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Daily GIFs: November 20, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. "I've been practicing my somersaults." 2. "There, there, small creature." 3. A sleeping puppy is a happy puppy. 4. All fear Kitten the Destroyer. 5. "It's time for 'Top Chef'!" Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

I Want You...To Want Me

Dogs need to interact with us in order to have a healthy life with us. They really only repeat behaviors that work out for them. If we want them to be well-behaved dogs, we have to reward the appropriate behaviors. That is why it's so important to make our dogs want to spend time with us. If we spend fun time with our dogs, we can catch them doing things we like. Credit: Getty Creative If you want to make your dog want to be with you, food isn't the only way to reward or motivate your dog. Pick something that motivates your dog; a toy, a tug, a tennis ball, a flirt pole. Don't expect them to play with it on their own, playing is a two way street. RELATED: The Power of Play - Train Your...

I just had a disturbing conversation with a neighbor about his dog Maggie. Maggie is an elderly black lab who is doing surprisingly well despite suffering from diabetes mellitus, lumbosacral stenosis (causing extreme hind end weakness), protein-losing nephropathy (a disorder that causes her to spill protein into her urine), and allergies. She also recently recovered from a nasty bout of diarrhea, which her veterinarian suspects was a result of some changes she made in Maggie's medication protocol. Credit: Getty Creative My neighbor often asks for my opinion about his animals' health, so I didn't think anything was out of the ordinary when he stopped me as I walked past his house... until...

Daily GIFs: November 19, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. Roly-poly raccoon. 2. "But I don't want to get out of the pool!" 3. So graceful! 4. Timber! 5. We feel the exact same way at the end of the day. Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

10 Mistakes Pet Parents Make

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