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Chew on This: Pets Need Dental Care, Too

From an early age, we are taught to take care of our teeth because poor dental care can affect our overall health. But, did you know that good oral hygiene and dental care is just as important for your pet? Just like the mouth of humans, your pet’s mouth is full of bacteria and if…

Todo se trata de los perros: septiembre es el “Mes del perro de servicio nacional” y el “Mes de la responsabilidad de ser propietario de un perro”

No es un secreto que amamos a nuestros perros. La mayoría de nosotros no podemos imaginar vivir sin ellos, como nos dan amor y compañía incondicionales. Ellos también nos sirven y nos protegen. Y para los discapacitados, los perros de servicio entrenados son invaluables. Para mostrar aprecio y concientizar al increíble servicio que los animales…

It’s All About the Dogs: September is “National Service Dog Month” and “Responsible Dog Ownership Month”

It’s no secret we love our dogs. Most of us can’t imagine living without them since they provide unconditional love and companionship. They also serve and protect us. And for the disabled, trained service dogs are invaluable.  To show appreciation and bring awareness to the amazing work service animals play in the lives of millions…

“Check The Chip Day” Is August 15

For many pet lovers, losing a furry friend can almost be as devastating as a death in the family. And according to the American Humane Association, nearly 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. Even worse, less than 23 percent are reunited with their owners. Pet owners…

Fireworks: Fun For You, But Not For Your Pets

Those fireworks that help make the Fourth of July such a fun outdoor celebration can be a nightmare for pets—especially for dogs. The booms and pops of fireworks can trigger high levels of anxiety in dogs, and that fear can manifest in destructive behavior, excessive barking, cowering, hiding, and shaking. There are, however, several ways…

A Cannabis Cure-All for Your Pet? Proceed With Caution

Watching a loved one suffer is stressful. Medical cannabis users say the drug alleviates levels of pain, but could it also help your sick furry friend? Although many pet owners are already using the drug as medicine, experts warn it’s wise to take caution. “The problem today is that there is no scientific data that…

Keeping Track of Your Pets With Microchips and GPS Smart Collars

When dogs or cats go missing–whether they run away or are stolen–it can be devastating for both pet and owner. According to the National Humane Society, more than 10 million pets are lost each year. Only 26 percent of dogs and less than 5 percent of cats who come into shelters as strays are reunited with…

August 15, 2016 is National Check the Chip Day! 

Established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), National Check the Chip Day was created as an awareness vehicle to remind pet owners to check and update the contact information on their microchipped pets.  Not just for dogs or cats—ferrets, birds and other companion pets can be microchipped…

Winterizing pets can take the chill away

Both indoor pets and outdoor pets can be affected by the chill of winter weather, but there are steps pet owners can take to ensure their pets’ health and well-being. Avoid Space Heaters Indoor pet owners need to turn off space heaters or purchase one that shuts off automatically when tipped over. Numerous house fires…

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