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A cat and dog can become good friends if you introduce them slowly.

Introducing a dog to a cat home takes time, love, and patience. Remember, your home was the cat's first and her needs and boundaries should be respected. If you give everyone their own space and introduce them slowly, your dog and cat will likely learn to get along and eventually become friends. Here's how to introduce dogs to cats in the right way.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs Cats By Stephanie Dube Dwilson

Should I Foster a Dog?

6/18/2020 2:01 PM

Fostering a dog can be very rewarding.

Fostering a dog is a wonderful and rewarding experience. You give the dog a safe place to live until he finds his forever home, and in return, you are rewarded with the joys of having a fur baby in your home. If you're wondering, "Should I foster a dog?" remember the decision to foster is a commitment that requires patience, love, and a willingness to say goodbye when the pup's adopted. Here's a look at what it takes to foster a dog, so you can know if you're a good fit for this very important job.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Newborn puppies cry for several reasons.

Compared to the zest and rambunctiousness of older puppies, newborn puppies are pretty laid-back. Their eyes aren't fully functional, and their hearing isn't as sharp as it will be. They don't move much, except for some wriggling or crawling. At this stage, they mostly search for their mother's milk and making occasional soft sounds.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Samantha Johnson
Get ready for lots of love when you adopt a cat.

Getting a new cat is a wonderful opportunity to bring lots of joy and purrs into your home. But how do you know if you and your potential new best friend are the right fit for each other? If you're wondering what to look for when adopting a cat, consider the cat's age, personality, breed, and how well she'll get along with other pets and children in your household.

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Comments | Posted in Cats By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Adopting an older dog can be a real blessing to your life.

When you adopt a dog, you have a lot of decisions to make. Do you adopt a puppy or an older dog? What kind of dog do you want? Adopting a dog from a previous owner can bring a unique set of challenges, but you will make a huge difference in the pup's life when you choose to adopt an older dog.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Adopting an older dog can bring a lot of joy to your life.

When you bring an older dog into your family, you're giving a gift not just to the pup but also to yourself. You're also committing to caring for a senior dog through all of life's ups and downs. When you consider adopting an older dog, it's a good idea to look at all the pros and cons first.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson

Bringing Home a Second Dog

6/5/2020 4:33 PM

Sometimes your new dog will become best friends with your second dog.

Bringing home a second dog is an exciting decision for both you and your new furry best friend. There's some preparation you need to do to make sure you and your other dog are ready for the big change, such as making sure their personalities match and having a meet-up before move-in day. Here's how to prepare the perfect homecoming for your second dog.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Bringing home a rescue dog brings a lot of joy to your life.

Bringing home a rescue dog? No doubt, you want advice on how best to help your new pup feel safe, secure, and happy. Dog-proofing your house, providing a safe space to get away, and putting aside lots of time to play can help. The adjustment period may take some time, but with a little preparation, you can ensure everything goes smoothly and peacefully.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
With careful preparation and some improvisation, we now have the best chicken set up for our family.

We stress-bought eight tiny chicks before the COVID-19 egg shortage. We thought we'd have more time at home to raise them, and they would solve our egg shortage long term. We found online resources on how to raise backyard chickens that broke down the process step-by-step and helped us plan how much time and effort was needed to raise chickens quite easily.

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Comments | Posted in Farm By Elena Remus
White Longhorn Rooster

Just like cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals, chickens come in a variety of breeds that have been selectively developed over time to produce specific traits. The result is that some chicken breeds are better suited to certain tasks than others. If you're looking for a chicken breed that will excel at egg production, then you're in luck! Here are 10 of the best chicken breeds for producing eggs.

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Comments | Posted in Farm By Samantha Johnson

When Do Puppies Start Walking?

5/15/2020 7:42 AM

Puppies start walking around three to four weeks of age.

Puppies aren't born with the ability to walk. Like human babies, newborn puppies are quite fragile. But just when do puppies start walking? While human babies don't start walking until they're nine to 18 months old, puppies start walking much sooner, around three to four weeks old. It won't be long after that before they're playing, chasing, and just acting adorable all the time.

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Comments | Posted in Dogs By Stephanie Dube Dwilson

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