How to Safely Clean Cat Ears

Cats are expressive animals that use both verbal and nonverbal language to communicate. Like other animals, cats use their ears to listen to their surroundings; however, their ears can also express emotion. A neutral ear position may mean that your cat feels happy and relaxed, while ears that are low…

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Common Eye Infections in Cats

Have you ever wondered why cats’ eyes are so unique? Instead of having circular pupils like humans, dogs, and many other animals, they have vertical pupils shaped like slits. When a cat becomes excited or is ready to pounce, its pupils become large and round. Cats also have an inner…

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Protect Your Dog in Snow & Ice this Winter

Many dogs enjoy frolicking in the fresh snow after a winter storm. Some dogs even have thick fur coats that help protect them in frigid weather. However, pet owners must use caution when allowing their furry companions to spend time outdoors. Snow and ice pose some dangers to pets, especially…

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Pet Owner’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

The start of a new year provides an opportunity to think about the future and positive changes we want to make for ourselves and our family – pets included. This year, consider making your New Year’s resolutions with your furry companion in mind. The following New Year’s resolution ideas are…

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Setting Up a New Year's Care Plan for Your Pet

You probably have a yearly health plan for you and your family. Have you considered doing the same for your pet? You can prevent many illnesses and injuries when you have a comprehensive plan to make sure your pet stays healthy throughout the year. Plus, a good plan keeps you…

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Is There Any Such Thing as a Truly Indestructible Dog Toy?

Let’s face it, dogs chew. Some are hearty chewers, some are delicate chewers, and some set out to destroy everything they can get their jaws on. Advertisements for completely indestructible dog toys abound. But is it true? Is there really any such thing as an indestructible dog toy? Indestructible? The…

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Pet obesity rate and tracking affected by pandemic

Quarantine 15. COVID 15. Whatever the term used, some people emerged from the initial pandemic lockdowns in 2020 having put on weight, due to lower activity, overeating to alleviate stress or boredom, or all of the above. As of late 2020, U.S. pet owners were reporting they saw similar weight…

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Options and Requirements for Volunteering With Animals

Did you know that working with animals reduces stress levels and helps you achieve a more fulfilling life? And did you also know that volunteering with animals gives them something they probably would not otherwise have: a bit of joy in what might not be very happy lives? If you’ve…

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