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Most households in this country have pets and children. Sometimes our pets came before the children.  We love them and they are an integral part of our families. Integrating children and your pets in a household can have wonderful rewards. However, pets…

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Traveling for extended times can make us long for the familiar.  Homesickness, when going away to college for the first time, can make you physically ill.  It is a very common occurrence for college freshmen. Homesickness actually happened to…

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The recognition and prosecution of animal abuse and neglect has evolved in the past few decades.  Law enforcement has taken more notice to its correlation with abuse and violence towards humans.  The advent of animal forensic sciences has improved our…

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September is animal pain awareness month and we wanted to share some of the common signs of  a painful pet. Over a decade ago veterinarians began discussing that animals do in fact feel pain and that we should be better managing their pain.  How do our…

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Of course, if you are a cat owner, you have always known each of your cats has a distinct personality.  Researchers at the University of Southern Australia are just completing a study of cats, including almost 3000 cat personality tests, which have…

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The recent rise of medical marijuana use in people and its legalization for recreational use in some states has increased the numbers of reports of  toxic exposure of our pets to this controversial drug.   As it becomes more readily available, some pet…

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The summer heat and humidity can be difficult for you and your pet.  Unlike people, your dog does not have the most efficient cooling system because they do not sweat.  Most people have experienced or heard about heat stroke and sunburn, but did you know…

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Did you know that adult cats meow only to humans, but not to each other? Did you know that cats meow to get our attention or food because we cannot understand their body language? What’s the meaning of the cat’s meow? Scientists have been looking for…

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The warmer weather is wonderful time to take your dog hiking out on the trail.   Before heading out on your hike with your dog we have a few ideas of what to pack and how to plan ahead so that everyone has a great day.

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  Vaping – the hot new trend of using E-cigarettes – creates a new danger to our pets.  Nicotine poisoning has occurred in the past following ingestion of cigarettes, patches, gum, and tobacco by cats and dogs.  E-cigarettes can pose a greater danger…
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