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When Should A Dog Be Spayed Or Neutered?

When Should A Dog Be Spayed Or Neutered?

For a long time, spaying/neutering puppies at 6 months has been the socially acceptable norm. Some people say it's the proper way to control the overpopulation of dogs and cats. Others talk about the health benefits or the behavioral changes ... ... But, over the last few years, thanks in part to a growing body of research, it’s becoming less accepted. In fact, it’s becoming pretty controversial ... And it isn’t just spaying and neutering in general that’s on the table. Scientists and vets are also working to find out when the right time to sterilize your dog is. Some researchers have shown that...

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How To Build A Dog Poop Composter

How To Build A Dog Poop Composter

A few weeks ago we wrote about composting dog waste. And people had lots of questions ... ... but by far the most asked was how to actually build a dog poop composter.  So, we thought it might be a good idea to write a follow up post answering that exact question.  But first, just in case you missed that one ... The Benefits Of Composting Dog Poop Our dogs produce a lot of waste. A lot. 274 pounds of waste a year for the average dog in fact. A larger dog will produce even more! By composting, dog owners can...

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How To Make Environmentally Friendly DIY Dog Toys

How To Make Environmentally Friendly DIY Dog Toys

Dog toys can be expensive, especially since most of the time they just get ripped apart and destroyed within hours of your dog getting them. So, instead of just handing over your cash to your dog to rip up, why not test your crafting skills with some environmentally friendly DIY dog toys using recycled materials?  The best part? Not only are these keeping those materials out of landfills, they're also super easy to make! Environmentally Friendly DIY Dog Toys Let's face it, our dogs have a big impact on the environment. So, if there's a way to may a big...

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Are You Feeding Sustainable Dog Food?

Are You Feeding Sustainable Dog Food?

Have you ever considered the carbon footprint of your beloved canine buddy? Your dog uses food packaged in cardboard or cans, has a good amount of dog waste and plays with toys that get thrown away eventually. Feeding your dog sustainable food can reduce their carbon paw-print. What Is Sustainable Dog Food? Sustainable dog food is simply dog food that has less impact on the environment. Many pet foods are based on leftovers from animals that humans won’t eat. This seems like a good thing, because food that might be wasted is used. However, it does support the animal agriculture industry,...

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7 Common Dog Poisons In The Average Home

7 Common Dog Poisons In The Average Home

It’s Poison Prevention Week! That means it’s the perfect opportunity to talk about poison-proofing your house. A lot of detergents, cleaning products and household items you have in your home are highly toxic to both you and your dog. But that's common sense, right? After all, you wouldn't take a sip of your floor cleaning product! And letting your dog drink out of your mop bucket would be an even worse idea (maybe consider using something in that bucket that won't harm your dog). But even if you're not doing these crazy things, it doesn't mean your dog is safe from...

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