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We all love to brag about our beautiful and beloved pets. Now, Fox54 is providing you a place on our website where you can show off your furry family members!

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Preparing your dog for the vet

Before going to the vet or the groomer for the first time, you will need to prepare your dog for the visit. Here are a few tips. More>>

How to clip your dog's nails

As a general rule of thumb: If you hear your dog's nails clicking, it's time to start clipping. More>>

Keep yourself and your dog safe in the car

A recent survey conducted by the AAA and Kurgo, a pet travel products company, shows just how risky the behavior of dog-owning drivers can be.

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Back-to-school shopping for your dog

While parents spend about $600 a year per child in back-to-school purchases, pet parents will find it far less expensive to outfit their pooch for training classes or doggie day care. But as with any kind of shopping, it pays to research and compare before making your purchasing decisions.

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How to break your dog’s bad habits today

Many dogs are counter-surfers, so you're not alone with this problem. The habit might seem fun to your dog, but can drive you to distraction. Here are some tips to break your dog of the counter-surfing habit.

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Preparing for a new puppy

There's no question that puppies are cute, but all that awesomeness can distract from the fact that getting a puppy is also a serious matter. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your new addition.

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Coping with the loss of a dog

Dealing with the death of a dog is difficult for any owner -- no matter the age of your pet. Dr. Trisha Joyce of New York City Veterinary Specialists, and Dr. Wallace Sife, clinical psychologist, offer advice on managing the end, grieving and moving on.

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  • Does your cat need a psychiatrist?

    Does your cat need a psychiatrist?

    Cats can act a little crazy now and then. But ongoing behavior problems should be checked out by an expert.

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    Cats can act a little crazy now and then. But ongoing behavior problems should be checked out by an expert.

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  • Measure your cat’s intelligence

    Measure your cat’s intelligence

    Many cats have intelligence levels much higher than you'd expect. Here's how you can tell how smart your cat is.

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    Many cats have intelligence levels much higher than you'd expect. Here's how you can tell how smart your cat is.

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  • Chubby pup? One simple tip can help

    Chubby pup? One simple tip can help

    Who doesn't love to give their doggy a treat now and then? But sometimes those innocent little treats can really harm its waistline and health.More >>
  • Teaching your dog commands

    Teaching your dog commands

    Even the oldest dog can learn a new trick (or two). Here are some tips to help you get your dog to sit when you say so.More >>
  • Pregnant dog care

    Pregnant dog care

    If you find yourself tasked with the care of a pregnant dog, there are important steps you can take to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery.More >>
  • Can dogs have spiritual experiences?

    Can dogs have spiritual experiences?

    Research suggests spiritual experiences originate deep within primitive areas of the human brain -- areas shared by other animals with brain structures like our own.More >>
  • Your dog can be a professional actor

    Your dog can be a professional actor

    Dogs often appear in television shows, movies, commercials and more. If your dog has star quality, it could be a hit in Hollywood and enjoy the spotlight too.

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    Dogs often appear in television shows, movies, commercials and more. If your dog has star quality, it could be a hit in Hollywood and enjoy the spotlight too.

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  • DNA testing your dog

    DNA testing your dog

    With approximately 50 percent of the U.S. dog population composed of mixed breeds, it's a question many dog lovers hear. In the past, guesses at the breed mix were based on appearance and temperament, but now DNA testing can unlock the mystery of a dog's genetic heritage.

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    With approximately 50 percent of the U.S. dog population composed of mixed breeds, it's a question many dog lovers hear. In the past, guesses at the breed mix were based on appearance and temperament, but now DNA testing can unlock the mystery of a dog's genetic heritage.

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  • 3 most common dog-related allergies

    3 most common dog-related allergies

    Allergies are one of the leading causes of visits to the veterinary office: They account for up to 25 percent of visits, according to some estimates.

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    Allergies are one of the leading causes of visits to the veterinary office: They account for up to 25 percent of visits, according to some estimates.

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  • Can a dog help your child read?

    Can a dog help your child read?

    Reading assistance dog programs are popping up at libraries, schools and nonprofit organizations. Both organizers and participants say the literacy dogs are making a significant difference in the lives of children.

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    Reading assistance dog programs are popping up at libraries, schools and nonprofit organizations. Both organizers and participants say the literacy dogs are making a significant difference in the lives of children.

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  • Private or group dog-training classes?

    Private or group dog-training classes?

    Although the old saying holds that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," it's actually never too late or too early to train your dog.

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    Although the old saying holds that "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," it's actually never too late or too early to train your dog.

