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131 House, Garden, and Wild Plants That Are Poisonous to Dogs [puppywire.com]
Knowing which plants can be harmful to your dog is very important. Here’s an extensive list divided into 3 sections for garden plants, house plants, and wild plants.

Emergency Pet Preparedness – Prepare Your Pet For Disaster [goldenretrieverlove.com]
Emergency pet preparedness, along with other just-in-case measures, could help to ensure that all family members are safe during what could be a chaotic time.

A Guide to Feeding Your White Labrador Puppy [snowypineswhitelabs.com]
White Labs are genetically predisposed to put on weight easily, which means what you feed them matters. A Lab’s love for food is a two-way street. If you want to give one its best life, you need to know how to use their nutrition and dietary needs to supplement their energy, build a healthy and high-functioning immune system, and support their lifelong health during every stage of development.

Who’s the Better Pet Parent? [porch.com]
Here’s an amusing look at a topic many couples probably have debated. Porch.com surveyed over 1,000 people to get answers on a variety of pet-related topics. Do we have a champion for our furry family members?

Directory of Best Vet Tech Programs [accreditedschoolsonline.org]
Veterinary technician schools offer several different training paths and specialties. Even the savviest researchers can be quickly overwhelmed with the options, and varying state licensing requirements do not help. This guide offers prospective students a crash course in veterinary technician training programs, licensing considerations, and career paths.

Toxic Food Dogs Cannot Eat [fuzzyrescue.org]
If you’re the type of person who loves to feed their dogs kitchen scraps while you’re busy cooking, it’s important to know which foods are beneficial and which ones are harmful.

Keeping Pets Safe in the Home [homeguides.co.uk]
Some everyday items are very dangerous because pets are willing to chew, eat and mess around with them. Think of your pet like a small child… Everyday objects quickly become risks or choking hazards.

Why Do Animals Sleep? [sleepopolis.com]
Sleep limits the ability to defend against predators and prevents such important activities as mating and the collection of food. For these reasons, researchers theorize that sleep has a crucial evolutionary function.

How to Afford Animal Therapy [thesimpledollar.com]
Animal therapy has been proven to divert attention away from stressful situations, and make people feel comfortable and safe. A meta-analysis of 49 studies on animal-assisted therapy found positive outcomes and increased feelings of emotional well being in individuals with autism, medical conditions or behavioral issues, according to Psychology Today.

Pets and renter’s insurance: Why you need it [bankrate.com]
A recent survey found that that only 46% of renters in the U.S. have renters insurance. If you’re renting, you should research the coverages and limits in your renters insurance policy to make sure you have adequate pet liability coverage for your dog breed and living situation.

The Ultimate Guide To Traveling With Pets [comparetravelinsurance.com]
This guides covers • Essential tips and advice on how to plan for and travel safely with your pets overseas, • A practical overview of animal transportation and health quarantine rules, airline restrictions on pets and breeds allowed to fly, and important veterinary and animal welfare advice before travelling, • Useful advice if your pets aren’t coming along, such as doing a trial run if leaving your pets at home for the first time, sorting out pet care and accommodation, and taking your pets to the vet to make sure they’re healthy before you leave.

Guide to Clinical Trials for Pets [policylab.us]
Like humans, many animals become ill due to a variety of diseases. Safe and controlled clinical trials not only provide an opportunity for your animal to receive a cutting-edge treatment, but also provide an opportunity for this treatment to be provided in the future to all animals. This site is automatically updated to feature the newest clinical trials provided by ClinicalTrials.gov, and we have created a dedicated page for clinical trials that are geared towards the relationship between humans and their animals and also animal health and safety.

A Guide to Traveling With Pets Internationally [advantage.com]
Going abroad with your pets isn’t impossible. You still have plenty of travel options, as you can drive, fly, or travel by boat with your pet, but you’ll need to do some extra research and spend more time planning to find the best way to get them to your destination.

199 Poisonous Plants to Look Out For [proflowers.com]
We know poison oak shouldn’t be touched, and to keep poinsettias away from our pets, but did you know some of your favorite blooms may have toxic properties as well?

Hiking with Dogs: Safety, Training, Gear & More! [thehikingadventure.com]
If you are a dog lover and hiking enthusiast, you’re about to experience how wonderful your hiking journey can be with your best friend right by your side. Here’s what you should know…

Don’t Eat That! 30+ Toxic Foods and Non-Food Items Pets Shouldn’t Ingest [topdogvitamins.com]
Responsible pet owners should know these potentially toxic foods and other items so they can prevent their pets from ingesting them. It also can be beneficial to understand how and why some of these substances are harmful to pets.

How to spot signs and symptoms of poisoning in dogs and how to react [groomarts.com]
Items around the home and garden can be dangerous for dogs if ingested. To help dog-proof your home, we’ve put together a handy list of plants that may be in your garden or out on a walk and things in the home you must keep away from your dog.

DOG IDEAS – The Friendly Dog Blog [dogideas.net]
Learn all about your new dog and create a wonderful companionship that will last a lifetime. Tons of articles and best-og lists on everything from health, food, grooming, and training to dog names and a rundown of breeds

Guide to Pet Proofing Your Home [rentdeals.com]
There are many hazards in a typical American home that can harm or even kill a small pet, so you must stay vigilant and keep an eye out for threats. Curious animals, like babies, need to be protected, and it’s your responsibility to put safety measures in place.

Guide to Keeping your Pets Safe at Home [basementguides.com]
According to the National Pet Owners Survey (2017-18), 68% of American households own a pet, which represents a continued annual increase since the survey began in 1988. This represents 85 million families in the United States that have pets.

Best Dog Food Based on In-Depth Reviews [consumersadvocate.org]
The dog food industry is a mess. Frequent recalls over the last decade and a half have eroded public trust in a business long plagued by accusations of unsavory fillers and mystery meats. In a desperate search for safer formulas, consumers have turned to alternative diets, some of which could inadvertently put dogs at risk for significant health issues.

Life-changing companions: How to afford a service dog [bankrate.com]
Service dogs can be extremely expensive and for many people who need a service dog, these costs are out of their budget. There are several financial assistance programs and resources that can help.

Benefits of Pets for Kids – The Essential Guide [thesimpledollar.com]
Pets bring happiness into all our lives. Dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and rabbits are all a healthy addition to any child’s upbringing. But what animal suits your family? What’s involved in owning a pet? Our guide has all the advice you need.

The Financial Benefits of Adopting A Pet [thesimpledollar.com]
You can save money while helping end animal cruelty by adopting a pet from a shelter instead of buying from a breeder.

Cleaning Basics for Pets and Humans in the Home [bbcleaningservice.com]
Here are a few quick tips that help maintain a clean house, clean humans, and clean animals.

Getting Your Home Ready for Your New Rescue Dog [puppywire.com]
Bringing home a new rescue dog can be an exciting and slightly scary new venture that many people are either considering, in the process of, or have done already. If you’re one of the people considering it or you’re in the middle of the process, this is for you.

Complete Dog Care Resources from Around the Web [feedfound.com]
Whether you are a new dog owner or old, this complete guide to dog resources is a gold mine for you. We have listed all the possible resources you may need to grow newborn puppy to a senior dog. Read on to educate yourself to take excellent care of your canine friend.

Everything You Need to Know About How Dogs Sleep [sleephelp.org]
How much do dogs sleep? Do dogs dream? If you have many questions about how your dog snoozes, sit back, cozy up to your pup and read our in-depth guide on everything you need to know about canine sleep.