Yearly Archives: 2019

Tips for Finding the Right Pet Sitter

Searching for a pet sitter that fits your needs can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. You have a goal of finding someone whom you can trust with entering your home and taking care of your pets while you're away or at work. The Internet has made it easier to find pet sitters,…
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Tips for Finding the Right Doggie Daycare

School's back in session which means there are fewer people around the home to watch and walk the dog. Instead of leaving them alone and waiting for someone to come home, why not send them to doggie daycare? There's plenty to like about doggie daycare as your four-legged family members get plenty of socialization, exercise and mental stimulation…
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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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