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Friday 06/07/2019
Take the quiz: What kind of travel companion are you?
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:46 am

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Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - No matter what you yearn for when you imagine your dream vacation, you can make it happen in one of the 14 distinct communities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You may think you know Myrtle Beach — with 60 miles of beautiful coastline, exciting nightlife and family-friendly attractions — but there’s lots more to explore.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
Shopping for diamonds? 5 options, from meteor-made to man-made
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - Diamonds are extolled in movies and songs for good reason — their romance, allure and durability make them the ideal symbol of love and fidelity. This wedding season — and year-round — diamonds are in demand from purists and romantics alike who want to indulge in the most coveted of all gemstones.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
Summer must-haves to brighten your beauty routine
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - With summer around the corner, everyone is seeking the best beauty inspiration to prepare for the warmer weather styles and sun-kissed looks. Whether you are planning for a staycation or jet-setting around the country, these easy and effective steps can make your face glow and look vibrant for the season.

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Friday 05/24/2019
Summertime adventure in Arkansas
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - The warm months have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made.

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Monday 04/29/2019
Create and connect: 5 unique ways to spark self-expression
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Shared experiences are part of what makes us human. There's nothing better than getting together with friends, loved ones, neighbors, colleagues (really whoever wants to join!) to catch up and share a few laughs. Add to that an engaging, hands-on activity, and you've crafted the perfect gathering to spark creativity and camaraderie.

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Thursday 03/21/2019
5 reasons a river cruise is the ideal way to see Europe
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:46 am

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Wednesday 03/20/2019
5 ways to create – and celebrate – family traditions
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - While modern mobility may mean that distance keeps members of a family apart, more — and younger — members of many families across the country are finding significance in their heritage, and making it come alive in their own ways. Special family and cultural traditions can strengthen family bonds, provide a sense of belonging and connect the present day to a richer history. Whether tied to holidays or unique meaningful moments, gathering in together helps a family have fun and create new memories.

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Tuesday 03/19/2019
Celebrate life's major milestones in Myrtle Beach
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - From birthdays and weddings to anniversaries and retirements, life is all about celebrating those special moments with the ones we love. What better way to make the occasion unforgettable than to travel to an amazing destination?

For any important milestone, find the perfect way to celebrate by traveling somewhere special. Whether you’re looking for unique entertainment and fun for a group of friends on your birthday or a bachelor/bachelorette party, a quick getaway with your spouse to mark an anniversary, a romantic honeymoon destination or a family trip with the kids, everything you want can be found in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Happy birthday to you!

Whether you’re bringing the entire family or rounding up your besties for a weekend to celebrate a birthday, look for activities you know everyone will enjoy.

For the kids, take a ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, check out the sharks and stingrays at Ripley’s Aquarium or, for adventure and a little learning, wander through the interactive experience known as WonderWorks. After a morning relaxing on the beach with the kids, you can all head out to one of the area’s dozens of mini-golf courses for a friendly game or make a trip to The Track Family Fun Park for a go-kart race.

With your friends, charter a boat for a cruise or fishing excursion during the day, then enjoy dinner at one of the dozens of great seafood restaurants, followed by a show at the GTS Theater or The Carolina Opry. For the more adventurous, visit Go Ape Zip Line and Treetop Adventure for an unforgettable experience among the trees.

Romance your sweetheart

To surprise your special someone, celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary, or even pop the question, spring for a getaway in Myrtle Beach to spend quality time together.

Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings by strolling through the gorgeous, 9,000-acre Brookgreen Gardens, which include an incredible sculpture garden and zoo.

Then take a sunset cruise or book a couple’s massage at a local spa. Make a reservation for an intimate dinner at one of the area's fine restaurants, like Aspen Grille or Thoroughbred’s Chophouse and Seafood Grille.

Celebrate with your wedding party

Plan the best bachelor or bachelorette party ever with the members of your wedding party.

You and your girlfriends will find plenty of exciting shopping at The Market Common and Barefoot Landing. For adventurous bridesmaids, rent jet skis at Action Water Sportz for an awesome day on the water. At night, toast the bride-to-be with craft cocktails at The Chemist, then dance the night away to live music at the historic Bowery.

