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How to Go Green with Your Dog

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, we should all be reminded of the impact that we - and our four-legged friends - have on this Earth. While we may think that our impact on the Earth is minimal, I'm afraid it probably isn't ... especially with a few billion people and all those extra four-legged carbon footprints. If everyone just took one or two small extra steps, we just might be able to make a difference after all. In this two part series, I am sharing some of my tips on how to go green. Some of these tips are directly pet related, and some are more people related. Nevertheless, it helps out all species in the long run! RELATED: Exercising With Your Dog 101 1. Recycle....

Pet Travel Expert Q & A

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Even The Jet Set Pets realizes that there are times when your four-legged friend can't accompany you on a trip. During those unfortunate times, your options include: Leave your posh pal with a friend or relative Have a petsitter stay in your home with Fifi Check your chic canine into a swank pet hotel Put your pet in a kennel, where they may be caged Leave them with a stranger in your neighborhood If the last choice sounds unappetizing, think again. DogVacay.com, a new website that allows pet parents to find nearby homes to board their dogs, launched this month to a great success. It's being called the airbnb for dogs. Whether you're looking for a cozy one-bedroom...

Scenes from a bedroom: Fluffy's curled around her owner's head, snoring. Fido's tiny bladder demands outdoor bathroom trips at 3 and 5 am. And their bleary-eyed owners are in good company: Up to 25% of insomniacs may be able to blame their pets for their sleep problems. In a survey of 300 patients at the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center, John Shepard, MD, the center's medical director, found that more than half owned pets, and of those, nearly 60% slept with their pets in the bedroom. Overall, 53% of pet owners felt their sleep was disrupted to some extent every night. If a dog was already allowed to sleep in the bedroom, he had a better-than-even chance of being allowed to sleep on the...

12 Photography Tips for Dog Owners

Have you ever seen professional pet portraits and said to yourself, "I sure wish I could have a portrait like that made of my dog?" Well, I have. Then after finding out that most professional pet photographers charge a lot, depression starts to set in. Well, there's no need for us to feel depressed over this. Just because we're not "professional" pet photographers, it doesn't mean we can't do "professional quality" work, right? Right! Listed below are 12 photography tips that'll help every dog owner get the perfect photo of their pooch. RELATED: Dental Braces for Dogs? 12 Photography Tips for Dog Owners 1. Select a camera that works well for YOU. There's absolutely no need to...