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  • 9 Things Humans Do That Stress Our Dogs Out

    When we love our dogs like family, we sometimes forget that they don’t understand us quite like our human relatives. Sometimes we try to have full-on conversations with them or unknowingly send them body language signals that are interpreted differently in the animal kingdom. For these reasons, we’ve compiled a list of 9 common things that humans do that stress […]

  • Preventing Aggression: 6 Tips For Socialized Puppies

    With the new year approaching, there will be an abundance of cute new puppies. It is important to know the proper etiquette when it comes to socializing puppies. When thinking about aggressive dogs, one might first imagine a pit bull, rottweiler or german shepherd. But their bad reputations have come from a great deal of […]

  • Does Your Dog Have Anxiety?

    The majority of dogs seemingly have little to worry about. With humans providing them with practically everything they need, it’s hard to imagine that dogs would have anything to cause them anxiety. We humans tend to think of anxiety as a human-only problem, the result of our daily stresses over matters such as our careers, […]

  • The Benefits of Adopting a Pet

    This is it! There can only be one reason for you to be reading this and that is you want to adopt a pet! First off, lots of kudos to you for trying to read up before getting yourself a furry, scaly, or some other kind of fluffy companion! Want to know what the benefits […]

  • The Importance of Clipping Dogs’ Nails

    Why keeping a dog’s nails short and sweet should be a top priority for all dog owners. Let’s get this out of the way first: Nobody, it seems, likes to “do” dog nails. Not you, not the dog, nor anyone else who may be called upon to take on nail-clipping for you (such as a […]

  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth and Gums Healthy for Life

    February is Dental Health Month, which means it’s time to lavish some attention on your pet’s teeth. It’s important to take proper care of canine and feline teeth, because if left untreated, plaque and tartar buildup can progress to painful periodontal disease. The bacteria from periodontal disease can spread to other organs and cause illnesses. […]

  • Pet Obesity on the Rise for Sixth Straight Year

    One of America’s most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, and statistics show that pet owners should share that goal with their dogs and cats. Data from Nationwide, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, reveals that pet obesity is on the rise for the sixth straight year. In 2015, […]

  • How to Put the Brakes on Pet Car Sickness

    With summer travel right around the corner, many of us plan on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun.  However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies. Queasiness in the car is not just a human problem. Dogs and puppies do sometimes experience motion sickness on car […]

  • The Keys to a Healthy Pet

    You’re a proactive pet parent. You want to ensure that your pet is living the highest quality of life possible. You’ve already taken the first step by becoming a fan of Oxbow and feeding your pet the most nutritious and delicious hay and food pellets available on the market! Give yourself a high five! No, […]