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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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PetSmart Charities: Doing Great Things!

May 22, 2014

The 10th annual PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ Summit was held in Indianapolis and I was fortunate enough to attend as a guest speaker. The Summit welcomed shelter teams from May 8-10 to help celebrate the following successes that the Rescue Waggin’ program has achieved throughout the past 10 years: Saving more than 70,000 dogs Providing funding for more than 2 million spay/shelter surgeries Transporting more…  

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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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