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Indoor Enrichment Ideas for Pets During the Winter

Indoor Enrichment Ideas for Pets During the Winter

When the weather outside becomes too cold and snowy, it can be tough to find ways to entertain your pet indoors. Spice up their exercise routine with the following fun interactive games and toys to help your furry pal beat the winter blues.    #1: Create a wish...

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How to Prepare a Pet-Safe Thanksgiving Feast

How to Prepare a Pet-Safe Thanksgiving Feast

An overloaded table filled with your favorite dishes is one of Thanksgiving’s highlights. While you are drooling over a heaping plate, so is your pet. However, many popular Thanksgiving foods are dangerous for pets. Let your pet join the feast by preparing a special,...

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Lumps and Bumps in Pets: When You Should Be Concerned

Lumps and Bumps in Pets: When You Should Be Concerned

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Since approximately 1 in 4 pets will develop cancer at some stage in their life, it is essential to know how to spot potential warning signs. This month, our team wants to bring awareness to one of the most common...

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6 Pet Safety Tips to Take the Horror Out of Halloween

6 Pet Safety Tips to Take the Horror Out of Halloween

As October 31 approaches, you may be planning all sorts of spooky activities to celebrate Halloween. If you include your pet in the festivities, ensure you do so safely by following our team’s top five Halloween pet safety tips. #1: Avoid sharing candy bags with your...

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How to Evaluate Your Pet’s Body Condition Score

How to Evaluate Your Pet’s Body Condition Score

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day falls on October 12, but you should pay attention to your pet’s weight all year long. More than half of the nation’s cats and dogs are considered overweight or obese, which can lead to serious health issues. Overweight pets are at an...

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Back-to-School Time for Pets: 4 Transition Tips

Back-to-School Time for Pets: 4 Transition Tips

Back-to-School Time for Pets: 4 Transition Tips Making the switch from summer to school can be rough for all family members, four-legged ones included. To help make the back-to-school transition easier—for your pet, at least—give the following tips a try. #1: Set up...

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3 Ways Your Pet Is Kept Safe Under Anesthesia

3 Ways Your Pet Is Kept Safe Under Anesthesia

3 Ways Your Pet Is Kept Safe Under Anesthesia Your pet’s safety is our number one priority, particularly when they undergo anesthesia and surgical procedures. We understand you also are concerned about your pet’s health and safety while under anesthesia, and we want...

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How to Prevent and Spot the Signs of Heatstroke in Pets

How to Prevent and Spot the Signs of Heatstroke in Pets

How to Prevent and Spot the Signs of Heatstroke in Pets   As summer reaches its height, your furry pal may grow more accustomed to the high temperatures and humidity levels associated with the season, but they still can succumb to heatstroke. Abrupt temperature...

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4 Ways to Keep in Shape with Your Pet

4 Ways to Keep in Shape with Your Pet

4 Ways to Keep in Shape with Your Pet   According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 59 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Even worse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claim...

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4 Ways to Ensure You Have a Cool Pet This Summer

4 Ways to Ensure You Have a Cool Pet This Summer

4 Ways to Ensure You Have a Cool Pet This Summer   Summertime is full of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, although high temperatures and humidity can make it uncomfortable for your pet. Help your furry pal beat the heat with the following tips.   #1:...

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