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Vacationing with your dog: Do’s and Don’t

This time of year, many pet owners elect to take their dog with them for a family vacation.  This day and age are more friendly to your pet than ever before!  Many hotels and restaurants make room for your pets.  Here are some tips to remember. Plan for a stop every 2 hours to let […]

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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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How do I keep my kitty cool?

We worry a lot about our dogs during the summer heat, but what about kitty?  Most of us have air conditioning in our homes, so keeping kitty cool is a mute point for those homes, but there are still many homes without and cats who live outdoors.  Here a few tips. Put ice cubes in […]

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Dogs love water

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Aggression: in puppies and adult canines.

Puppy aggression watch for: lungin dead-eye stares possessiveness lip curling aggressive barking **especially dangerous is occurring during normal petting and handling. **this must be stopped quickly Your dog becoming aggressive with strangers, whether it’s out in public or in your home, is a car sign that your dog thinks that they are in charge and […]

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Know Your Parasites that cause harm to your cat

We are in the midst of spring and summer is just around the corner.  That can mean pests called parasites that can wreak havoc with your kitty.  There are two classifications of parasites:  internal and external. Internal Internal parasites are found in the organs of your kitty like the intestines, stomach and lungs.  These include […]

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Does your dog get enough mental stimulation?

Dogs need mental stimulation —A lot of it —You need to exercise their brains Food puzzles make them work out the problem of how to get the food out. Obstacle courses can be another way to exercise their minds.  These are like crossword puzzles to humans.  Try making area for them to jump over and […]

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Storm and Fireworks Anxiety

Taken from May/June 2019 AKC Family Dog Magazine With spring finally here and summer getting close, it’s time to  start talking about fear of storms and fireworks.  Don’t be surprised if your pet has previously showed no anxiety during storms or fireworks to develop this issue.  It can become an issue at any age.  Our […]

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Amazing Cat Facts

A cat’s skeleton has 244 bones A cat has much more sensitive ears than us and they can be moved sideways and backwards A cat’s eyes are much bigger than humans A cat’s nose is many times more sensitive than ours. A cat can purr and drink at the same time A cat walks on […]

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Cat safe Houseplants

These are some of the common houseplants people have. These are all safe for your kitty if they would nibble on them. Spider Areca Palm Bamboo Palm Boston Fern Rubber Plant Bromeliad Catnip African Violet Swedish Ivy

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