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Canine Influenza: Pet Owners’ Guide

By AVMA Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) in the U.S. is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It  is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs through direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and by people moving between infected and
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Celebrating Another Milestone

It’s been a big year for big anniversaries. December 1st kicks off the 20th year of the wildly popular Meyer Outlet Sale, when the cookware kings open their doors to the public to shop for incredible bargains right from the warehouse. They’ve been wonderful friends to the Humane Society of the North Bay, where we’ve been celebrating our 30th anniversary, by matching up to
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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too. Talkin’ Turkey If you decide to
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Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 Eggs 1/2 can canned pumpkin 2 tbsp Peanut Butter 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry
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9 Helpful Pet Care Tips During Fall

Worried about keeping your furry friends safe this season? These helpful tips may just ease your worries, guide you in taking better care of your pets, and protect them from possible health hazards which are commonly encountered during fall. One of the many responsibilities of a pet owner includes having to keep his pets happy and healthy all year round. Such responsibility is never
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21 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During Summer

Higher temperatures may translate into more time spent outdoors, but for pet owners, they can also mean more visits to the veterinarian. “In the summer, we see more skin and ear infections and an increase in injuries overall,” says Sandra Sawchuk, DVM. Here’s how to protect your pet during the warmer months: Use Sunscreen, Please! „Shield delicate skin. Skin cancer is the most common
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Dog Lovers, Furry Friends Fight Cancer with Bark For Life

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 August 20, 2016 at Benicia Middle School, from 8am to 12pm. The celebration will include doggie games, dress-up contests, music, food, and doggie laps. Before the event, participants ask family and friends to support their efforts financially to
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How to Choose the Right Veterinarian for Your Dog

By Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff Choosing a veterinarian that is right for you and your dog is not always easy. You want to find a veterinarian with whom you and your dog can feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship. And you want to find that veterinarian before you get a dog – the veterinarian may be able to help you
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First You Must Change – Then Your Dog Will Too!

By Susan Raymond, Calm K9 Horse trainer Buck Brannaman, a leading proponent of Natural Horsemanship, has been quoted as saying “Your horse is a mirror to your soul.”  Certainly this can be said about our dogs too ! Like furry sponges, dogs absorb our own beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. If we tend to lack confidence, if we consistently impose limitations on what we think
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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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