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Earth Day 2018 – How to be a more Earth-Friendly Pet Owner

April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day each year.  This year, take a moment to reflect on your current habits

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Give a Dog a Bone: How to safely feed bones to dogs

“With a nick-nack patty whack, give a dog a bone….” Bones have been associated with dogs for as long as

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Vegan Pet Foods: What’s New?

If you are thinking of switching your family to an exclusively plant-based diet, you may be wondering if you should

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Barking at the Door – Will My Dog Ever Stop?

Have you ever had that one obnoxious person in your family with a bad habit? As your family member, you

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Compounded Drugs – Are they OK for my Pet?

If you have visited the veterinarian lately with a sick animal, you may have learned a little bit about compounded

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Grain Free Diets – Are they best for your dog?

Fact vs. Fiction Grain-free diets have been all the rage the past few years for humans and dogs alike. But

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Turmeric and Your Dog’s Health

Turmeric – Could this spice help my dog? Dogs are living longer than ever before in history. Your pup may

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The “Tide Pod Challenge” and Your Pets

In the early months of 2018, news reports of teenagers undergoing and the “Tide Pod Challenge” were rampant and the problem is ongoing.

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Traveling Challenges with Emotional Support Animals

If you rely on an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) or follow the news, you may have noticed recent stories about some

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CBD cannabis Oil and Pets: What’s All the Hype?

CBD oils have received a lot of attention recently, especially since several states have made medical and recreational marijuana legal.

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Essential Oils and Your Pets: Are they safe?

Essential oils have become all the rage for those looking for natural remedies. They are popular because oils have potential

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Preparing Your Dog for its First Show

Getting your dog ready for its first show is an exciting and potentially highly rewarding time.

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Big Benefits of Small-dog Day Care

For small dogs like these and their discriminating owners, only the most specialized care will do.

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Dog Safety Tips for Families

Owning a dog can be a lot of fun, but it is also a big responsibility that cannot be taken lightly.  Keeping your dog healthy and safe while also ensuring the safety of your family and other people is important.

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Guide for Grooming Cats

Basic Guide for Grooming Cats covering their coat, eyes, nails and ears.

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Writers Who Love Their Cats

Writers from mystery novelist P.D. James to science-fiction icon Ray Bradbury and numerous others have at least one thing in common: They all love cats.

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Overweight Cats

How to tell if your cat is yoo fat and what to do about it.

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Evaluating a Horse’s Vocabulary

When we work with very young children, we keep our vocabulary simple because their understanding of spoken language is limited. A two-year-old child’s vocabulary is much smaller than that of a four-year-old or a seven-year old. But by the time that child becomes a teenager, his or her vocabulary will number in the thousands of words.

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Veterinary Trend: Cat-only Clinics

Dr. Kelly Wright, a veterinarian and the co-owner of The Cat Clinic of Orange County in Costa Mesa, Calif., doesn’t experience daily barking, panting or dog smells in her cat-only clinic. As a result, the stress levels of the cats that come in and out on a regular basis are "two or three notches down", according to Wright.

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Longeing For Riders

Longeing without stirrups can be a wonderfully useful tool to help riders learn to relax, ride in balance, and follow the motion of the horse as they work toward developing an independent seat.

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