3 Important Considerations When Picking Out A Litter Box

Litter boxes may seem simple. But finding the right one for your cat can be tricky. Here are some things that you should take into consideration when choosing a litter box.    What Size Litter Box Do You Need? It’s crucial to get the right sized litter box for your cat. If you get the […]

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My Soft Spot…Senior Pets

The Senior Dogs Who Transformed My Life

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HURRICANE DORIAN: 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW!

Remember my 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW even before a hurricane or other disaster strikes: Remain calm Check and refresh supplies (including calming aids and ones for upset tummies) Practice transport (crates, harnessing and car rides) Practice alternate potty areas (pee pods, covered patios, even corners of garages, tubs, etc.) Stay alert to […]

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Grey Muzzle grants will help save thousands of at-risk old dogs nationwide

As the President of the Board of Directors of The Grey Muzzle Organization, I am happy to share this Bow Wow WondeRUFFul news… RALEIGH, NC— Old dogs and the people who love them have something to wag about this week, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces $419,000 in grants going to 62 animal welfare groups […]

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Stinging Creatures and Your Dog: What to do if Your Dog is Stung!

Huge thanks to the Continental Kennel Club for letting me write this guest post, so please read to learn about what to do if your dog encounters spiders, scorpions or jelly fish! https://ckcusa.com/blog/2019/august/stinging-creatures-and-your-dog-what-to-do-if-your-dog-is-stung/  

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Bee Stings

One Spring morning, two Dachshund pups were playfully exploring their fenced yard when Rudy caught Abigail off guard and bounded at her from behind the rose bushes.  As Abby took a tumble landing dazed and confused, a bumble bee buzzed passed her.  The twosome, quickly distracted by this new found fun, attempted to play a […]

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How To Hide Pet Odors In Your Home

  Source   Have you seen those “nose-blind” commercials? I have, too, and I think it’s true: Some pet owners really just live in a stench they’re not aware of. Many dog and cat owners take precautions to avoid a stinky house, like making sure the dog doesn’t track in mud or hastily brushing the […]

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Hyperthermia

It only takes a short period of time for a dog or cat left in a car to get into a deadly situation — 70°F is actually considered too hot in a car! Pets don’t sweat to regulate their body temperature (normally 100.4°F – 102.5°F). Instead, they release heat through their tongue, nose and foot […]

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Springtime Pet Safety

BURNS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree, Chemical & Electrical

Just like in humans, the skin is the largest organ in your dog or cat’s body, and heat, chemicals and electrical sources can cause it great harm. Second and third degree burns are highly susceptible to infection since many layers of tissue have been destroyed. A visit to your Veterinarian is in order, but cooling […]

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Pet Safety Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Keep Fido & Fluffy Safe This Fourth of July By Denise Fleck The weeks before and after the Fourth of July are among the busiest at Animal Shelters across the country. Fireworks can be fun for you, but dangerous for your pets.  In addition to the tips below, make sure ID Tags are accurate and easy […]

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Clothes Dryer Injuries

To our feline friends, there may be nothing more inviting than a nice warm spot to stretch out on, curl up in or just plain relax.  A sunny window sill, a sun beam on the floor, rug near a heater or fireplace, a stove top or…even an open clothes dryer that has just finished tumbling […]

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Falls & High Rise Syndrome

Contrary to popular belief, cats do not always land on their feet. Many are injured from falls, so take care to prevent the worst from happening to your feline friend. From a fall out a window, off of a balcony or from a rooftop, cats can sustain a variety of injuries including broken bones, jaws, […]

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