Valentine’s Day Pet Safety Tips

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates…Unless You Are a Dog, Cat or Ferret! The pathetic begging began and “the look” melted Milly’s heart as she savored her Valentine Chocolates with her Sheltie Duchess looking on.  For this loving pet mom, resisting those big brown puppy dog eyes and telling her furry angel, “No,” grew […]

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You Want Me To Brush My Doggie’s Teeth?! YUP, and Your Cat’s Too!

February is National Pet Dental Month, but it is a cause you should embrace 365 days a year!  According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 98% of dogs & cats with bad breath suffer from gum disease, and 80% of them develop it before they are three-years-old.  Dental problems are painful and can […]

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Six Components of Your Pet’s Health & Safety Team (aka their body guards, entourage, people)

Through research and conversation with other pet parents and professionals, you must assemble a team to care for your pet. These caregivers, also known as your pet’s ‘second best friends’ (you are #1 after all), should include your Veterinarian, Emergency Center Personnel, Obedience Trainer, Groomer and Professional Pet Sitter. Depending on your lifestyle or pet’s […]

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Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family & Lifestyle

Pets that end up in shelters aren’t broken!  People who don’t take time to care, train and nurture the animal are most often to blame.  Sometimes the problem starts even earlier when an adopter chooses on an impulse and doesn’t take the time to research various species & breeds as well as assess his or […]

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Head-to-Tail Check-Up

Getting acquainted with a pet’s body and habits can help you detect problems early. A weekly Head-to-Tail Check-up is easy to learn and can help you bond with your canine, feline or any best friend or client. Really Get to Know the Animals in Your Care  In the wild, it is in an animal’s best […]

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Checking Your Pet’s Vitals

Learning to check your dog or cat’s vitals can help assess his degree of pain, injury or illness, even help you catch a problem early and prompt you to get necessary veterinary help! Learn what is normal for your pet by checking vitals on 3-5 random days this month.  Then record the average or median […]

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5 Super-Easy Steps to Finding a Trusted Online Pet Pharmacy

Making sure your pet is healthy and happy requires a great deal of effort and careful time management. In a bid to save money and effort, a lot of pet parents turns to online pet pharmacies to replenish their stock of supplements and prescription pet medication. The quick online payment and free doorstep delivery provide […]

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New Year, New Resolutions to be an Even Better Pet Parent :)

It’s a brand new year and a new chance to get off on the right paw and make improvements in your pets’ lives as well as your own.  Don’t get bogged down though in practices that just won’t fit your lifestyle and that you’ll be unable to keep, but look into the loving brown, blue […]

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Day #10 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Quality Time With Your Pet’s Favorite Person

Today is the day after Christmas, and whether or not you and your family celebrated big or small, it’s a super GRRRReat day (just like the other 364 days of the year are) to show your furry family members how much you love them! Making them part of the family is why we adopt in […]

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Day #9 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Pet First Aid

During this action-packed time of year, people, decorations, tempting foods and human medicines (which get some humans through the season) are in abundance, so be double-dog sure you keep dangers out of paws reach, but know how to react and where to go should the worst happen. Veterinarians are the experts, but most of us […]

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Day #8 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Life-Giving Water

Water does a body good — canine, feline or human, and like the planet Earth, all 3 species are 3/4 water, so we all need a fresh supply daily. Dehydration — the lack of water in the body — is a serious condition that if left untreated can result in painful urinary stones, crystals & […]

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Day #7 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Pets as Gifts and Gifts & Wrappings

Giving pets as gifts is a super bad idea! People and families should chose the pet that is right for them, one who fits into their lifestyle and at a time they are capable of giving it a forever home. Instead of giving a pet, see if your local rescue or shelter can make a […]

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