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How to Qualify Your Dog as an IRS Deduction

Fluffy and Fido are more than just adorable pets who fill your home with love. During tax time, their presence is important. Pets can be a valid write-off on your taxes and can qualify for tax deductions. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has specific guidelines for deciding if pets qualify for a deduction. Speak to … Continue reading How to Qualify Your Dog as an IRS Deduction

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7 Tips for Potty Training a Puppy

Having a regular feeding and walk schedule will help your puppy learn when he can go outside to potty. Consistency is key when housebreaking your dog, so make sure you stick with the same routine every day. When it's time for his first trip outside, pick up your pup and carry him outside as soon … Continue reading 7 Tips for Potty Training a Puppy

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What Your Dog Wants You to Know About Social Media

Social media is a wonderful way to stay in touch with family and friends, but it can have its downside. Numerous studies suggest that overdoing it on Facebook or similar sites can make us unhappy. For example, having more than 7 social media accounts triples the risk of depression among young adults, according to researchers … Continue reading What Your Dog Wants You to Know About Social Media

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Getting Fit with Your Dog

An out of shape dog often has an out of shape owner. While there are ways to exercise your dog while being lazy yourself, it only makes sense to get in shape together. Just like people, dogs that are healthy and fit are happier and live longer. Your dog doesn’t ask much from you but … Continue reading Getting Fit with Your Dog

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The Top Black Dog Names

Black dogs are a special lot, from the traditional black Lab to the striking great Dane, the schnauzer, the Portuguese water dog, or any adorable mixed-breed dog with black fur. So how do you select a wonderful name for your new black dog? Consider size, appearance, most importantly, personality. This list offers possibilities to accommodate any … Continue reading The Top Black Dog Names

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A Glimpse on the Various Types of Terrier Dog Breeds

Whatever your dog preference is, you are sure to find terrier dogs among the candidates for a pal. You'll get energy you want with little grooming and added wit with nearly any terrier dog breed. The Origin of Terrier Dogs Basically bred for hunting and killing vermin, Terrier dogs are now known to offer wide … Continue reading A Glimpse on the Various Types of Terrier Dog Breeds

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Dog Adoption Tips

When you bring home a shelter dog that you adopt, it is possible that the dog was rescued from the streets or that the dog was voluntarily given to the shelter for adoption. Whether she was born in an abandoned house or was an adolescent who was abandoned on the streets by his former owner, the … Continue reading Dog Adoption Tips

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7 Best Dog Breeds to Teach Tricks

There's no question that dogs are masters of tricks. From shaking hands to rolling over, they're always up for a little performance. And as any dog owner knows, teaching your pup a new trick is always a fun challenge. But what are the best breeds for tricks? Well, that all depends on what you're looking … Continue reading 7 Best Dog Breeds to Teach Tricks

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8 Best Dog Breeds for Kids

Dogs are a man's best friend, and they can be a child's best friend too! If you're looking for the best dogs for kids, then look no further. Here is a list of the best dog breeds for kids. These dogs are friendly, playful, and make great companions for children. So bring home one of … Continue reading 8 Best Dog Breeds for Kids

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Introduce a Dog to Your Cat

Dogs and cats. They're two of the most common household pets, and for many people, they can be total polar opposites. Dogs are boisterous and love to play fetch, while cats tend to be more reserved and would rather lay in a sunny spot. If you're thinking about getting a dog but you also have … Continue reading Introduce a Dog to Your Cat