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Civilpets - Urban pets and their owners

Practical tips for urban pet owners. Let's improve the lives of pets living in urban areas!

What we’re all about

We believe that having animals in our lives improves society. Pets create culture, family, lifestyle and provide comfort and stability. They are our best friends, our closest confidants, our furchildren that we care for. We know that city life can complicate things, but we don’t think that should stop us from caring for animals. We want to improve the lives of pets living in urban areas.

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Pet Therapy: An Anxious Boy and His Dog

The idea of dogs bringing humans happiness is by no means a foreign concept. In western culture, the integration of a schnauzer in even the most hostile of environments will spark a noticeable shift in disposition. This dynamic has always been ingrained in me, but I’ve never evaluated its source. Out of an unfathomable number of species that cohabitate this abounding planet, we are debatably affluent in that we are the most advanced – and out of all of the remaining lifeforms, we have predominantly enforced the domesticity of dogs. Whether the kinship between the two was innate or was something evolved over time through strategic breeding tactics is unknown. It is, however, common opinion that there’s an unspoken bond between dogs and humans that defies the confines of pet and owner. In my experience, this bond has often proven more therapeutic than resources provided by western medicine.

Can't Feed Raw Dog Food? Try Kibble-Boosting! - CivilPets

We know that if we feed our human children a healthy diet that includes lean protein, balanced fats, and an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables that they are more likely to live longer healthier lives. There is no argument against that- and the same is true for our dogs.

6 Reasons why Kibble is Not Worth Your Money

Not all kibble is terrible, but all kibbles have a lot in common. Here are 6 reasons why you should consider taking kibble out of your dog's daily diet.

Raw Cat Food Guide for Beginners

Learn about raw cat food and why cat’s diet should consist of 80-95% meat, ideally including bone and organ. Read more!

Signs Your Kitty Loves and Adores You

Cats can be feisty, finicky, and funny, and it can be hard to know exactly what they are trying to tell you. Find out how your kitty loves. Read more!

Grooming Your Dog at Home in 3 Steps

Dog grooming professionals recommend a grooming schedule ranging anywhere from every 4 weeks to every 12 weeks depending on your dog. Read more!

How to Take Incredible Photos of Your Dog - CivilPets

If you’re a dog owner, that probably means that you’re a dog lover. And if you’re a dog lover, you probably get excited about showing off your dog and taking pictures to impress your friends, family, and even just to hang up in your home. But it’s not always easy to get quality photos of pets. After all, they love to move around and aren’t always the best at looking at the camera on demand. But not to worry! There are a few simple ways to help you get the best possible photos of your dog so that every portrait can be a work of art.

Want to Work at a Dog Daycare? Here's What to Look For

Before you even apply to work at a dog daycare, we strongly recommend you learn as much as you can about the daycare. Here are some things to look for...

Want to be Dog Daycare Attendant? Avoid making the same mistakes I did

Dog Daycare Attendant is one of those jobs that sounds like a dream position, but things aren’t always what they seem. Avoid making the same mistakes I did.

How Adopting a Dog Changed Our Lives

Despite my research on dog adoption and years of experience working in the pet service industry, I wasn't fully prepared. Read how I met my new best friend!