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Controlling Obesity in Cats and Dogs

Obesity in cats and dogs is becoming a major problem and a cause for concern. Surveys have shown that over 40% of America’s pets are overweight. We tend to show affection by lavishing our loved ones with food not considering the damage that can be done. But overfeeding our pets to the point of obesity […]

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A Dog’s Thoughts

From the Rainbow Bridge I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left My collar was too dirty and too […]

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When euthanasia goes wrong

My 180 pound Alaskan Malamute was taken to Three Trails Animal Hospital on December 10, 2012, where Dr. Rhodes’ opinion was that Grizz had lymphoma. I left with a prescription for prednisone, and no hope. In the early morning hours of December 21, Grizz could no longer walk, so in a few hours myself, roommate, […]

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The Importance of Pet Tags

If you’ve ever experienced a pet wandering off and getting lost, you know the desperation you feel. Just to give you an example – A stranger entered my house while I was out and left the door open, an invitation to my German Shepherd to go out for a walk. When I arrived home after […]

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Exercising Your Dog

Exercising your dog promotes calmness at home and is necessary for the good health of your pal. Exercising your dog offers a 2 fold benefit, not only exercise for your dog, but exercise for you as well. Too little exercise can result in unwanted destructive and attention-seeking behavior. Of course walking your dog seems to […]

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Divorce-Who Gets the Pet(s)

According to law, a pet is considered personal property. But to people who share their lives with pets, they mean so much more. We consider our pets part of our family and that’s where disputes enter into divorce cases. Because of our strong bond with pets, judges will take into consideration what is best for […]

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Your Pet Needs Surgery- No Funds

The cost of pet care along with just about everything has risen considerably. It could be partly due to new equipment and new treatments available for our pets. When emergencies occur, most of us have to dig deep in our pockets to pay the cost of care. Sometimes we have to face the difficult decision […]

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Convincing Parents to Get a Pet

It may sound like a difficult task, but if you really want a pet, here are some tips on how to convince your parents you are ready. Carefully research the type of pet you’re interested in. Learn as much as you can about the pet. There are always new things to learn about the pet. […]

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Choosing a Vet for Your Exotic Pet

Finding a veterinarian for your exotic pet may not be simple and is best done before adoption, so you don’t discover too late that you can’t provide your pet with adequate health care. Veterinarian schools focus on common domesticated animals so many vets aren’t trained to care for some of the more exotic pets. Your […]

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How to Choose a Vet

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a vet. Below are some tips and recommendations on finding a qualified vet for your pet. Contents 1 Where to find a vet 2 Questions to ask a prospective vet 3 Special issues relating to dogs 4 Special issues relating to cats 5 Special issues […]