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Giving Pets Pills – Risky Business!

So you’ve been handed a packet of pills by your veterinarian to give to your kitty or pooch……now what??  As you’ve probably noticed, most self-respecting dogs or cats will not take pills right out of your hand, not even the so called ‘flavored’ pills.  Hiding it in a meal may work on some dogs, but […]

Cat Enclosures Offer Outdoor Access with Indoor Safety

I grew up with indoor/outdoor cats. They lived in our house and slept on our beds but were allowed free access to the outdoors. The cats were happy, but it wasn’t always easy for us. I was heartbroken when one kitten, Tigger, went out to play and never came back. The rest made it to […]

Caring For Pets After Pet Surgery

It is difficult when our pets get sick or injured, and as pet owners we do our best to make sure we do all we can to speed the healing process. However, sometimes, pet surgery is needed and the healing process is a bit more complicated and takes a bit longer. Here are some tips […]

Putting Together a Pet Emergency Pack

If a disaster strikes, are you prepared? Disasters can happen anywhere at any time. The public doesn’t usually get a lot of notice before a disaster strikes, so you must be prepared in advance and know what to do quickly if there is an emergency. One thing people often forget when preparing for an emergency […]

How to Know if Your Pet Needs Winter Gear

Photo by Loren Sztajer / CC BY-ND Some animals need a little bit more help to stay warm during the winter, but not all animals. Most of the time, the pets that I see wearing coats and such in the wintertime are dogs. I’ve even seen doggie booties! A lot of the times I wonder […]

Pet Adoption: Did You Adopt Your Pet or Did Your Pet Adopt You?

As Thanksgiving draws near, what are you thankful for? Some of us are just thankful to have a pet—or to have an owner. How did you find your pet? How did your pet find you? For every pet and owner, there’s a good story. How did you find each other? Was it a search you […]

Turkey fun facts!

Turkeys are not just the center of the meal on Thanksgiving. They actually are very interesting animals with a long history in the United States. Here are some interesting facts about turkeys that you can share on Thanksgiving! Both the turkey and the bald eagle were both considered as the national symbol of America. Benjamin […]

Fact or Fiction? Black Cats on Halloween

Black cats have been the subject of many legends and myths for centuries. Animal lovers are reminded of these legends every October. The idea that black cats are in danger during the month of October became so widespread that most animal shelters banned black cat adoptions. Fear that cats are being adopted to ritual sacrifice […]

Halloween Costume Safety for your Pets

Halloween costumes for your pet can be a fun addition to your Halloween festivities for your entire family. When choosing a costume, make sure that it is safe for your pet. Even with colder temperatures most pets do not need to wear clothes to keep warm. Limit the amount of time that your pet is […]

Cats that Spray

Just like some male dogs have the bad habit of lifting their leg to mark things, some cats spray items or objects to mark as their own. Learn how to help get rid of this bad behavior. Since we have already discussed how to help get rid of dogs marking their territory, it is only […]

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