different tests that you must perform with your dog. Your dog must successfully complete all 10 tests for a passing grade. The tests represent...
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Here’s Why The Clean Label Project’s Best and Worst Pet Food Results Changed

  Explanation Of Why The Clean Label Project Best and Worst Pet Food Results Changed This article has been updated: Shortly after the original article was posted, I was contacted by the Clean Label Project and they...
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Why Do Cats Purr And The Science Behind How

A cat's purr is soothing and relaxing to many cat parents. Some cats purr loudly, while others barely make a sound. While listening to the wonderful sound of your cat purring you might wonder...
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12 Snake Bite Prevention Tips For Dogs – Snake Bites On The Rise

It's summer time! As the weather heats up, it's a good idea to keep an eye out for snakes - for the safety of both you and your dog. According to PetMD approximately, 8,000...
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5 Pet Safety Tips You Need to Do Immediately

We know your pets are like family members. You love them and do your best to keep them safe. Here are five important steps you can take to ensure your pet's safety. 5 Pet Safety...
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Cooking Demonstrations & Culinary Delights – Taste of Town Brookhaven Event Benefiting LifeLine Animal...

Featured Cooking Demonstrations and Culinary Delights The Taste of Town Brookhaven is hosting their 3rd annual event.  This event will feature culinary delights from Town Brookhaven restaurants and cooking demonstrations from Atlanta chefs, including Lisa Washington...
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Top Wackiest Pet Names of 2017

Our Kitten - Named After Andy Griffith TV Show Character With A Star Wars Twist We adopted a cute little kitten this year and the whole family had fun coming up with potential names. My wife...
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5 Pet Traveling Facts You Probably Didn’t Know – Flying Overseas With Pets

5 Pet Traveling Tips That Will Surprise You Moving to a new house and moving jobs are some of the most stressful life changes you’ll come across.  Add in 10 thousand miles distance and it’s...
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Party For The Paws Event – Fun Event Supporting Local Dog Rescue

Party To Save Dog's Puppy Haven is very excited to announce their Second Annual Party for the Paws on May 6th from 11am-3pm at their store location on Caldwell Road in Brookhaven, Georgia. All Proceeds Benefit Rescue...

Luxury Dog Bed Giveaway! Petoji Dog Bed Limited Time Offer

Register to win a new Petoji dog bed and avoid the typical dog bed scenario. April 26, 2017: This post has been updated and the dog bed giveaway contest has ended. Typical Dog Bed Scenario The typical...
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LifeLine Animal Project to Provide Free Veterinary Services at Healthy Pets Events

Rising Pet Care Costs With the cost of pet care rising, many Atlanta pet owners cannot afford basic veterinary services for their dogs or cats. To assist pet owners, LifeLine Animal Project will be holding...

Top 3 Reason Why You Should NOT Breed Your Dog – Responsible Dog Breeding

  WRITTEN BY: Lazhar Ichar from Breeding Business Breeding dogs is not something to take lightly and while accidents can always happen, it is the dog owner’s responsibility to make sure a litter is only the...
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Springtime Means Sky-Rocketing Level of Animal Intakes At County Shelters

“SPRING INTO ADOPTION” AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT ADOPT A PET FROM ANY OF LIFELINE’S SHELTERS FOR ONLY $40 Promotion applies to all dogs over 25 lbs. and all cats "Spring is almost here, and that means LifeLine...
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Homeless Man Dies With Dog Tied To Him – Dog Found 3 Days...

Up To 350,000 Homeless People Estimated To Have Pets It's reported that there are about 3.5 million homeless people living in the U.S.  Pet's of the Homeless estimates, that approximately 5% - 10% of the...
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A Perfect Dog Treat For Training – Bonito Fish Flakes

  I received Bonito Fish Flakes & compensation from Chef Asako. However, the opinions and text are all mine. I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. Dog Training Tip - How To Hold...
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Celebrity Alison Eastwood Launches FosterFurKids.com – A First Of A Kind Animal Rescue Website

Alison Eastwood - Determined To Save Homeless Pets Hollywood celebrity Alison Eastwood (yes - that's Clint Eastwood's daughter) has an idea on how to save more animals. I had the privilege of speaking with her about...

Atlantans Come Join The Kitten Bowl Party – Super Bowl Pet Adoption

LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT CELEBRATES SUPER BOWL SUNDAY WITH FEE-WAIVED ADOPTIONS AND A KITTEN BOWL PARTY!   ATLANTA, GA -- (February 1, 2017)  Atlanta’s largest animal welfare group, LifeLine Animal Project, is celebrating Super Bowl Sunday with two...
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Eastwood Ranch Foundation Launches FosterFurKids.com to Help Rescues & Shelters

Eastwood Ranch Foundation Launches FostFurKids.com To Help Rescues and Shelters Connect With Pet Fosters and Transporters Eastwood Ranch Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue organization founded by actress and director Alison Eastwood, has launched FosterFurkids.com a...

