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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR PETS

Everyone enjoys giving gifts during the holidays. For pet owners, the same is true in giving gifts to our furry friends. But, it’s easy to break the bank when it comes to Christmas gift giving, so take a moment and think about what your pet really needs…and then splurge with a couple of small, special treats!  Beds. Check your pet’s bed – is it a frayed or worn out? A …

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DECEMBER IS CAT LOVERS MONTH!

at lovers rule the world! Well, maybe not completely but there certainly are a lot of them. Here’s what we know:   In both the United States and Australia, about 30% of households have a cat. Similarly, about 38% of households in Canada and 25% in the UK have a cat.    Including feral (free-roaming) cats, estimates range from 220 million to 660 million worldwide. In the US and Canada alone, there are about …

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NATIONAL MUTT DAY

December 2nd is National Mutt Day, a day to celebrate all the wonderful mixed-breed dogs out there. Established in 2005 and celebrated twice a year, it was created to raise awareness for all the dogs in shelters that need loving homes. It also serves to educate the public on just how wonderful mixed breed dogs can be.  Most of the dogs (around 75%) that end up …

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PET OBESITY AWARENESS

October is Pet Obesity Awareness Month. Overweight and obese pets have become a “large” issue in the veterinary industry over the past years and continues to be a growing concern all over the world.   The Australian Veterinarian Association reports 41% of pets overweight or obese, with rates even higher in North America: over 50% in Canada and 56% in the Unites States. That means that around half of all domestic …

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CELEBRATING DEAF DOG AWARENESS WEEK

September 19-25th marks Deaf Dog Awareness Week. This initiative was started by PetFinder to spread awareness about owning a deaf dog. Although temporary, partial, or full (both ears) deafness can affect many dogs, they still make warm, caring companions and trainable pets. What Causes Deafness in Dogs?Severe and permanent deafness in dogs is caused by many of the same factors that cause deafness in …

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SEPTEMBER IS ANIMAL PAIN AWARENESS MONTH!

When you stub your toe, bang your elbow, or lift a heavy box the wrong way, you know you’re hurt – and others do too as you cry out in pain!    Pain isn’t fun for any of us, and our furry friends are no exception.  With sudden or acute pain, your pet may cry out, but what if he doesn’t, or what if he’s suffering from chronic pain which is common with arthritis and dental disease? How do …

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