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The Angel Fund

The Animal Clinic of Benicia, pride themselves in being able to provide the very best care available, not just to those who can afford it, but to folks who may be a little less fortunate as well. Right from their inception, Dr. Laurie Aleixo started, what she called, “The Angel Fund” A small, non intrusive, little box on the front desk counter, that allows
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National Prevent a Litter Month

February is National Prevent a Litter Month. Since it’s such an important topic, I’m very glad we have a month to bring it into the spotlight. Everyone knows that the absolute best way to prevent a litter is to have your pets spayed or neutered. I’m not going to get into the spay/neuter debate as some animals cannot be fixed and current research suggests
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Cold Weather Pet Safety

You are probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health? Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet?  Cold weather may worsen some medical
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No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for
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Mondo’s Story

Everything started changing around me. The forest came inside, everyone was smiling and beautiful smells came from the kitchen. Everyone was busy getting dressed, going to parties, and coming home late. Colorful packages collected near the tree in the living room. Many times my food bowl remained empty and I became more invisible every day. All the lights were shining so bright while my
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Put Your Best Paw Forward For National Homeless Animals Day

Many pet owners consider their pets to be an important part of their family, and therefore, treat them the same as they would any other family member—spoil them on their birthdays with special treats and toys, take them on fun family vacations to the beach or up north camping, even sharing their darkest and deepest secrets with their furry friends. However, not all pets
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Choosing a Rabbit as a Pet

Rabbits can make excellent house pets. They are generally clean and often can be housetrained to use a litter box. They are interesting, docile, interact well with people, and can become quite affectionate. But before acquiring a pet rabbit, there are some things you should consider. Rabbits can be difficult to handle: Rabbits often resist being picked up, and if not handled correctly, they
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Summer Sizzlers

It’s summertime, and you can bet that your pets are feeling the heat just as much if not more than you yourself are, especially if your pets are long- haired or have tons of hair in general. Even the short-haired animals among us can suffer during the summer months. It is up to us, as their human companions, to make sure that they have
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Animal Cruelty Must Stop

Every day in the United States animals are beaten, neglected, or forced to struggle for survival. Left in unsanitary conditions with no food or water, they have little hope as they live out their days without the compassion they deserve. Some are found and rescued, given the chance to experience how great life and humans can be; others aren’t so lucky. To grow as
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May is National Pet Month!

May is National Pet Month, a time to reflect on the importance of pets and pet ownership.  Pets bring a lot of joy into people’s lives. However, like so many of life’s everyday joys, it’s easy to take pets for granted. Not this month, though! This month we’re going to learn about National Pet Month and get some good ideas on how to celebrate
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