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Freedom from Injury: Pet Safety on the Fourth

July 02, 2014

Ah, the Fourth of July…fireworks, picnics, parades, trips to the veterinary emergency room… Wait! (*record scratching noise*) What was that? Trips to the veterinary emergency room?!? Surely, this is not what the founding fathers had in mind when they threw off the shackles of their imperial oppressors! But, sadly, it is a common holiday ritual for pets all over this great and free land. When…  

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Fourth of July Fears? We Can Help!

June 25, 2014

The first thing I think about when the Fourth of July comes around is not the exciting BBQs or beautiful fireworks lighting up the sky, it’s my old dog, Chief. Excited is not a word I would use when describing his reaction to the loud noises and bright holiday lights that inevitably last until 3 a.m. in our neighborhood. Let’s just say it was always a loooooooong…  

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April is Stress Awareness Month: How to Detect Signs of Stress in Your Pet

April 03, 2014

It’s common knowledge that many pets are stressed by thunder and lightening, not to mention a trip to the vet. But there are many other reasons that pets suffer from stress and anxiety and it happens mostly in their home environment. Typical signs of stress in dogs include: Excessive barking both inside and outside the home Accidents around the house Sudden displays or growing, snarling…  

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Saving a Senior

August 29, 2013

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 I’ve been a big advocate of the whole “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra for a long time. Our home is under renovation using vintage materials, I’ve got a composter in the backyard, and I shop at second-hand stores for much of my wardrobe. I’ve realized that, in many ways, I’ve been following the same process with my pets. All my pets are…  

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