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  • Provide Your Senior Cat With Enjoyable Exercise

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    Your ten-year-old orange tabby Roxie might be the most pampered feline in town. You’ve given this spoiled-rotten girl a cushy senior bed, rhinestone collar, and handcrafted bowl. You’ve set up a TV in the family room for her favorite “Animal Planet” shows. Roxie dines on a top-quality senior food prescribed by your veterinarian. Because a sedentary lifestyle could cause unhealthy weight gain, your vet has recommended a regular exercise program. Besides working her muscles and … Read More »

  • Car Safety for Puppies

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    Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations! Little Fido has lots to learn in his first year, as he figures out the do’s and don’ts of being a dog. One thing he’ll need to get used to is riding in cars. Whether you plan to take your canine pal out and about with you frequently, or only for occasional veterinary appointments or dog park excursions, you’ll need to keep your furry friend … Read More »

  • Fluffy’s First Trip to the Vet

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    Are you going to be bringing a new kitten into your home soon? Congratulations! You are certainly in for plenty of adorable moments as your furry new friend learns the do’s and don’ts of being a housecat. As a responsible pet owner, you’ll need to be sure that your furball gets proper veterinary care. One of the first things you’ll want to do is to set up the little one’s initial vet appointment. A local … Read More »

  • Teach Your Dog to Behave in the Garden

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    Gardening is one of your great passions. You enjoy cultivating the soil, planting your vegetable seedlings, and tending them until it’s harvest time. Perhaps you’re a devoted flower gardener, tweaking your foliage and blooms until they develop striking shapes and colors. Because your golden retriever Bailey enjoys the great outdoors, maybe he’d like to share your satisfying hobby. Perhaps surprisingly, training your canine companion to behave in the garden will help strengthen your dog-owner bond. … Read More »

  • Minimize Your Cat’s Flying Dander

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    Your sweet little cat Misty is a dander distribution machine. Although this charming four-year-old girl has many endearing qualities, she regularly sheds impressive quantities of dander. These very small particles aren’t visible, and frequently become airborne before landing throughout your house. Your furniture, carpet, curtains, and clothes might be coated with dander bits. Roughly 10 percent of people experience some degree of irritation from dander; and some victims can suffer extreme allergic reactions. Your veterinarian … Read More »

  • How to Soothe a Nervous Dog

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    Is your canine friend prone to nervousness and anxiety? Just like people, dogs all have their own personalities. Some are very calm, while others are more anxious. If you’re trying to help a nervous pup overcome his fears, you’ll need to figure out what he is frightened of, so you can determine the best course of action. That said, there are some things that can be helpful to many timid dogs. Here are a few … Read More »

  • Easy Ways to Pamper Your Cat

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    Cats seem to have a knack for getting us to pamper them. Fluffy knows she’s being adorable when she meows for food or attention, and she’s just about impossible to resist when she’s feeling cuddly. While Fluffy’s wish list may include a giant cathouse, complete with ramps, mice, fields of catnip, and dozens of soft beds, you don’t have to go to extremes to spoil your furry little diva a bit. In fact, there are … Read More »

  • Guide to Puppy Obedience Training

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    Your brand-new puppy Dozer just hit your house like a tiny canine whirlwind. Earlier this week, you adopted this seven-week-old retriever mix through an animal rescue group. When he arrived home, this frenzied little pooch sniffed out every corner before thrashing his toys into submission. Next, he began nipping at your ankles. Although you can dismiss his chewing behavior now, it won’t be so amusing when he’s a full-grown dog with more impressive choppers. Clearly, … Read More »

  • Why Your Cat Keeps Play Fighting

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    Your two male cats look like prize fighters lately. Four-year-old Buster has been battling it out with five-year-old Rocky — and you haven’t seen a clear winner. They regularly thrash on the floor, rolling and spinning until one gets up and walks away. You know many cats engage in this play fighting behavior. You haven’t noticed any real aggression, so you haven’t broken up the warriors. When your scrappy feline housemates get annual physical checkups, … Read More »

  • Tips for Boarding Your Dog

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    Are you going on a trip in the near future? Whether you’re taking a vacation, going away on business, or seeing to a personal matter, you may have to leave your dog behind. Boarding can be a little vacation for Fido, too! Your pooch will get to make some new friends, and you’ll be able to relax, knowing he’s being cared for by professionals. Here are some helpful tips for boarding your dog: Schedules Before … Read More »

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