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5 Tips for Adopting A Cat

June is "Adopt a Cat" month and you might decide this is the ideal time to find yourself a feline companion. If you're a first-time cat owner, you need to be prepared for the amount of energy and love a cat brings into your home. They may be small, but they’re mighty and their personalities…
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What To Do About Seasonal Allergies in Your Pets

The concept of a pet having seasonal allergies may seem unusual, especially when they're often the cause of allergies. Pets can and do suffer from allergies, and the irritants are ones you're probably familiar with if you have allergies yourself. Both cats and dogs can be made miserable from these irritants, but they also react differently than…
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6 Common Eye Problems in Your Pets

Pets are prone to eye conditions the same as their human counterparts. Sometimes the issue is temporary and easily resolved with a trip to the veterinarian while others are chronic and need ongoing maintenance. Still others require surgery as a permanent treatment for eye problems. The causes of eye conditions are many and various with…
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What You Need to Know About Flea and Tick Season

Spring heralds the return of warm weather and the start of the flea and tick season. Both types of bloodsuckers lie dormant throughout the winter and wake when the risk of frost is gone. Fleas and ticks wake up from their nap hungry and mean. They go hunting for a meal and waste no time latching onto…
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Four Important Tips for Adopting a Pet

One outcome of Oregon's stay-at-home order is the number of pets that have been adopted while families are stuck at home. Pet adoptions have surged, and many shelters have been emptied of adoptable animals as households are formed with four-legged family members. New and experienced pet owners need to do their due diligence and get…
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Spring Hazards for Your Pets

Springtime begins the renewal of the earth as it wakes up from its winter slumber. Doors are flung open and screens brought down, new growth emerges, and celebrations are planned. It's also a good opportunity to make sure your home is secure and safe for your pets and to pay close attention to what they're…
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Keep Your Pets Free From Heartworm

Heartworm disease is a serious issue that affects dogs and cats alike. It's caused by foot-long worms that settle into the heart, blood vessels and the lungs of an affected pet. These worms can cause heart failure and lung disease and ultimately lead to the loss of a pet if not caught and treated in…
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What a Pet’s Pain Can Tell You

Animals are stoic when it comes to exhibiting signs of discomfort or pain. They do it because their survival instincts tell them that showing pain demonstrates to predators that they're vulnerable. As a pet owner, you need to know when your pet is hurting, how to interpret the signs and what steps to take when…
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Green Your Pet Routine and Reduce Waste

Reducing your footprint is more than a noble cause. It's a way to slow down the extraction of resources from the earth by reusing existing materials and plant-based products that don't require a lot of water or additional nutrients for growth. You and your pets can go green with a few smart choices and switch…
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Tips for Protecting Your Pets from Accidental Poisoning

The month of March marks Poison Prevention Awareness month for pet owners to raise awareness of potentially lethal items in the house. The purpose of the awareness action is to get pet owners to go through the house to find and secure items that could potentially poison pets. Sometimes all you need is to take…
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