Five ways to keep your pets active when you’re not

With warm weather on its way everyone seems to be talking about exercise recently. For those of you who love a good run that’s great, but I, myself, personally… don’t. In truth I’ve always been one to avoid physical activity when possible. In middle school I was known not to dress out for P.E. so I […]

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Four ways to include your pets this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Have you gotten your pet a gift yet? I’ll be honest, if I weren’t blogging this, I’d be putting mine together on the 13th, but luckily blogging keeps me from procrastinating… sometimes. I’ll be honest, I’ve never gotten into the sweetheart part of Valentine’s Day, I even faked […]

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Skittish Cat – tips to help your cat be happier

If you have a cat at home that runs and hides from you, and everything else, I feel your pain. About two years ago I had the privilege of adopting a new cat, and he was so skittish it hurt. I felt so bad for this cat because he spent all day, every day, hiding behind my suitcase in the […]

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How to say “I love you” in any language

When I was a kid I used to love the show Wild Thornberrys. I loved it mostly because the little girl, Eliza, could talk to animals (It’s also one of the reasons I like Sofia the First). I think if I could have any magic power, talking to animals would be it. Not only could I have a conversation with any dog, but I could also tell that lizard in the wall “I don’t want to eat you. Just climb on my hand and I’ll put you back outside.” Wouldn’t life be wonderful?
I don’t think I’ll ever have that power, but fortunately, there are a few phrases that can make it across the language barrier and “I love you” is one of them. So, how do you tap into your interspecies language skills and tell any pet how much you love them? It’s easy.

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Bonding with an abused pet – earning their trust

If you’ve ever adopted an abused pet, you know how hard it can be to earn their trust. Some respond with fear, others with aggression and knowing what to do and how to handle the different responses can be a hard road of trial and error. But, the sooner you figure it out, the sooner you and your pet can enjoy life together.

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How I find the time to play with my pets every day

Finding time to play with your pets can seem like a daunting task, especially when you have a high energy pet and a busy life, but it’s not impossible. Finding time to play is one of the best ways to bond with your pet, really, even more than feeding (even though my cat might say otherwise), and for those of us who adore our pets, there is nothing more important than keeping that relationship strong. So how do you fit in some good play time, and still get everything else done?

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Helping your child cope with the loss of a pet

Loosing a pet, for any reason, is the hardest thing about having pets. I’d potty train a hundred puppies before loosing one pet, but unfortunately animals have much shorter life spans than we do and it’s one of the sad things we face. Still, being an adult we are able to understand and cope with the loss. Children don’t always have that same benefit. All they understand is that something they love is gone. We adults have to teach them what that means and how to move on in a healthy way.

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How to bond with a pet you don’t like

Not everybody loves every type of animal and that’s ok. You may be wondering why I even posted this. “If I don’t like cat’s I won’t get a cat.” Sounds easy, but sometimes you get stuck with an animal you aren’t all that comfortable with. Maybe you married someone with a pet tarantula or five cats, but learning to love and bond with all the animals in your life regardless of the type, will do wonders for your every day life. If you’re lucky you’ll even find your worst fear turning into your best friend.

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What to do with your dog, when there’s nothing to do

Winter is coming up soon and, though I’ve never been snowed in, I do know what it’s like to sit stuck in a house with a pet full of energy. (Thanks to Hurricane Matthew). As people we create things to do for ourselves whether it’s playing games, talking with friends, checking off your Pinterest bucket list, Facebook, whatever your indoor hobby may be. But in our boredom we can forget that dogs are just like us. They get tired sitting around doing nothing too and, much like children when they get bored, dogs do two things: create mischief and drive you crazy! It can be hard keeping a dog entertained when you can’t leave the house, and even if you can, the weather is too miserable to do anything. So what do you do? Pin this article and keep those winter boredom chewing sprees at bay.

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Simple Ideas for Enjoying the Season with Your Pets

Hey guys,

So today is officially the first day of fall! My favorite season!! I love the colors, the clothes, and pumpkin flavored everything! But the thing I love most about fall is going outside. The smothering heat is finally giving way to light breezes, and even in Florida we’re getting cool-ish mornings, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a day out than with my favorite pets. Sometimes it’s hard to think of something to do with your pet, but the good news is, it doesn’t take much to impress him. If you have a social pet, chances are she will just love being included. Here’s some ideas of things you can do with your pet this fall to get out and enjoy the weather.

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