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

National Cat Day is October 29th 2018 – dedicated to celebrating our feline friends! In honor of National Cat Day, the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, has released … Continue reading

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Purr-fect Tips to Reduce Cat Stress During Veterinarian Visits

The struggle is real—taking your cat to the vet can be a stressful, traumatic event for both you and your pet. If you’ve ever felt more than a little frazzled dragging Fluffy to and from the clinic, you’re not alone. … Continue reading

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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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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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Hurricane preparedness for your pet

Are you prepared for a hurricane? Here are some helpful hurricane preparedness tips to make sure you have everything prepared before the storm arrives. Most shelters do not accept pets. If you plan on going to a hotel, call first … Continue reading

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Don’t let boredom ruin your puppy’s brain

Your new puppy likely won’t need to fight for food in the wild. That means you’ll need some fun, err, enrichment at home to keep your canine cutie happy, healthy and out of trouble (from boredom). You’ve taken the first … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward them with scraps from the … Continue reading

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Tips for Having a Well-Adjusted New Kitten

Socializing your sleek new bundle of joy is something you can do with your veterinarian’s help. Start here. Did you know that kittens learn and develop a big part of their adult personality by 16 weeks of age? It’s true, … Continue reading

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