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Time to Sell Your Home? Have a Pet? Tips to Help Make That Sale

The Little House

Years ago when we were selling our place, there were many tips the realtor gave us to make the home more attractive to potential buyers. We were told to touch up the paint around the doorways and windowsills, get the wooden floors re-sanded and polished, and keep it tidy for open houses. We were also [...]

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 [...]

Dog Treat Recipe: PB and Banana

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With all the news about pets becoming very ill from dog treats, why not make your own? You know exactly what’s in them, they are fresher, and you could probably eat them too if you’re that hungry. Looking for a simple dog treat? Try this one: Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats Ingredients 1 banana, [...]

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 [...]

Hill’s Pet Food Recall

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Hill’s Science Diet has recalled 62 bags of Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food. The bags of food may have been contaminated with Salmonella. The bags of Adult Small & and Toy Breed dry food were part of a single batch run that was distributed to several vet clinics and stores in California, [...]

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 [...]

Amtrak Allowing Pets to Travel on Trains

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Amtrak has started a new program of allowing pets to travel on their trains. The program is still in an experimental phase but if it seems successful, it will slowly spread to be nationwide. For now, the only trip that allows pets is between Chicago and Quincy, Ill. It’s a 4 hour train ride and [...]

Pet Parrot Helps Solve Burglary-Murder

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It’s not a mystery novel, it’s real life. In an article in People, a pet parrot helped detectives and family members figure out who broke into a home and stabbed the dog and woman who lived there. Hercule, the parrot, lives in Agra, India and is the beloved pet of Vijay. In Feb Vijay’s wife [...]

Video Break: Puppies Learning Things For The First Time

First Time Around: Puppies Learning Things For The First Time Long day at work? Tired and waiting for the weekend? Take a few minutes and check out these cute videos of puppies learning and trying things out for the first time. Warning: the cuteness is unbearable. Bark? With my whole body, right?! Walking is hard! [...]

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