Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pet Obesity is on the rise!

More than 50% of cats and dogs in the US are overweight or obese! Arthritis, the most common disease of overweight dogs, was responsible for 49,000 pet insurance claims in 2015 from Nationwide pet insurance. More than 5000 claims were for felines with bladder or urinary tract disease, which is also obesity related. Obesity related […]

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Fostering Military Pets

Did you know…that you can help service men and women by caring for their pets while they are away on active duty?  This is information from the American Humane website to help you make a difference for our active military. Fostering Military Pets PETS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL Whether our military personnel have their deployments extended, […]

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Fact Sheet on Helping Military Families

Helping Military Families COMFORT AND HEALING FOR AMERICA’S LITTLEST HEROES Whether it’s the empty chair at the dinner table at home or the fear of what might happen abroad, children are greatly affected when a parent is called to military duty. More than two million children in the United State have had a parent deployed […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Spring Cleaning: Pet Toys

Many of us have had a pet with allergies.  What we don’t think of, is that they can have the same allergies we can to dust mites, dust, grass, foods.  Think about how easily their toys, water and food bowls get dirty and we never think to clean them! Pet bowls and toys can be […]

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K-9 Courage Program

Did you know there is a program for our Military K-9 heroes?  The company Zoetis, which we purchase some veterinary medications from, sponsors a program known as K-9 Courage program to help retired K-9 veterans with their veterinary expenses yearly.  Each K-9 receives a debit card worth $300 for any veterinary care expenses.  What a […]

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You have a new friend: A kitten

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More fun feline facts.

Neutered males live twice as long as their intact male counterparts. Life spans of cats have risen since the 1980’s.  It was 7 years as the average life span then and now is 12-15 years. The oldest known cat lived to 38 years Cats can pass their body through any space their head can fit […]

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Getting ready for a new puppy

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Cat Facts

The male cat is called a TOM The female cat is called a MOLLY or QUEEN The baby cat is a KITTEN of course A group of cats is called a CLOWDER The scientific family name for cats is FELIDAE

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