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Archive for 'Pet Safety'

Why Are Black Cats Associated With Halloween?

October 22, 2015

Since their domestication in ancient Egypt, cats have held a special place in our hearts and in our stories for thousands of years. It’s easy to see what can inspire that: their grace, mysterious glances, silent stalks, affection, and agility. Since their domestication, cats have played an important role in keeping pests from food stores. The popularity of cats spanned multiple different places: from Egypt,…  

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10 Plants That Are Poisonous to Pets

October 20, 2015

I love indoor plants – they make such a great decorating “accessory.” And, judging by the array of indoor plants that one can find in supermarkets these days that reflect seasonal changes, they are indeed a popular color feature in any room. Fortunately, two of my indoor favorites, namely orchids and African violets, are safe non-toxic plants and available year-round. Lots of other popular plants…  

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5 Ways You Can Help Feral Cats

October 16, 2015

October 16 marks the 15th annual National Feral Cat Day with the goal of bringing awareness to the sad plight of feral cats that are forced to live on the streets of cities and towns as well as in rural areas across America. Feral cats are a “man-made problem” that results from people ruthlessly abandoning cats, leaving them to fend for themselves. And, if they…  

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10 Odd Foods That Are Great For Dogs

October 15, 2015

It’s Super Smiley, blog dog, here with the topic “Odd Foods That Dogs Can Eat.” We dogs now get our food and nutrition from “dog food” made especially for us with standards and guidelines to make sure we get balanced diets. But, what about a long time ago when we dogs lived with tribes of humans before there was packaged food? Way back when people…  

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