Good canine candidates for living with cats. 1. Puppies or adult dogs that have successfully lived with a cat before. 2. Laid-back, relaxed, friendly dogs. 3. Dogs that are not very predatory (i.e., don’t chase cats, lizards, bicycles, squirrels). Good feline candidates for living with dogs. 1. Relaxed, laid-back cats and kittens 2. Cats with…

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The Most Popular Dog Names? Of all time, female: Molly, Bella, Daisy, Maggie, Lucy, Ginger, Bonnie, Sadie, Sophie, Lady Of all time, male: Max, Jake, Buddy, Jack, Cody, Charlie, Bailey, Rocky, Sam, Buster Today, female: Bella, Luna, Lucy, Daisy, Lily Today, male: Charlie, Max, Bailey, Cooper, Rex West Palm Dog addition: Roxy

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One of the hardest things about living with dogs is leaving them behind every day for the office. Those puppy-dog eyes can really do a number on a dog lover. Fortunately, more and more workplaces welcome dogs. That improves the lives of dogs, their guardians, and the company’s bottom line. Employers report reduced absenteeism and…

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You’re not imagining it. Your dog really does understand what you’re feeling. Dogs can’t read our minds, no, but when it often seems like they do, it’s because of a special connection between our two species that’s increasingly well understood. Dogs don’t just seem attuned to our emotions. They are. Eye-track studies of dogs have…

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Dogs get stir-crazy, too. If yours is climbing the walls and driving you to distraction, here are five ways to help him chill. Lots of exercise. “A tired dog is a good dog” is a cliché for good reason. It’s easy to be well-behaved when you’re sleeping off a good run. If a run isn’t…

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New proposed rules from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that seek to clarify Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulations regarding the transportation of service animals by air and that are intended the ensure that America’s air transportation system is safe for the traveling public and accessible to individuals with disabilities, are expected to…

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To successfully introduce a new dog into your household, plan ahead and be patient. Don’t assume the dogs will instantly like each other or, if they don’t, that they will work things out themselves. If your dogs get off on the wrong paw, the relationship might not recover. Taking a little extra time is worth…

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Besides making us worry about getting sick, running out of money, and forgetting who our friends are, COVID-19 has us afraid for dogs. Not because we believe it could be transmitted to or by dogs, but because the practices we must follow to stay healthy are problematic for dogs. Separation anxiety Staying at home all…

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Looks aren’t everything. More often than not, we choose which dog to get based on appearance—whichever breed or size or color appeals to us. I may have wanted a Jack Russell terrier ever since I fell in love with Eddie on the TV show Frasier. Or maybe I have found myself admiring a well-trained Border…

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Why prepare your dog for your baby? From your dog’s point of view, a baby is the strangest creature that ever was. It screams and thrashes, coos and gurgles. It smells funny. It also consumes the energy of previously devoted pet owners. Weeks go by and suddenly your once-well-behaved dog is chewing the furniture. There…

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