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For the Love of Pets! We Spent $56 Billion On Them Last Year

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In an article at Time magazine, it was discovered that we spent about $56 billion on pet care and supplies last year. The figure was collected by the American Pet Products Association which has been tracking spending since the 1990s on pet care products. So, where does the money go? Well, most of it was [...]

Need To Talk? Your Dog Might Be Your Best Listener

We call our dogs our best friends, and it may very well be true! An article on Discovery.com cites a study that shows dog brain functions are similar to humans. It found that dogs listen for emotions underneath what someone communicates. Can you tell when someone is upset even if the sentences say, “I’m fine?” [...]

Most Popular Kitten Names for 2013

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Vetstreet.com has released the most popular kitten names for 2013. If you were blessed with a new little fur ball this year, did you give him/her one of these names? Top 10 Female Kitten Names for 2013 Bella Lucy Kitty – that’s silly :) Luna Chloe Molly Lily Sophie Nala Daisy Top 10 Male Kitten [...]

How to protect your pets if you live near Mountain Lions

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Earlier this month, a family in Sun Valley California reported that a mountain lion attacked and killed their pet dog. Their dog, along with another family, have lost their pets to a mountain lion. There have also been several other residents who have heard animals scream or howl at night and believe that mountain lions [...]

Pet Tips 101: Do Not Let Your Pet Near Marijuana

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Now that the laws regarding marijuana (pot) are becoming more relaxed in some states, the ASPCA and Pet Poison Hotline have noted there is a rise in emergencies regarding dogs who have ingested marijuana. The Pet Poison Helpline reported a 200% rise in cases of marijuana ingestion. So, what does marijuana do to pets? It [...]

NYC Creates an Animal Abuse Registry

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The City Council of NYC overrode a veto from Mayor Bloomberg earlier in 2014 and has approved the creation of a registry that listing anyone who is convicted of animal abuse or cruelty. All the names that are entered onto the registry are prohibited from owning an animal. The registry will be an electronic database [...]

Poisoned Meatballs Found in San Francisco Neighborhood

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Alert: Someone is leaving poisoned meatballs in the Twin Peaks neighborhood of San Francisco Earlier this month meatballs that were tainted with poison were strategically planted around a popular trail where pet owners walk their dogs. It is suspected the meatballs were there to poison or harm pets. Signs have been posted alerting pet owners [...]

3 Mistakes We Make As Pet Owners

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Everyone makes mistakes. It’s how we learn. When it comes to our pets the mistakes we make can be small or huge. Sometimes we don’t know we are doing anything wrong until someone else points out the errors. Sometimes we start realizing our mistakes when we see the cat always jumping on the table and [...]

Does Your Cat Have Sniffles?

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My cat sometimes sneezes and has sniffles. He purrs but it sounds slightly congested. I wondered why and talked to my vet about it. She told me it could be allergies and an air purifier can help him. When I got home I did a quick web search and found there could be other reasons [...]

Your Dog Ate What? 2013′s Most Unusual Claims to VPI

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Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) is a pet insurance company that many pet owners use to help with medical costs. Like our own medical insurance, claims are submitted by pet owners to alleviate the costs of caring for their pets. This past year VPI received some unusual claims of what pets ate out of the 6,700 [...]

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