2016 Featured News

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Advantages of Spaying and Neutering Pets

When you decide to spay or neuter your pet, you're helping to control the pet homeless population, which has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Because we have too many cats and ...
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All About Dog Park Etiquette

A lot of dog owners will attest that their dog's favorite thing to do is to spend an hour or two in the sunshine at the dog park. While a trip to the dog park can be great because your dog gets ...
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Considering Crate Training?

If you're new to the concept of crate training, you may be wondering why people do it. After all, isn't a dog much happier having free reign of the house or backyard? Believe it or not, crate ...
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Dangers of Frostbite in Cats & Dogs

Cats and dogs have fur, but it's a common misconception that they can handle freezing temperatures. While there are large dog breeds, such as the Alaskan Malamute that are naturally equipped for ...
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Horses and Broken Bones

In the past, it was very difficult to treat fractures in horses, and often a broken bone meant the horse had to be euthanized. Fortunately, advances in veterinarian medicine and technology has made it ...
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Increasing Your Dog’s Lifespan

As dog owners, we want what's best for our pet. We show them love, bring them on car rides, and feed them the best dog food we can afford. Some of us give our dogs lots of love and attention, ...
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Cats and Depression

You probably don't have difficulty reading dogs because they're pretty much happy all of the time, unless of course their owner goes on vacation, or they're rehomed and moved to a ...
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Adopting a Retired Racing Greyhound

Greyhounds are gentle and loving, and because of their short fur, they don't shed a lot, which makes them an excellent choice for warm climates. Greyhounds are generally good around children and ...
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Can Cows Be Pets?

If you've spent much time around cows, you might have noticed that some cows are as friendly as dogs, some are aloof, and some are aggressive. If you desire to have a pet cow, it's actually ...
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What Causes Cats to Spray?

Some cats engage in urine spraying or marking, commonly referred to as "spraying." In this case, the cat will back up to an object, hold his tail erect and release urine onto an object. The ...
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Should I Stop My Cat from Eating Bugs?

Humans have domesticated cats and dogs, but despite the fact that both species are well-fed by their owners, few dogs will drop dead birds and rodents on their owners' doorsteps as precious ...
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Puppy Nutrition 101

When you shop for puppy food, you'll find hundreds of different foods to choose from. It can get a little overwhelming as you're faced with a sea of brands, but remember, NOT all puppy food ...
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Is Dog Saliva Actually Clean?

If you're like most people, you've heard people say that dog saliva is clean, and that a dog's mouth is cleaner than yours. Is this true, or is it just another old wives' tale? The ...
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Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Summer can be a lot of fun for dogs, especially when their owners are active people who take them on hikes, camping, fishing, and to places, such as rivers, lakes and beaches. For many dogs, the ...
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Do Dogs Need Animal Companionship?

Dog owners often ask, "Does my dog need canine companionship?" Pet owners will often ask this question when their dog is home alone for long periods of time, or when their dog seems to love ...
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Should My Pet Become a Therapy Dog?

As a pet owner, you don't need us to convince you how wonderful dogs can be. A properly socialized dog can provide unconditional love, protection, and companionship. If you have a dog that has ...
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Is Carpet Cleaning Dangerous to Pets?

If you recently moved into a new home with carpets you may be wondering, "How often should I get my carpets cleaned?" The answer depends on the number of people in your household, and ...
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Controversy Over Chaining Dogs

Whether you live in the middle of the Arizona desert, on a small lot a few miles from downtown Los Angeles, or on a dirt road in Georgia across from a cotton field, you might find that a neighbor ...
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Can Humans Catch Diseases From Pets?

Being a pet owner has many benefits, especially when you develop a deep bond with your cat or dog. Dogs can be great protectors, they can teach children responsibility, and they can be the best ...
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Can Pets Help Reduce Stress in Humans?

Can pets help reduce anxiety, stress or depression in humans? You bet. If you've ever walked into your home after a bad day only to be welcomed by a wagging tail, you get it. Ian Cook, MD, a ...
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