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Staying Safe During the Holidays

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Staying Safe During the Holidays

Christmas is right around the corner! And you know what that means. Gifts, hot cocoa, stockings, tinsel, freshly baked cookies, fuzzy socks, and the fresh, soft snow falling around us. Tis the season to be jolly, but also tis the season to be on the lookout for hidden pet dangers. Give them cuddles, treats, toys, and love - not unexpected recipes for disaster.  Here are some of the Christmas staples that people enjoy, but can be of risk to our beloved pets:  Tree Decorations  If decorating the tree for Christmas is a tradition for your family, your pet may want...

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Heart Disease in Pets

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Beat Heart Disease in Pets Our pets have the biggest hearts. They’re the most loyal, loving companions to accompany us in life. And in turn, they make our hearts full! It’s a true testament of how strong their hearts are. But unfortunately, that doesn’t always mean physically. Some dogs and cats develop heart disease. It’s a scary and confusing illness, but the best way to help your furry friend is to inform yourself. What is Heart Disease? The heart is an organ with the vital task of pumping blood throughout your pet’s body. And in that blood is much needed...

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Keeping Pets Active in Winter

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Keeping Pets Active in Winter

Do You Snow How To Keep Your Dog Active In Winter? People tend to think of summer as the season to get in shape and engage themselves in more physical activity. Going for runs, swims, hikes, and much more. The best part of these activities is that people often use them to get their pets active, too! Many dogs love to do these sorts of exercises, especially if it means extra time spent with their pet parent. But what happens when the summer sunshine starts to dwindle away, leading into the chilly days of fall? And then eventually into the...

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Diabetes in Pets

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According to the Pet Diabetes Month Campaign, it is estimated that 1 in 300 adult dogs and 1 in 230 cats in the US have diabetes. Diabetes is even more common among humans, and people will find that the disease is very similar for people and animals alike. Realizing that even furry friends can be affected by the health condition helps raise a sense of urgency in pet parents. Diabetes is a very real disease that people should be educated on not only for their own health, but their pet’s as well. What is diabetes, and is my pet at...

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What's Up with My Dog's Waste?

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What's Up with My Dog's Waste?

All pet owners know the dreaded moment of having to pick up their pooch’s poop when they go out for a walk. It can be embarrassing to be seen awkwardly scooping it up, and the smell and look of your dog’s stool doesn’t exactly help the case. So it’s only natural that you dispose of it as quickly as possible, not giving much thought to what exactly is going into the poop bag. But did you know that your pet’s feces is a major indicator of their health? After learning how much their waste reveals, you may want to consider...

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Back to School Blues in Pets

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Back to School Blues in Pets

Days spent wading in the pool, digging in the sand, and roasting marshmallows are slowly coming to an end, and are soon to be replaced by days spent sitting in the classroom learning some new lessons. It’s back to school season! To your surprise, you might not be the only one kicking and screaming at the thought of returning. Your pet may be, too.   Back to school blues are a very real thing for companion animals. Afterall, they’ve had a whole summer to get used to around the clock attention and endless cuddles, walks, grooming, etc! Such a transition can...

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Natural Disaster Plan for Pets

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Natural Disasters: Planning for Pets June may have been National Pet Preparedness Month, but determining a plan for how to best care for your pet in the case of a natural disaster should be done as quickly as possible no matter the season. After all, you never know when disaster will strike. Your pet fully and completely relies on you for everything. They’d need you to especially take care of them during an emergency, whether it’s a hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, tsunami, etc. It’s a terrifying time for the both of you, and it’s crucial that you plan ahead of time...

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Potential Pet Dangers on the Fourth of July

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Potential Pet Dangers on the Fourth of July

When we think of the holiday of the summer, our mind automatically springs to the Fourth of July! A day filled with family, friends, good food, fireworks, and maybe even a dip in the pool. There’s a lot for people to love! But for pets, the Fourth of July can actually be quite dangerous. That doesn’t mean your furry friend can’t join in on the fun, just be aware of the potential hazards of the celebration. Fireworks Fireworks are a sight for sore eyes, making them a Fourth of July staple. Watching them is so mesmerizing that it can equally...

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Beating Boredom in Pets

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Beating Boredom in Pets

Even if your pet would like to take seven walks to the park in a day, we can’t always make it happen. Duty calls and things like work, the kids, or household chores take away some of the attention we’re able to provide our companions. If your pet is feeling the lack of attention and isn’t having their daily needs for physical and mental stimulation met, they’ll get bored quickly. And they won’t hesitate to let you know. Signs Your Pet Is Bored Vocalizing - It’s normal for dogs to bark here and there, especially if someone’s at the door...

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What To Do If You Find a Loose Dog

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What To Do If You Find a Loose Dog

How to Lead a Loose Dog to Safety Finding a stray or loose dog may leave you in a stressful and confusing situation, but you may be the animal’s only chance at reaching safety or being reunited with their rightful owner. If you find yourself being the one to spot a lost pooch, don’t shy away from trying to help. There are certain steps you can take to keep them safe and protected. Approach the Dog. In order to do the subsequent steps, you must first be able to appropriately approach the dog. Do not immediately run up to them,...

