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The Real Reason You Love Walking Your Dog

Owning a dog and going on regular dog walks both have proven health benefits. But a new study suggests that no matter how many times you hear that pounding the pavement with your pup is good exercise, that’s ultimately not what gets you (and your four-legged friend) up and moving. …

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It's Official: Dog Owners Walk Way More

In a new study that will likely be no surprise to any devoted pet parent, dog owners walked about 20 minutes more every day—and took 2,760 additional steps—compared to people who didn’t have a canine companion at home. But here’s the real good news: That extra exercise was done at …

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5 Summer Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

Warmer months don't just bring sunshine—they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. "Summer is the busiest time of year in the veterinary ER," says Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist in Minneapolis. "Pet owners are jogging, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors, …

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Could Your Pet Have Allergies? Here's How to Tell

Allergy symptoms like sniffling and scratching aren’t exclusive to humans. A lot of the sensitivities that cause discomfort for us can also bother cats or dogs. Because pinpointing the source can be tricky, you should always head to the vet if you suspect that your dog or cat has allergies, …

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How to Cope With the Death of a Pet

If you follow Kayla Itsines on Instagram, then you probably know she recently lost one of her beloved huskies, TJ. In a heartbreaking post last week, the founder of Bikini Body Guides wrote that TJ's sudden death was the most difficult thing she had ever dealt with: "I feel absolutely …

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This Dog Flu Vaccine May Help Protect Owners Too

Every year when flu season rolls around, we’re reminded to get our annual flu vaccine. And one day soon, veterinarians may be reminding their canine patients to do the same. Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed two new vaccines for dog flu, a …

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