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Are Plants Toxic to Dogs? 10 Plants to Avoid if You Are a Dog Owner
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10 Toxic Plants to Avoid if You Are a Dog Owner

Estimated Read Time: 8 min, 26 sec
Dog owners have already experienced that loving a pet is extremely beneficial to mental health. Similarly raising plants has been known to reduce stress and promote calm, relaxation, and feelings of wellness. Therefore it’s no surprise that pet and plant ownership often go hand in hand. But some plants can be harmful and even fatal to your sweet pup. Before you bring plant babies home to meet your furry baby, read our top 10 toxic plants to avoid if you are a dog owner.

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Cats vs Dogs: Which is the Right Emotional Support Animal for You?
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Cats vs Dogs: Which is the Right Emotional Support Animal?

*Estimated Read Time: 8 min, 32 sec. The cats vs dogs saga is a tail as old as time. Which is the superior breed of pet? There is much opinion on the matter, and so the debate rages onward. Cats and dogs both make wonderful companions in their own distinct ways. If you are curious which species would be best suited to meet your particular emotional support needs, read on!

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11 Ways to Get Your Dog to Love Trust and Respect You
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Ways to Get Your Dog to Trust and Love you

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min, 25 sec. If you’ve got a new canine companion, there are some important things you should know about how to achieve that longed-for BFF status. Before you buy colored string to make matching friendship bracelets, you may want to take note of these tried and true methods to get your dog to trust. Once you’ve earned his trust, the love and respect will follow close behind.

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3 Ways Service Dogs Can Calm Anxiety
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3 Ways Service Dogs Can Calm Anxiety

*Estimated Read Time: 6 min, 7 sec. Dogs calm anxiety simply by being present. It’s no secret that dogs offer unconditional love along with endless amounts of hugs and kisses. The simple act of petting a dog is scientifically proven to lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, and release serotonin (the happy hormone).

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How Do I Get An ESA in Florida
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How Do I Get an ESA in Florida

*Estimated Read Time: 6 min, 45 sec. Florida also follows the ADA definitions of ESAs. They recognize that an Emotional Support Animal is a vital component in treating some emotional and mental conditions. You can’t just slap a sticker on Fido’s vest and call him your ESA. Keep reading to learn how to qualify your pet as an ESA in Florida.

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What Is My Dog Feeling?
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What is my dog feeling?

Estimated Read Time: 7 min, 18 sec
Good communication and mutual understanding are the backbones of any successful relationship, but how the heck do you build a long-lasting and healthy relationship with your dog? While we can’t listen to their thoughts, you should be able to start answering “what is my dog feeling?” by paying attention to his body language.

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7 Most Common Life Changes that Cause Stress
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7 Most Common Life Changes that Cause Stress

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 8 sec. Everyone experiences stress. It is a normal part of life. In the proper context, a little pressure can actually be quite beneficial and motivating! Unfortunately, the kind of changes that cause stress most often aren’t as helpful. One of the most talked-about 2020 (and now 2021) stress management tools has been pet ownership. 

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How Emotional Support Animals Help Cope With Anxiety
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How ESA Help With Anxiety

*Estimated Read Time: 9 min 42 sec. For an anxious person, everyday things like the morning alarm can trigger a whole series of panic-driven thoughts that rush in like a title wave before the day has even begun. Thankfully, an emotional support animal can help cope with anxiety and relieve these feelings of panic.

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What does my dog's poop mean?
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What Does My Dog’s Poop Mean?

*Estimated Read Time: 8 min 11 sec. It may dumbfound you, but “dog poop” is a very popular search term on the internet. As a dog owner, it is very common to wonder whether or not your furry friend is healthy. Did you know that one of the simplest health indicators is the pattern of your dog’s poop?

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Important Things Every Cat Owner Should Know
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Important Things Every Cat Owner Should Know

*Estimated Read Time: 10 min 12 sec. Aside from offering your limitless devotion and servitude for all of eternity to your cute and cuddly feline, there are some important things every cat owner should know. We’ve rounded up ten helpful tips to make you the World’s Best Cat Parent.

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