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The Therapeutic Power of Pets

The Therapeutic Power of Pets

Pets have long been considered part of our families, and their owners are well aware of the love and friendship received. But could pets offer more than just companionship? It’s easy to understand the benefits of a service animal, such as a service dog for the blind.

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Eco-Friendly Pet Care Tips

Eco-Friendly Pet Care Tips

Many people are choosing to adopt a more sustainable, natural lifestyle for themselves as well as their pets – and why not? Our pets are exposed to just as many pesticides and toxins in the environment as we are! Check out our simple tips you can use for healthier, happier and “greener” pets!

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is a common problem experienced by dog owners. Separation anxiety in dogs is commonly characterized by destructive chewing or scratching, excessive barking, whining, urination and defecation. If these problems occur when you are not home, chances are your dog is experiencing separation anxiety. It is not fully known what the causes this anxiety.

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September is Senior Pet Health Month: Controlling Common Aging Problems

September is Senior Pet Health Month: Controlling Common Aging Problems

While we’d all love to turn back the clock and have our pets be puppies and kittens again (fully potty-trained, of course!), unfortunately, they too must deal with the same aging process that we experience. However, there are common conditions that you can help control by implementing preventative health care measures.

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Outside the (Litter) Box: Cat Behavior Explained

Outside the (Litter) Box: Cat Behavior Explained

If your cat suddenly starts having accidents outside the litter box, it may be a sign of a urination problem… or may actually be intentional defiance. Either way, it is a problem that needs to be addressed!

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Dogs Help Traumatized Soldiers

Dogs Help Traumatized Soldiers

PTSD DogModern-day warfare is horrifying. In Iraq and Afghanistan, American soldiers must constantly watch out for home-made bombs known as IEDs (improvised explosive devices).

According to USA Today, insurgents in Afghanistan used IEDs to wound more U.S. soldiers in 2010 than in all the previous years of the Afghanistan War.1 A Congressional report from 2007 says, “Improvised explosive devices…have caused over 60% of all American combat casualties in Iraq…

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Keep Your Meds Away from Pets!

Keep Your Meds Away from Pets!

Most people know that chocolate and grapes are dangerous for pets to eat, but over-the-counter and prescription human medications actually top the list of top toxins for pets, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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Is it Safe for Your Pet to Fly?

Is it Safe for Your Pet to Fly?

Summer travel season is in full swing, which means that many pet owners are making travel or boarding arrangements for their furry family members, as well. However, you may want to think twice before deciding to fly with your pet in the cargo area of the plane, as it may not be safe to do so – it might not even be allowed, so be sure to check with your airline when booking your flight.

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Benefits of Pet Ownership, from Babies to Teens

Benefits of Pet Ownership, from Babies to Teens

Results from the Detroit Childhood Allergy Study, which has spanned 18 years, shows that pet exposure during the first year of life lowered the risk of developing allergies for most children. Both girls and boys studied had about half the risk of being sensitized to cats later on, with boys’ sensitivity to dogs consistently reduced in half as well. Girls exposed to a dog at home during the first year of life were the anomaly to the study, and actually showed an increased risk of being sensitized.

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Joint Health for our Pets

Joint Health for our Pets

Our beloved pets often mean the world to us – they are faithful companions and love us unconditionally. This makes it especially heart wrenching to see them in pain, or struggling to do what comes naturally – move freely.

Often pet owners find their pets suffering with the progressive problem of inflamed joints, commonly defined as arthritis. For humans with this condition, living a ‘normal’ life is still relatively possible… unfortunately, animals rely greatly on their limbs and joint pain can greatly affect a pet’s quality of life.

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