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Why Are Dogs Afraid of Vacuums, Balloons, and Other Weird Things?

It’s either heart wrenching or comical to see our beloved dogs in fear of something that we know to be innocuous. It seems each dog has developed a personal fear of different inanimate objects or sounds in nature. A famous internet pit bull, Stella, was once deathly afraid of pineapples! Why does this happen and […]

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Why Do Dogs Pant?

Like most symptoms in canines, panting can signify many things – not all of which are a cause for concern. There are also many different types of panting so being in tune with your dog’s behaviors is a key component of making sure he’s okay. Panting can indicate anything – from happiness to dire illness. […]

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Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

The best companies are trying innovative strategies to attract and retain the finest employees. One of the more radical notions has taken root in start-ups and even with businesses on the Fortune 500 – that of allowing pets in the office. Why should this idea be a so foreign? Animals have been an important part […]

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Why Are Dogs Afraid of Thunderstorms?

The scene is all too familiar – the loud and raucous thunder accompanied by flashes of lightning…and some poor dog whimpering and scrambling for cover under the bed or sofa. Every dog-parent can recount word-for-word the same exact story about Rover, Fido, Spot, or Pepper. What is it about thunderstorms or a dog’s anatomy that […]

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Why Does My Puppy Pee While Playing?

Puppies are excitable little creatures. Whether you are playing with them, just getting home from work, or making their (or your) dinner, they have a tendency to get overstimulated. This can cause them to pee when you least expect it. It’s called excitement urination and it is completely normal in young dogs. Dogs under a […]

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