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Dog Food Toppers and Supplements Enrich Mealtime

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 12, 2017
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Are you feeding your dog commercially prepared dry or wet food? Or freeze-dried, raw or home cooked diets? Perhaps some of the meals are fed in bowls and other portions are in puzzle toys (a great tool for enrichment). As we head into the fall season, consider some new ways to enrich and spice up…

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Caring for Aging Pets

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 19, 2016
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Thanks to our more advanced veterinary care, there’s a good chance you’ll have your pet with you quite a while.  Whether you’ve had your pet throughout their life or recently adopted a senior animal, caring for older pets can be a challenge. You want to make sure they’re comfortable and enjoying life, but it can…

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Misconceptions About Cats

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 12, 2016
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The “dog people vs. cat people” debate is a long running one. Many people do love both types of animals and even have both in their home, but plenty of people prefer one over the other. Some of those who don’t consider themselves “cat people” have misconceptions about what cats are like, and what kind…

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What to do if you find a stray pet

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 5, 2016
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We often worry about what we will do if we lose our own pets. It can be a very scary situation! We have to rely on the kindness and knowledge of others to get them home. This means it’s a good idea for you to know what to do if you find a stray pet;…

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Safe Spring plants, and ones to avoid – Pet Poison Prevention Week 2016

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 22, 2016
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Spring is here at last! This time of year is fantastic for an overhaul on your garden, yard, or houseplants to add in fresh color and scents. However, it’s important to make plant choices that are non-toxic to our pets. March 20-26 this year is Pet Poison Prevention Week, which spotlights the need for safety…

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What to do if your pet eats something toxic

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 22, 2016
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Each March, Pet Poison Prevention Week spotlights the importance of keeping our pets safe from toxic substances. Unfortunately, many things that we can consume and touch without a second thought can cause serious harm to our animals. Ongoing education about what can affect our pets and how is vital. From food to chemicals, we have…

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Tips for finding an excellent Professional Pet Sitter

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 11, 2016
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March 6th – 12th is Professional Pet Sitters Week! We all deserve and need vacation time, but it can be stressful deciding on care for your pets while you’re gone. It’s not always ideal to just have a friend stop by and check on them; they have their own busy lives to attend to as…

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Postparty Parker

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 18, 2016
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Parker’s still on high alert just in case we throw another party! After last weekend’s fun, can you blame him?

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Water Bowl Tips & Tricks

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 16, 2016
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Cleaning Pet Water Bowls Ever rub your fingers on the inside of your pet’s water bowl and you feel a slippery slime of sorts? It’s time to clean your pet’s water bowl. There is a collection of organic and inorganic, living and dead materials collected on the surface of your pet’s water bowls called biofilm.…

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