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Find a Pet First Aid Workshop Near You

Many of us have taken basic first aid courses for people, but what about for pets? I never thought about this until I heard about a friend giving life-saving CPR to a dog that had been in a car accide…

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How To Reduce Pet Fear at the Vet

"Shame on me!" I thought as I stood in the lobby of my own veterinary hospital 15 years ago. I was watching as one of my valued clients was dragging her dog into the hospital. The dog was a delightf…

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Cat Saved From Fire Thanks to Pet Oxygen Mask

Fire fighters who responded recently to a house ablaze in South Bend, Indiana learned there was a kitty named "Little" inside the burning building. Fortunately, the fire fighters had a few pet oxygen …

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10 Pet Parent Complaints That Really Annoy Vets

In a column for USA Today, I couldn't help but offer up the ways in which some clients can perturb us with their protests. I'd had a hectic week so the column just kind of wrote itself and got itsel…

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How to Stop Your Cat from Interfering With Your Sleep

Owning a cat is a fantastic and rewarding experience. And in the end, they become more like our children than mere pets. Unfortunately, just like young children, they can keep us awake at night for …

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Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Dog from Fleas

The Best Time of the Year Ah, the joys of bright days and cooler weather. This is one of the best times of the year for you and your pets to enjoy the outdoors with swimming, hiking and playing i…

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Happy Ending for Kitten Lit on Fire

On April 25th in Philadelphia, a tiny tuxedo kitten was doused in accelerant and lit on fire. The SPCA is still searching for any information relating to the horrendous act. But thankfully, someone wi…

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10 Warning Signs of Diabetes in Dogs & Cats

  A growing epidemic amongst our pets, recognizing and spreading awareness about diabetes in dogs and cats is vital to helping pet owners spot and treat the disorder early. 10. Weakness or …

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Do We Need Farm-to-Dog Food?

If you have ever watched a dog, off-leash, and free to investigate the great outdoors, you know that, besides running and frolicking, most dogs will eat an array of really disgusting stuff off the gro…

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‘Lobster Claw’ Kitten Fights for Normal Life

Recently, a litter of special kittens was found in a Philadelphia backyard. Each kitten had a congenital deformity and yet despite the odds being stacked against them, they were saved and are now in l…

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Thanks for the info.

Good ideas and suggestions also in the comments. Protective cover is certainly a good idea.

Sara, your posts are always very calming and welcoming. I appreciated what Doc Childre says in the …

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