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  • Tips for car travel with your cat

    Tips for car travel with your cat

    Although dogs love to go for car rides, the same can't be said for most cats. If you travel with your cat, follow these tips for a safe (and sane) trip.

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    Although dogs love to go for car rides, the same can't be said for most cats. If you travel with your cat, follow these tips for a safe (and sane) trip.

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  • Summer cat care

    Summer cat care

    Now that summer is here, the rising temperature, brighter sun and increased risk of ticks and fleas can all pose threats to your cat. But you can help your kitty enjoy the summer as much as you do by taking a few precautions.

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    Now that summer is here, the rising temperature, brighter sun and increased risk of ticks and fleas can all pose threats to your cat. But you can help your kitty enjoy the summer as much as you do by taking a few precautions.

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  • Brain exercises for your cat

    Brain exercises for your cat

    As anyone who's had their shin attacked by a playful kitten can attest, many cats love to frolic. But mind activity is also important for cats. Here are four great tips to challenge your kitty.

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    As anyone who's had their shin attacked by a playful kitten can attest, many cats love to frolic. But mind activity is also important for cats. Here are four great tips to challenge your kitty.

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  • Kitten kindergarten

    Kitten kindergarten

    For years, owners and trainers have recognized the value of early socialization for the long-term health and happiness of dogs. But move over, Rover! Those puppies may soon have to make way for a new crop of classes gaining popularity: kitten kindergarten.

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    For years, owners and trainers have recognized the value of early socialization for the long-term health and happiness of dogs. But move over, Rover! Those puppies may soon have to make way for a new crop of classes gaining popularity: kitten kindergarten.

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  • Calm your cat

    Calm your cat

    Cats communicate with each other, gain some of their sense of direction, judge food and more via smell and certain other senses. There is some evidence that synthetic feline facial pheromones, found in certain sprays, can benefit cats.

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    Cats communicate with each other, gain some of their sense of direction, judge food and more via smell and certain other senses. There is some evidence that synthetic feline facial pheromones, found in certain sprays, can benefit cats.

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  • 15-minute cat massage

    15-minute cat massage

    Most cats enjoy being petted, but a cat massage session takes that quality time to a whole new level. Try these cat-massage techniques, and you'll help to forge a tighter bond between you and your kitty.

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    Most cats enjoy being petted, but a cat massage session takes that quality time to a whole new level. Try these cat-massage techniques, and you'll help to forge a tighter bond between you and your kitty.

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  • Dogs and airplane travel: A deadly mix?

    Dogs and airplane travel: A deadly mix?

    Did you know pugs are at an increased risk when flying, compared with other dogs? Veterinarians have long been concerned about this fact, and now there's more evidence thanks to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).More >>
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  • New Pets

    New Pets

    New Pets

    What do you need to know before buying a new pet?More >>
    What do you need to know before buying a new pet?More >>
  • Pet Care

    Pet Care

    Pet Care

    Find out how to best care for your pet.More >>
    Find out how to best care for your pet.More >>
  • Pet Loss

    Pet Loss

    Understand how you grieve and find ways to cope with your loss.More >>
      Understand how you grieve and find ways to cope with your loss.More >>
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  • Healing Arts Veterinary Center

    Healing Arts Veterinary Center


    Healing Arts Veterinary Center is a 10,000sq ft full service companion animal center. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.
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    Healing Arts Veterinary Center is a 10,000sq ft full service companion animal center. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.
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  • From The Dog DailyMore>>

  • Your dog can be a professional actor

    Your dog can be a professional actor

    Dogs often appear in television shows, movies, commercials and more. If your dog has star quality, it could be a hit in Hollywood and enjoy the spotlight too.

    More >>

    Dogs often appear in television shows, movies, commercials and more. If your dog has star quality, it could be a hit in Hollywood and enjoy the spotlight too.

    More >>
  • DNA testing your dog

    DNA testing your dog

    With approximately 50 percent of the U.S. dog population composed of mixed breeds, it's a question many dog lovers hear. In the past, guesses at the breed mix were based on appearance and temperament, but now DNA testing can unlock the mystery of a dog's genetic heritage.

    More >>

    With approximately 50 percent of the U.S. dog population composed of mixed breeds, it's a question many dog lovers hear. In the past, guesses at the breed mix were based on appearance and temperament, but now DNA testing can unlock the mystery of a dog's genetic heritage.

    More >>
  • 3 most common dog-related allergies

    3 most common dog-related allergies

    Allergies are one of the leading causes of visits to the veterinary office: They account for up to 25 percent of visits, according to some estimates.

    More >>

    Allergies are one of the leading causes of visits to the veterinary office: They account for up to 25 percent of visits, according to some estimates.

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