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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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National Puppy Day and 8 Puppy “Starter” Tips!

March 23, 2015

Today is National Puppy Day! Founded by Colleen Paige in 2006, and held on March 23 annually, National Puppy Day was created to “celebrate the unconditional love and joy that puppies bring to our lives and to raise awareness about the horrors of puppy mills.” Colleen’s goal is to have 10,000 puppies adopted from shelters and rescues on National Puppy Day, and their official motto…  

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Consider Pets During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 12, 2015

As a child of the Great Plains, the most terrifying image in the motion picture, “The Wizard of Oz,” was not the flying monkeys or the Wicked Witch of the West, but rather a character that appeared briefly, and terrifyingly, in the first part of the film…the tornado. For years, that image, plus the thought of Dorothy and Toto attempting to make it home ahead…  

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Surviving Fireworks with Pets

January 20, 2015

Pets don’t have to worry about hangovers or embarrassing Facebook posts after New Year’s Eve, but there’s one phenomenon that pets absolutely hate: fireworks. Kids and pets are alike in many ways — they like to eat anything, often poop in unexpected and inconvenient places, and can get into all sorts of trouble before you can say noSpotpleasedon’tchewonthatexpensivePradashoeordrinkthatantifreeze, but there’s one key way that they…  

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