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Fire Safety Tips for Pets

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October is National Fire Safety Month and you may have seen or participated in some local fire safety events in your city this past month. Events can include instructional seminars to create an evacuation plan for your house, classes in CPR, or even fundraisers to buy oxygen masks for fire departments. These educational opportunities are [...]

Jerky Treats Linked to Pet Illnesses

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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. [...]

Pet Therapy: What It Is & How Pets Get Certified

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Pet therapy is becoming more and more popular as an additional or alternate channel to helping people heal from various physical, emotional, or mental ailments. It’s also used to help people who may have learning disabilities, might be going through a tough period of time, or live with someone for life to enhance their well-being. [...]

New Victory Against Puppy Mills

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On September 10, 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) passed a new rule that includes those who sell animals online under the regulatory umbrella of the Animal Welfare Act. This is a huge victory for those who fight to expose and stop puppy mills and puppy farms from selling, breeding, and treating animals [...]

World Rabies Day – September 28th 2013

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On September 28th, the world will raise awareness and help prevent the spread of rabies through various events being held worldwide by different organizations. Some will be educational lectures and presentations while others will be fundraisers and low cost or free rabies vaccines clinics set up in cities around the globe. The annual event is [...]

Healing Paws Program Brings Pets To The Hospital

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An article in USA Today has brought to light what many of us pet owners have known for a long time: pets can help us heal. They may not be able to prescribe medication or give us solutions to problems we are facing, but by simply being there and allowing us to pet them, giving [...]

Subaru Looking To Create A Safer Ride For Pets

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Subaru of America announced that they are partnering up with the Center for Pet Safety to make vehicles safer for pets who ride in them. In a crash test using a fake dog, it found that most of the safety restraints on the market today did not safely keep a pet from being hurt. According [...]

Iams & Eukanuba – Voluntary Recall of Food

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This past August, Proctor and Gamble did a voluntary recall of several brands of their dog and cat food due to them potentially being contaminated with Salmonella. The food was distributed across the US to various pet stores grocery stores. It’s estimated that they are about .1% of the total annual production of food created [...]

Pet Flipping: Old Trick, New Scam

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In an article released by Business Week, there is a new scam on the rise which has roots in old tricks. It’s called “pet flipping” and involves selling pets that are either stolen or claimed to be the person’s personal pet on internet sites like Craigslist. Typical scenario may be something like this: Someone posts [...]

New San Diego Law Bans Selling Pets In Pet Stores

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According to an article published by Scoop San Diego, the ordinance to ban the sale of pets in pet stores has finally passed. This makes San Diego the 33rd city in the nation and 13th city in California to have this law. You might be asking why this is important or what exactly this means. [...]

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