Monthly Archives: April 2019

National Tabby Day

Tabby cats are one of the most prolific and popular cats in Indiana. I have a tabby cat that is over 14 years old and is the best mouser ever. She comes in the house and back out to the barns as she pleases doing her job or napping on the couch. She still plays […]

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Shedding: It’s Spring

With springtime, comes shedding for cats and dogs.  So what can you do to help?  It is important for your pets to shed that fur.  Some pets can get hair mats if you aren’t helping them get rid of it.  Every spring, summer and fall, we see pets with hair mats, ear infections, skin infections […]

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National Pet Parents Day

Pets are part of the family. Many people who have chosen not to have children, then have pets to take the place of children. There is a strong bond with our pets. My children are adults now and starting lives of their own, and my dogs have taken on a closer bond than ever before. […]

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World Veterinary Day

Today more than ever, people are seeing the value of the veterinarian to the lives of our pets. People today see their pets as a child and member of the family. This year’s theme is the value of vaccinations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 55,000 people around the […]

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Hairball Awareness Day

Cats get hairballs. But not all cats have problems with hairballs. Hairballs happen when indigestible hair is swallowed and builds up in the stomach. Hairballs look like tubes not balls because of the esophagus. Some move all the way through and out to the letterbox. Otherwise it is regurgitated. Long haired cats are more likely […]

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Ticks: They have been spotted!

I went out for a walk with the dogs on Monday and then came in to jump in the shower, only to find a very small tick in my hair! If it was in my hair, then you know it was probably on my pets. Both got a good brush down and thank goodness they […]

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International Guide Dog Dog

Guide Dogs assist blind and visually impaired people by avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps, and negotiating traffic. The harness and U-shaped handle fosters communication between the dog and the blind partner. In this partnership, the human’s role is to provide directional commands, while the dog’s role is to insure the team’s safety even […]

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National Lost Dog Awareness Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/04CONTACT: lostdogsofamerica@gmail.comApril 23 is National Lost Dog Awareness Day On April 23, the U.S. will celebrate National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD). This canine-focused awareness day was created by Lost Dogs of America to bring attention to the many dogs who go missing from their homes every day. We are proud that some local rescues […]

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Today is Earth Day

When you take your dogs for a walk today, why not take along a small trash bag to pick up some trash as you walk. I keep a pair of rubber gloves in my coat pocket, so I don’t have to worry about what I am picking up. You may not have thought of it, […]

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This week is Animal Cruelty and Human Violence Awareness week.

I have not highlighted anything on this topic this week, but did want to discuss it a bit today. Yes we should talk a lot about it, but we have highlighted dog fighting as well as pet laws in the past few months. So I decided not to post every day about this week. Animal […]

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