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The HEARTGARD Plus and NexGard teams want to help welcome new dogs – be they puppies, seniors or any age in between – into their new homes and make the transition a little easier. Check out our articles and tips on parasite treatment and control, how to acclimate your dog to a new home, minimize messes and more.

Navigating Your First Vet Visit With Your New Dog

Visiting the veterinarian can be stressful. While you wonder what questions to ask, your dog might have anxieties of his own.

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How Theo Improves Our Life

Jessica Shyba of Momma’s Gone City talks about how her dog has made a difference in her family’s life the past four years.

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How To Add Activity To Your Pet’s Lifestyle

Lifestyle blogger Carrie Waller shares creative ways to be active with your pet.

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Secrets to Capturing Perfect Pup Photos – Part 2

Get professional pup photo advice from dog photographer Kaylee!

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Your Dog’s First Beach Vacation

Paris Permenter and John Bigley of Dogtipper share tips for having a blast with your pup while on vacation.

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Welcoming Theo Into Our Lives

Jessica Shyba of Momma’s Gone City talks about how the love of a dog transformed her family.

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Congratulations – It’s a Dog!

Chelsea Day of Someday I’ll Learn talks about the benefits of creating a pet gift registry for your furry friend.

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9 Tips for Minimizing Dog Messes

Chelsea Day of Someday I’ll Learn provides tips and tricks for keeping messes to a minimum in dog-loving households.

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5 Quick Photo Tips from The Dogist

Elias Weissman of The Dogist provides some quick tips for taking better photos of your dog.

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11 Tips to Make Your Dog’s First
Vacation a Success!

Dogtipper shares tips for having a blast with your pup while on vacation.

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10 Tips to Help Your Pet Adjust to a New Home

Now that you’ve made the decision to add a furry friend to your family, here are some tips from Dr. Karen Lass, field veterinary services manager at Boehringer Ingelheim, for acclimating your dog to his new forever home.

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My New Puppy Video

Learn more about starting a lifelong healthy relationship with your new furry best friend.

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Secrets to Capturing Perfect
Pup Images – Part 1

Kaylee Greer of Dog Breath Photography reveals how to take perfect pics of your dog.

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Puppy’s First Year: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising a Healthy Dog

During your puppy’s first year, every day counts as you teach him how to become a well-behaved and trustworthy pet. Here’s a head start on how to build healthy habits.

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The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance

More and more pet owners are turning to pet insurance as a means to cut down on unexpected costs. But is it really worth the investment?

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How Accurate are Doggie DNA Tests?

So you’ve adopted a new pet and you *think* you know his dominant breed, but how can you be sure?

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How to Achieve Better Sleep for You and Your Dog

Bedtime for a dog can be extremely challenging, but with just a little discipline, you and your pet can be on your way to sweet dreams in no time.

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Tips to Housebreak Your New Dog

One of the most stressful aspects of having a new puppy – and sometimes even a mature dog – is learning how to housebreak him. Typically, it takes four to six months for a puppy to become fully housetrained, so it’s important to have patience with the process.

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Pawternity Leave Defined

Pawternity leave. Yes, you read that right. It’s catching on – well, at least in the United Kingdom. New pet owners are being offered paid leave – anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks – by some companies to spend time with their furry new additions.

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Your Puppy's First Day Home

Vera Sweeney of Lady and the Blog reminisces about her puppies’ first days at home.

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