Pet Welfare

Mutts Make Marvelous Pets

By |2022-01-05T21:37:13+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Adopt a pet, Pet Welfare|

December is a month celebrating many things that readily come to mind – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza – and National Mutt Day. This “unofficial” national holiday on December 2nd was created as a day to embrace uniqueness, promote adoption and celebrate the mutt. There are millions of healthy dogs with dubious heritage [...]

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Halloween Hazards for Your Pets

By |2021-10-06T21:00:46+00:00September 30th, 2021|Pet Ownership, Pet Welfare|

Halloween can be one of the busiest weeks for the Pet Poison Control Helpline. Their calls are generally 12% higher during Halloween. Halloween hazards for your pets can be avoided by taking a few precautions. Here are some facts and tips for keeping your furry friends safe and happy: Halloween pet [...]

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Pet Fire Safety and Unexpected Emergencies

By |2021-08-02T20:52:29+00:00July 15th, 2021|Pet Ownership, Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15, 2021. Statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection Association estimate that over 500,000 pets are impacted in home fires each year, with about 1,000 fires actually started by the pets accidentally. Jointly, the American Kennel Club® and ADT Security Services are committed to spread [...]

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Dog Heat Stress

By |2021-06-06T19:29:14+00:00May 30th, 2021|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Dog heat stress chances increase as the summer heat sets in. Imagine yourself wearing a thick fur coat in the middle of July, standing outside in the sun in the middle of the day. That’s what it feels like to a dog, which is generally heat-intolerant. Using common-sense can help prevent [...]

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Losing Your Pet and Recovery Tips

By |2021-05-05T20:09:58+00:00April 21st, 2021|Pet Behavior, Pet Welfare|

Losing your pet who you love and cherish would be the worst feeling in the world. Imagine if your beloved animal had gone missing and there was nothing you could do about it! Dogs, cats, birds, and other animals escape from their owners all the time! Dr. Whitworth suggest some easy [...]

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Spaying or Neutering Pets

By |2021-01-12T18:08:32+00:00December 26th, 2020|Pet Welfare, Pet Wellness|

Spaying or neutering pets provide many health benefits for your dogs and cats, We all know that a spayed or neutered cat or dog cannot reproduce and add unwanted, homeless animals to the animal population. The number of homeless animals euthanized each year is staggering. In most cases these numbers could [...]

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Make the Holiday Season Safe For Your Pet

By |2020-12-08T19:21:30+00:00November 29th, 2020|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pet Safety for pets is an on-going concern for pet owners. However, during the holidays there are even more temptations that can affect their health. Although we think of fall as the start of the holiday season during which foliage changes and homes are decorated for [...]

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Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Should Avoid

By |2020-11-07T17:06:43+00:00October 30th, 2020|Pet Welfare|

Foods Your Dog Should Avoid Foods dogs should avoid is not only at holiday time, but all year long. Since the holidays are upon us, it's a good time to take a refresher course in foods your dog should avoid. For most families, Thanksgiving means a mixture of food, fun, and [...]

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Adopt a Shelter Pet Month

By |2020-10-09T18:27:23+00:00September 30th, 2020|Adopt a pet, Pet Ownership, Pet Welfare|

Adopt a Shelter Pet Month is October Adopt a shelter pet month is sponsored by both ASPCA and the Humane Society. Animal shelters and private pet rescue groups are overflowing with dogs that are just waiting for their person to bring them home. Once you adopt from a shelter, you’ll adopt [...]

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