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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

August 22 is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. It's designed to raise awareness and remind cat owners that it's time for an annual check-up for their feline companions. Bringing your cat in to the veterinarian for a regular appointment is beneficial for both of you. You can get ahead of potential health…
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Pet Insurance in Times of Crisis

Chances are good that you've seen a countertop display at your vet's office for pet insurance. And maybe you've heard that pet insurance isn't usually that great because it gives a discount on the costs, but not full coverage. You've probably passed on picking up a pamphlet and figured you'll pay for emergency veterinary costs…
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Proper Nutrition Keeps Your Pets Happy and Healthy

Cats and dogs need proper nutrition to help them live a happy, comfortable life and look their best. But you can't feed a cat a plant-based diet and you don't want to feed your dog an all-meat diet. Both dogs and cats have nutritional needs that are unique to their species. That means providing them with…
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Cat Behavior Problems

Cats are wonderful creatures that grace our homes and brighten our lives. But sometimes they exhibit unusual or unwanted behavior that sends you to your wit's end. Some changes in behavior can be an aversion to using a litter box or aggression with other cats in the household. And sometimes the cat acts out against its…
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Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets

Pets aren't fans of hot weather what with their fur coats and limited abilities to eliminate heat from their bodies. What that means for you as a pet owner is that you need to limit your pet's exposure to hot weather conditions, keep them hydrated and provide as much cool comfort as you can. Paying…
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Summertime Dangers for Pets

Warm weather means more activity for people, pets, weather and undomesticated critters. It also brings a host of dangers for pets. Being aware of pet distress and signs of injury to the body, as well as being more careful with letting a pet outside or off-leash is key to getting your pet through the summer…
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Flying With Your Pet

Airlines have loosened their rules and regulations for passengers who travel with pets. Now they're accepted in the cabin as long as they can fit underneath the seat in front of the passenger or on your lap. Therapy animals are also allowed on flights even if they don't fit into the designated space. And in the…
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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh-cut grass to stimulate the senses. It's refreshing, pleasant walk on with bare feet, and makes the world feel alive. Your dog may not feel the same way about grass as you do, but you've probably noticed she has no problem making a snack out of the lawn.…
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Celebrate National Pet Month

Pets give us unconditional love and affection and make our lives better in so many ways. They play with us, snuggle with us, entertain us, rest by our feet and make us feel better physically and emotionally. And now the month of May has been dedicated to raising awareness of the love and care for these wonderful…
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Pet Grooming 101

April showers bring May flowers and pets shedding winter coats. The air seemingly fills with hair as pets shed their winter coat and their otherwise clean fur becomes quickly matted from playing outside in dirt and debris. It happens to all animals regardless of whether they're indoor cats or dogs that love nothing more than…
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