Recent Blog Posts

  • Holiday Food Dangers for Dogs and Cats

    December 1, 2018
    We look forward to the deliciousness of the holiday season for many reasons – special meals and drinks, seasonal treats, feasts with friends and family, and goodies galore all make the holidays a tasty time of year.
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  • Fun, Cognitive Training Games for Dogs

    October 16, 2018
    Dogs need mental stimulation just as much as they need physical exercise, and cognitive training games can be a fun way to sharpen your dog’s intelligence.
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  • Heartworm Prevention in Pets

    September 16, 2018
    Heartworm is a very serious and potentially deadly disease that can affect all breeds of dogs at any age. This parasite has also been reported more rarely in cats and ferrets, and it is wise for any pet owner to take precautions to protect their pet.
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  • What to Do If Your Pet has an Ingrown Nail

    July 1, 2018
    An ingrown nail can be painful for your pet, and if left untreated, could lead to sores, infections or in severe cases, even lameness or more severe complications. Fortunately, it is easy to deal with ingrown nails and keep your pets on sure footing.
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  • Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

    June 1, 2018
    I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas, for example, can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.
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  • Ice Melt vs Your Pets Paws

    January 16, 2018
    Winter walkways can be dangerous, but slips, falls and slides are not the only concerns pet owners should have about icy paths. Different ice melt chemicals may seem to create a safe walking surface, but those chemicals can be even more dangerous to pets than any ice.
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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

    December 16, 2017
    Our pets are members of the family and it is only natural to want to include them on our lists for holiday shopping and gifts. But what gifts are best for your pets?
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  • Keep Your Pets Safe While Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

    October 15, 2017
    Halloween can be an un-intentionally scary time for pets. In fact, veterinarians see many pet injuries that can be avoided this time of year.
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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    July 1, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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  • How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

    June 18, 2017
    Dogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior.
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  • Tips to Keep Pets and Christmas Trees Separate

    December 16, 2016
    In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy.
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  • Which is Better for Your Dog: Leash vs. Harness

    November 1, 2016
    I get asked all the time, which is better for dogs: using a leash or using a collar? The simple answer is neither, let your dog run wild and free! All jokes aside the truth is that the right answer is whatever best suits the needs of your pup.
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  • Knowing More About Grain-Free Treats

    October 1, 2016
    Cats and dogs are naturally meat-eaters, and grain-free treats are all the rage to offer your pets. But how appropriate are grains, really, in your pet's diet? What types of treats are suitable and how can you find the best options to meet your pet's nutritional needs?
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  • Getting Rid of Pet Urine Smell – For Good!

    September 16, 2016
    Every pet owner has to deal with the occasional indoor "accident" whether it is before a young pet is properly housetrained, consequences of an illness, the aging of a pet or just an overly excited or stressed pet that may have less control.
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  • Caring for Pet Rabbits

    September 1, 2016
    Rabbits can be fun and engaging pets, but they require different care than dogs and cats. If you understand your pet rabbit's unique needs, however, you can provide them with the right care for a long, happy, healthy life.
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  • Caring for Your Ferret

    August 15, 2016
    Ferrets can be wonderful pets, but they can also be demanding and challenging if you don't understand your ferret's unique needs. By learning their quirky personalities and what they need to be healthy, happy and comfortable, you can give your ferret an awesome life.
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  • Pet Care During a Weather Emergency

    July 1, 2016
    Severe weather can be a stressful, frightening time, especially for a pet that has only ever known good care and a loving, friendly home.
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  • Lyme Disease Information

    June 15, 2016
    Lyme disease – also called Lyme borreliosis – can be frightening, but when you learn the facts about this condition, you can better avoid any contagion and react appropriately if you do get infected.
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

    June 1, 2016
    Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.
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  • Dental Care Tips for Your Pet

    February 1, 2016
    Healthy teeth and gums are essential for all pets, from chewing and eating to grooming, defense and clean breath. With just a few steps, pet owners can keep their pet's mouth healthy and avoid a range of unpleasant and dangerous health issues that result from poor dental care.
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  • How To: Help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas and Ticks

    January 1, 2016
    As temperatures begin to rise and you and your family begin to enjoy the warmer weather, it's important to get a jump start on protecting your dog from fleas and ticks.
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  • Why Your Dog Needs a Bed

    January 1, 2016
    A dog can be reasonably comfortable sleeping nearly anywhere – on the furniture, in a corner, sprawled on your lap, etc. – so why is a dog bed necessary? The right bed will serve several purposes both for the dog and the dog owner, and it is an important part of canine pet supplies.
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  • Ridding Your Dog of Skunk Smell

    November 1, 2015
    If you live in a rural area, the threat of your dog getting sprayed by a skunk is always looming. If you’ve never had the distinct “pleasure” of your dog getting sprayed, it’s like having a wet dog come into your house…times 10.
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  • Can You Recognize the Signs of Dehydration in Animals?

    August 1, 2015
    Animals cannot tell their owners when they are thirsty, and recognizing the signs of dehydration in different animals is crucial for pet owners, farmers and livestock handlers to ensure the animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy, particularly during hot summer months.
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  • How to Apply Polo Wraps

    February 1, 2015
    Polo wraps can be a great way to protect your horse's legs and ankles, but they must be applied correctly to be effective.
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