Entertain the groom-to-be by hitting the links. Myrtle Beach is one of the country’s premier golf destinations, with 90 unique, challenging golf courses. Then get your adrenaline going by parasailing with Express Watersports, or take the wheel at the NASCAR Racing Experience at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Cap off the night by sampling local beers at New South Brewery and listening to live music at Tin Roof.

Babymoon

Sure, you’ve heard of honeymoons, but why not take a last chance at a peaceful few days with your partner before your new little one arrives? Look for restful, relaxing environments to enjoy your peace and quiet ... while you still can. Stretch out and catch some sun along the area's 60 miles of beaches, enjoy the natural beauty of the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk or stroll along the historic Conway Riverwalk.

Then you can catch the stunning view from the SkyWheel. This spring, Visit Myrtle Beach is giving away a Babymoon vacation package, which will include three nights of accommodations for two adults, airline tickets and more — complete with the lighting up of the SkyWheel in blue or pink to reveal the gender of your new baby.

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Friday 02/01/2019
Pop the Question with the Perfect Song
Updated: March 22, 2019 - 2:41 am

(NewsUSA) - Enhancing a once-in-a-lifetime event, such as a wedding proposal or ceremony, with the right song takes the experience to a whole new level. It adds a personal touch that makes for ongoing memories, as couples have the opportunity to play the song at anniversaries or other special events through the years.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
The Hazards Most Likely to Damage Your Tires
Posted: June 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Beware of a spoon stuck in your tires?

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Tuesday 06/11/2019
Inspiring Men to Do Good this Father’s Day
Posted: June 11, 2019

(StatePoint) With so many negative messages about masculinity floating around these days, some say it’s important to spend some time focusing on the positive. Doing so can help give men the confidence they need to be their best selves.

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Tuesday 06/04/2019
Secrets to Overachievement, from Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Posted: June 04, 2019

(StatePoint) The definition of an overachiever is someone who goes above and beyond their daily responsibilities to make a positive impact on the world.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
How You Can Eliminate Food Waste
Posted: May 28, 2019

(StatePoint) A large amount of food in the U.S. is never eaten. However, there are many easy ways families and communities can eliminate food waste in their daily lives, while also protecting the environment.

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Friday 05/17/2019
Honoring the Achievements of Native Americans in the Military
Posted: May 17, 2019

(StatePoint) Native Americans serve in the U.S. military at a higher rate per capita than any other population group and have done so since the American Revolution. Yet there is no monument or memorial in the Nation’s capital that commemorates the contributions of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This is finally changing, as the first memorial to their service is about to be built.

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Thursday 05/02/2019
How to Avoid Losing Power this Hurricane Season
Posted: May 02, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 5-11, 2019 and the hurricane season starts June 1st. Millions of Americans could avoid personal and financial stress during power outages caused by hurricanes through a key home improvement, having a Cummins QuietConnect Home Standby generator installed.

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Monday 04/22/2019
ALS Must Not Defeat Us: A Message of Hope
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - In 2001, Alan Alderman was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Many people know ALS as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after the famous baseball player who got the illness.

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Monday 03/25/2019
A Little Paint Can Work Wonders for Communities
Updated: May 30, 2019 - 2:53 am

(NewsUSA) - What can a little paint do for communities? Sometimes a whole lot. 

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Friday 03/15/2019
Junior Achievement Reconnects With Alumni for Celebration
Updated: May 03, 2019 - 2:49 am

(NewsUSA) - This year marks a milestone for Junior Achievement (JA), a non-government organization that prepares youth for future jobs by teaching them about entrepreneurship, money management, and career planning, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 2:52 am

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Friday 06/14/2019
Millennial Successfully Relocates And Buys Second Home at Age 25
Posted: June 14, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Amy bought her first house in Grand Rapids, Michigan at age 23. Fast forward two years and she has since sold that house and relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two houses in two years at age 25: Here's one Millennial who isn't sacrificing homeownership for mobility. 

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Thursday 06/13/2019
Junior Achievement Program Supports Girls in STEM
Posted: June 13, 2019

(NewsUSA) - There is a well-known gap between girls and boys when it comes to interest in STEM careers. And evidence shows that that gap may be widening based on a survey from Junior Achievement, a non-government organization that prepares youth for future jobs.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Daily Dose of Reading Helps Boosts Brain Power
Posted: June 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - If, like many people, you are concerned about how much screen time you or your kids are getting, there's an easy remedy which can also help boost your brain power: Reading a book - in print.

