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Be Smoke-free for Yourself and Your Pets

Be Smoke-free for Yourself and Your Pets

Did you know that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death, disease, and disability in the United States? Smoking is not only harmful to people; it’s harmful to pets, too. Both secondhand smoke and thirdhand smoke hurt pets. Secondhand smoke is exhaled tobacco smoke and the smoke from the lit product itself. Thirdhand smoke
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Pet Thefts Continue to Rise

Pet Thefts Continue to Rise

The number of dogs stolen each year in the U.S. has continued to rise every year since 2010. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently announced 831 dogs were stolen in 2015, an increase of 30 percent from 2014. In reality, this number is much higher considering the total only includes AKC-recognized breeds and doesn’t include
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National Dress Up Your Pet Day is January 14th

National Dress Up Your Pet Day is January 14th

Celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day on January 14th. The day was started by Colleen Paige, also the founded of National Dog Day and National Cat Day. Dress Up Your Pet Day is a great way have fun and celebrate your pet, as well as promote pet adoption.   The National Dress Up Your
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Human Holiday Treats Not Meant For Pets

Human Holiday Treats Not Meant For Pets

To wrap up our pet holiday tips, let’s take a look at those treats that we love but that can be a real threat to our pet’s health. The most popular found at this season’s celebrations are chocolate, candy and baked goods, and alcohol.   Holidays and chocolate seem to go together. But, there is
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Pet Holiday Tip: Table Scraps

Pet Holiday Tip: Table Scraps

It’s hard to ignore those sad puppy-dog eyes or soft cat purrs when you’re eating your holiday meals.  However, keep your pet happy and healthy by resisting the temptation to give them table scraps. Instead, treat your pet to species-specific treats or food. In addition to the typical gastrointestinal upset (vomiting and diarrhea), rich and
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