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How Do I Protect My Yard Against Fleas and Ticks?

March 26, 2014

The day may come when your dog or cat greets you and you notice something “extra”…a jumping or crawling biting pest that has taken up residence. As disturbing as it is to discover that your pet has fleas or ticks, it is, perhaps, even more disturbing to know that those pests may be living right outside your door, waiting for the opportunity to hitch a…  

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The Benefits of Therapy Dogs

January 29, 2014

Therapy dog teams visit people of all ages in all types of care facilities including Memory Support units, more commonly known as Alzheimer’s units. One Alzheimer’s facility we recently visited has three separate “Neighborhoods.” Each Neighborhood houses residents during the one of the three stages of Alzheimer’s and are locked to make sure that they don’t wander off. Bo and I, along with Jo and…  

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After the Move: Transitioning With Your Pet

January 27, 2014

Moving can be a traumatic experience for your pet. But you can help ease your furry family member into your new home with a few easy tips. Wait until the movers have delivered everything and left the premises before transferring your pets to your new address. With cats, choose a room and make it her temporary home for at least a week, putting everything in…  

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How to Change a Pet’s Life for the Better

January 23, 2014

Pets enrich our lives in so many ways, but how can we return the favor? They bring us joy, comfort us when we are sad or lonely, laugh at our stupid jokes and have been known to fetch a cold one from the fridge during the Super Bowl. Here are a few ways that we humans can return a small fraction of the kindness and…  

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