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Serenity Awaits at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa St Lucia
Posted: June 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Travelers who are seeking serenity as part of their quintessential Caribbean luxury resort experience will find their perfect getaway at Calabash Cove.

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How to Combine Learning and Fun
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:36 am

5 tips to keep kids’ brains active and avoid the summer slide

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Make Sense of Your Travel Preferences
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Seasoned travelers know that no two trips are exactly the same, even when revisiting the same location. The weather changes, your personal life and perspective evolve and any combination of factors makes each experience unique. However, if you’re like most travelers, your preferences guide your journeys no matter how far you venture from home.

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Mouthwatering Ways to Create Italian Dishes
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) While activities and events seem to rule most people’s schedules, time spent sharing a home-cooked meal is an important way to keep up with loved ones.

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To Dad, With Love
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

Gift ideas for a fantastic Father’s Day

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Take Your Workout Outdoors for a Fresh Boost
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) As temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, you might start taking your workouts outside more often. To ensure your body's comfort and safety, you may need to refresh your fitness regimen.

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6 Ways to Help Your Dog Maintain Calm Behavior
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Summer can be a stressful time of year for dogs who experience anxious behaviors, with triggers like fireworks, thunderstorms, summer travel and more taking a toll on pets. While you may not be able to prevent your pet’s anxious behaviors entirely, there are ways you can ease your dog’s apprehension and manage the behavior it can potentially cause.

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Friday 06/14/2019
7 ideas to give your barbecue the ultimate flavor boost
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - When the temps heat up, home cooks look for lighter, more refreshing food and drinks that still pack a nutritional punch. The cranberry is just the thing — a tangy fruit that adds flavorful zing to sweet and savory recipes. Available dried, frozen, as juice or sauce, cranberries are a good source of Vitamin C and have fiber and antioxidants as well. Offering big health benefits in a little package, cranberries are full of polyphenols not commonly found in other fruits. You can enjoy their robust flavor while boosting your health.

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4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - A one-of-a-kind, all-seasons deck is possible in any climate — if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and use the right materials to make it happen.

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3 things to know about saving money on your new roof
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:44 am

(BPT) - Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step to protect your home from the damage the elements can dish out — heat, wind, rain, snow, sleet and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners’ insurance.

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Score: How sports empower women’s success, and you can too
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:43 am

(BPT) - Developing the women entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow is all about showing the way — and increasingly, the sweat of sports competition is a key training ground for women’s career and business success.

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Thursday 06/13/2019
Incontinence is nothing to sneeze at
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - Today, we’re inundated with TV ads promoting the use of pads and adult diapers. We hear about mesh surgery going awry and about meds being prescribed. Urinary tract, bladder control and bowel problems are a major issue for men and women alike and it’s one of the most embarrassing aspects of aging, tearing of the pelvic muscles during childbirth, anal or rectal cancer. Many people who suffer with urinary incontinence can also have leaky bowel, and suffer in silence and embarrassment, sometimes confined to their homes.

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The American ingredient inspiring top French chefs
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:43 am

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Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - When you look at your favorite interior spaces, are you craving a refresh? If your home decor is dated, drab or you're just bored with it, an update is in order.

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Hidden epidemic: The disease that will be the #1 reason for liver transplants in 2020
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:44 am

(BPT) - Every day your liver works tirelessly to support over 500 essential bodily functions, including storing energy, neutralizing harmful toxins, converting nutrients for absorption and acting as a filtration system. If your liver isn't healthy, it's unable to do these important tasks. The problem is, many people's livers are at risk for a disease that impacts up to one in four individuals. To make matters worse, the symptoms for this disease are subtle and easily mistaken for other health issues.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
The homeowner's guide to reading your roof - what's normal and what's not
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:45 am

(BPT) - Four out of five homes in the U.S. have asphalt shingles on their roof. And it’s easy to see why. The wide variety of available colors and styles, combined with durability and affordability, has made asphalt shingles the leading choice for residential roofing in the country.

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Easy back-to-school tips for teachers to do over the summer
Updated: June 16, 2019 - 2:44 am

(BPT) - Summer break is the time when teachers everywhere get a much-deserved respite from the chaos of the school year. Although summer break is in full effect, the new school year is just around the corner. A little extra planning in the summer can go a long way to making the return to school as smooth as possible. But if you’re not ready to get back in “school mode” just yet, here are some easy tips for teachers to prepare for the year ahead without sacrificing rest and relaxation.

