February is National Pet Dental Month!

It is National Pet Dental Month which is your reminder to check on your pets’ teeth! Dental diseases affects the teeth, gums, and the support structures around your pet’s teeth. It may begin as simple plaque buildup but, left untreated, can be much more serious. By the age of 3,…

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Cold Weather Fun

As the temperature plummets, our animals are going to need more enrichment than ever. Here are five enrichment activities that help keep your pet stimulated during those long cold days. Hide and Go Treat Before leaving for work, scatter treats around the house for your animal to find throughout the…

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Holiday Hazards: Poisonous Plants

December is here which means the holidays are right around the corner. It is a season of joy and love, but also potential danger for your pets. With new decorations, foods, plants, and toys, your inquisitive pets could be at risk. To keep your pets safe this holiday season, we…

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What To Do If You Find An “Abandoned” Kitten

Spring marks the beginning of what is known as “kitten season”.  If you come across a kitten or a litter of kittens, your first instinct may be to scoop them up and bring them indoors, but that might not be the best thing for them!  Separating kittens from their mother…

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Animal Cruelty & Torture is Now A Felony in the US

On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act. The bill would make certain types of harm to animals a federal felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison. The PACT Act has been cheered not only by animal…

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Maintaining Your Pet’s Mental Health

We came across this article from the American SPCA and we wanted to share, especially since today is World Mental Health Day.  See more at their website. Many people suffer from anxiety at some point in their lives. Fortunately for humans, there are resources and tools readily available to help…

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Studies Show Preferring Cats is Associated With Higher Intelligence

Although more people in the world own cats, if you ask people you’ll generally find that dogs reign supreme.  We understand their appeal, but we also understand that dogs aren’t for everyone.  Preferring cats is something you should never have to explain, defend, or justify. Although dog people like to…

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Pet First Aid: How To Bandage a Paw

istoKnowing basic pet first aid is important as a pet owner!  In this video, the Ontario SPCA & Humane Society teaches us how to bandage your pet’s paw in case of an emergency. **NOTE: THIS VIDEO DOES NOT REPLACE PROPER VETERINARY CARE.  IT IS STRICTLY TO TEACH HOW TO PROPERLY…

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Holland Officially Becomes First Country Without Stray Dogs

This is incredible! Holland has been working hard to fix their stray dog problem and it finally paid off. The Netherlands has officially become the first country without stray dogs! Holland has had a large dog population since the 19th century.  As it was viewed as a symbol of social…

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Talking To Your Pets is Healthy

A new article from USA Today tells us that talking to our pets can make pet owners healthier. Owning a pet increases human interaction and combats the increasing health concerns around loneliness, prompting some researchers to suggest the government should do more to encourage it. Researchers released new data that…

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