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Tree & Bird Safety

Birds build homes in which to raise their young just as humans do, although their site selections are more varied and often in obscure, hidden places. It is common to think of nests being in tree branches. But some birds build nests on the ground, in bushes and cavities; some build on the sides and eaves of houses, as well as on other man-made
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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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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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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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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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Winter Weather Tips for Outdoor Cat Care

Stray and feral cats are at home outside, but they can always use some extra help in cold or severe weather. Follow these tips to help them stay even safer, warmer, and healthier during severe storms and winter months. • Provide shelters to keep cats safe, warm, and dry. • Give cats extra food and water. Extra calories means extra warmth! • Warm the
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Holiday Safety Tips

By ASPCA Ηolly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations: O Christmas Tree 
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Cats, Dogs, And Human Food

How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets? By Paul Counts   We’re all guilty of it, giving in to those big begging eyes pleading at us for a scrap from the table during dinner. Fido knows just how to get you to concede, and most of us justify that a little won’t hurt, or we don’t even think of the potential danger at all.
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