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  • How to Be a Great Cat Owner

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    Cats are certainly endearing little furballs. Fluffy’s soothing purrs, adorable meows, and loving cuddles have won the hearts of billions of people over the years. While kitties have many wonderful qualities, one of the reasons they make such great pets is that they are quite self-sufficient. Your pet will groom herself daily, and will discretely use the litterbox, so you don’t have to rush home to walk her. But what does it take to keep … Read More »

  • Spotlight on Service Dog Contributions

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    We have a tremendous respect for service dogs. From terriers and cocker spaniels to golden retrievers and German shepherds, these remarkable canines have helped many people enjoy more rewarding lives. Although the dogs’ tasks vary, they all stay calm and focused regardless of the situation around them. When visiting your veterinarian, you might have observed a service dog quietly awaiting his appointment. Seeing-Eye Dogs Also known as “guide dogs,” these world-renowned companions have been assisting … Read More »

  • Warning Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

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    Many of us look forward to summer and all the fun activities it offers, such as swimming, grilling, and camping. Kitties certainly enjoy napping in sunbeams, but summer’s heat can be very dangerous for our feline friends. Cats don’t have many options when it comes to cooling themselves off. They can only sweat through their paw pads, and panting isn’t as effective for them as it is for dogs. Heat exhaustion, and eventually heat stroke, … Read More »

  • Prevent Your Dog From Becoming Dehydrated

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    Your retriever mix Rudy is the most rambunctious pooch you’ve ever met. This four-year-old canine housemate regularly romps at the dog park, and his daily walks often resemble brisk trots. During fetch games, he almost knocks you over with his enthusiasm. To fuel his energetic lifestyle, he consumes a hearty vet-approved diet that contains vital nutrients. He also swigs plenty of water daily, helping him to stay hydrated regardless of the weather. Even better, your … Read More »

  • 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 »

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