Health

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Vet Advice: How to Keep Your Pet Healthy

We all want our furry buddies to live long, happy and healthy lives.  And for that to happen, we need to start looking after our pet’s well-being the very second we adopt them.  How do we do that?  We asked our vet, Dr. Laura Wiles, for her advice on keeping pets healthy, starting on adoption […]

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3 Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Walking your dog can be a pain in the butt, but the exercise can also help save your life.  And of course, it’s the ultimate bonding exercise as well.  So just in case you need reminding, here are three great benefits of walking your dog: Walking your dog can get you a date Can’t get […]

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What to Do if You See a Dog in a Hot Car

It’s a situation none of us want to face: you’re out on a hot day and see a dog stuck inside a parked car, owner nowhere to be found. We all know this is a really dangerous situation — hundreds of dogs die of heat-related deaths in cars each year. Even if the windows are rolled […]

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Disaster Preparedness for Pets: Disaster Kit Essentials

First Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma.  They’re a reminder that disasters can strike anytime, anyplace – and one right after the other.  So now’s a good time to check your disaster preparedness kit to make sure you’re all stocked up with necessities.  And that includes emergency supplies for your pets, including: A blanket from […]

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How To Give Your Dog or Cat A Pet Massage

Do you want to make your pet bark or purr with pleasure? Then consider giving her a daily 10-minute pet massage all over her body. By using your hands to gently stroke and manipulate her skin, tendons, muscles, and bones, and flex her joints, you’ll improve her health and well-being. Also, you may find medical […]

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Pet First Aid Tips & Resources You Need to Know About

  Do you know pet first aid? If your kitty or pup has a wound or burn, would you know how to treat it? What if your pet had a seizure or started choking? If you’re skilled in pet first aid, being able to provide immediate care during your pet’s medical emergency – until you […]

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How To Fight Ticks in Your Home & Yard

It only takes one tick to infest your home and yard. Yes, only one! A pregnant female tick can lay thousands of eggs and once they hatch, they go in search of food. And the only food ticks want is blood from people or animals, including our pets. Since some ticks carry infectious diseases, they’re definitely […]

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Protect Your Pet with These Fire Safety Tips

As pet parents, keeping our precious furry friends safe is a top priority.  So many things can be dangerous to our pooches and kitties.  Including fires and open flames.  Pets can knock things over and start a fire. Their fur can catch fire from an exposed flame.  Or they can get caught in a house […]

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What Happens After Your Pet Has A Tick Bite?

  Warning!  It’s peak tick season again.  We’ve written before about how to check your pet for ticks and how to fight them.  Now it’s time to let you know what happens after your pet has a tick bite. What, Exactly, are Ticks? First, a quick biology lesson about ticks.  There are several species, including the […]

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How to Protect Your Pet’s Eyes from Infection & Injury

There’s nothing sweeter for pet parents than to look into their dog or cat’s eyes and have a special bonding moment.  Imagine then not being able to do this because your pet has an eye infection or injury.  Not only is this painful for your pet, it’s also painful for you to see.  Do you […]

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