Dogs and Babies

How to ensure safe and happy coexistence

The arrival of a new family member is an exciting and joyful event for families. However, with a dog in the household, these positive feelings may also be mixed with feelings of anxiousness and concern. Will my dog be jealous of the baby? Will he be aggressive with the baby? Will he bite the baby? Or give him or her diseases? While such questions are understandable, there is no need to fret. Various plans may be implemented to ensure that both your furry child and your not-so-furry child are able to exist harmoniously.

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3 Ways to Decrease Anxiety for You and Your Pets

More than 18% of adults in the US are affected by anxiety disorders, making this one of the most common mental health issues in the country. A variety of factors can cause people to suffer from anxiety disorders. Stress from relationships, work or finances can cause anxiety. Furthermore, if you have a family member who struggles with an anxiety disorder, you are more likely to as well. Trying to decrease anxiety with drugs or alcohol consumption is likely to exacerbate the problem and increase the risk of further complications.

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The Best Housekeeping Advice for Dog Owners

Coming home to soulful eyes and a wagging tail can make your day, but anyone who has lived with a dog knows there is a certain amount of upkeep involved when a pooch is part of the family. Our delightful canine companions give us all of themselves, including some not-so-tidy byproducts. With a handful of simple strategies, you can enjoy your dog as much as he enjoys you and stay abreast of any dog-related messes.  

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