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Pet Friendly Colleges: Not As Many As You Might Think

Pet Friendly Colleges: Not As Many As You Might Think

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According to a recent CNBC.com article, in a poll of 1,000 colleges and universities across the country only 4% of those polled permitted students to bring pets with them to the dorm. For those pet friendly colleges, rules and guidelines vary from campus to campus. Review College Pet Policy In Advance Some pet friendly colleges […]

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  August 7, 2018   No comments
Mistakes To Avoid When Walking Your Dog

Mistakes To Avoid When Walking Your Dog

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Spring has finally arrived! Many people are outside with their dogs, walking the neighborhood trails and playing catch with them! To get the most enjoyment from walking your dog, here are some common mistakes to avoid: Playing Follow the Leader Allowing your dog to lead the way on a walk sends him the message he […]

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  May 8, 2018   No comments
Do You Have Pet First Aid Kit For Your Dog?

Do You Have Pet First Aid Kit For Your Dog?

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Just like the old Boy Scout motto goes, it is best to “be prepared.”  When it comes to the health and safety of your pet, this is no exception.  Being prepared to handle any sudden illness or injury to your pet could mean the difference between life and death.  When out and about, here are […]

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  April 12, 2018   No comments
Cats Catching Flies:  Is Your Cat A Fly Guy?

Cats Catching Flies: Is Your Cat A Fly Guy?

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Cats catching flies can be pretty entertaining to watch. Flies make great toys for cats, it seems.  I’ve noticed whenever a fly manages to get into the house, Marty doesn’t take long catching it. In this video from Simon’s Cat, he, too, is determined to catch the fly in the house. Unfortunately, the cat encounters […]

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  April 9, 2018   No comments
Helping Your Senior Dog Age Gracefully

Helping Your Senior Dog Age Gracefully

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Dogs are classified as “senior” when they reach 75% of their projected life span. With this in mind, a larger breed such as a Great Dane typically becomes a senior at age 8, while a toy breed such as a toy poodle isn’t senior until around age 12.  For a senior dog, mobility begins to […]

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  March 13, 2018   No comments