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Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.

1 Prepare Get a Pet Emergency Supply Kit. Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water. Consider two kits. In one, put everything you and your pets will need to stay where you are. The other should be a lightweight, smaller version you can take with you if you and your pets have
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Winter Shelters for Cats

Tips for keeping community cats safe and cozy during the winter months. All good shelter designs share two qualities: Strong insulation – needed to trap body heat, which turns the cats into little radiators. Use straw, not hay or blankets. Minimal air space – a smaller interior area means that less heat is needed to keep the occupants warm. Shelter size is very important.
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Yes, Animals Have Feelings

A baby goat nuzzles its mama. Credit: © Brian Squibb Jonathan Balcombe is director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Live Science Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. On Saturday mornings I drive 15 miles to a sanctuary in rural Maryland where I join a small team of volunteers tending to farm animals
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Bring Your Best Friend With You When You Move Into Senior Living

The fear of having to give up a beloved pet is among the top emotional reasons seniors resist moving into a senior living arrangement, according to an informal survey by author and senior real estate specialist Bruce Nemovitz. When he asked seniors to name the top three factors that kept them from moving, respondents ranked the prospect of losing a pet as equally daunting
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Pumpkin Smoothies for your Dogs and Cats

During this holiday season, while your guests sip cocktails, dogs and cats can wet their whistles with this creamy pumpkin drink that’s packed with fiber and digestion-friendly probiotics. Bonus: freezes well for longer-lasting licking! Ingredients ½ c. canned pumpkin puree ½ c. plain non-fat yogurt Directions Place pumpkin and yogurt in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Evenly pour mixture into 8
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Tree & Bird Safety

Birds build homes in which to raise their young just as humans do, although their site selections are more varied and often in obscure, hidden places. It is common to think of nests being in tree branches. But some birds build nests on the ground, in bushes and cavities; some build on the sides and eaves of houses, as well as on other man-made
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How Do You Tell Your Child that Their Pet Has to Be Put to Sleep?

Yesterday I received a sad email from a dear friend who was reaching out for advice on how to tell her precious five year old daughter that the dog she’s known her whole 5 years, has to be put down. He’s sick and suffering and it is the only humane choice for them to make. My heart broke for her – for her own
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Holistic Health is “Going to the Dogs”

By Barbara Ahern, Holistic Animal Practitioner and Creator of Canine AcuTouch Does your pup quiver at the sight of the car door opening? Does he pant, pace, cry, or cower during the entire outing in the car? Are the majority of his automobile rides for the purpose of grooming, boarding, or Dr. visits? Anxiety related to Fido’s limo ride could be the culprit behind
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Why Do Cats Urinate in the House?

Why Do Cats Urinate in the House? By David Barratt Jackson There are many reasons why your cat might be peeing in the house, anything from cleanliness, change of territory and the scent of another cat. Let’s look at why cats urinate in the house and what you can do to make it stop. Making your cat stop urinating on the carpet is easier
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Things To Think About Before Acquiring A Rabbit

Rabbits have been popularly kept as pets in Western nations since the 1800s. Rabbits can adjust well to indoor life, and can even be litter box trained. Like all pets, rabbits need a considerable amount of care and attention. Often people purchase rabbits from a breeder. Many people prefer breeders under suspicion that some pet stores sell cross bred rabbits. Such a breeder who
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