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Help Your Pet Reduce His Carbon Pawprint

Help Your Pet Reduce His Carbon Pawprint

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With Earth Day coming up tomorrow, there is a lot of focus on taking care of the environment.  Here are some ways you and your pet can help: Disposing of pet waste.  It’s estimated dogs in the US produce 10 million tons of waste, cats  2 million.  For dog waste, plastic bags do not decompose in landfills. Using biodegradable bags, […]

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  April 21, 2012   No comments

Is Your Pet a Jet-Setter?

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Do you have a pet that aspires to be a jet setter?  If you want to fly with your pet, check out this list of pet friendly airlines from Petfinder.com: Continental. Has a PetSafe program has a 24-hour Live Animal Desk that tracks the pets from origin to destination. Travelers using PetSafe can even earn miles. […]

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  July 11, 2010   No comments

America’s Top Five Dog Parks

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It’s summertime and many of us are planning vacations.  Are you looking for a trip that will be fun for you and your dog?  Check out the top dog parks in the country as ranked by Dog Fancy magazine. Jackass Acres K-9 Korral in New River, AZ.  Some of the highlights that make the top-ranked […]

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  July 4, 2010   No comments

10 Tips to Keep the Peace in a Multi-Cat Household

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Congratulations, you’ve added another cat to your household!  Having multiple felines can be fun but it also has its challenges.  Following are ten tips to maintain order and keep all the feline residents purring: If you have one cat currently and are now adding another, choosing a new cat of the opposite sex can reduce […]

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  June 27, 2010   No comments

Does Your New Cat Know the House Rules?

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Congratulations, you’ve just adopted a new cat!  What sort of gear do you need to keep your feline friend happy and healthy?  The list includes litter and a litter box, bed, food and water bowls, a carrier and an ID tag.  Another important thing to remember is to check with the shelter or breeder where […]

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  June 13, 2010   No comments

Pet Cancer Research Helps Pets and People

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As we’ve been discussing this month, pet cancer is a serious problem.  There are research projects currently underway worldwide with thoughts of not only helping pets afflicted with cancer, but humans as well.  Research has shown that some forms of cancer rare in humans are much more common in pets, so studying and developing treatment […]

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  May 16, 2010   No comments

What Causes Cancer in Pets?

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The majority of pet cancer cases occur in middle aged and older pets, with Cats having a higher incidence of cancer than dogs.  Following are some feline cancer facts: 32% of all cats over 10 years of age will die from cancer 10% of all feline tumors are found in the mouth 25% of all […]

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  May 9, 2010   No comments

Raise Your Pet Cancer Awareness This Month

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Blue Buffalo Pet Food and PetCo have teamed up to raise awareness and further the fight against pet cancer.  Statistics show that nearly half of all disease-related pet deaths are caused by cancer. Throughout this month, PetCo consumers will be able to round up their in-store purchases to the next highest dollar or make donations […]

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  May 2, 2010   No comments

Cleaning Greener

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Our pets, because they live closer to the ground than we do, are exposed to more toxins via their paws (chemicals in cleaning products and carpeting, de-icing substances, lawn products to name a few). With all the chemicals around us and our pets, how can we make our surroundings healthier?  One way to eliminate chemicals […]

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  April 25, 2010   No comments

National Pet ID Week

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Every year many pets are lost, with only a very small percentage (15% of dogs and 2% of cats) being reunited with their families.  To dramatically increase the chances of finding your pet if they get lost, pet identification is a must.  National Pet ID Week, April 18-24, brings focus to the importance of identification for […]

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  April 18, 2010   No comments