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Halloween Costume Contest Official Rules

INDEPENDENT PET PARTNERS HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR...

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Keeping Your Pets Safe During Halloween

Kids in costumes, trick-or-treating, and things that go bump in the night: all of these are images conjured up when you think of Halloween. For many children, and a lot of adults for that matter, Halloween is a fun time. But it can be a scary and dangerous time for...

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This Halloween, Don’t Forget The Probiotics!

Halloween can be a time when your children load up on treats. It can also be a time when you load your furry kids up on treats as well since you don't want them to feel left out. An increase in treats—even ones that are safe for pets—can cause tummy troubles. Add to...

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Trick-or-Treating with Your Dog: Safety Tips

Fall is here! Leaves are starting to fall, temperatures are getting cooler, days are shorter and everything is suddenly pumpkin spice flavored! Not only does dusk set in earlier, but full nighttime darkness does as well. If you've ever been driving at night and come...

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7 MORE Reasons to Love The Honest Kitchen!

Oh, The Honest Kitchen, how do we love thee. Let us count the ways… well, there are many, so we’ll just stick to seven. So what makes The Honest Kitchen different than the rest? When it comes to food, this company is honest about what goes into theirs. And we think...

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Spotlight on: Treats

My dogs know exactly where their treats are stored; both the chews (in the upper right hand kitchen cupboard) and their training treats (on a shelf in the refrigerator door). When the bag crinkles or box is opened, their joy is infectious! Treats can serve several...

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The Lowdown on Nutritional Supplements

Supplements. Multivitamins. Omega Fatty Acids. Probiotics. Glucosamine. You’ve heard all these terms before, but what are they? And are they really necessary for your pet? LET’S START WITH THEIR FOOD… Above all else, you should be feeding your pets a well-balanced,...

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Getting Back to Routines: For Your Family & Your Dog

The lazy summer days are coming to and end and it's time to get back into the school year routine. Many families, especially those with young children, take a week or two getting their children accustomed to the school-year routine. But do you take the time to get the...

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Training: Why It’s SO Important

Dogs and people have been working together to survive and thrive for thousands of years. While we might not know exactly why or how this relationship started, we sure are happy it did! As humans and dogs learned to communicate with each other, people then began to...

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Doggie Day School: Worth the Money?

More and more working pet parents are putting their pups in doggie day school. If you’re hesitant about the thought of doggie day school, we’re here to tell you that it’s awesome and has so many benefits. If you still need convincing, here are eight reasons to give it...

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Why We LOVE Ziwi Peak!

It all starts with green, free-range farms and blue, pristine Southern oceans—we’re talking about New Zealand, and that’s where Ziwi Peak is proudly made. New Zealand’s warm, temperate climate allows animals to be free-range, and grass-fed, all year round. And it’s...

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What to Expect When You Adopt a New Pet

Mac, a German Shepherd mix, was an adult when he was adopted from the local shelter in Carlsbad, CA. At his first veterinary visit after adoption, the veterinarian estimated him to be between 2 and 3 years old, skinny but in great health, and, “A very handsome...

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