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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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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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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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Tucker

TUCKER After seeing a video of a blue nosed pit bull puppy posted in the Facebook page of CARES (Center for Animal Rescue and Education in Solano), a kind and compassionate woman Corinne contacted the rescue group and offered to foster Tucker on August 2015. Tucker was taken from an unfit family by a Bay Area shelter, found severely neglected and needed an urgent
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Bella’s Journey

Bella’s Journey Therapeutic plasma exchange has made headway in veterinary medicine over the past few years as a state-of-the-art blood purification procedure, joining the ranks of hemodialysis and hemoperfusion. See how this newer process saved Bella, a 5-year-old pit bull with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. “Case of the Month” – February 2017 Bella, a 5-year-old female pit bull terrier, was acting lethargic a few months
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How to Handle Pet Separation Anxiety

Jordan Walker wants to help pet owners in many ways. Hence, he decided to share his passion for animals by writing regularly for Coops and Cages and other blogs. In this article, he shares some tips on how to handle pet separation anxiety. If your pet appears worried whenever you reach for the door, ruins stuff when you head out of the house, goes insane when
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Dog Lovers, Furry Friends Fight Cancer with Bark For Life

Dog Lovers, Furry Friends Fight Cancer with Bark For Life Event is part of American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement Benicia, CA – SATURDAY May 20, 2017 – Families and their furry friends will celebrate the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer patients at the American Cancer Society Bark For Life event on May 20, 2017 at First Street Green in Benicia,
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