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Advice for Pet Owners on Camping Safety

Advice for Pet Owners on Camping Safety

Advice for Pet Owners on Camping Safety Is there anything better than staring at the star-studded night sky with your fuzzy companion nestled alongside you by the campfire? We don't think so. Camping with your pet is a terrific way to share enjoyable activities, but...

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What are Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tears in Pets?

What are Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tears in Pets?

What are Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tears in Pets? When you watch a sporting event, you likely wince when you see an athlete go down, clutching their knee. You know they probably tore their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the key ligaments responsible for...

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How to Recognize, Manage, and Avoid Hot Spots in Pets

How to Recognize, Manage, and Avoid Hot Spots in Pets

How to Recognize, Manage, and Avoid Hot Spots in Pets Your pet may scratch, lick, and chew itself into a hot spot when their skin feels burning from scratching. Learn more about these highly irritating sores to assist your furry friend in overcoming the itching. What...

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4 Ways to Prepare for the Passing of Your Pet

4 Ways to Prepare for the Passing of Your Pet

4 Ways to Get Ready for Your Pet's Death Even though losing a pet is never easy, getting ready for it can lessen your mental and emotional pain. Here are four suggestions to help you prepare for and grieve the eventual loss of your pet. #1: Evaluate the quality of...

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How To Avoid Pet Hazards When Walking Your Dog

How To Avoid Pet Hazards When Walking Your Dog

Watch Out On Walks: Hazards to Avoid When Walking Your Pet   Celebrate Take a Walk in the Park Day with your four-legged friend on March 30, but don’t let hazards ruin a perfect day. Keep your eyes peeled for the following issues when walking your pet.   #1:...

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3 Ways To Heal After the Loss of a Pet

3 Ways To Heal After the Loss of a Pet

Grief Support: How to Cope with Your Pet’s Death   Losing a pet can be as difficult as losing a family member or friend. Pets are integral members of the family, with an invaluable place in our lives. When your pet passes, processing your grief can be an...

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Fun Valentine’s Day Pet Treat Ideas

Fun Valentine’s Day Pet Treat Ideas

3 Ways to Safely Treat Your Pet on Valentine’s Day   Although you show your furry friend just how much you love them every day, Valentine’s Day gives you the opportunity to shower them with even more adoration. While your pet cannot have chocolate, there are many...

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Does My Pet’s Limp Require Medical Attention?

Does My Pet’s Limp Require Medical Attention?

Why Is My Pet Limping?   When your pet suddenly develops a limp, you may wonder whether it is a problem that requires urgent care or an issue that can be managed at home with rest. Let’s run through the list of the most common reasons pets limp and when a limp...

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