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What Your Pet Sitter Should Know

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What Your Pet Sitter Should Know

Prepping Your Pet Sitter: What They Need To Know Finally bought the plane ticket to that resort you’ve always dreamed of vacationing to? Or maybe you got called down to another state for a business trip. Whether you’re embarking on an excursion for a fun time or because you have responsibilities to fulfill, you’ll always have the duty of making sure your pet is taken care of while you’re away. It won’t always be possible to take your companion along with you on a trip, which means it’s up to you to find a trustworthy pet sitter to take your...

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Grieving the Loss of a Pet

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Grieving the Loss of a Pet

Grieving a Pet Pets are often referred to as our companions. And there’s no term that could better describe the role that they play in our lives than that. As companions, pets have been by your side through many of the ups and downs, highs and lows, trials, adventures, and celebrations of life. Simply put, they’re a part of the family. That’s why The Hungry Puppy understands how difficult it is to accept and grieve the loss of a pet. The healing process may not come easily, but that’s why we, along with professionals, loved ones, and those going through...

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Running with Rover

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Running with Rover

A lot of people enjoy taking time out of their day to get in some form of exercise. For many, it’s running. Running is a great way to get your body moving while also soaking in new sights and scents. This holds true for dogs, too! Most pet owners are already familiar with what it looks like for pups to be zooming around the household or darting around the backyard, so why not experience it together? Running alongside your pooch can open up an entirely new bonding experience, while also meeting both your daily exercise needs. Getting Your Dog To...

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Pet Dangers to Avoid for a Hoppy Easter

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Pet Dangers to Avoid for a Hoppy Easter

Easter is quickly hopping its way on over to us. And with the holiday comes plenty of candy, gift baskets, and bunnies. As we await this happy, cheer filled celebration, let’s enjoy the hidden Easter eggs, and avoid the hidden pet dangers.  While enjoying your day, keep in mind the following hazards to your dog or cat:  Chocolate  Chocolate is a known no-no in the pet world. Harmful to animals, especially, dogs, this sweet is a common, popular candy for every occasion. Especially holidays like Easter. However, it contains the substance theobromine, which is particularly prominent in dark chocolate. Consuming...

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"Adopt, Don't Shop"

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"Adopt, Don't Shop"

When welcoming a new pet into the family, the first step taken in choosing your companion is figuring out exactly where you’ll go to find them. This is where the known catch-phrase “Adopt, Don’t Shop” comes in. The phrase has come to be used by a lot of people, but especially by animal rights activists due to its original intention and meaning. It comes loaded with a serious and clear implication that there’s one answer that best resolves the question of where to find your new pet. What is that answer? Shelters and rescue groups.  “Adopt, Don’t Shop” is a...

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Signs of Lyme's Disease

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Signs of Lyme's Disease

Keeping Pets Out Of The Lyme Light Many dogs love to frolic in the grass, run along the trees and bushes, and get a good breath of fresh air. But did you know that the outdoors is exactly where your pet’s arch nemesis likes to hide out? Ticks are commonly found in greenery, such as tall grasses, marshes, shrubs, and wooded areas, allowing them to cling onto your pooch as they pass by. Ticks can even be carried into your backyard or very own household through another animal. This is the perfect opportunity for your pet to be exposed to...

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Introducing Fur Babies and Newborn Babies

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Introducing Fur Babies and Newborn Babies

When you first got your new dog, it was from that moment on that you officially became a proud pet parent! You found yourself excitedly buying them all the necessary supplies and cutest accessories. But down the line, you may find yourself awaiting the moment that you become a parent to a newborn baby. The time to introduce your fur baby to your new baby will quickly approach, and you have exactly nine months to prepare your companion for this new and exciting transition in your lives. Dogs and cats all have very unique personalities and traits, so it’s not...

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Introducing Pets to a Significant Other

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Introducing Pets to a Significant Other

During your lifetime, you’ll have two puppy loves. One being your significant other, and the other being … your puppy (or kitten)! But if all goes well, it’ll come to a point when your two loves will eventually have to meet. After all, it is extremely important that your family approves of your boyfriend or girlfriend! That’s your beloved pooch and kitty’s approval included! Your pet may be well socialized and naturally friendly towards new people, but that can change when their owner suddenly starts giving more attention to someone they aren’t familiar with, especially if that someone comes into...

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Restore Peace to Your Pet

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Restore Peace to Your Pet

Restore Peace to Your Pet  Anxiety is now the most common mental health illness among people in the United States. So it’s not surprising to learn that even pets can experience it. As much as we need to look after our own health, the same needs to be done for our pets who rely on us for safety and security. But if It’s often hard to manage anxiety in ourselves, how will we be able to recognize and treat the symptoms of anxiety in our dog?   It’s easier to be on the lookout for signs of anxiety if you know...