Stunning Photos Of Beautiful Shelter Dogs – Capturing The Spirit Of Animals In Need

Take note - this is how you take great photos of animals in shelters! Theses photos, taken by WaltonPets.net, are stunning - they capture the spirit and soul of the animal. WaltonPets.net, supported by William Wise Photography,...
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6 Cat Weight Loss Tips – Creative Ways To Help Your Cat Lose Weight

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 58% of the cats in the United States are obese. Feline obesity can lead to liver disease, diabetes, urinary tract problems, heart failure, and other fatal...
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Hiking With The Ruffwear Approach Pack – Dog Backpack Review

If you have read any of my recent posts about hiking, then you've seen photos of my Labrador Retriever, Rio, sporting a bright orange backpack. We've been testing the Ruffwear Approach Pack on several...
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10 Dog Food Ingredients Your Dog Doesn’t Need

The AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) establishes the nutritional standards for dog foods. Although all of the ingredients are considered "feed grade", that doesn’t mean they are completely safe for our pets....

Chrome Extension Replaces Photos of Donald Trump with Photos of Kittens

Switch out the bad hair comb-over for a soft, furry, cute kitten. Photos of Trump are plastered across the internet. Visit CNN or Fox news websites and you are likely to see a featured...
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Retractable Dog Leashes – Pros & Cons

Are Retractable Leashes Safe For Dogs? Although the retractable dog leash receives bad reviews by some, I believe it can be used effectively and safely if you know and follow a few common sense rules. I've...

Give Joy – Pet Adoption Promotion

RECORD SETTING 374 ADOPTIONS OVER BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY WEEKEND AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT’S SHELTERS $25 Adoptions throughout December on Dogs over 25 lbs. and Cats ATLANTA, GA -- (December 1, 2016) Christmas came early for employees...

Exploring And Hiking – How To Be #HealthierTogether With Your Dog

This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers....
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Do Something Different This Thanksgiving

Black Friday Pet Adoption Special Instead of sitting in traffic, standing in long lines and increasing your credit card bills, LifeLine Animal Project is asking people to do something different.  Take advantage of LifeLine's fee-waived pet adoptions...
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Thanksgiving Foods Pets Can Eat And Ones To Avoid

Thanksgiving is a time for sharing. If you’re anything like staffers here at WagBrag, you find it hard to resist those big, sad eyes when you’re feasting on the turkey and dressing. Both cats...
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How To Be #healthiertogether With Your Dog

  This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers....
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Watch Cute Kitten Play Ping Pong

Many think that ping pong / table tennis is the world's most popular racket sport. It's apparently popular with cats too - or at least for this young kitten. Video: Watch Kitten Playing Ping Pong Pepper is our...
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My Dog Ate Chocolate! What Will Happen?

What Makes Chocolate Poisonous to Dogs? As much as humans enjoy chocolate it can be toxic to our pets.  Chocolate contains substances called methylxanthines, specifically caffeine and theobromine.  These substances are not broken down efficiently...

Teach Your Dog To Wear A Backpack With These 5 Easy Steps

  As I prepare for my upcoming camping trip in November, I look forward to trying out some new hiking gear for my dog. I'm especially eager for Rio to test out his new doggie backpack...
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Dog And Puppy Training Tips For Kids

Bringing a dog into your family is joyous and your kids will certainly be excited. However, this situation can be tricky. It may take some time for your dog to get acquainted with her new...
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Preparing To Bring Home A New Puppy? Here Is What You Need To...

You’ve planned, you’ve searched and you’ve found him – the new love of your life. It’s time for your new puppy to come home with you and meet his or her new family. It’s a...

Dalmatian Shares Her Bed With Foster Kittens

Cute Video of Kittens with Affectionate Dalmatian If anyone has ever asked the question, "can dogs and cats get along?". This kitten and dalmatian video is proof that they can and do! Lady, a Dalmatian, is well...
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How to Cure Your Cat’s Constipation with these Four Safe and Effective Home Remedies

Why is my cat constipated and what can I do? If you’re a cat owner, you know the importance of keeping your cat happy and healthy. Or rather, you understand the importance of making sure...
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Stray Dog Surprised When Caught But Look What Happens…

Stray Dog Is Surprised When Caught But Look What Happens..... I've seen first hand how a scared and homeless animal can transform into a happy confident family pet. That has to be one of the...
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Video: Bulldog vs Chihuahua Battle

Who Is Cuter - American Bulldog vs Chihuahua Let's be very clear - this is a battle of who is cuter. Some will side with the tiny Chihuahua puppy that bounces around chasing after the...
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Smiles From These 15 Homeless Dogs Will Melt Your Heart

