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Adopt a Cat Month

June 1 not only kicked off Adopt a Shelter Cat Month—it also marks the height of kitten season, which is the time of year when we see an increase in feline breeding.  You can help celebrate Adopt a Cat Month by adopting, volunteering and/or spreading the message of adoption. There are thousands of adoption events planned […]

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Considerations for Choosing a “Healthy” Pet Food

Numerous factors play into the long, happy life of your pet, but a high-quality and nutritious pet food is where it begins. Well-balanced food contains nutrients that keep your pet’s coat healthy and shiny, strengthen the immune system, and keep the digestive system working properly.  That can help your pet maintain a healthier lifestyle. But […]

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How to Read a Pet Food Label

What is a pet food label? A pet food label is a legal document regulated by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and is the primary means of communication between the pet food manufacturers and pet owners. Deciphering the label  After reading the label, you may be confused — ingredients versus nutritional facts, guaranteed analysis, an endorsement by […]

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 24th – 30th)

The Hurricane season officially begins June 1st in Florida. When you check supplies, prepare for the worst; and when making preliminary evacuation plans, don’t forget your pets. Disaster planning is a necessary precaution when living in Florida, and if a hurricane is heading towards you, and you are not safe in your house, then your […]

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Food Allergies

Allergies aren’t fun for anyone, but especially not for your pet who can’t tell you what’s making him so sick. Food allergies or food intolerance are caused by a reaction to a particular ingredient. Sometimes referred to as an ‘adverse reaction to food,’ it is defined as an abnormal response to a food or food […]

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Common Cat Skin Problems

Skin disorders are common in cats. They can be caused by parasites such as fleas or mites, fungal or bacterial infections, allergies, stress, injury, or more rarely, by hormonal imbalances. Here are some common skin conditions commonly found in felines: Abscess: A painful collection of pus at the site of a bite or puncture wound. Abscesses form […]

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Breeds Prone to Skin Problems

While we are blessed with the pets in our lives, we also encounter problems with our pets that can be sad and/or frustrating. I refer, of course, to allergies and other skin disorders. Our dogs sometimes scratch and shed, and get ugly scars or hairless patches on their skin. All dogs scratch. But when dogs […]

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