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It’s Time to Rescue. Adopt, Don’t Shop, This Year!

February 5, 2019 Although the stats have decreased, it’s shocking to hear that each year 6.5 million pets enter U.S. shelters annually.  Sadly, about 1.5 million of them are euthanized each year. Unfortunately, even with this many pets in shelters, only 44 percent of dogs are adopted from one. The rest of those purchased are…

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Going Raw: Change up your kibble game with Instinct Raw Boost Mixers #TakeBackPetFood

April 19, 2018 This post was sponsored by Instinct. Owning a dog has many wonderful perks, from companionship to a range of emotional benefits backed by scientific research. Nothing beats a puppy’s gaze to melt your heart, and now we know why: our bond with dogs increases the levels of the powerful hormone Oxytocin, sometimes…

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Get Brushing: Pets Need Dental Care Too

January 23, 2013 Dogs and cats rarely get cavities, because they don’t eat a diet high in sugar, however; they do suffer from periodontal disease. 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have periodontal disease according to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS). Periodontal disease begins with gingivitis. Gingivitis starts when saliva and bacteria mix…

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Puppy For a Present? Things to Consider Before Buying a Pet for the Holidays

December 5, 2012 “How much is that doggie in the window”… these oldie-but-goodie song lyrics conjures up the image of cute puppies in a pet store being purchased as a gift for a loved one. Great song, but the reality of buying a pet as a holiday gift is a bad idea. If you are…

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Health Cautions in the Brachycephalic Dog

September 12, 2012 Brachycephalic. Big word, but what does it mean, and how does it pertain to dogs? Brachycephalic comes from the Greek words “Brachy” (which means short) and “cephalic” (which means head). Brachycephalic dogs are ones with a flatter face, or more accurately, they are dogs with a normal lower jaw and a compressed upper…

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Declawing Your Cat – The Realities and Alternatives

August 29, 2012 Many people get a kitten and while having it spayed/neutered, decide to declaw to avoid problems such things as shredding furniture and curtains. The kitten undergoes a surgery, and problem solved.  Or is it?  Let’s take a peek into the truth behind declawing. Realities of Declawing Declawing your cat is a major…

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Summertime Dog Care

July 20, 2012 Summer weather is great – you can take your dog for a walk, go toss a ball, and numerous other activities that both you and your pet will enjoy. The sunshine is intoxicating, drawing everyone out for some fun. Unfortunately there are also drawbacks and dangers, and it is imperative that these…