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Change the Routine: Back to School

August 17, 2015

You know what it’s like when you have been away on vacation every day and it’s been a real blast. You get home, and suddenly being back seems flat, even a little depressing. Well, after a long summer of fun with the kids home and family and friends coming and going, when school starts again, and things go quiet in the home, our pets also…  

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3 Ways to Help Calm Dogs with Thunderstorm Anxiety

June 11, 2015

It can be heartbreaking to watch: Even before the first clap of thunder, otherwise well-behaved dogs begin to pace, pant, cling to their owners, or hide in the closet. In severe cases, they’ll claw through drywall, chew carpets, or break through windows in their escalating panic. It is unknown why some dogs become afraid of noises such as thunder. The fear can soon become a phobia, which…  

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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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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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