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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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Potty Training Your Puppy

April 8th, 2016 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Dogs, Pet Health

Potty training is the most essential skill you can teach your dog! After all, if you don’t you’ll have to deal with puddles all over your house! But potty training a puppy requires more than a few newspapers. It requires diligence, patience and most importantly consistency! Crate Training Crate training is one part of the …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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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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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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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


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Thanksgiving Tips For Pets

November 10th, 2015 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets, Pet Health | Tags: , , ,

Thanksgiving is almost here! The greatest food holiday in the world is coming up, and you and your pets should be prepared with these thanksgiving tips for pets. Foods Pets Can Have There are a lot of things you should avoid giving your pets on Thanksgiving, like turkey bones, garlic potatoes and dough, but there …Read More


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Every summer there is a spike in cases of dogs and other pets being left in cars while their owners run in to do errands. We encourage you to leave your pets home in the air conditioning if they cannot come into the store with you to run your errands. (Here’s a handy list of …Read More