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A Pawsitively Easy Way to Transition Foods

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A Pawsitively Easy Way to Transition Foods

A Pawsitively Easy Way to Transition Foods Adding a little variety to your pet’s day can be fun. Taking them to a new park, giving them a new bed, having them try a new treat, or maybe even enrolling them in a class. But another way is to give them new food! There are so many yummy, delicious, healthy options out there that you’re bound to be interested in more than one for your furry friend. Or perhaps it’s time to make a dietary change due to health concerns or allergies. Whether you’re switching from dry food to wet food,...

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Most Recent Posts from The Pup

Staying Safe During the Holidays →

June 23, 2021

Christmas is right around the corner! And you know what that means. Gifts, hot cocoa, stockings, tinsel, freshly baked cookies, fuzzy socks, and the fresh, soft snow falling around us. Tis the sea...
Heart Disease in Pets →

June 22, 2021

Beat Heart Disease in Pets Our pets have the biggest hearts. They’re the most loyal, loving companions to accompany us in life. And in turn, they make our hearts full! It’s a true testament of how ...
Keeping Pets Active in Winter →

June 20, 2021

Do You Snow How To Keep Your Dog Active In Winter? People tend to think of summer as the season to get in shape and engage themselves in more physical activity. Going for runs, swims, hikes, and m...
Diabetes in Pets →

June 19, 2021

According to the Pet Diabetes Month Campaign, it is estimated that 1 in 300 adult dogs and 1 in 230 cats in the US have diabetes. Diabetes is even more common among humans, and people will find tha...
What's Up with My Dog's Waste? →

June 18, 2021

All pet owners know the dreaded moment of having to pick up their pooch’s poop when they go out for a walk. It can be embarrassing to be seen awkwardly scooping it up, and the smell and look of yo...
Back to School Blues in Pets →

June 17, 2021

Days spent wading in the pool, digging in the sand, and roasting marshmallows are slowly coming to an end, and are soon to be replaced by days spent sitting in the classroom learning some new less...
Natural Disaster Plan for Pets →

June 10, 2021

Natural Disasters: Planning for Pets June may have been National Pet Preparedness Month, but determining a plan for how to best care for your pet in the case of a natural disaster should be done as...
Potential Pet Dangers on the Fourth of July →

June 09, 2021

When we think of the holiday of the summer, our mind automatically springs to the Fourth of July! A day filled with family, friends, good food, fireworks, and maybe even a dip in the pool. There’s...
Beating Boredom in Pets →

May 28, 2021

Even if your pet would like to take seven walks to the park in a day, we can’t always make it happen. Duty calls and things like work, the kids, or household chores take away some of the attention...
What To Do If You Find a Loose Dog →

May 21, 2021

How to Lead a Loose Dog to Safety Finding a stray or loose dog may leave you in a stressful and confusing situation, but you may be the animal’s only chance at reaching safety or being reunited wi...
What Your Pet Sitter Should Know →

May 14, 2021

Prepping Your Pet Sitter: What They Need To Know Finally bought the plane ticket to that resort you’ve always dreamed of vacationing to? Or maybe you got called down to another state for a busines...
Grieving the Loss of a Pet →

April 08, 2021

Grieving a Pet Pets are often referred to as our companions. And there’s no term that could better describe the role that they play in our lives than that. As companions, pets have been by your si...
Running with Rover →

April 06, 2021

A lot of people enjoy taking time out of their day to get in some form of exercise. For many, it’s running. Running is a great way to get your body moving while also soaking in new sights and scen...
Pet Dangers to Avoid for a Hoppy Easter →

March 26, 2021

Easter is quickly hopping its way on over to us. And with the holiday comes plenty of candy, gift baskets, and bunnies. As we await this happy, cheer filled celebration, let’s enjoy the hidden Eas...
"Adopt, Don't Shop" →

March 12, 2021

When welcoming a new pet into the family, the first step taken in choosing your companion is figuring out exactly where you’ll go to find them. This is where the known catch-phrase “Adopt, Don’t S...
Signs of Lyme's Disease →

March 05, 2021

Keeping Pets Out Of The Lyme Light Many dogs love to frolic in the grass, run along the trees and bushes, and get a good breath of fresh air. But did you know that the outdoors is exactly where yo...
Introducing Fur Babies and Newborn Babies →

February 26, 2021

When you first got your new dog, it was from that moment on that you officially became a proud pet parent! You found yourself excitedly buying them all the necessary supplies and cutest accessorie...
Introducing Pets to a Significant Other →

February 12, 2021

During your lifetime, you’ll have two puppy loves. One being your significant other, and the other being … your puppy (or kitten)! But if all goes well, it’ll come to a point when your two loves w...
Restore Peace to Your Pet →

February 05, 2021

Restore Peace to Your Pet  Anxiety is now the most common mental health illness among people in the United States. So it’s not surprising to learn that even pets can experience it. As much as we n...
A Pawsitively Easy Way to Transition Foods →

January 29, 2021

A Pawsitively Easy Way to Transition Foods Adding a little variety to your pet’s day can be fun. Taking them to a new park, giving them a new bed, having them try a new treat, or maybe even enroll...
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