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10 Reasons to Love a Mutt

Let’s be honest. There are many reasons to love a mutt. We originally came up with 80, but thought that was a bit much. Our pets make our lives whole whether they are pure bred, mixed bred or just wonderful bred! When considering adoption or just appreciating the beautiful pets you already have, take a moment to think about what makes your sweetheart special. I…  

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The Importance of Wellness Checkups

I first wrote about wellness checkups for both cats and dogs after attending a American Veterinary Medical Conference (AVMA) in San Diego. It’s a wonderful opportunity to eavesdrop on the veterinary world, get the latest facts and figures and sit in on interesting workshops. Every five years, AVMA produces a well-researched Pet Demographic Sourcebook. It’s a highly respected tome and, in fact, the U.S. Census Bureau…  

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Heat Stroke Prevention: Playing it Cool in the Summer

Currently in the northern hemisphere, winter has departed and summer has arrived. This means longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures. For most of us this is a great time to enjoy many outdoor activities including our beloved pets in our fun times. We can “shed” our warm winter clothes, making our adaptation to this climate change more comfortable for us. Our pets, on the other…  

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Embracing the Human-Animal Bond

As an animal lover and pet parent to two dogs, I can confidently say that fur babies have a positive impact on my health. The bond that we have is strong. We walk and run together, they actively and empathetically listen to the rundown of my day and they make me laugh. All in all my dogs lift my spirit and enrich my life. Did…  

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