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5 Tips to Protect Your Child From Dog Bites

The ASPCA predicts that 50 percent of children will be bitten by a dog before they turn 12-years-old. National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 17 - 23 in the U.S., was created to educate people about pr…

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Can High-Pitched Sounds Cause Seizures in Cats?

As a canine and feline sound expert, I already knew about research showing that high pitched sounds agitate dogs and cats. Recently, The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery published a study showin…

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Nepal’s Animal Earthquake Victims Getting Help

More than a week after the little Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal was struck by an earthquake so massive it shrunk Mt. Everest, people and animals are struggling to get back on their feet. As internatio…

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Ticks and Pets: How to Spot, Remove and Avoid Them Altogether

When temperatures rise, pets tend to spend more time outside, either relaxing in the sunshine, taking long walks or playing. While the fresh air and exercise are great for them (and you!), it’s import…

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Cat-Proofing Your Home: Hidden Dangers You May Have Forgotten

Cat-proofing your home has two goals: protecting your cat and protecting your home. The best time to get started is before your new cat or kitten arrives to distract you. Your cat can squirm under fur…

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What Every Pet Owner Should Know About Preventing Fleas and Ticks

The thought of insects crawling on your skin and living off your blood probably, well, makes your skin crawl. Yet, too often as pet owners, we allow fleas and ticks to treat our pets like bed-and-brea…

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Allergy Plants for Dogs: Avoid Planting These in Your Yard

Like people, dogs suffer from allergies that can become quite irritating.  A pollen allergy can make your dog scratch and itch, and result in a runny nose, red eyes and sneezing. A dog’s nose and mout…

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What to Do If You Find a Stranded Sea Lion Pup

The number of sea lion strandings in California has reached a record high of 2,250 so far this year. That means that if you’re living or traveling along the state’s coastline, there’s a much greater c…

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Working on Home Improvement Projects? 7 Pet Hazards to Look Out For

Spring is in the air and so are the scent of paint fumes and the buzz of power tools. Warmer weather encourages many home and apartment dwellers to spruce up their abodes with a little project or two.…

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Dog Flu Outbreak in American Midwest: What Dog Owners Should Know

Dogs, like their human companions, can catch the flu, and when they do they suffer from uncomfortable upper respiratory symptoms and fevers. However, unlike human flu which is winding down for the sea…

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Good ideas, especially for uptight people, who never seem to relax or appreciate a lovely sight. If…