  By their smiles you would never guess that these dogs are sitting in a county shelter and needing a FURever home. Many animal shelters around metro Atlanta are at full capacity with wonderful dogs and cats. If...
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Dig This! How To Stop Your Dog From Digging Up Your Yard

Authored By Susan Giordano: K9U Dog Trainer and Behaviorist  People frequently ask me how they can stop their dog from digging holes in the yard, or how to stop them from digging up newly planted flowers...
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How To Create A Pet Friendly Office

We’ve gotten more and more attached to our pets over the last few decades. The nature of the workplace is changing as many companies adopt pet policies.  For example, 9 percent of companies provide...
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Dog Surfing Video: Watch Tenacious Corgi Surf Through Waves

Tenacious Little Corgi Surfs Through The Waves It's summertime and nothing beats hanging out at the beach with your friends, family....and watching a dog surfing. For those of you who are at the beach, heading...
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11 Amazing Service Dog Facts

Service dogs are highly trained and do some incredible things. But many people are not aware of all of the things these dogs are capable of. Scroll through learn more about these 11 amazing service dog facts. They Help...
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Bonded Senior Dogs At Risk Of Being Separated In County Animal Shelter

These two senior dogs are hoping to be adopted together Armani and Sparky have been at the Fulton County Animal Shelter in Atlanta, GA since March. Their owner "fell on hard times and could not reclaim...
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Cat Expert Tips – How to Communicate with Your Cat

Dr. Tony Buffington, of the College of Veterinary Medicine, professor at the Ohio State University has dedicated his life to the general mystery of cats. He has spent the last few years studying interstitial...
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5 Cats With Cool Jobs That You Won’t Believe

Does your cat work? We usually think of our dogs as having a job or needing one, but the only job we ever assign to cats is catching rodents. However, throughout history there have been...
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Two Stars are Born! County Shelter Dogs Featured in Play!

Two Dog Stars are Born! LifeLine's Fulton County Animal Services dogs, Hector and Autumn, are doing fantastic jobs in their acting debuts in Serenbe Playhouse production Of Mice and Men which began June 9 and...
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Video: Husky Blows Bubbles Under Water

Generally speaking, Huskies are born to run, not swim. They like water about as much as cats do.  But there is always the exception.  On this hot summer day, the Husky in this video...

11 Foods Your Pet Should NEVER eat

Harmful Food For Dogs You might think feeding your pet from the table or giving them the same food or drink that you enjoy is showing your love. However, people food and drink can be...
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5 Common Health Problems To Know Before Adopting A Pet

By Sherry L. Granader Rescuing or adopting an animal from a shelter can be a loving and rewarding experience. However, there are some common health problems that you should be aware of going into the...

If Your Dog Loves Treats Then #NudgeThemBack

This post is sponsored by Nudges® Dog Treats and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Nudges Wholesome Dog Treats available at Walmart® but we only share...

Community Cats: Saving the Feral Cat Population

Anne E. Beall is quite the Renaissance woman. She has multiple degrees, including a Masters of Science, Masters of Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from none other than Yale University. When she...
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Dog Reunited With Owner After Two Years: Video

This story starts out with a very common theme that many animal rescuers have heard before. But this story has a small twist with a happy ending. According to WREX news, Jose had fallen...
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Coyote! How To Keep Your Pets Safe

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed an increased number of posts on our community forum about coyote sightings around our neighborhood in Smyrna, GA. With the increase in sightings also comes the increase...
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Getting Your Cat Outdoors – Leash Walking Tips for Cats

      Springtime is here, and if you haven’t already, you should make some time to venture outdoors. Whether you’re going on a hiking trip, or just taking a walk in the park, get out and...
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Cat and Dog Adoptions Needed In GA

“PICK A MAY FLOWER” AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT ADOPT A PET FROM ANY OF LIFELINE’S SHELTERS FOR ONLY $20!   Cat and Dog Adoption Promotion applies to all dogs over 25 lbs. and all cats   ATLANTA, GA -- (May...
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Cat Scratch Disease: Will Your Cat Make You Blind?

Janese Walters had lived with her kitten for one year when unexpectedly she lost sight in her left eye. After a year of inconclusive analysis, her doctor diagnosed her with an infection of Bartonella...
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Pet Parent Shaming – Know This Before You Shame

There Is No Perfect Parent Who saw the Today show on TV yesterday morning? Those who did, probably saw the segment about ‘Mom Shaming’. Chrissy Tiegen has taken on a social media battle about leaving...
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Earthday and Going Green With Your Pet

  It's earth day and going “green” is popular today. Recycling, taking reusable shopping bags to the grocery shop and owning compost bins. But are you also going green with your dog? Keep reading to find...

