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How to Celebrate International Cat Day on August 8

International Cat Day on August 8 is a day for celebrating the fabulous feline and taking a moment to reflect on the joy that cats bring into our lives. We put their funny videos up on the internet for everyone to laugh at, take pictures of their adorable faces when they're sound asleep, and, at…
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Tips for Safely Introducing Kids and Pets

Families are adopting new four-legged family members in record numbers and enjoying the rewards that come with pet ownership. In turn, many families are introducing pets and children together for the first time ever. Parents have to be vigilant when it comes to making sure that kids and pets interact safely as they get to…
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4 Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

Social distancing is here to stay for the foreseeable future, and it can make taking walks with your dog a chore as you try to avoid other people on your route. Fortunately, there are many dog friendly trail systems open to help you escape the crowds while you and your dog get much-needed exercise. Hiking is…
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Four Ways to Celebrate National Dog Party Day

National Dog Party Day lands on June 21 of this year and marks the special bond between man and dog. It's a reminder to celebrate your dog and show your appreciation for their companionship during the coronavirus pandemic. Make a weekend out of the celebration by going somewhere special with your dog to watch the sun…
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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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