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Continue to Shop Local During COVID-19

Written by Audrey Cabrera | Above photo courtesy of BI Barkery
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed practically every aspect of our lives including how we shop. While it's easy to hop on our computers and order everything online, keeping our local pet stores in business is critical. If you're ready to restock, here's an update from a few of our favorite neighborhood pet stores, so you can keep shopping local.
As everybody is advised to stay in their homes and stock up on supplies for the COVID-19 pandemic, you should also include your dog's essentials to your checklist.

Homemade Dog Food Tips

CityDog Magazine
As the COVID-19 continues to affect more and more areas, dog lovers are worrying about possible pet food shortage. What could be a nice, healthy alternative, then?
Given the current situation, if there's anyone that would feel happy since the whole family's home—it's your pooch.

Out Spot!

CityDog Magazine
Despite the love and cuteness they exhibit, dogs can get really messy. But with positive reinforcement, and using the right dog-safe cleaning products at home, things can become easier to accomplish.
Working from home can become challenging, especially if your dog always reaches out for a play session. Avoid interruptions by keeping her busy. These toys and chews are "pawesome" for passing time!

Camping Gear for Dogs

CityDog Magazine
Your four-legged buddy needs some outdoor adventure too, and just like any adventure—Fido needs to be fully equipped with the best camping gear for dogs.
Yes, your pooch is considered another tenant—which means you have to read and sign a pet contract for her too!

All About Pet Deposits

CityDog Magazine
If you're planning to live in a dog-friendly apartment, you might as well prepare a pet deposit before you move out.
While you may always think about owning a cute little dog for your small apartment, size is no longer the only thing you have to consider.

Getting ready to move out with your dog? While you may simply search for the nearest available rentals in your area, know that it's not enough. Your pooch should love the place too.

There's not a problem that we could share about living with dogs, but finding dog-friendly apartments near your area can be daunting.

COVID-19 and Dogs

CityDog Magazine
With the recent outbreak of coronavirus in Washington State (and the nation, for that matter), dog lovers are wondering, “Can my pet test positive for COVID-19 and if so, are they contagious?”
Harmful parasites such as fleas are unwelcome, invading Fido's skin, coat and even our own homes. Save your canine friend from itchiness and possible health risks by using the best flea prevention products on our list!

Take a Bite Out of Fleas

Written by Stephanie Olson | Illustration by Iveta Vaicule
While we always adore our dogs' fluffy fur on the outside, tiny fleas always find a way to take advantage and hide inside them. Get to know more about the basics, and find out what you can do to get rid of fleas.

Dental Treats for Dogs

CityDog Magazine
Every pet parent can agree that the sweet, sloppy kisses from dogs are one of the best things in the world. Now, what if the lingering bad breath becomes too overwhelming? Combat Fido's dental problems with the help of these 6 best dental treats for dogs.

Dog Dental Care 101

Written by Stephanie Olson
As humans, oral health is very important: we brush our teeth twice daily, floss, use mouthwash, and visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. 

Dogs of Dharam

Written by TJ Thompson | Photos by TJ Thompson and Hillary Levin
The Dalai Lama wisely said, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

Our Favorite Gear and Getaways

Above photo by Amelia Soper | Cover photo by Julie Clegg
Recently on KING 5 TV’s New Day Northwest with host Margaret Larson, we shared some of our favorite travel gear and dog-friendly destinations from our book, the Doggone Travel + Adventure Guide! Read more below...

A Raw Deal

Written by Rebecca Sanchez | Photos by Julie Austin
The holidays are the time of year when people come together to enjoy friends and family. Whether you celebrate Diwali, Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Solstice, Chalica, Las Posadas or Festivus, including your faithful furry companion is a must. 

Top 10 Items We Can't Live Without

Pictured Above: P.L.A.Y. Chill Pad in Sea Foam (see below for link)
Cute sweaters...colorful leashes...adorable squeaky toys...these are the things we love to pamper our pet with...however, the day-to-day essentials are just as important to a happy, healthy hound. Here are our top 10 items we can't live (or leave home) without! 

Happy Halloween!