WHOA: 15 Totally Strange Animal Laws From Around The World

Strange Animal Laws Before you take another step with your pet, you're going to want to read these totally strange animal laws from around the world. You never know when you could be doing something...
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20 Fun (And Weird!) Dog Facts You Need To Know

Fun (And Weird!) Dog Facts Dogs are incredible creatures. Although many like to point out how dopey they can some times be, they are actually extremely intelligent and complex animals. The things they do, the way their bodies...
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STUDY: Your Cat Could Be The The Reason For Your Angry Outburts

Well, this brings a whole new meaning to "crazy cat lady." Parasitic Infection In Cats Linked To Aggression According to a new study published by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, your cat, more specifically, its feces, could...
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Should You Feed Feral Cats?

Should You Feed Feral Cats? Feral cats are simply (human) owner-less cats who are wild in nature. Our natural instinct is to want to help homeless animals we by giving them some food, but this...
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Sweet and Calm Dog Needs Home

Rescue Me Ga, a non-profit dog rescue organization in Georgia, has a super sweet rescue dog that is needing a home. One of their dedicated volunteers, Kara Vonderkall, contacted WagBrag and asked if we would share her...
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11 Fastest Dog Breeds

Fastest Dog Breeds Dogs can jet down a trail with speed that’s remarkable. If you’ve ever seen one on the chase of a rabbit or squirrel, you know you don’t have to be watching greyhounds...
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Kittens Survive House Fire That Killed Six People

Kitten survives after running back into house fire that killed six. The kitten was found with his sibling on a burnt mattress. Good Samaritan and Others Die In House Fire In the aftermath of the fire...
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Cat Food Review – Best & Worst Brands

As cat owners and lovers of our friendly and sassy felines, we want to be sure they’re getting the best care possible. Right down to what they’re putting in their bellies. Read about the...
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The Australian Shepherd – Intelligent and Hardworking

  The Australian shepherd is loved for a number of reasons. This intelligent, hardworking breed is as at home on the range as he is with being a family pet. They’re athletic while at the same...
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5 Ways Pets Help Child Development

How Kids Benefit By Having Pets Children are always excited about getting a pet. A tour around children’s room will remind you how much they love animals – most of the cartoons, books and comics...
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Why You Won’t Find This Great Pet Food In Any Stores……

Pet Food Review and Special Offer A Unique Brand Not Found In Stores I'm the Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of WagBrag and like many of you, I'm conscious about the food I feed my pets; I do...
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Top 10 Signs Your Dog Is In Pain

Written By: Micheal Petty, DVM As a veterinarian and pain management expert, barely a day goes by in my practice when a dog doesn’t come in whose caregiver describes behavior that is associated with pain,...
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12 Things You Need To Know About Dog Training With Positive Reinforcement

Positive training is a method of training animals that does not use force, coercion, or other harsh methods.  The basis of positive reinforcement training is to help the dog do what you are asking him...

11 Pet Freebies You Have To Get Your Hands On

Pet Freebies Everyone likes free stuff, especially pet owners who know how pricy things like food, toys and other necessities can be. That's why we've rounded up 11 pet freebies you need to take advantage of...
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Can My Pet Get The Zika Virus?

By Sherry L. Granader Nutritionist It is impossible to turn on the news or open a newspaper and not hear about the Zika virus. It is a virus spread to people through mosquito bites and common...
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Looking For Love That Lasts?

Pets make people happier, and nobody needs to be alone when the perfect pet is waiting at our shelter ready to add some sunshine to someone's life. "Find The One" Adoption Promotion It’s almost Valentine’s Day! ...
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Homeless Dog Video Encourages Pet Adoption

Homeless Dog Video Sheds Light On The Large Number of Animals In Need Of Adoption https://youtu.be/xPwG6Ib65HQ This video is about a dog named "Max" and it was made and produced for LifeLine Animal Project to address...
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Uplifting Video: Paralyzed Dog Tries Wheelchair For The First Time

VIDEO: A paralyzed dog gets new doggie wheelchair.   Bookie is one of those dogs you'll always remember. Not because of his disability but instead for his happy and high-spirited personality. Bookie, a beagle mix, survived...

Infograph – The Green Dog Owner

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Create a Cat-Friendly Home with Tips from Jackson Galaxy

Talking With Jackson Galaxy I spoke to Jackson Galaxy for this article, and it was an honor. I've been a fan of his work with cats for years. Getting to talk to him about the...
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“Turkey Dogs” – Abandoned Dogs From Turkey Find Homes In the U.S.

