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Scariest Halloween Hazards

During the week of Halloween, call volumes at Pet Poison Helpline increase significantly, making it consistently one of their busiest weeks of the year. While most of the calls involve dogs of various breeds and sizes, other animals such as … Continue reading

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Your Pet’s Halloween Party Rules

1. Keep me away from party hazards! 2. Don’t leave me alone with Halloween decorations that are automated or pose choking hazards (like string lights or fake spiderwebs). 3. Don’t put me in a costume if I’m uncomfortable or resist. 4. Make sure … Continue reading

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October is “Adopt a Dog” Month!

American Humane established Adopt-A-Dog Month® in October 1981 as an annual event to encourage people to save lives and enhance their own lives by adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group. Thirty-two years later, that message is as … Continue reading

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Potential Neurologic Adverse Events Associated with Isoxazoline Flea and Tick Products

Dear pet parents: We wanted to notify you about some information recently distributed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about potential neurologic side effects of a particular class of flea and tick control medications. We utilize three of these … Continue reading

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Rabies Notification

9th case of rabies in a cat in Hillsborough County this year Updated: August 31 2018 A domestic short haired brown & black tabby cat in the area of Nundy Ave Gibsonton, Fl 33534 has tested positive for rabies. As … Continue reading

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4 Dangerous Myths Pet Parents Believe About Cat Health

Cats are often considered very mysterious creatures, so it’s unsurprising that feline folklore and superstitions over the years have influenced the way people care for the health of their fur babies. Unfortunately, there are several common cat health myths out … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make Your Cat Happy During Happy Cat Month

September is Happy Cat Month, dedicated to finding ways to keep our feline friends happy, healthy and purring all year long. In honor of Happy Cat Month, the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working … Continue reading

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The Truth About “Anesthesia-Free Dentals”

Thinking about having a groomer or pet store clerk clean your pet’s teeth? Not so fast – dental care is a lot more than cosmetic. ‘Anesthesia-free dentals’ are misleading and could potentially be harmful to your pet’s long term health. … Continue reading

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August 26th is National Dog Day! Here’s 20 ways to celebrate.

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige (also the founder of National Puppy Day, National Mutt Day and National Cat Day …to name … Continue reading

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Show us Your Ticks!

If your dog or cat has a tick, we want it! We are asking you to help us investigate which ticks are infesting dogs and cats across the country. Did you know that both dogs and cats can be infested … Continue reading

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