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How Thankfulness Leads to Happier Living
Education

How Thankfulness Leads to Happier Living

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 15 sec
As the holiday seasons approach many people are filled with expectations of festive joyful times with friends and family. Unfortunately, many others struggle with extra anxiety, depression, or loneliness around this time of the year. Research shows that a bit of thankfulness can help lift the spirits and bring a new perspective for all!

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New PAWS Law Helps Veterans Obtain Service Dogs
News

New PAWS Law Helps Veterans Obtain Service Dogs

*Estimated Read Time: 11 min
On August 25, 2021, President Biden signed a very necessary law into effect: Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. For several years, veterans support groups have lobbied for these seemingly forgotten heroes to get the extra support they need. It has been a long time coming, but the PAWS act is a very hopeful and necessary beginning.

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All You Need to Know About Psychiatric Service Dogs
Education

All You Need to Know About Psychiatric Service Dogs

*Estimated Read Time: 9 min
What is a Psychiatric Service Dog? Do you qualify for one? How do you get one? If you have any of these questions (and more), this article is for you. ASP explains all you need to know about Psychiatric Service Dogs.

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7 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween
Holiday

7 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe on Halloween

*Estimated Read Time: 7min, 24 sec
Halloween doesn’t have to be a nightmare for you or your pet! All the hype of Halloween can cause our pets a lot of stress. Here are 7 tips to keep you and your pets safe on Halloween.

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9 DIY Healthy Fall Treats for Dogs
Pet information

9 DIY Healthy Fall Treats for Dogs

*Estimated Read Time: 5 min, 37 sec
If you’d like to spoil your canine companion more intentionally this season, consider these 9 DIY healthy Fall treats for dogs. It is said, the best way to a pup’s heart is through his belly (or something like that)!

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Flying with Service Animals
Education

Flying with Service Animals IN US DOT Rules

*Estimated Read Time: 9 min, 54 sec
If you’re looking to travel with your animal, there are important things to know before booking a flight! We explain all of the new DOT rules in our guide to flying with Service Animals.

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5 Ways to Prevent Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Education

5 Ways to Prevent Separation Anxiety in Dogs

*Estimated Read Time – 8 min, 6 sec
During this quarantine season, we built strong bonds with our furry companions. This is fantastic, but how do we keep them feeling secure even when you can’t be by their side? Learn to recognize signs of distress and the proven 5 ways to prevent separation anxiety in dogs.

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Dog Looking at you
Pets and Housing

Best Small Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

Estimated Read Time: 7 min 27 sec
If you live in an apartment or smaller house, it doesn’t mean that you can’t own a dog. You actually have a lot of options! Many breeds of dogs are adaptable to smaller living conditions. We’ve compiled a list for your consideration of the top 10 best small dog breeds for apartment living!

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12 Easy DIY Dog Halloween Costumes
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12 Easy DIY Dog Costumes for Halloween 2021

Estimated Read Time: 4 min 55 sec
The Halloween holiday is sneaking up for a little boo of enjoyment! Holidays can be such a fun way to include your pets in traditions and memories. For all of our creative readers, here are 12 easy DIY dog costumes that are sure to provide a sweet treat to anyone who lays eyes on them.

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Is pet insurance worth it?
Education

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Estimated Read Time: 9 min, 32 sec
There’s no way to predict what the future will hold for our families (animal members included). When unforeseen medical tragedies strike, our hearts AND our wallets pay the price. Many factors help determine if pet insurance is the right fit for you.

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