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Need to Shed a Few Pounds?

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Now that the weather is warming up, it might be time to shed those winter pounds. Not yours. Well, maybe yours but also your pet’s “winter weight.” While some dogs and cats may not have a problem with weather changes and exercise, other pets end up gaining a few pounds from being inside more and [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Pet In The Car

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We have all done it: left our pet in the car for a few minutes to run into a store and pick something up. A few minutes on a cool day may not be bad and many times, nothing happens. All you find when you come back is nose prints on the windows. But on [...]

Creating a Small Dog Play Group

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Does your dog like to play with other dogs? Is he small and sometimes gets stepped on? Or is he too fast and the bigger dogs can’t keep up? You may want to consider finding or starting a small dog play group. Size doesn’t always matter with dogs. I’ve seen a boxer snuggle and play [...]

Hot Weather Pet Tips

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The temperatures are rising and that means that dogs and humans alike need to take some extra care when spending time outside. While certain breeds of dogs love the hotter days, others can experience health problems. Be careful when spending time outside that your dog is not getting overheated, dehydrating, or sunburned. Here are 5 [...]

Need to Shed a Few Pounds?

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Now that the weather is warming up, it might be time to shed those winter pounds. Not yours. Well, maybe yours but also your pet’s “winter weight.” While some dogs and cats may not have a problem with weather changes and exercise, other pets end up gaining a few pounds from being inside more and [...]

Prevent Heat Stroke in Pets

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Summer is coming and with that are some new hazards to be aware of when out and about with your dog. Heatstroke can be the serious and often fatal result of a dog’s prolonged exposure to excessive heat. Don’t forget to keep an eye open for the signs of heatstroke. Early Stages: Heavy panting. Rapid [...]

Looking for that perfect pet? Try Allpaws

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There are many websites where you can browse shelters, rescue groups, and other organizations for that furry new friend. A new one has recently launched called Allpaws. The site has a look and feel that is similar to your typical searching site with drop down menus where you choose the type of pet, breed, and [...]

Chicks and Ducks As Presents Are Not A Good Idea

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Rabbits tend to be Easter pet presents but the care, money and time needed to take care of them can become more of a hindrance than a present if you are not 100% prepared to own one. There are many reasons not to get a rabbit as a present. Chickens and baby ducks also tend [...]

Reduce the Stress of a Trip to the Vet

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I just dropped off my old cat to the vet for some dental work. He was denied food and water this morning and was very unhappy this morning. When I put his blanket in the carrier, which had been out in the living room for the last 5 days, he started to slink away. I [...]

Fear of Pets: Tips to Help Kids Overcome Their Fear

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Sometimes animals scare kids. Dogs come bounding at them with great enthusiasm and knock them down. Cats get excited playing and accidentally scratch them. Kids don’t always understand how to interact with dogs and cats and the little nips and scratches can seem like hostility or aggression. Help your child understand the family pet is [...]

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