The Underwater Garden

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Creating a beautiful landscape in your aquarium is the art of aquascaping. Aquatic plants are one of the key elements to creating an underwater garden. When you add plants to your aquarium you are creating a beautiful landscape and adding benefits to your fish which can closely mimic their natural habitats. Crafting the perfect look […]

Black Cats: Myths, Legends, and Superstitions

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When you love a black cat, you may be unaware of the fact that you have on your side one of the best good luck charms you could possibly have! For so long, the idea of a black cat has come to mean bad luck, and they have been associated with witches and Halloween. When […]

Overwintering Ponds & Pond Fish

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The beauty and importance of ponds in landscape design and gardening are indisputable—from beautifying your garden to helping the local environment and wildlife thrive. But how do you maintain a pond over winter? The goal of this guide is to provide you with a checklist of everything you need to know about winterizing your pond […]

Water Conditioners and Why They Are So Important

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Water conditioners for fish? Do they really work? I’m on a well, so I don’t need them, do I? These questions are asked all the time, and as a long-time fish expert at Mother Nature, I have heard them many times. I always give the same answer: yes, they sure do! Your fish need all […]

Beat the Heat and Stay Cool: Keeping Your Pets Cool in the Summer

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Our weather has become unpredictable. We now have new weather, such as “atmospheric rivers” and “heat domes.” We never seem to know from one week to the next what is really going to happen. Rain? More rain? Hail? Sun? Or the dreaded Heat Dome? We all can agree that the weather is changing, and […]

Make a Dog Bowl Planter, So Your Pooch Can Water the Plants!

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Dogs don’t have quite as refined table manners as we do, but instead of begrudgingly mopping up the splash zone after they go in for a drink of water, why not make the most of their messy habits? Create a dog planter bowl full of plants that get watered every time your pup gets thirsty. […]

Safe, Fun Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Activities with Small Pets

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Do you have small pets like guinea pigs, ferrets, or rabbits? Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s a great time to give our little furry friends some fresh air and exercise. However, it’s important to watch your pets closely during outdoor activities. Be diligent about removing any possible dangers so you can enjoy […]

The Best Crops to Grow for All of Your Pets

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Growing a vegetable garden is fantastic for creating a reliable, steady food supply for you and your family—but it can also provide food for your pets! We’re passionate about providing pets with the healthiest food options available, but if the deluxe food brands are a bit outside of your price range, planting organic crops to […]

Keeping Spring Activities Safe and Fun for Your Pets

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Spring is such a fun time for pets—they can finally get some activity in the sunshine without having to trudge through cold snow and ice! But after that snow melts, there are some potential dangers to be aware of before you let the pups out for a run around the yard or neighbourhood park. Things […]

Man’s Best Coworker: How to Work from Home with Pets

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More folks are working from home or adopting a hybrid work model that’s half in-home and half in-office. While our pets are happy to have more time with their owners, having them around can create some challenges while trying to work from home. We put together these tips to help pet owners like you learn […]