Golden Retrievers Abandoned on Streets of Turkey For several years, the Golden Retriever has been a popular breed in Istanbul. They are friendly, good with kids - a non-aggressive dog with an overall great personality....
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Top 8 Manly and Famous Men Who Love Cats

Famous men who love cats! In our culture, there is a ridiculous assumption that cats are only for females.  While reading Dan Harris' New York Times Bestseller, 10% Happier, I learned that he was teased by...
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Heroic Labrador Retriever Rescues Two Dogs Trapped in Canoe

Heroic Labrador Retriever Jumps Into Action We have limited information and facts as to how this incident took place, but according to Rumble.com, a black Labrador Retriever swam to rescue a small canoe with two...
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9 Smart Things To Consider Before Adopting A Pet

Adopting A Pet Triggers You open the newspaper and see a beautiful Persian cat that needs a new home - and you think adopting a pet would be a good idea. Or you might be...
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Don’t Forget Fido: Holiday Gift Ideas for Pets

Choosing pet gifts can be an easy, fun, and cheap yet rewarding endeavor. Unlike a lot of humans, our pets do not care how much we spend on them, so long as they enjoy...
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Top 10 Dog Breeds For Apartments

Best Dogs For Apartments There are many dog breeds that do well living in apartments or condominiums. Apartment or condo living requires a dog that is relatively quiet, friendly with other animals and will enjoy...
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Burying a Pet? Here’s some “Green” Options

  When Burying A Pet Losing a pet is losing a family member.  Not only do you have to deal with being merciful and saying goodbye, you now have to think about what to when burying...
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Bull Terriers As Police K9s and Service Dogs – Changing Minds About The Breed

There is no exact number, but it's estimated that between 2,000 to 3,000 pit bulls are euthanized in the U.S. each day. We've walked through several county shelters in metro Ga and can attest...
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Why Are Cats Picky Eaters?

Why are cats picky eaters? There is some science to a cat’s discerning palate, and also some cat behaviors you should take into account in order to understand your cat’s eating habits. Stress and Taste If...
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Smartphone App – Scan Products To See If They Were Tested On Animals

Is it really possible to help animals with a smart phone? It is and here’s how. With a single scan, you can find out if your favorite products or the ingredients of those products are...
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Halloween & Black Cats: Are Black Cats Really so Scary?

Why is it that some people are superstitious about black cats? Why are some people even afraid of black cats? Let's have some Halloween fun with our feline friends and explore black cat myths....
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Why Your Cat Will Love An Exercise Wheel

Providing a stimulating and engaging environment for your cat is an important part of keeping her healthy. Some of the many ways you can do this are by providing a cat tree to climb...
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Video: Cute Kitten Playing with iPad

We haven't tried this iPad app with our cats yet, but this kitten seems to give the app two paws up. More and more apps are being developed for our furry friends - they...
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Collars That Monitor Your Pet’s Health

Monitor your pet’s health with a collar? Yes, not one but two companies have now developed a collar that monitors vital signs in your pet like heart rate and breathing, running a fever and...

Why You Should Groom & Pamper Your Pet

Our pets are our family. We feed them, care for them, and provide for them like we do for our children. Part of taking care of your cat is making sure they are clean...
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America’s Favorite Vet Contest Canceled Due To Cyber-Bulling

  American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has, in the past, put on its “America’s Favorite Vet” contest and had folks vote online for their favorites. This year there were 20 finalists and 20 winners. Huh? Here’s the...

Little Girl Pets Fawn… But Should She?

Cute little kid interacting with a cute baby animal - that's the perfect recipe for a viral video.  The video below shows a beautiful and innocent interaction between a little girl and fawn. Many...
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Crates and Carriers – Crash Tested

You’ve seen companies conduct crash tests on cars for years. But what about the crates and carriers into which we place our pets? Here’s some interesting information about recent crash testing done on crates and carriers...
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6 Steps For Taking Your NEW Pet To The Vet

Vet Stress Walk into any veterinarian office and you will smell all sorts of funny smells, see other animals and hear scary sounds. Well, that goes double for your pet. Going to the veterinarian’s office...
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How to Clicker Train Your … Fish?

All you need is some patience and a few good tips to clicker train fish. Yes, it may seem daunting and impossible but follow these tips watch your fish perform. You’ve heard about the effectiveness...
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5 Different Cat Personality Types

If you are a proud cat parent of more than one cat, you know that their personalities differ. Some cats bare a bit more laid back while other cats are quite playful. Some cats...

13 Fun Facts About Dogs and Puppies

Okay, we just couldn’t resist doing a post on some fun factoids about pups and dogs. It’s like not being able to tear yourself away from those cat videos. Here are our top fun facts...
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Learning Cat Language – What His Meows Mean

Have you ever wondered what your cat was thinking? Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could understand what those meows meant? Does he need food, water, a clean litter box, attention, playtime? Learn cat...
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Cats Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Is that finicky feline you live with your best hedge against heart disease? She just might be. At the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in New Orleans in February 2015, a presentation on a...
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CatFi Prevents Overeating Using Facial Recognition

Many of us have hectic schedules that require us to be away from home, and our cats, for extended periods. Sometimes we have to have trusted relatives or friends feed our cats, or just...
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Why Does My Dog Roll in Smelly Stuff?

