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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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Alice

Her fluffy hair, bright eyes and head tilt had me from the start. And those ears! Oh my goodness. There’s no doubt the cuteness factor was way up there.  This adorable girl is Alice. She is a sweet girl, happy and energetic and loves to play. Alice and her siblings, Mel, Vera and Flo are Pomeranian mixes born in November of 2014 and rescued
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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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“Like Father, Like Fido”

Ever wonder why your dog has the same issues that you do? Arthritis, anxiety, strained muscles, intestinal issues, skin problems…the list goes on. You may be surprised to find out that the “apple” (man’s best friend) does not fall far from the proverbial tree. Our canine companions are more similar to humans than previously imagined. For example, did you know that dogs and humans
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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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Homemade Apple & Carrot Dog Treats Recipe

We’ve had some leftover apples in the house for about a week now from some apple pies that we made last week. I didn’t want to throw them away, so I started racking my brain for something to use them in. I’ve since found quite a few things, but today I want to share these homemade dog treats with ya’ll. These things are really
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Choosing a Pet Sitter

Pet sitters do much more than provide a pet with food and water while their guardian is away from home. A good pet sitter also spends quality time with the animal, gives him exercise and knows how to tell if he needs veterinary attention. What’s more, pet sitters typically offer additional services, such as taking in mail and newspapers and watering plants. But just
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Tips On How to Find Your Lost Pet

If you have lost your cat or dog, the first thing to remember is that the odds are in favor of finding them. The other first thing to remember is that the faster you move, the better those odds get. Begin your search as soon as you notice the animal missing. Here are some ideas to get your search started. Here are some steps to
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