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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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10 Ways To Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day

February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day! The concept of a day to show your love for your pet may be a bit extra as you already love your pet, but it's more than that. The National Love Your Pet Day gives you a reason to reflect on how these furry companions have made…
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2 Different Ways to Spay: Ovariohysterectomy vs. Ovariectomy

There are many reasons for which your veterinarian may recommend that you spay your female dog or cat. Spaying (surgically sterilizing) your pet does more than just prevent her from having puppies or kittens. It has been well established that not spaying your female dog or cat will increase her risk for certain cancers, including…
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February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month Have you noticed that your pet has stronger-than-usual bad breath? Or has your pet been off their food and you can't figure out why? Chances are that their teeth are causing problems in the form of plaque, periodontal disease or a tooth is failing. Pets suffer from issues…
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5 Cold Weather Tips for Pets

With winter comes snow, sleet and ice -- conditions that aren't always delightful. Pets tend to tolerate cold weather more than humans due to their fur coats, but they can't always cope with freezing temperatures and walking on icy surfaces or ones treated with anti-ice measures. Here are some tips from to help keep your…
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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The holiday season means we bring in a lot of things into our homes that we don't always have throughout the year. And we travel long distances which means making the decision to travel with pets or leave them at home.┬áSome holiday decorating items are toxic to pets and you want to exercise caution when…
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What You Need to Know About Kenneling Your Pet

Unfortunately, pets can't always come with you on vacation, and sometimes keeping them at home with a pet sitter isn't an option. Your best bet is to take them to a kennel or boarding facility and minimize the worry that comes with leaving them behind. The benefit of kenneling your cat or dog is that…
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Keeping Your Pets Safe

Cold weather drives man and dog inside to escape the harsh conditions outdoors. But not all dogs are content to spend their days and nights lying beside the fire. They still need exercise to keep their minds stimulated and the opportunity to get rid of their excess energy. That means braving the weather to find…
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