Archives: General Care

  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month

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    October is National Animal Safety And Protection Month! Of course, this topic is important all year long. Pets don’t always know what is and isn’t safe for them, and they can easily get into trouble. You’ll need to take a few steps to keep your four-legged friend happy, healthy, and, of course, safe. A local vet offers some advice on pet safety in this article. Dogs Fido is both curious and playful, and he has … Read More »

  • Pit Bull Awareness Month

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    October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month! Pit bulls and pit bull mixes make up a whopping 20 percent of American dogs. They are also one of the breeds most often found in shelters. A vet discusses the pit bull below. Basics The term pit bull is actually an umbrella term for several dog breeds: the American Bully, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bulldog. However, there is … Read More »

  • Caring For A Deaf Cat

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    National Deaf Pet Awareness Week starts September 19th, which is this Sunday. This is definitely a topic that could use more attention. About one percent of the kitty population is deaf. Fluffy can still lead a full and happy life if she can’t hear, and she’ll be just as cute and lovable as other cats. Of course, she will need some extra care. A vet discusses caring for deaf cats below. Other Senses You may … Read More »

  • Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

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    Do you have an orange kitty? If so, you may want to give Fluffy a special treat: it’s Ginger Kitty Appreciation Day! Our feline pals come in all sorts of colors and patterns, and we think they’re all adorable. However, ginger cats definitely have some raving fans! A vet discusses these miniature lions below. Boys Club When you see or meet a new ginger cat, the odds are your new feline buddy is a boy. … Read More »

  • Feline Folklore

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    Kitties are very mysterious little furballs, who have certainly gathered more than their fair share of myths and legends. In fact, for a cute, innocent-looking pet, Fluffy has amassed a rather impressive collection of urban—and rural—legends. A local vet lists a few of them below. Cat Goddesses Our feline friends have been associated with several different goddesses. The most well-known may be Egypt’s Bastet, who was often depicted in feline form. The ancient Greeks had … Read More »

  • What to Know About Grain-Free Dog Food

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    You’ve probably heard about grain-free or gluten-free products over the past few years. They’ve gained a lot of popularity recently, and grain-free products have found their way into the pet food world, too. But is a grain-free diet right for your dog? Let’s take a closer look at what grain-free means and whether or not it’s the right choice for your pet.  What is grain-free dog food?  Grain-free dog food is just what it sounds … Read More »

  • How to Make Your Puppy’s Training Stick

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    Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations on your new addition! Puppies are a lot of work, but they’re also loads of fun. One of the most important aspects of raising a well-mannered and well-adjusted puppy is proper training. The question is, how do you make your puppy’s training stick? There’s no sense in training your puppy when they’re young only for your hard work to go to waste.  Use these simple … Read More »

  • Meet the Persian

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    Do you have a Persian? Persians are one of the most popular breeds in the world. These adorable kitties really are very sweet and lovable pets! A vet discusses the Persian below. Temperament Persians are usually quite relaxed and laid back. They’re also very affectionate, and love to snuggle. In one study, the Persian scored higher than non-pedigreed kitties in many categories, including vocalization, cleanliness, and how affectionate they are. However, they can be choosy … Read More »

  • Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Sneezing

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    Just like you, your dog sneezes sometimes. Most often, it’s simply because small particles of dust, dirt, grass, or other materials make their way into the nasal passages—your dog uses their nose to explore the world, after all. But what happens if your dog sneezes frequently, or won’t stop sneezing? Here are some of the most common reasons that dogs sneeze:  Play Sneezing Did you know that most dogs sneeze when they’re playing? Whether your … Read More »

  • A Hoppy Tale: The Story of the Easter Bunny

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    Spring has officially sprung! One of the cutest trappings of spring is of course the Easter Bunny, which is the official mascot for the spring holiday. But just who is the Easter Bunny, and where did these stories start? A veterinarian discusses this historic—and adorable—mythical rabbit below. History The tale of the Easter Bunny is shrouded in bunny mystery. Some associate the iconic furball with Eostre, the Saxon goddess of spring, to whom—depending on both … Read More »