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Everyday Pet Care

6 Myths About Cat Litter

How much do you know about Mr. Whiskers' bathroom habits? Read up to separate cat litter fact from fiction. CAT LITTER MYTH 1: If your cat urinates or defecates outside of its litter box, you can tea…

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6 Dogs Die in Dog Walker’s Hot SUV

Animal rights activists in Canada are outraged. A British Columbian dog walker left six of dogs in her parked truck for 45 minutes on a hot day - and needless to say they all perished from heatstroke.…

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Petco and PetSmart Ban Chinese Made Treats + DIY Jerky Recipes for Dogs

The Food and Drug Administration reports that more than 1,000 dogs have died from eating toxic jerky treats, and more than 5,000 have taken ill. While the FDA currently does not know the exact cause o…

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5 Smart Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18-24th. You may have seen the Care2 post last week about the little boy who was attacked by a dog when he was on his bike, but his cat came to the rescue and …

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8 Helpful Uses for Vinegar in Your Pet Household

While you might find white vinegar in the food section of grocery stores, there are also many great uses for vinegar beyond the kitchen. The ASPCA says vinegar is an environmentally friendly odor dest…

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5 Emergency Plan Tips for Dog Owners

When summer comes, bringing its long, hot days, my thoughts turn to the threat of wildfires. We make our home in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the charred fir tree at the edge of our property is a sta…

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4 Ways to Help Your Cat When She’s Home Alone. Or Not?

"Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated, and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy," says the Humane Society. But, is it helpfu…

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5 Steps to Reduce Your Pet’s Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month. As humans we have a multitude of choices regarding ways to reduce our overall stress level, including taking yoga classes, drinking green tea, meditating, kee…

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7 Surprising Ways to Use Pet Hair

Pet hair here, pet hair there, pet hair everywhere! Yep, if there's anything pet parents have plenty of, it's pet hair, so why not put some if it to good use? Read on for clever ways to reuse your ani…

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260 Cats Rescued From ‘Crazy Cat House’ in Philadelphia

In northeast Philadelphia there is a sign on a fence outside of a home that reads, "I'm the crazy cat lady. And this is the crazy cat house." I consider myself (and so do many others) to be a Crazy…

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