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Protect your pet during the holidays

By Carolyn Hauck on December 09, 2014

The lights, the tree, the candles, the decorations - all exciting visuals representing the holidays that have presented themselves once again. This exciting time of year presents us with parties, baking, decorating and endless festivities. While anyone from babies to the elderly are delighting...

True of False: It is dangerous for dogs to eat acorns

By Jessica on October 16, 2014

The arrival of Autumn brings with it the beautiful fall leaves, cooler temps and the falling of acorns from the trees. Acorns were one of the mainstays of the Native American diet, being used in soups, porridges and even bread. The nutrition available to them through acorns allowed...

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R&R or ER? Paws Full of Pine Pitch

By Jessica on September 30, 2014

Changing of seasons bring a whole new set of issues for pet owners. Recently my dog Brisket was incessantly licking his front paw. When I inspected his paw it was apparent that he had gotten pine pitch stuck between his pads. If your dog is anything like mine, adventurous and one for...

Caring for an older dog

By Jessica on September 15, 2014


dog and cat sleeping

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Choosing whether to adopt or purchase a cat or dog

By Jessica on September 11, 2014

There are many things to consider when thinking about adding a four legged friend to the family. The two main questions that arise focus on the type of animal and whether or not you should adopt. While both decisions depend on your lifestyle, we thought it would be helpful to highlight...

How to Choose a Vet

By Jessica on September 09, 2014

Most of us treat our pets as we would family, meaning that when it is time to find a vet, you want to choose the best possible option. Thanks to the amount of customer reviews, articles and star ratings out there on the internet, selecting a new vet can be a daunting task. We asked...

What to do you when you find a lost animal

By Jessica on September 05, 2014

Did you know that an estimated 5 million pets go missing in the United States every year? Hopefully all pet owners reading this have microchipped their pet and have them wearing contact information as identification on pets is responsible for 90% of reunions. Given that our pets are...

Pet Memorial Stones

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Dealing with a pet’s death

By Jessica Klimczak on January 23, 2014

Grieving the loss of a pet can be profoundly painful. Sometimes we try to minimize the grief because of social attitudes that perceive the loss of a pet as not as important as that of a human. But a bond with an animal bond can be a strong one; most probably because of the unconditional love our...

Cat in the litter box

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Why did my cat stop using the litter box?

By Jessica on January 23, 2014

Changes in litter box behavior can be either medical, behavioral or both.  It can point to conditions such as kidney failure, colitis, hyperthyroid, diabetes and intestinal parasites, so it’s important to first bring your cat to the vet for tests and an examination. If all medical issues are...

Cat Claws

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The declawing debate

By Jessica on January 20, 2014

Cat declawing, while still considered a routine procedure in the U.S., was once much more common. It’s actually illegal in the UK and Australia and many animal rights advocates, including PETA, have spoken up in recent years about the inhumane nature of declawing. It continues to draw debate and...