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Keeping Your Pet Calm and Happy on New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner! And the sounds of celebration – the horns, fireworks, continuous doorbells announcing guests – are great fun for people, but not always for our dogs. In fact, 46% of dog owners reported … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pets From The Cold

Cold Weather Is Here:  Fewer and fewer pets live outside as the human animal bond gets stronger.  Many of our family pets have migrated from our backyards to our bedrooms.  But, for those pets that live outside or stay out for … Continue reading

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Not-So Holly Jolly Holiday Hazards

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season means an increased potential for problems with your pet’s health and happiness. Watch out for these potential pet concerns to keep spirits bright. OH, CHRISTMAS TREE Timber! Keep your tree securely upright … Continue reading

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Holiday Food Hazards For Pets

Be wary of holiday food hazards for pets! The following foods should be avoided. 1) Turkey / Ham and Bones: These foods can be high in fat and lead to pancreatitis even if eaten in small quantities in some patients. … Continue reading

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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in November. Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death for domestic dogs and cats in the U.S., so this month, spread the word to help educate pet owners about … Continue reading

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November is National Pet Diabetes Month

If you didn’t know your dog or cat could develop diabetes, you’re not alone. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, so learning that your dog or cat has the condition can leave you with many questions. While … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Make Your Cat Happy on National Cat Day!

Every year on October 29th, we celebrate National Cat Day. The real meaning behind this special date is so much more than pampering your sweet kitty and spoiling them with extra treats and toys. This day was originally celebrated in … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

As the summer heat starts to fade back, Autumn is a great time to get out and start walking. You can enjoy the leaves changing color, the crispness in the air and it gives you time to reflect on the … Continue reading

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Scariest Halloween Hazards

It’s almost the spookiest night of the year! 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 … Continue reading

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Senior Pet Care: How do my pet’s needs change as they age?

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, and the proper senior pet care, pets are living longer than ever before. However with this increased lifespan comes an increase in the types of ailments that can afflict senior pets. As pets reach … Continue reading

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