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He proceeded to pull up his pant leg to show me his sock, “I have to show you this, this is my dog, Buster!” He was wearing custom socks with his dogs’ picture on them.

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Pet Loss it's never easy
Pet

Pet Loss: It’s Never Easy

As I pondered my next move, I had questions. “Who do you use for the cremation process?” “How do I know I’m really getting Meko’s ashes back?” “I can’t choose her urn?”

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Christmas Tree Dog
Health & Wellness

10 Steps for a Pet-Safe Christmas Tree

The day after Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas holiday season and millions of homes sport either real or faux trees – glittering towers of beauty that can pose a threat to your pets. Before you put the tree up, take a few moments to go over some safety precautions. 

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Is there is a difference in pet food
Cat

Pet food: Is there really a difference?

If you are currently feeding an over the counter brand, changing to a premium diet can make a big difference in your pets overall appearance and energy level. Look for increased brightness of the eyes, increased energy level, improved coat quality, and lower stool volume.

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Pet Therapy Can Combat Homesickness
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Pet Therapy Can Combat Homesickness

“In the study, 44 first-year university students who self-identified as homesick were given a survey to measure levels of homesickness, satisfaction with life and connectedness with campus. Half of the students completed eight weeks of dog therapy, while the other half were informed that their sessions would begin in eight weeks’ time. Dog therapy included 45-minute weekly sessions involving small group interactions with the dogs and handlers, and engagement with other first-year students participating in the study.”

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Pet

Does My Pet Need Probiotics?

“Once I knew what I was looking for I went on the search. Unfortunately, at the time I couldn’t find any companies that offered digestive enzymes and prebiotics for pets but I found a company named Pet Medicine Chest that sold a variety of handmade herbal concoctions, vitamins and probiotics.”

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Aquarium fish
Exotic

Phosphates: The Pollution Question

Nearly all nutrients such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates contain phosphates, because of this a certain amount of phosphates is impossible to avoid, yet necessary for health. Even so, the phosphate level in an aquarium should never exceed 1.5%.

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Pet

Five Couples Who Met Because of Their Pets

Dr. Dave Popple used to visit a large car lot after hours to let his Pomeranian dog Maxx run around while Dave checked out the cars. He mentioned this to a fellow student named Jody who lived nearby and she started joining him. “Maxx would be gone for 10 to 15 minutes and then run back to find me. This created an interesting rhythm for me and Jody to focus on getting to know each other,” Dave says.

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Resolutions
Pet

RESOLUTIONS: Americans Want More QT With Pets

Because New Year’s Resolutions (and doggy “Ruff-olutions”) are easier said than done, the Milk-Bone study also fetched the top five most effective ways for both humans and canines to actually stick with their new year’s goals — often by doing them together.

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holistic remedies
Pet

Top 10 Holistic Home Remedies for Pets

Tea tree oil reportedly has antimicrobial, anti-fungal and insecticidal properties. It can be applied to small skin wounds. To create a remedy for ear mites or ear infections, dissolve one to two drops in one ounce of mineral oil.

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Preparing for disaster with your pets
Pet

Disaster Preparation for Pets

Plan how you will assemble your pets and anticipate where you will go. If you must evacuate, take your pets with you, if practical. If you go to a public shelter, keep in mind your pets may not be allowed inside.

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Detox dog
Pet

Pets Need To Detox Too!

We must all remember that dogs and cats are carnivores (meat eaters) and most commercial diets on the market are made up of cereal grains, corn, rice, wheat and oats which are difficult to digest. A simple solution towards correcting the situation is to start them on a species appropriate diet with all natural, unprocessed ingredients, however there may be a transition period.

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Kibble
Cat

FDA and AAFCO Approved Foods…What is really in them?

…just about any pet food ingredient could be sourced from healthy animals and fresh vegetables or from diseased, rejected as human grade meats, poultry, fish and contaminated vegetables. Consumers are not provided ANY clarification in the quality of any specific pet food ingredient.

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Finding a lost pet
Pet

Finding A Lost Pet

Dogs and cats can hear sounds from very far away and may come if they hear a comforting sound! Shaking a treat bag, opening a food can, or something else a pet knows means food can help, too!

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Pet

Ending the Euthanasia Cycle with No Kill

Pet overpopulation is nothing more than a persistent myth. According to a study by the Humane Society of the US, 17 million American families are looking for new pets each year and can be convinced to adopt from a shelter.

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