  We’ve all experienced this before: You’re dressed and ready to go out for the night. You call your dog in from the yard and, oh joy, discover she has rolled in something so vile...
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Why Cats Love Boxes

How do you catch a cat? Leave a cardboard box out. They will come. All cat parents are familiar with this. There is an empty box of any type and any size in the house...

Why Greyhound Racing Needs to End

Greyhounds have been bred to run. It’s in their blood. But it doesn’t mean they should be racing around an oval and subjected to deplorable conditions when they should, quite simply, be a treasured...
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A New Breed of Cat: The Werewolf Cat

Did you read the headline of this blog post and say, huh? A werewolf cat. Seriously? Yes, this is actually a new breed of cat called a Lykoi that has sprung up in recent years. We...

Catstacam: A New Instagram Device for Felines

This could very well be the height of cuteness for your cat. What is it? It’s a device that hangs around your cat’s neck and takes pictures of where he’s going. Now, there is a...

Safety Trips When Traveling By Car with Your Pet

We love our pets around us all the time so why wouldn’t we want to take them on vacation with us? It’s really hard to think about dropping your dog off at the kennel...

Tips on How to Find the Right Pet Sitter

  While many doggie daycare and boarding facilities have lot's of pampering perks, they may not be ideal for your pet. Maybe you’re out of town for a weekend or you have an extra-long day...
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Top 5 Energetic Dog Breeds for Your Family

Active and Energetic Family Dogs Are you looking for a dog with tons of energy? That was the question we asked ourselves, too, so we put together a blog post with the top five energetic...

Understanding Your Dog’s Nose

A dog’s nose is a wonder to behold. It sniffs out things like moles and voles that are buried underground as though they were sitting right in front of them. Your dog doesn’t have to...
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8 Cool Fun Facts About Cats

Think you know all there is to know about cats? Maybe. Test your knowledge with these cool fun facts about cats. 1. They May Be Able To Sense When People Are About To Die There is some...

4 Great Exercises To Do With Your Pet

Having a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences in life.  Exercising your pet, especially when it comes to dogs, will help keep you both healthy while strengthening the bond between the two...

Famous Quotes About Dogs

At WagBrag, we love our dogs so much we decided to see how many quotes there were out there. We found a whole bunch of them and decided to put our favorites in this...
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6 Cat Litter Box Tips

The litter box is one of the most convenient parts of having a cat. But that doesn't mean that litter boxes do not come with their set of issues. If you want to keep...
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Tips for Finding a Lost Dog

You know the feeling you have when you call your dog’s name and she doesn’t come running to see you. Or maybe somebody accidentally left the gate open and wasn’t supervising to make sure...
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How to Cope With Losing a Pet

If you’ve ever loved a pet and lost them you know how difficult it is to get over their death. Our pets are family members. But the reality is that they die. Hopefully that death...
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Top 7 Coffee Table Books About Dogs

If you’re as dog-centric as we are here at WagBrag, you love to peruse bookstores for the latest coffee table books on your favorite pet. In this post, we’ve put together a list of our...

Preparing And Introducing Your Cat To Your New Baby

The addition to a family can be stressful on any member of the family, but can be especially hard on those that we can’t communicate verbally with. Often enough, we expect our cats to...

Guinea Pig Care 101

A guinea pig makes an excellent pet. They can be trained to do some tricks, are friendly, sociable, and like to be held. A Need to Know Basis Before you adopt a guinea pig, or any pet,...

Introduction to Caring for a Hamster

Caring for a hamster may sound like a much easier prospect than having a dog or a cat in the house, but there are a lot of small details involved in the care of...

Doggie stroller buying guide

Dogs are like people in that they love to go outdoors and explore. Some dogs, however, are not built for long walks or hikes and with age a lot of dogs tend to lose...
Best Ball Boys Ever

Best Ball Boys Ever

Even if you don't play tennis, you've heard of Wimbledon and probably the U.S. Open but many of you have never heard of the Auckland Open.  It's a women's tennis tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand...
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How To Meet A New Dog – 5 Tips for Parents and Their Kids

Meeting a new dog can be a tricky experience for anyone but it is especially tricky for children. You have seen the delight your child expresses when they see a cute dog. What you...

Pet Overpopulation Statics & Why you Should Spay and Neuter

Why Neuter/Spay Your Pets? Some of you might see neutering male pets and spaying female pets as forced sterilization. But the reality is much different for animals. Spaying/neutering your furry family members is important for...
Christmas tree alternatives

4 Christmas Tree Alternatives Ideas for Pet Parents

Whether you choose a real or fake Christmas tree you'll be worrying about your pets destroying the tree or your pets hurting themselves on it. You have to be on watch to keep your...
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Ferret Care 101

Ferret Care - The Basics Ferrets are fun, adorable, and sociable creatures that can make a great addition to your family. Like any other pet, ferrets require care based on their unique physiological and emotional needs....
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Top 5 Smartphone Apps For Pet Lovers

There are now pet smartphone apps now that can assist you in emergencies and provide vet advice. They can be useful tools when it comes to your pet's health. Here’s a list of the...

