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Nationwide Initiative Seeks To End Euthanasia Of Shelter Animals By 2025

A Utah non-profit is leading a nationwide mission to permanently eliminate the need to euthanize healthy shelter dogs and cats. Based in the city of Kanab, the Best Friends Animal Society is known as the largest “no-kill” animal sanctuary in the US. It works with animal shelters across the country to end animal homelessness, reduce […]

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Large Dogs Could Soon Be Living Well Into Their Teens

Large dogs age faster and therefore die younger than smaller ones. A Yorkshire Terrier has a faster metabolism than a Great Dane but will most likely live at least thirteen years, whereas the Great Dane could die before its eighth birthday. A 2013 study found that every 4.4 pounds of body mass on a dog […]

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Are Automatic Feeders For Pets Sending The Wrong Message?

Next month marks the release of the Catspad, an autonomous device that provides dry food and clean water to cats based on a schedule created by the owner. Designed by a French startup, you can arrange portions by weight and track your cat’s calorie intake via a nutrition calendar that comes with the Catspad mobile […]

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Obese Pets Are Developing The Same Diseases As Humans

An increasing amount of obese dogs and cats are now suffering from the exact same diseases as obese people, according to a recent press release. In 2015, a survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that approximately 58% of cats and 54% of dogs in the US are overweight. The explanation came to […]

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Shedding Happens – But there are Ways to Reduce It!

It is almost inevitable and unavoidable that if you have pets, you will have varying degrees of animal fur at various times of the year! Shedding is a natural process so you cannot eliminate it entirely. Shedding happens, but take heart that in can be reduced! The volume of shedding does depend on genetics and […]

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7 Spring Cleaning Tips for your Pet’s Health

Winter is almost over and Spring is on its way in! Before you start the fun task of spring cleaning your home, you should first think about how your spring cleaning could affect your pet. Here are 7 simple spring cleaning tips for your pet’s health: 1. Household Cleaning Products Most people automatically associate spring […]

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Fresh Water – Pets Like it Better!

Does your cat drink “fresh water” from the tap? Dog prefer the toilet bowl’s “fresh water”? As strange as it may seem, there is a physiological reason why our pets like fresh water…even though we might not think that toilet water is fresh!!! In nature, moving water is cleaner, has fewer bacteria than stagnant water. Moving […]

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What to Know When Traveling With Pets

Traveling with pets can be a stressful ordeal if you aren’t prepared, especially when a plane is involved. Different airlines have varying rules about breed restrictions and carrier sizes, so it’s important to do thorough research before embarking on any trip with an animal. Your pet’s comfort and safety is also a concern, so it’s […]

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Protect Your Pet From Toxic Holiday Plants

Veterinarians are frequently presented with questions about potential pet poisoning due to eating holiday plants. Some Christmas plants are toxic and others are not so this simple rule of thumb is our best advice to all pet parents to protect your pet from toxic holiday plants and poisoning: It is best if your pets do […]

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Dreaded Season for FLEAS? Natural Bug Repellent Spray Works Fast!

The dreaded season for FLEAS is here. Fall is the dreaded time for FLEAS. At this time of the year, fleas are trying to attach themselves to our pets in an attempt to escape the cold, in most environments with cooling temperatures. Fall and Spring are the common times for flea infestations, and it works best to prepare in […]

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