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Are You a ‘Good’ Pet Owner?

September 10, 2013

We had a great response and a lot of interaction last year when we did a blog piece on responsible pet ownership, so I thought we could revisit it with a similar topic: what makes for a good pet owner? ‘Responsible’ is one thing – that’s like having a savings account, flossing and contributing to your 401(k) (in other words, a tad dull). But being a…  

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Freedom From Injury: Pet Safety on the Fourth

July 03, 2013

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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Pet Obesity: Fight the Fat!

March 28, 2013

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 By now, no doubt, your ears have heard it thousands of times – we are facing an obesity epidemic. Epidemics used to be limited to just infectious diseases, and for some reason they were always named after colors – the Red Death, the Black Death, Prussian Blue Death, Scarlet Fever and Oil-Rubbed-Bronze Death. But now, we face a new and chubbier…  

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Preventing Pet Obesity

November 30, 2012

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 On our television or on the radio, we’re bombarded with information about cost cutting and improving health. As pet owners, we must also take responsibility for the health of our pets. The simplest thing anyone can do to help in avoiding illness in our pets is to make sure they are eating a healthy diet and exercising daily. Does this sound…  

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