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Puppy Training: Starting Off On The Right Paw

The summer is a great time to add a furry family member to your pack. If you are considering a puppy, there are a few key things you can do to get them started with puppy training. It’s easier to teach good manners from the onset than having to untrain bad habits. Putting in the work up front will help your puppy be a good family member later on.

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Heartworm Disease in Cats

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and, while most people think about dogs when they think of heartworms, cats can get them, too! We don’t tend to hear much about heartworm disease in cats, probably because unprotected dogs are roughly 10 times more likely to get heartworms than unprotected cats. Nevertheless, dogs and cats are infected in the same manner: through the bite of an...

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Raising Kittens

Kitten season is upon us! Shelters and rescues nationwide are inundated with kittens, sometimes as young as just a few days old. Newborn kittens take a lot of work to get off to a good start. Good Samaritans spend many hours daily caring for these kittens. Foster parents are often so tied up in caring for kittens’ physical needs that behavioral needs can take a back seat. However, with a little bit of forethought and planning, you can nurture good habits that will last a lifetime. Some things that kitten caregivers can do while raising kittens are preventing house soiling,...

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What’s Poisonous to Pets? Part 3: Molds and Other Fungi

Spring has sprung – and with it, pollen, mold and more. We’ve talked before about your pet’s allergies, and we’ve spent a couple of weeks talking about things that are poisonous to them. This week, we’re going to talk specifically about the dangers mold can pose to your furry friends. Molds (and other fungi) are found throughout the United States, indoors and out, in both dry and wet climates, in many of the places your pets can go. While most molds simply cause allergic reactions (if they cause any reaction at all), some molds are more dangerous and can be poisonous to...

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The Sad Truth About Animal Hoarding

There is an animal cruelty crisis going on somewhat unnoticed in the United States, the case of animal hoarding. Over the past 4 years the number of animal hoarding cases has more than doubled at 3,500 new cases. A quarter of a million animals suffer from its effects annually.

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Pets With Atopy

It’s springtime, which means that pets with atopy could be having some skin issues right now. It’s time for gorgeous, sunny, warm weather and sneezing, congestion, itchy red eyes… Just like we do, our furry friends can get seasonal allergies. Unlike us, they’re more commonly present with signs on their skin – licking, scratching, and biting at themselves. This condition is termed atopy and usually first noticed at 1-6 years of age. Certain breeds are predisposed to allergies; however, any breed may be affected. Dogs will often be itchy on their face, ears,...

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