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Dog Insurance Protects Pets and Budgets

By Mark R Gittelman Dog insurance coverage is a hard thing to spend money on. You may feel like taking a chance that your pet may never need medical care. Before you make your final decision on this subject you owe it to your family to investigate veterinary pet insurance. Although dog insurance is something that has been on the market for about two
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Logical Reasons Why One Should Adopt Instead of Buying a Pet

By Radhika Dadhich We all hear of the noble cause of adopting an animal. Have you recently decided to bring home a new pet? Then, you must have browsed the Internet for the best breed and the best shop to but the pet from. Ever wondered if adopting a pet could be a better option for you? Have a read: Adopted Pets Cost Less:
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How to Help Stray Animals

At Best Friends Animal Society, we care for thousands of animals each year. Many are dogs and cats who were separated from their families somehow and were brought to a shelter, where they remained unclaimed. Cats and dogs can become lost quickly for a variety of reasons, and even the most careful, thoughtful pet lovers can lose track of their pets. Cats are especially prone
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Stop Animal Abuse

It is a tragic reality that many dogs and cats around the world are suffering from cruelty and abuse. In becoming involved with a humane organization, I have come to realize how deeply spread animal abuse is. Cats in particular, have been the subjects of especially unjustified cruelty over the centuries. This cruelty unfortunately is worldwide and is still taking place today. The problems
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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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