My Journey with Anxiety and a Pup named Cooper: An Interview with April Ashcrop
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My Journey with Anxiety and a Pup named Cooper: An Interview with April Ashcrop

Estimated Read Time: 14 min
In between sipping on my morning coffee and taking in this incredible scene, I reflect on a conversation I had with a good friend yesterday. We’ve been friends for over ten years, so even on a quick, fun getaway, we still bypass small talk and get right to the good stuff. We got into the topic of anxiety. I live and cope with it regularly but wasn’t aware she had experienced it her whole life. It is incredible how much less lonely knowing someone else understands can make one feel. I was humbled as I listened to her ongoing journey with anxiety.

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Can Service Dogs Help with PTSD?
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Can Service Dogs Help with PTSD?

Estimated Read Time: 5 min, 24 sec
We all face the usual challenges of everyday life, but many also face difficulties that fall outside the norm. There are some mental health disabilities in this category, and one of them is PTSD. There are different treatment options for this condition but individuals have been wondering, can Service Dogs help with PTSD? Read more to find out!

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What Is My Dog Feeling?
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What is my dog feeling?

Estimated Read Time: 7 min, 18 sec
Good communication and mutual understanding are the backbones of any successful relationship, but how the heck do you build a long-lasting and healthy relationship with your dog? While we can’t listen to their thoughts, you should be able to start answering “what is my dog feeling?” by paying attention to his body language.

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7 Surprising Dog Behaviors New Owners Should Know
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7 Surprising Dog Behaviors New Owners Should Know

*Estimated Read Time: 9 min 13 sec. Owning a dog is much like having a kid. OK, maybe it’s not THAT similar, but in some ways, it can be! In hopes to spare you the anxiety of becoming a new dog parent, here are 7 surprising dog behaviors to be aware of.

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Pros and Cons of Pet Subscription Boxes
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Pros and Con of Pet Subscription Boxes

*Estimated Read time 6 minutes 45 seconds. Are monthly subscription boxes worth all the hype? Do you find yourself wondering if you should be getting one for your pet? We’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons to help you decide.

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What You Should Know About Toxic Foods for Dogs
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What You Should Know About Toxic Foods for Dogs

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 32 sec. The popular adage goes, “you are what you eat.” We, as humans, understand this warning for our bodies. We know that fitting into last season’s bathing suit usually means declining those morning donuts or that tantalizing side of fries.

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Where to Find Your Support Animal

*Estimated Read Time: 7min 45 seconds. The decision to get an Emotional Support Animal is a big one! There are a LOT of questions and considerations. One of the most prominent is where you should go to find your new cat or dog. It can be tricky deciding whether to rescue locally or purchase from a breeder.

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Is Crate Training Good Or Bad? Find Out Now

*Estimated read time 6min 57 seconds. I know you all just clicked this to find out the quick answer to the question, “is crate training good or bad?” I’ll get to that… but first a little bit about us. Through a random series of events, this little dude ended up with us. He is part Mini pincher with some other things mixed in there.

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3 ways to prepare for “Non-Animal Loving” Houseguests

Estimated Read Time: 7 mins 35 sec
It might be surprising to many animal devotees, but not everybody is on-board with the concept of pets in their homes. Some of your closest friends and family members may struggle with allergies, valid phobias, or other common aversions to furry companions.

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Attention: Due to the new Department of Transportation (DOT) policy, Emotional Support Animals are NO longer allowed to fly in airplane cabins for free. However, Psychiatric Service Dogs are eligible. Click here to see if you qualify.