When a Pet is Passing: Making the Most of the Last Days

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Knowing that your pet is about to pass over the Rainbow Bridge can be both a blessing and a curse. While it can hurt to know exactly when your last day together will be, it also gives you the opportunity to share in some special moments before it’s too late. If your pet is passing, you can make their last day on earth a wonderful one. Start by creating a list of all the things that your pet loves. Not only will this help you organize your last days with your pet, but it will also.....

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Planning a Thanksgiving Feast? Be Careful What You Feed Your Pets!

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The stuffing is baking and the turkey is brined- no one can deny this delicious time of year! Even your pets get excited. Family coming over means more hands for petting, more faces for licking, and more snacks getting dropped in their bowl. But, many foods that we love to enjoy on this holiday are dangerous for dogs. Be careful what you plan to feed your pets that day and don’t allow guests to give out table scraps. One of the biggest dangers is turkey. This meat contains a lot .....

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Holiday Projects as Pet Memorials: 3 Ideas to DIY

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Holiday Projects¬†as Pet Memorials: 3 Ideas to DIY The holidays can be particularly difficult for pet parents who have recently lost a beloved furry friend. Their passing doesn’t mean that they can’t still be a part of the season, though. Holiday pet memorials can be a lovely reminder of your friendship. Create a Special Ornament If a Christmas tree is part of your tradition, you can easily create a bauble or ornament that commemorates a four-legged compan.....

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Keeping Your Pets Cozy: Winter Pet Safety

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Temperatures are rapidly dropping, but your pets could be in just as much trouble as they were in the heat of summer if the proper precautions aren’t taken. In a continuation of our series on pet safety, we’re honing in on keeping your pets nice and cozy, no matter what the temperature is. Check out these tips on winter pet safety: A good rule of thumb is that if it’s too cold for you to be outside, it’s too cold for your cat or dog. This is especially true for .....

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For the Early Birds: 3 Cozy Holiday Gifts for Pet Owners

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For the Early Birds: 3 Cozy Holiday Gifts for Pet Owners As the temperatures drop, you may be searching for the perfect gifts for pet owners who love nothing more than snuggling up with their beloved, furry friend. These cozy surprises will certainly bring a little warmth to the heart of the recipient! Customized Mug Who doesn’t love a steaming mug of creamy hot chocolate or rich coffee? For the person who loves warming their hands around the mug of a hot bevera.....

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Your Pet Painting Doesn’t Have to be Plain!

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Your Pet Painting Doesn’t Have to be Plain! If you’re curious about commissioning an adorable pet painting, but want it to show just as much personality as your pet has, rest easy! Your pet painting can be as wacky and unique as the love between you and your pet. Whether you’re looking for a classic style or something a little more funky, finding the right artist means getting the perfect painting. For example, you could ask for a pop-art style painting. Inst.....

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Engraved Pet Memorials for the Garden

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Engraved Pet Memorials for the Garden Engraved pet memorials do not necessarily need a special area in your yard. Instead, you can incorporate it into an existing garden or lawn motif. If you’re looking for the perfect way to add a pet memorial to your life, here are a few ideas to get you started: Paving Stones When sectioning off areas of your garden, you can use beautiful engraved pet memorials as part of your paving. Inside you can plant flowers or plants th.....

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How Memorial Garden Stones are Made

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How Memorial Garden Stones are Made Memorial garden stones, otherwise known as tombstones or gravestones, have a long history of being both comforting and practical when mourning the deceased. First instances of these stones have been dated back to primitive man. The first instance of the “modern” cemeteries, which contained beautiful memorial garden stones, are dated back to Paris in the 1800s. The process in which modern stones are made commercially is similar to that o.....

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Maintaining Pet Safety on the 4th of July

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The 4th of July can be a stressful event for pets, as the fireworks, friends, and family are an interruption to their everyday routine. If you’re planning a blowout bash, make sure you’re thinking of pet safety. Fireworks can be especially stressful. Pets have a much more acute sense of hearing than humans, so the loud noises can be excruciating for sensitive ears. The first step is keeping pets inside during fireworks displays. Make sure that their tags are .....

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Love Dog Portraits? So Does This Brisbane Artist

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Much like any dog owner, Brisbane artist Stephen Gallagher was seeking ways to memorialize his beloved pet after his passing and landed on painting dog portraits. Ozzie, the beautiful 14-year old Golden Retriever, had to be put down in 2015 due to old age. As a way to mourn, Gallagher painted a beautiful portrait of the pup and decided that it was the perfect way to capture the spirit of dogs everywhere. After perfecting the skill with the pets of his friends and family, he decided to .....

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