Springtime Pet Care

Spring is in the air, and your puppy dog or kitty cat doubtless can’t wait to get outside and frolic – but there are potential dangers lurking in that lush, green grass and those bright, beautiful flowers. Check out our tips for some aspects of springtime pet care that may surprise you. The first and […]

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Wintertime Pet Care

Snowflakes swirl down from the sky, fireplaces crackle merrily and all your loved ones gather around for a nice, warm meal…but are all of your loved ones really there? The family pet may be a creature of the wild, an “outside” animal, and it’s easy to overlook their comfort when it’s so cozy inside. But […]

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Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

How well did you and your animal friends fare this winter? Many of us endured endless days of weather colder than expected, and we’re sure you had the challenge of caring for your four-footed pals in the snow and ice. Already it seems like a memory with ninety-degree days in the spring which could lead […]

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Surviving the Dog Days of Summer With Your Dog

The kids are out of school and maybe your work schedule becomes more flexible when summer arrives. Your dog will certainly sense the change in season and become more excited as the probability that he’ll have more friends to play with in the coming months. When the days grow longer and steamier, though, it’s important […]

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How to Avoid Problems With Dog Bites

Your dog is more than a four-legged friend, he is part of the family. If you have recently adopted a pup or have enjoyed your pet for many years, you know you have a great responsibility in taking care of him. More than that, you must help your dog relate well to other people. When […]

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Tips For Maintaining Your Pet’s Weight And Health

It seems too many pets may be influenced by their human parents when it comes to bad eating habits. Unfortunately too many of our pets are overweight or even obese. Some studies suggest that about fifty percent of cats and dogs in the US are overweight. That’s a high percentage, too high. Potential Health Problems […]

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How to Avoid Behavior Problems With Your Dog

Have you recently brought home a dog to stay, or has your four-footed friend been part of the family for a while? No matter how long you have had your pet, you know the joy of hearing those happy barks when you come home from work and the excitement of going to the park for […]

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Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

When my brother was in college, he volunteered to work at a local animal shelter. One day somebody brought in a young Beagle – about a year old – who turned out to be a poor hunter. The owner had no use for such a dog, so it remained at the shelter for a short […]

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A Holiday Wish List for Pets

Oh, if only our pets could talk… we’d probably get an earful daily. Come the holiday season we can imagine our dogs and cats get excited to see decorations retrieved from the closets and attic – more shiny things to bat around the house. If you do have four-footed friends at home, you know it’s […]

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