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PROTECTING YOUR PETS IN CASE OF FIRE

As we approach National Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15, it is a good time to take stock of how well prepared you would be in case of fire. Each year approximately half a million pets are affected by fires in their homes, and about a thousand of those fires are accidentally caused by a dog or cat. [...]

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JUNE 22 - TAKE FIDO TO WORK DAY!

How often do you catch yourself watching your dog wishing you could join the pack and leave the worries and stress of work behind? Who isn’t a bit jealous of the endless naps and spontaneous ball playing! Well, for one day every year, the Friday after Father’s Day, it’s Take Your Dog to Work Day® and the normal 9 to [...]

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DEALING WITH HAIRBALL HACKING

Unless you have a cat that’s bald, you’ve probably experienced some hairball hacking. When your cat has a hairball, it’s unpleasant to say the least, but it can also be distressing because you might think something more serious is going on. Learning how to recognize the signs and knowing what to do will help you, and your cat, through [...]

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LYME DISEASE IN DOGS

Ever see your dog unable to stand or walk, literally going limp under noodle-like legs? It could be your dog has Lyme disease and needs immediate attention. Recognizing the signs of this serious, but treatable, disease can help you take prompt action and minimize the damage it can cause.Understanding Lyme DiseaseLyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases [...]

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IS THAT FLEA DIRT ON FIDO?

You may hear the term “flea dirt” but not really be sure what it is, what it looks like, or how to tell the difference between flea dirt and just plain dirt. If that sounds familiar, know that you are joined by countless other dog owners. Let’s see if we can shed some light on the subject.What is [...]

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HONORING OUR FALLEN MILITARY DOGS

Memorial Day is a holiday to honor our fallen military soldiers, the brave men and women who gave their lives defending our country in armed services. It has also been referred to as Decorating Day, a day in which many families clean off and decorate the graves of their ancestors with flags or military remembrances.This year let’s not forget [...]

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CARING FOR YOUR PET AFTER SURGERY

Getting prepared for a surgery that will leave you temporarily immobilized? It’s hard enough to anticipate how you will care for yourself, especially if you live alone. But having a pet to look after may have you stressed out. Fear not! The following tips can help you navigate your pet care with ease as you recover.Secure a Walker. You might [...]

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FIDO'S BOOST TO YOUR DATING LIFE

Are things a little stale in the dating department? Does your shyness hold you back from starting up conversations with some interesting prospects? Maybe a pooch can help break the ice for you and bring out some of your best qualities to that certain someone.Naturally, we don’t propose that you adopt a dog just to get a date. Heavens [...]

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL PET WEEK

The first full week in May was selected as National Pet Week by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 1981. It’s a time to step back and fully celebrate the bond we feel with our pets. This year’s celebration runs from May 6-12, so it’s time to think of ways to honor your pet, above and beyond the day-to-day [...]

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IS YOUR DOG NOT EATING NORMALLY?

Most dogs will eat anything and everything which is probably why the term “chow hound” was created in the first place. But from time to time, you may notice him not eating like he normally would. This change in habit can be concerning, especially if he has been eating the same diet with enthusiasm. If you see that he [...]

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