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Thursday 06/13/2019
How Women Can Make Changes for Their Health and the Environment
Posted: June 13, 2019

(StatePoint) The average menstruating woman uses 11,000 feminine hygiene products over her period lifetime. End-on-end, that amounts to eight times the height of the Golden Gate Bridge! For this reason, experts say the products you choose can make a significant impact on your health and the environment.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Daily Dose of Reading Helps Boosts Brain Power
Posted: June 12, 2019

(NewsUSA) - If, like many people, you are concerned about how much screen time you or your kids are getting, there's an easy remedy which can also help boost your brain power: Reading a book - in print.

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How to Combine Learning and Fun
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:36 am

5 tips to keep kids’ brains active and avoid the summer slide

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Make Sense of Your Travel Preferences
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Seasoned travelers know that no two trips are exactly the same, even when revisiting the same location. The weather changes, your personal life and perspective evolve and any combination of factors makes each experience unique. However, if you’re like most travelers, your preferences guide your journeys no matter how far you venture from home.

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Mouthwatering Ways to Create Italian Dishes
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) While activities and events seem to rule most people’s schedules, time spent sharing a home-cooked meal is an important way to keep up with loved ones.

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To Dad, With Love
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

Gift ideas for a fantastic Father’s Day

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Take Your Workout Outdoors for a Fresh Boost
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) As temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, you might start taking your workouts outside more often. To ensure your body's comfort and safety, you may need to refresh your fitness regimen.

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6 Ways to Help Your Dog Maintain Calm Behavior
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Summer can be a stressful time of year for dogs who experience anxious behaviors, with triggers like fireworks, thunderstorms, summer travel and more taking a toll on pets. While you may not be able to prevent your pet’s anxious behaviors entirely, there are ways you can ease your dog’s apprehension and manage the behavior it can potentially cause.

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Veteran Affairs
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:37 am

Service members make business ownership a post-military career

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4 Key Decisions to Help Memorialize a Loved One
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:34 am

(Family Features) Despite the certainty of death, many Americans delay dealing with the fact and avoid funeral planning.

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Monday 06/10/2019
Top Tips for Moving With a Pet
Posted: June 10, 2019

(StatePoint) Your furball is part of the family, so if you’re like most, you don’t make major life decisions without thinking of your pet’s needs — including where you live and how you move into a new home.

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Glitz, glam and fur: A dog show unlike any other
Posted: April 17, 2019

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Four Tips For Preventing Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:55 am

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation.

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Tuesday 03/12/2019
The Benefits Of Hemp, Krill And Salmon Oil
Updated: March 14, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—If yours is among the nearly seven in 10 U.S. households with pets, you may be glad to learn of a good way to keep them healthy. Hemp seed, krill and salmon oil are some of nature’s best sources of natural essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6 (EPA and DHA).

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Thursday 03/07/2019
Feature-Rich Dog Parks Are Coming to Towns Across America
Updated: April 30, 2019 - 2:52 am

(NewsUSA) - Lassie used to run free throughout the town, solving problems and rescuing kids in trouble.

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Thursday 02/28/2019
End A Threat To Dogs
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NAPSI)—Recent outbreaks of canine parvovirus (parvo) have pet owners and health professionals seeking a safe, effective solution.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
Tips for Senior Dog Care
Posted: January 24, 2019

(StatePoint) As your dog ages, your care must evolve to meet your furry friend’s changing needs, particularly when it comes to mobility, injury-prevention and recovery.

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Wednesday 01/23/2019
Pets-Come-First Trend Unleashes Happy Results For Homeowner
Updated: March 08, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Some dog lovers show their puppy love with fancy dog food, a special spot on the sofa or toys and outfits.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to Keep Dogs Safe During Cold Weather Walks
Posted: December 04, 2018

(StatePoint) Make winter a wonderland for dogs by ensuring they’re safe when temperatures drop.

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Saturday 10/13/2018
Celebrating Halloween Safely With Dogs
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:02 am

(StatePoint) Over half of pet parents plan to dress up their dogs for Halloween, according to a Wag! survey. 

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