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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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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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Healthy Skin & Coat

An important part of maintaining a healthy pet is ensuring he or she has healthy skin and a healthy coat. Just like humans, a dog and cat’s skin and coat is a barrier of protection to the outside world.  The skin and coat protect the bones, muscles and internal organs, and it helps maintain a […]

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Myths from Facts about Heartworm Disease

Myth: Heartworm is not in all states. Fact: This is not true. Cases of heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 U.S. states. Get your pet tested and take preventative measures to protect them. Myth: Heartworms are contagious. Fact: The disease is not directly contagious.  It cannot be passed directly from one animal to another or to humans. Heartworms are […]

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How do I prevent my pet from getting fleas?

Indoors To control fleas, you must stop them from reproducing. Carpets, pet bedding, furniture, and other indoor areas where your pet spends much time will contain the highest number of developing fleas. Frequent vacuuming of these areas (throw the vacuum cleaner bag away afterwards) and frequent washing of your pet’s bedding can greatly reduce the […]

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