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DOES YOUR CAT STARE AT THE WALL?

Cats behavior can be unpredictable or even bizarre at times. One moment they can be snuggly companions and the next they can act like supernatural characters. We are used to their predictable ways of amusing themselves by stalking, chasing, pouncing or batting things across the floor. Other actions seem to have no explanation at all, such as running [...]

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PESKY PARASITES THAT CAN AFFECT DOGS & CATS

It’s hard to imagine that mammals, as complex as we are, can be taken seriously ill by one-celled organisms called protozoans. You might remember studying them from biology class in junior high. These organisms are the most basic form of life, and while many are harmless, a few can invade our pets and cause a [...]

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DOES YOUR PET SUFFER FROM ANXIETY?

We live in a high-paced world with stressful jobs, technology providing information overload and lifestyles that never seem to slow down. Humans are well aware of the effects of stress and anxiety: nervous behavior, loss of sleep, appetite changes, headaches, depression and digestive problems to name a few. But do our pets also suffer from anxiety? Absolutely!Dogs and cats [...]

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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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