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Risks of Treating Your Pet at Home

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on Risks of Treating Your Pet at Home

Risks of Treating Your Pet at Home

  We’ve all been there — You find that your beloved pet has a rash, lump, or other such worrying symptom, but instead of calling the vet right away, you go directly to Google. While the Internet is certainly an excellent resource for animal care advice, it’s not the place to go for diagnosing your pet’s ailments. Furthermore, whether you use the Internet or not, treating your pet on your own — without guidance from a professional veterinarian — may very well put your pet in greater danger than if you did nothing. Here are...

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Pet Spotlight: Pip the Beach Cat

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Cats, Fun Stuff | 0 comments

Pet Spotlight: Pip the Beach Cat

  Meet Pip the Beach Cat! This week on Pet Spotlight, we’re getting to know a very special 10-month old cat from Ocean City, Maryland named Pip. Pip was found alone in a thunderstorm in Maryland, and by chance, after being passed from friend to family member to friend (and denied at the local Humane Society because there was no room), Pip ended up in the home of Emily Meadows and Jacek Bulak.   Pip Becomes Part of the Family   Meant to only stay a short while, Pip’s touching antics soon made their way into the hearts of...

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How Do You Cope After Losing a Pet

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on How Do You Cope After Losing a Pet

How Do You Cope After Losing a Pet

  Losing a pet can be an extremely difficult event in your life. Your pet was your companion, your friend, and part of your family. Still, it’s an unfortunate reality that pets do not live as long as humans. Getting through the period of grief following the loss of a pet will be a challenge, but these coping ideas may help ease your pain.   1. Don’t be afraid to express your grief.   Sometimes, the worst thing we can do in times of grief is suppress that grief and try only to move on. You’ll never fully get over the loss...

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Ask the Vet: Why Does My Dog Shed?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Ask The Vet, Dogs | 0 comments

Ask the Vet: Why Does My Dog Shed?

  All dogs shed — though, some more than others. If you have a dog who sheds excessively, it may simply be a trait of your dog’s breed, but it’s best to know what to look for in case of an underlying medical issue. Below, we’ll go over why most dogs shed, some tips for mitigating the mess, and how to know when to worry about excessive shedding.   Why do dogs shed?   Shedding is the process of losing damaged or old hair, and it is completely normal for all dogs. Even though all dogs shed, some dogs shed more than...

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Pet Slang Words Every Pet Parent Should Know

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Cats, Dogs, Fun Stuff | 0 comments

Pet Slang Words Every Pet Parent Should Know

  You know that awkward (yet totally cute) position where your pet lies down, tummy to the floor, and legs splayed straight forward and straight back? That’s a sploot. Never heard of it? Sploot and other “pet slang” are new to us too! But these terms are just too cute not to share, and they’re popping up everywhere! Let’s look at a few more pet slang words every pet parent should know. Doggo, Pupper, and Woofer Doggo is everywhere online (Merriam-Webster is even toying with the idea of putting it in the dictionary). It simply...

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How to Have a Pet-Friendly Home

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Cats, Dogs | 0 comments

How to Have a Pet-Friendly Home

  Whether you’re welcoming a new kitten or simply want Fido to feel comfier at home, there are always things you can do to make your home more pet-friendly!   1. Make area rugs slip-proof.   Dogs will thank you for putting rubber treads on the bottoms of area rugs. Otherwise, one quick gallop across the room can mean sliding there instead.   2. Double check plants.   Certain plants are toxic for animals. Ivies and amaryllis are just a few examples of flora that should be given away to pet-free families or otherwise...

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Ask the Vet: What Do I Do If My Cats are Fighting?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Ask The Vet, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Ask the Vet: What Do I Do If My Cats are Fighting?

Ask the Vet: What Do I Do If My Cats are Fighting?

  If you have more than one cat at home or your cat encounters another cat, they may fight. Here’s what to do to break up the situation and prevent further fights from happening.   Breaking Up the Fight   First, never break up a cat fight directly as you may get scratched or otherwise hurt. Fighting cats can be extremely aggressive. You also should never chase or hit fighting cats — with your hand or anything else. It’s better to break up the fight from afar. Standing several feet away, grab a spray bottle filled with...

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How to Prepare your Pet for the Arrival of a New Baby

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on How to Prepare your Pet for the Arrival of a New Baby

How to Prepare your Pet for the Arrival of a New Baby

  If you’re expecting a baby, it’s smart to start preparing your pets now for your little one’s arrival. While you may assume that Fido or Felix will do well with your baby from the get-go, this isn’t always the case. Many animals don’t know what babies are or how to interact with them. Fortunately, you can condition and familiarize your pet with babies to make the transition smoother. These tips will help everyone in the house get along.   1. Start making changes to your routine now.   If you’re used to spending...

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Ask the Vet: Why Do Cats Rub Against Your Leg?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Ask The Vet, Cats | Comments Off on Ask the Vet: Why Do Cats Rub Against Your Leg?

Ask the Vet: Why Do Cats Rub Against Your Leg?

  Vets and animal experts have differing opinions on why our feline friends tend to saunter between our legs as we walk — often zig-zagging in front of us in what can seem like a strong attempt to trip us up. Let’s take a look at the prevailing theories on why cats do this sometimes-perplexing behavior called bunting.   1. They’re staking their claim.   Often, cats will rub in between your legs in much the same way that they rub on things like a doorway or a couch. Some animal experts believe this is a way that cats mark...

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Best Smartphone Apps for Pet Owners

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Cats, Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Best Smartphone Apps for Pet Owners

Best Smartphone Apps for Pet Owners

  Looking for ways to make taking care of your pet’s health even easier? There’s an app for that! We’ve made a list of our favorite smart phone apps for pet owners below.   Petlas   This app features a database of more than 100,000 world-wide locations that you might need as a pet owner. These locations include pet-friendly parks and beaches, veterinarians, pet supply retail outlets, and more. There are even ways to add your own locations. Use it anywhere in the world!   Pet First Aid (American Red...

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