• Oct 20 2017

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    Pets And Mental Health

    Here are ten ways that pets improve mental health. The act of stroking an animal has a calming effect and reduces anxiety. The softness of fur and the warmth of…

  • Oct 13 2017

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    High Rise Syndrome In Cats

    Sometimes to get some fresh air, you may want to open up the windows to enjoy the fall air. Unfortunately, unscreened windows pose a real danger to cats, who fall out…

  • Sep 29 2017

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    Protecting Paws From Cold Weather

    Worried about your dog’s paws? Walking your dog and ensuring they get plenty of exercise is an important part of your pet’s health regimen. It’s easy to meet their daily…

  • Sep 26 2017

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    Taking Care Of Aging Cats

    Answers from Sandy Eckstein.  Cats tend to age more gracefully than dogs, but they still age. Eventually, they can’t jump to the top of the refrigerator any more. Their appetites wane….

  • Sep 23 2017

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    Keeping Your Dog Warm

    Even if your dog has a thick, heavy coat, he might still feel chilly in the winter. Pets are just as likely to get frostbite (frozen skin and tissue) and…

  • Sep 22 2017

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    Do Dogs Dream?

    Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they…

  • Sep 15 2017

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    Feline Flu

    Cat flu is like a human cold – it can cause a runny nose and eyes, and a sore throat. Other symptoms include aches and pains in the muscles and…

  • Sep 09 2017

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    Canine Flu

    You’ve heard of flu outbreaks making people sick, but they can happen to dogs, too. Our doggie friends can catch “canine influenza,” which not only makes them feel bad, but…

  • Sep 08 2017

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    Home Alone: Tips For Busy Owners And Stay-At-Home Pets

    It’s back to school for some of us, back to work for others, and back to busy, busy days for most. Wondering what to do with your pet when you…

  • Sep 08 2017

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    Drying Your Pet After Rain

    It’s almost rainy season, and that means soaking wet animals. How do you minimize the damage to both your pet’s fur and the household? Here are some tips. Dryers Are…