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4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet
(BPT) - For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive.These tips can make pet ownership simpler, and create a safer, healthi... More >>


10 expert tips when adopting a puppy
(BPT) - You’ve dreamt of it, done your research and have waited so patiently. The day is finally here when you go get your new puppy. Being a pup parent is filled with joys, but there are a few potential stumbling blocks. With patience, persistence and proactive thinking, you’ll be the ... More >>


Can you take care of your pet in an emergency? [Infographic]
(BPT) - The second Saturday of every May is recognized as National Animal Preparedness Day (NADPD) — an event that encourages families to understand the importance of having a disaster plan in place for their pets. Simple planning can cut down on time and energy in the event of a crisis, allo... More >>


How volunteers are making a difference for animal welfare
(BPT) - When you come home from work, he’s always there to greet you. When you need extra motivation to workout, he’s happy to join for a walk. When you’ve had a bad day, he can sense it and is quick to give you a loving nuzzle. Pets provide endless joy to their families, but for ... More >>


If you can't read it, don't feed it; give birds healthy, natural food
(BPT) - Have you ever wondered what’s in one of your favorite packaged foods, grabbed the box from your pantry, read the ingredients list … and realized you still didn’t know what you were eating? The ingredients in some processed foods can read like a chemist’s shopping li... More >>


Service dog provides support for entire family
(BPT) - It’s not difficult to spot Bobo’s red service dog vest. Bobo serves as Danielle “Dani” Kneisly’s seizure assistance dog, and the two are constantly by each other’s sides. However, it is important to look beyond the vest and fully understand the help he br... More >>


2015 was a year of passion and progress for nation's no-kill movement
(BPT) - More Americans are embracing the idea that killing shelter animals is not an ethical or viable way to control companion animal populations in the U.S. End-of-year statistics from Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization, illustrate the no-kill movement&rsq... More >>


Raising backyard chickens: Egging on the farm-to-table movement at home
(BPT) - As more Americans choose restaurants that take pride in buying from local farms and cooking in season, many families have brought these farm-to-table values home with them. That may feel like the latest trend to emerge from the culinary world, but its roots run deep on family farms; the ben... More >>


7 keys to a 'pawfect' pet photo session
(BPT) - Your pets are part of your family and nothing captures their unconditional love better than the perfect portrait. But securing that photo? It’s out there, and the right photographer can help you get it. Below are 7 things you can do to make sure your pet photos come to life in front o... More >>


10 tail-wagging tips for traveling with your dog
(BPT) - Dogs can be the best travel companions to have by your side. The long walks, easy adventures and that familiar nose nuzzle make any trip special. Of course, traveling with a dog takes special consideration by pet parents, which is why the experts at DogVacay, a pet-sitting community that co... More >>


3 surprising things your veterinarian wishes you knew
(BPT) - In an age when information is at our fingertips, we depend on the Internet’s advice for any topic imaginable. But problems arise when we find truth in every written word, especially when it comes to quality dog food and the pet food industry. And with so much information available, te... More >>


How shifting supply and demand could end puppy mills and shelter killing
(BPT) - You bring two types of cupcakes to your first-grader’s school party — chocolate and vanilla. The chocolate cakes are gone in minutes, while the vanilla ones linger. Next time, you’ll probably just buy chocolate cupcakes. Supply and demand is a simple economic principle eve... More >>



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