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Everyday Pet Care

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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Are Some Dog Breeds More Aggressive?

A neighbor was warning me to stay away from a Pit Bull down the street because he was a "bad dog" who growled when he walked by. I tried to explain to him that there is no such thing as a "bad dog." T…

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6 Diseases Cats Can’t Transfer to You

It seems like there's always some new sensationalized horrific disease you can catch from your cat, but very few diseases can actually move between humans and felines, and the ones that can are caused…

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Top 10 Ways to Give Your Pet a Pill

"Dog food gone. Pill remains. Is Sanchez the only dog who does this?" I posted that on Facebook, and fans chimed in with very helpful and funny comments. Here are my favorites: Helpful comments: …

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Do You Ever Get Used to Scooping Poop?

At the neighborhood dog park recently, one of the regulars made an observation about me that made us laugh: "You make a face every time you have to pick up your dog's poop." No way that could be tr…

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