Tag Archives: pets

Plants you want to have in your gardens and landscape

I had never thought about the plants that our landscaper had put in my flower beds until recently reading articles about plants that can naturally repel fleas, ticks and mosquitos.  Even though we have never had a problem with fleas, I didn’t realize it was because of the plants around my home. I have lavender […]

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Cancer: No one wants to talk about it!

In the US, there are an estimated 80 million dogs.  Of those, 20 million will get cancer at some point in their life.  It is the number 1 cause of death in dogs!  That’s one in four or 25% according to ACF (Animal Cancer Foundation). The average life span of dogs is fifteen years. Some […]

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Happy Memorial Day

Remember not only our human veterans, but our canine veterans. Over and over through history dogs have played vital roles in our military victories. Thank you canines for your service! Also remember, that your pets will want to over indulge at the barbecues. Please limit the food they consume, or we will see you first […]

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Allergy Solutions:

May is one of our worst allergy months, because all the trees and flowers are blossoming. It is also a time for us to treat our yards with fertilizers, more grass seed as well as treat for insects. All of this can give your pets an allergic reaction. Remember that they are wearing shoes like […]

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More Heartworm Facts

Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 U.S. States (from the American Heartworm Society) There is no predictable mosquito season.  Because of urban sprawl and warmer temperatures creates a more favorable condition for mosquitos.  Once a dog has heartworm disease, the damage created by these parasites is permanent. Make sure you don’t just read […]

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Here are a few good pet tricks.

Taken from:   Joey Green’s Amazing Pet Cures, 2010 Wipe down your pet daily with some hypoallergenic, fragrance free wipes to lessen dander and shedding. Chlorine levels in water, household cleansers, flea bites, chemicals in furniture and carpet and medications can all cause allergic reactions in pets. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar per gallon […]

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Cat weight loss

58% of cats are obese or overweight according to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention. That equals a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, higher blood pressure, heart problems, arthritis and cancer. It also means more veterinary bills for your cat. Obesity is the number 1 health threat to cats today. So what to do? […]

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In the news from Animal Wellness Magazine

  Dog owners are fitter overall, report better mental health and lower stress levels…why because they are walking pets an average of 30 minutes a day, according to OnePoll.com  My family doctor recommends 30 minutes of physical activity 5-6 days a week.  Walking your dog fits your bill! According to luminer.com people from a survey […]

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The Newest Poison: Marijuana

So far this year the ASPCA reports a 765% increase in all to animal poison control center about pet exposures.   The number of edibles makes marijuana more enticing to dogs. They smell and taste like regular baked goods. Cats on the other hand are more attracted by marijuana in its bud form. Dogs have […]

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Raw Diet for Dogs: Is it healthy, is it a good idea?

The newest fad in diets for dogs is a raw food diet.  So what is it and is it a good idea.  Should you think about it for your dog? Raw feeding is designed to replicate the kind of diet that wild dogs and wolves eat when they catch and consume their own prey.  It […]

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