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First Aid For Pets 101

June 10th, 2016 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets, Pet Health

First aid for pets is something every pet parent should know. We all hope we’ll never have to use the skills, but they are very important skills to learn! Your pet could choke on their food, fall on a sharp object, or even suffer a seizure. Knowing how to render first aid gives you the …Read More


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hug your cat day

Tomorrow is Hug Your Cat day, a day celebrated far and wide by cat owners hugging their struggling felines against their will. As a general rule it would seem that cats do not like being hugged! The classic image that comes to mind is the owner picking up the cat, the cat submitting with a …Read More


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Pet Theft Awareness

February 26th, 2016 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets | Tags: , ,

The number of pets stolen is on the rise, and anyone could be a victim. Pets are stolen out of backyards, from in front of supermarkets and even from unattended vehicles. One woman had her husky lured away from her front yard, while she was inside her home! We’re going to talk about how to …Read More


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introducingnewfoodandtreats

Anyone who has tried to switch their dog or cat’s food knows that it doesn’t usually come easy. Sure, labs and beagles might wolf down the delicious new food they’ve never had before but cats? Good luck switching their food for anything less than the finest tuna. But there are also other issues that can …Read More


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Sometimes you see an ingredient listed on a cat treat and think “Why did they include that?” Sometimes it is more along the lines of “What the heck is that?” There’s a rule of thumb floating around that if you can’t pronounce it, don’t give it to your pet. That rule isn’t always necessarily the …Read More


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ingredients

Sometimes you may see an ingredient listed on a dog treat and say “Why did they put that in there?” It may seem strange to see ingredients like parsley and chia seed anywhere but on top of lasagna or in a smoothie, but they have their place in dog treats too. These ingredients, among some …Read More


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Dental treats are an important part of your pet’s dental hygiene routine. They are especially important if your pet does not like having their teeth brushed. Chewing on dental treats can be a good way to help your pet keep their teeth clean between brushings. Dental chews work by scraping away the plaque and tartar …Read More


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brushingteeth

Last week we talked about the dreaded periodontal disease and went briefly into what it can do to your pet’s teeth. Long story short, it’s a good idea to brush your pet’s teeth regularly! The only problem is, your pet might not want to have their teeth brushed. We’ve researched a few good ways to …Read More


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The reason your vet (and your dentist!) keeps hounding you about brushing is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has various stages, but starts with the inflammation of one tooth. It is caused by bacteria that sticks to the surface of teeth. This film is called plaque. Saliva will eventually harden plaque into tartar. If tartar forms …Read More


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2016 New Year’s Resolutions

December 30th, 2015 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets | Tags: , , , ,

It’s almost 2016! That means it’s time for some 2016 New Year’s Resolutions! Do you remember what you resolved last year? Did you actually do it? Well if you did or if you didn’t, we have 10 great new pet New Year’s resolutions that are sure to get you and your pet on the right …Read More


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Adopting a new pet is the greatest feeling in the world! Giving a pet a loving home is one of the best things people can do. But navigating the waters as a new pet owner can be a big task! Here is a quick checklist on the things you should do after adopting a new …Read More


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Adoption is way better than buying a pet! Here are a few reasons why: It’s Like the Lottery – Dog Genetics Style! You never know what you’re going to get, and that’s half the fun! You can get DNA tests to see what breeds your dogs and cats are. Knowing what breeds are in the …Read More


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Adopt A Senior Pet Month

November 17th, 2015 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets, Pet Health | Tags: , , ,

November is Adopt a Senior Pet month! Now when most people adopt pets, they tend to go for the “cute” younger ones. We’re here to say that senior pets are cute too! In fact, sometimes they are even cuter than puppies and kittens. That’s right. We said cuter! But just in case that fact didn’t …Read More