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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 [...]

Trifexis: What You Need to Know

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It’s recently come to light that some pets have died from unknown causes but media has drawn a link to the heart worm medication Trifexis as a contributing factor of the death. However, there hasn’t been any real proof to show if this is true or not. However, the company that own Trifexis, Elanco, says [...]

History of the Puppy Bowl & Puppy Bowl X Preview

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On February 2, 2014 Denver will play Seattle at the Super Bowl. But, even more epic will be the Tenth Annual Puppy Bowl. If you’ve never seen the Puppy Bowl, get ready for cuteness. Animal Planet started the Puppy Bowl in 2005 and the premise is the same, several puppies romp around in a playroom [...]

Edmund the Kitten

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A kitten was saved by a couple off Interstate 5 near Salem, Oregon in December. They were driving on the highway when they saw and SUV ahead of them toss something out the window. The couple stopped their car and saw a kitten lying in the road. Acting quickly, they picked up the little gray [...]

The Greatest Gift: Adopting Special-needs Pets

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Are you thinking it’s time to get a pet? Well, have you considered a special-needs pet? An article in Oregon Live mentioned giving back and getting the best gift of all: a pet that needs extra TLC. These pets don’t often require extra care, but they do require a little extra love. A pet with [...]

The Coolest Animals of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2013

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I was thinking a few days about people who tell me they aren’t “animal people.” I understand not being a “pet person” and not wanting that responsibility or feeling that type of affection towards an animal. But to not be an animal person seems hard to swallow for me because, simply, we are surrounded by [...]

Cats Adopt Human Habits

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This article in Discovery News is a few months old but made me sit back and think about the habits I have that my cats also seem to have. I can validate that one of my cats has a habit of walking into the litter box when I’m in the bathroom, regardless if I’m brushing [...]

What does THAT mean? Pet Body Language Explained

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When I worked at an animal shelter I learned a few things about dogs and cats that I never knew. Or maybe I did know but didn’t take these facts into consideration until I met dogs who were terrified of being in the shelter and cats who did not like being in a cage. Most [...]

Jerky Treats Linked To Illness in Pets

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The FDA is looking into a recent outbreak of illnesses that are connected to jerky treats. There’s been almost 600 deaths and over 3,000 illnesses since 2007 from treats made from chicken, duck, sweet potatoes and other ingredients. The treats are made in China and it’s unclear what other ingredients might be in the treats. [...]

Norris, the Cat Burglar

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I have a few friends who use cat doors, allowing their cats to come and go as they please. Sometimes, their cats have brought home strange things and dragged it through the cat door like twigs, a scared chipmunk, and things of that nature. Norris, is a cat who lives in the UK and also [...]

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