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Cat-proof your tree this holiday season - For some families, decorating for the holidays and setting up a tree in their homes is a comforting, heartwarming tradition that they enjoy every year. On the other hand, those with cats in their household are fully aware of the battle this simple activity can become. To everyone else, it's a tree – but to your cat, it's an obstacle course full of shiny ornaments, dangling branches and bright lights. However, there are steps you... http://ow.ly/2REFcX
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Science shows just how much your dog loves you - You don't need science to tell you that your dog values your companionship. Every day, he gives you clear signs by wagging his tail, excitedly greeting you at the door and snuggling up with you on the couch. The question isn't whether he adores you, but rather just how much he appreciates your love and care. A recent study from Emory University showed that it's, in fact, a lot.  Scientists studied MRI scans of dogs as the... http://ow.ly/2RfgVc
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Why does your cat rub against your legs? - If you have a cat, you're probably in tune to some of his weirdest tendencies, including his crazy response to catnip, the shape he takes when he's frightened and, of course, his habit of rubbing against you and your guests. When it comes to that last one, there's an explanation that may help you better understand your cryptic cat. While it may seem like a loving tendency, it can actually be a bit more aggressive than you first... http://ow.ly/2R0Mkb
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Keep your dog calm this Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving is approaching, and that can mean stress not just for you, but also for your dog. Between the major feast and crowd of unfamiliar people, your pet might be overwhelmed and act out of character as a result. However, there are ways to keep his anxiety at bay and prevent him from being that dog who barks at everyone who enters, jumps on all of your relatives and sneakily eats all of the sweet potatoes when you're not look... http://ow.ly/2QQyy5
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Experience the benefits of adopting an older dog - As shelter dogs grow older, they have a more difficult time being adopted. In fact, according to The Senior Dogs Project, even though dogs aren't technically considered senior until the age of 7, they can experience challenges getting adopted as early as age 5. Since November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, it's the perfect time to discuss the advantages that older dogs have over their younger counterparts. Older dogs are ... http://ow.ly/2QcZUo
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Keep your dog active indoors - As the weather gets colder, you might be concerned that your dog isn't getting as much exercise as he used to. If you don't have a fenced-in yard, his physical activity is entirely dependent on how often you or someone else takes him out. Exercise is just as important for your pet as it is for you. Inactivity can lead to obesity and other diseases. The amount of physical activity he needs varies according to his breed, size and personality... http://ow.ly/2Psjul
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Where you live may influence your pet preference - The long standing debate of dogs versus cats just got a bit more complicated. According to a 2012 survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association, where you live plays a major role in your pet preference. The survey estimated that there are 70 million pet dogs and 74.1 million pet cats in the U.S. The large gap could be attributed to the degree of pet accommodations in major cities. For example, urban se... http://ow.ly/2REFcY
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Groom your dog for physical and health benefits - If you're an Internet junkie, you've probably seen the viral video of Charlie the shelter dog who underwent a drastic physical transformation. He arrived at the shelter with a disheveled, tangled coat and was adopted two days after being groomed to perfection. The benefits of proper grooming go far beyond a dog's physical appearance. Basic brushing and bathing also help ward off certain illnesses and maintain his health.... http://ow.ly/2R89u8
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Learn more about neutering this Movember - The Movember movement has become a popular way of spreading awareness about men's health, but why limit it just to humans? When caring for a dog, it's important to be aware of his medical needs and make sure even the most routine procedures – like neutering – are done with proper care and consideration. According to a study conducted by the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, some breeds respond diff... http://ow.ly/2QUeqj
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Cats are only semi-domesticated, study finds - Your dog would likely have some trouble finding food for himself if he wasn't under your supervision, but your cat might not have as hard a time, research shows. A study conducted by Washington University in St. Louis showed that, despite 9,000 years of being domesticated by humans, cats still have strong instincts from their wild relatives.  You may not immediately be able to spot your cat's wild qualities just by looking ... http://ow.ly/2QBpaR
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Is your dog one of the most expensive breeds? - While the love you have for your dog is priceless, he can cost you a lot of money. From dog food to grooming to vet check ups, the bills can pile up quickly. If your dog has health issues, those bills can become even more expensive. The I Love Dogs Site listed some of the most expensive breeds, so if you're deciding on a type to adopt or you're just curious about how your dog's expenses compare to others, you may want to l... http://ow.ly/2PKphC
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Celebrate Halloween with your pet - Halloween is a time for sweet treats, fun outfits and outdoor activities – three of your pet's favorite things. Why not get him involved in the festivities? There are many Halloween-inspired treats that you can make for your pet, including these bat biscuits from Crazy Crumb Dog Treats that include pumpkin, apple sauce, molasses and other dog-friendly ingredients that he's sure to love. If you bake your own, just make sure not to incl... http://ow.ly/2PowkQ
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We love pets and our menagerie of products prove it!
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At Hartz®, our passion for pets all began in 1926, when Max and Gustav Stern came to America with 5,000 singing canaries. The canaries, called the Harz Roller, came from the Upper Harz Mountain region (somebody along the way added a “t”). Eventually they started selling food for the birds as well.

As time went on, Hartz®, added hamster food and tropical fish to their pet supply line along with many more helpful pet products. Hartz® actually became the first company to create pet supply departments in supermarkets across the country. Today, we take careful care of your pet with everything from Hartz® UltraGuard® flea and tick products, to our dog biscuits & cat treats to our full line of pet toys to round out our selection of pet supplies.

But our passion for quality pet supplies doesn’t end with providing for pet parents. Here at Hartz, we’re pet people in every way. If you visited our offices you’d see many of us bring our own pets to work. There is Jen, who’s often joined by Bosco, a Chihuahua with a serious overbite, Mirella and her bearded dragon, Ki-Lan and Sue, who is normally followed by her lovable mini Schnauzer, Daisy, not to mention many, many more. You’d also find veterinarians, pet nutritionists, entomologists, reptologists, experts in pet play, and all sorts of incredible specialists working together. We’re all constantly researching new ways to help pet’s live happier, healthier lives – and to connect them with the families who love them.
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