5 Reasons Why You Need To Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop!

This is a controversial topic among dog owners. Some believe that dog poop is harmless and fertilizes the environment; others argue that not cleaning it up is rude and potentially harmful to the water...

7 Tips to De-dog Your Car

How to keep your car looking and smelling good after chauffeuring your dog around?                                       Many...

Video: Husky Jumping into Leaf Pile

Before you go out and rake those fall leaves, watch this video for a little motivation and humor. Dare we say - no one enjoys fall more than this Husky?  Or at least we...

Top 5 U.S. Places to Hike With Your Dog

Enjoy The Season to Its Fullest With These Great Destinations! Fall is here! The world is light up with color and the air is finally cool enough to get out and enjoy. Before you indulge...
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Top 5 Common Mistakes Made by New Pet Parents

It’s happened. You’ve fallen in love. How could you possibly deny those eyes, those kisses in the morning or cuddling on the sofa at night? When it comes to a new pet, though, your...

Child Safety – Tips to Keep Your Child Safe Around Pets (and Visa Versa)

There are so many advantages to having pets in the house, but especially for your children. A pet does wonders for your child’s cognitive, social and emotional development not to mention the what mans...
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10 Things That Only Cat Parents Know

If you've ever had a conversation with another cat person you probably talk about the weird things cats seem to do. It's funny, cute, and relate-able. Only cat parents will understand these ten cat...

Selecting A Dog Boarding Facility – Top 5 Questions

Our dogs provide us with fun, memories and unconditional love. In return, it is our responsibility to care for them, even when we are away. When friends are either unavailable or unqualified, who can...

Pets in the White House

Animals have long been our constant companions, and this goes for presidents too- they've frequently taken their four-legged and flying friends into office with them. A variety of pets have lived in the White...

Amazing Guide Dogs – The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

The Guide Dog Foundation was founded in 1946 to provide dogs for the blind or otherwise sight impaired, free of charge.  The original name was “Guiding Eyes.”  The purpose of “Guiding Eyes,” later known...
halloween pet safety tips

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is coming up fast. While pet owners might get that happy tingling feeling down their spine at the thought of this scary season, pets can find it terrifying. You know all those noises,...
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Why Do Some Cats Have Six Toes? Polydactyl Cats

Cats that are born with six toes on just one or many of its paws are called Polydactyls. This is considered a genetic mutation and these cats are mostly seen on the East Coast...

Tips on How to Include Your Child When Caring for a Pet

If you're a parent of a young child, you've undoubtedly been asked at one point or another about bringing a pet into your home. After all, what's not to love about a warm, cuddly,...
Earth Dog

Earth Dog – A Unique Canine Sport

  A lot of canine sports are geared for stronger, larger dogs.  But, “Earth Dog Trials” are made for the little guys.  These trials are geared towards the short legged terriers and dachshunds.  These breeds...

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Info – Alert, Intelligent and Athletic

Doberman Pinscher (along with German Shepherds and Rottweilers) have gotten a bad rap from the movies.  Because they look fierce, they are usually cast in the bad guy roles of attack dogs.  Actually, these elegant and...

Rescuing a Purebred: Saving a Life Can Lead to a Whole New Passion

Adopting a purebred may change your life in ways you had not expected, in addition to changing a dog’s life.  Such is the story of a Dalmatian named Lars and his dog mommy, Mary...

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets

During your disaster planning, don't forget to plan for your pets. Set up a plan that may save your pet's life during disasters such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, blizzards, and other unforeseen events. Elements...
Pet adoption

Why I Give

Why do I give?  I wish for all animals to have a safe and caring home.  That one day, there will no longer be a "pet overpopulation" issue.  By educating the public on the importance...
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How and Why Cats Purr

A cat's purr is soothing and relaxing to many cat parents. Some cats purr loudly, while others barely make a sound. While listening to the wonderful sound of your cat purring you might wonder...
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Top 10 Non-Shedding Dog Breeds

Dog's Who Shed Very Little Or Not At All There are many breeds that shed very little hair and/or skin cells.  These are perfect for allergy sufferers who wish to enjoy the love and companionship...

Dating Websites for Those with Pets

Dating Websites With An Animal Twist Our pets are family in our eyes.  That makes it very important when searching for that special someone that they will share our views on the place pets hold...