CityDog Magazine
Don't let Fido be left out in the cold this Halloween -- these cute, canine costumes will most certainly have him doing tricks for treats! To help you get started, we've compiled some of our favorite costumes -- from do-it-yourself to off-the-shelf!
When your dog is sick, your natural inclination is to help him or her feel better as soon as possible. You may immediately take your pup to the vet, or you may turn to the internet, family or friends for advice.

Keep Your Dog Relaxed and Stree-Free

Sponsored by Reilly's HempVet
Spring and summer can bring thunderstorms along with warmer weather — not to mention noisy holidays like the Fourth of July. Keep your dog relaxed and stress-free with Reilly's HempVet. These supplements combine full-spectrum, GMO-free hemp and its powerful health benefits with scientifically advanced, issue-specific ingredients.

Natural Wellness for Dogs with CBD

Sponsored by Phyto Animal Health
Just as CBD, or cannabidiol, has emerged as the latest wellness trend among humans, it has also gained popularity among pet owners looking to take advantage of these same benefits for their pets at home.

Can CBD Replace Traditional Pain Relievers?

Sponsored by Animal Nutritional Products
Animal Nutritional Products, Inc. (ANP), an animal supplement company and leader since 2001 in the Veterinary and OTC animal health market, has developed a unique liquid Hemp Extract called PhytoMAXX Plus.
Rising temperatures and longer days mean that summer is just around the corner. While we humans are looking forward to vacations, parties and July 4th festivities, our four-legged family members may not share in our enthusiasm.

CBD Oil for Dogs is Becoming Very Popular

Sponsored by Cannabis Supplements for Pets
It's safe to say that the CBD industry is booming. One segment which seems to be growing very fast is CBD for pets. More and more pet owners are giving their dogs CBD products, and sharing their success stories online.

Plan for Forever

Written by Rebecca Sanchez | Photos by Luna Azul {Above photo: Preparations for celebration of life ceremony at Resting Waters}
When you add a dog or cat to your family, you do so knowing that there is a very good chance that he or she will pass before you. Yet you still open your heart and welcome them into your life. 

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Team Rushes to Evacuate Animals

Written by American Humane Rescue
American Humane rescue team rushing to evacuate animals caught in path of Hurricane Florence and offers lifesaving tips to keep yourself and your pets safe.

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Boating Safety

Written by Rachel Johnson | Photo courtesy of Ruffwear
According to the American Humane Association, one-third of American households take their dog along on family vacations. And, if your trip includes the water -- whether you’re going fishing or just enjoying a ride on the boat -- there’s never an excuse for anyone on board a boat, regardless if they have two legs or four, not to wear a life jacket.
Smart, city-savvy and fun, CityDog Magazine brings you the joys of life and living with dogs in the Keystone State—from the city of Philadelphia to the Susquehanna Valley to the Pocono Mountains—and everywhere in between.

SuperZoo Heroes

Written by Doug Poindexter, President, World Pet Association
Trade shows such as SuperZoo provide a wealth of opportunities for attendees to meet industry peers, vendors, partners and even their competition.
The secret life of pets is secret no more with these cool gadgets that allow you to track, feed, monitor, and even play with your pooch from anywhere.

Doggone Home Décor

Written by Kate Hudson | Photos by Emily Rieman | Click on images to enlarge
Dogs are awful roommates. They don’t clean up after themselves, they never give you privacy and they are demanding. Yet, the ASPCA estimates that up to 47 percent of U.S. households have a dog. And, we wouldn’t have it any other way! 

DIY for Your Dog

Photos by Kate Whitaker | Click on images to enlarge
If your favorite things are crafting and canines, then DIY for Your Dog by Rachelle Blondel is the book for you. Easy to make projects include something for all of our furry friends, from treats to toys, to a travel dog bed and more!

Caring for a Senior Dog

Written by Nadine M. Rosin | Photo by Rondi Lightmark
My wish is that every pet parent is lucky enough to someday have to face the issue of senior canine care. When my own dog, Buttons, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of eight, the vet referred to her as a senior dog.
With Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation, you can give your pet the best medical care possible. Our top-rated pet insurance plan covers everything that matters including accidents, illnesses, cancer, emergency care, genetic conditions, and alternative care. Enroll today!

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