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Archive for 'Cats'

Graduation and Your “Party Animal”

May 14, 2015

Late spring and early summer are prime time for graduation and graduation parties (not to mention bridal showers!) If you are hosting a special event at your home, you know that planning for visitors, choosing decorations and just-the-right menu can be stressful. Now, think about what all the flurry of activities might mean to your pet. One of my cats was a pro with guests:…  

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Spaying/Neutering Your Pets: What You Need To Know

May 12, 2015

I’d like to help you navigate the sometimes murky waters of the spay/neuter conundrum. There’s a lot of misinformation and lore out there about spaying and neutering and I want you, the pet owner, to have the right information from a practicing veterinarian. Despite all the controversy, one thing is still crystal clear: For the vast majority of pets and pet owners, having your pet…  

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Summer Travel with Pets

May 11, 2015

As the leisure industry continues to put out the welcome mat for pets around the country, its easier than ever to travel with both dogs and cats instead of leaving them at home with a sitter or booking a reservation at a pet hotel. The AAA’s pet travel accommodation directory has more than 14,000 listings nationwide! It’s important to make proper arrangements for pets that…  

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Today’s Disaster Preparedness for Pets

May 08, 2015

We’re all pretty accustomed to thinking about disaster preparedness for ourselves and our (human) loved ones. There are websites and books galore devoted to planning evacuation routes and making lists of necessary supplies. Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day! So, how can we incorporate our pets into our disaster plan? It’s not that hard. If you plan to stay in your home during a…  

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