How To Stand Up Paddleboard With Your Dog

SUP Y’all In case you don’t know, SUP stands for Stand Up Paddleboarding, which is a cross between surfing (it uses a surfboard-like board) and canoeing (it uses a long paddle).  While similar to the...
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Tips For Moving With Your Cat

Cats do not like change, so you're going to need some tips on moving to a new home with your cat. Cats are also territorial, which can also make this change scary for them....
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Help Your Child Cope When Your Cat Dies

Losing a cat is horrible and heartbreaking and it can be difficult when helping your child cope with the loss of a pet as well. You might be asking how do I tell my child...
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Top 15 Mistakes Cat Parents Make

We all make mistakes. Whether you're a new cat owner or you have had cats all of your life, you need to read this. Avoid making these top 15 mistakes cat parents make. Thinking Your...

Dog Treats for the Dog Days of Summer

Summer fun in the sun – we love it and so do our dogs.  More daylight means more playlight for you and Fido – to play games, chase a ball and log some swim...
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Pet Video – Cat and Dog Napping

Today is the perfect day to take a nap - just ask these guys.  How cute to see two animals snuggle together for a nap.  This cute cat and big husky are obviously great...
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Celebrities Who Adopt Pets

It’s not uncommon to see celebrities out and about with their pets. From Kellan Lutz to Taylor Swift, many celebrities love their pets as much, and sometimes more, than anything else. What’s really exciting...
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Find Toto is helping Reunite People with their Lost Pets

  If you’ve never experienced the distress of a lost pet, you’re lucky. When a pet goes missing, it can be devastating for its owners – akin to a lost child for many. More than...
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A Growing Movement – The Yellow Dog Project

If you are a dog parent, you have probably seen a new trend going around that involves canines sporting some kind of yellow ribbon tied to their collar.  Whether these dogs are running around...

Who Can See Better – Dogs or Cats?

  Ask any group of feline fanatics who can see better – dogs or cats – and you’re likely to get a unanimous answer. Cats, of course! However, ask the same question of dog lovers...

What You Need to Know About Electronic Doggie Doors

Anyone who owns a dog knows that they rarely like to stay in one place for too long. In fact, canines practically welcome any opportunity where they get to go outside and run around...

Tips For Camping With Your Dog

Nothing screams summer quite like camping does. When this time of the year rolls around, we love to gather up our family and friends and hit the great ole outdoors. However, humans aren’t the...
Golden Retriever Dog

Golden Retriever Participants Needed

Golden Retriever dogs are one of the top favored breeds by American dog owners, and for a good reason. They are loyal, affectionate and their personalities make them the perfect addition to any family,...
The Kill Switch

An Astounding Story About A Military Dog

If you are looking for a new book to read, we highly recommend checking out The Kill Switch. In case you have never heard of it before, the novel focuses on former Army Ranger...
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Pet Fire Safety Tips: Protecting Those You Love

Plain and simple, every year beloved pets are killed due to fires. While this is a horrible in itself, it is even worse when you hear that the majority of these fires are preventable....
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How to Fund Your Pet’s Costly Vet Bills

Rising Vet Cost Unfortunately, most people today are struggling to make ends meet. It seems no matter how hard we work, we are constantly living paycheck to paycheck. This wouldn’t be too big of an...
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Laser Therapy for Pets – Top 10 Benefits

One of the most exciting, alternative treatments available is laser therapy for pets. According to the GA Veterinary Rehabilitation Clinic, “Laser therapy for pets has been shown to relieve pain from muscle and joint...
Canine Tracking

Canine Tracking – Any Dog Can Learn This Sport

Train Your Dog in the Sport of Canine Tracking Canine tracking is a sport where the dog is the star and the handler takes a back seat to the activity.  Trusting your dog’s ability to...
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Why Are Bulldogs So Funny? Bulldog Video

Why are Bulldogs so funny?  Their behavior can seem quirky.  Combine that with their strong will and determination and you'll see them behave in a down-outright interesting, if not hilarious, way.  Much of the...
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Dock Diving for Dogs

Who doesn’t love to see a dog enjoying a swim in the water?  And most dogs jump in the water without a second thought.  Is it any wonder that a sport would come out...
how to find your lost dog

12 Tips – How To Find Your Lost Dog

The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.  Susan Giordano, Wagbrag's Dog Training & Behavior consultant, provides the following tips on what...
Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy Works – I’ve Seen the Proof

Most of us have heard the news that people benefit from interacting with therapy pets.  The evidence abounds.  The American Journal of Cardiology found that pets help people adapt to stressful events.  Another study...
summertime pet hazards

Top 5 Summer Pet Dangers

By Sherry Granader. It’s almost summertime, and staying protected and well-hydrated is a must during the hot months of summer. But are you taking the same precautions with your pet? Just as too much heat...
traveling with your pet

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Pets

Traveling with your pet can be very difficult for you and your pet. Our pets are family members, and we don't always want to leave them behind when we travel. Proper preparation for traveling...

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