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THE REAL BENEFITS OF FRESH DOG FOOD

Two dogs dressed as judges comparing Pet Plate vs kibble

  [caption align="alignnone" width="1320"] Two dogs dressed as judges comparing Pet Plate vs kibble[/caption] Fact: over 90% of dog parents around the world feed their pups dry, commercial pet food (a.k.a. kibble). But here's the problem: kibble is over-processed, made with low-quality ingredients, and often indigestible! It was born in 1964 purely out of

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PHOTOGRAPHING PUPS: 101

A dog with a Pet Plate container

[caption id="attachment_879" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A dog with its head in a Pet Plate container[/caption] If you're anything like me, 98% of your camera roll is filled with pics of your four-legged family member(s). But let's be honest, how many of those snaps are post- or frame- worthy? Wouldn't it be great if they were all

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THE BEST (DOG) PARKS IN AMERICA

A hiker with a dog in his bag

  What makes a dog happy? Other than food, just saying “want to on a waaa...lk?”or some variation will get the tail wagging. Taking your pup out doesn’t just provide a morale boost (as if they needed one) – it actually has health advantages. In fact, “being outdoors helps reduce boredom, anxiety and depression,” says

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IT’S NATIONAL K9 DAY

TESS the dog with Pet Parent

  Every year, tons of K9s go through at least two months of training to serve our police and armed forces. National K-9 Veterans Day is all about honoring these brave doggos dedicated to paw-tecting all of us hoomans. Keep reading to learn more about these inspiring and courageous K-9s: [caption align="alignnone" width="643"] A

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3 TIPS TO HELP YOUR DOG LIVE LONGER

A dog at the gym

[caption align="aligncenter" width="777"] A sleepy looking dog[/caption] Pets are often among the most beloved members of our families. It's devastating that our fav furry friends, that we sometimes like more than our human relatives (sorry Aunt Carol), have the shortest life span. It's not all bad though–here's a few tips to help increase your

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Dental Hygiene Tips for your Doggo

  As hoomans, we're used to brushing our teeth twice a day to keep our hygiene it's very best. But we sometimes forget our dogs need their teeth cleaned too. The food they eat can lead to some really stinky breath. So it's super important ensure you're cleaning their teeth too! [caption id="attachment_57" align="alignnone" width="1024"]

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Why is my dog eating grass?!

  [caption id="attachment_83" align="alignnone" width="246"] Dogs eating grass[/caption] DEAR GRASS FED: The technical term for eating things that aren't food is Pica. While serious cases of Pica can result from nutritional deficiencies, it's usually a sign of boredom (especially in puppies). #pupsthesedays Rest assured, eating grass generally shouldn't raise any red flags - many vets consider

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