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How Fostering Pets for the Holidays Benefits Them—And You!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Looking for a special way to add some magic to your holidays? Consider fostering a shelter pet! Karen Hirsch, public relations director for LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, Georgia – a nonprofit that manages two county shelters and a private shelter, in addition to other services – said fostering pets gives the animals a break […]

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Holiday Risks? What to Worry About and When to Chill

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Stealing boxes of chocolates. Climbing the tree. Eating the decorations. When it comes to celebrating the holidays at home, many of the things that make the season merry and bright for humans are potential dangers to four-legged family members. But not all of them are as dangerous as you may think. We take a look […]

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How to Avoid Holiday Stress in Pets

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The most wonderful time of the year is finally here. The holidays bring festive decorations, bustling preparations, celebrations … and too often, stress. While we worry about how to get everything done or how to adjust our plans to the challenges of the past year, we can’t forget to care for our beloved pets. The […]

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Celebrate Love Day With Pet-Friendly Treats

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Valentine’s Day is the sweetest of the holidays. It’s overflowing with boxes of chocolate and other sweet treats exchanged between lovers. While we don’t typically send Valentine’s cards or gifts to our dogs, cats or other animals, there’s no doubt that they hold a special place in our hearts. What doesn’t hold a special place […]

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How Pets Can Have a Joyful and Safe Holiday

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The holidays are filled with family, friends, food, and fun, but they can also pose threats to your pets and cause fear, anxiety, and stress. From poisonous plant decorations to not-so-safe sweets, the holidays can be a challenging time for furry family members. Follow these tips to help your furry friend safely enjoy all the […]

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Wintertide Follies? Help Your Dog Enjoy the Howlidays

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Doggone it—some pups would bark “bah humbug” if they could. They just don’t appreciate the Christmas spirit. Everything in their lives is upside down. The family is busily trying to attend to preparations for fall and winter holidays, starting with Thanksgiving right on through to the New Year. Well-wishing friends and neighbors drop in bearing […]

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Home for the Holidays—With Your Cat

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Cats are devoted homebodies. They like their routines and comfy naps in the sun, and if they do go out, it’s for a quick trip to the veterinarian’s office or maybe a secure outing with leash and harness. However, sometimes you have to take them on a Big Journey. Holidays may be that time – […]

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Help Your Pet Have a Happy and Fear Free Halloween

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Black and white puppy in field with pumpkins and fall leaves

Reading Time: 3 minutes While Halloween may be an exciting time for you and your family — costumes, candy, carving — it can be frightening for your dog or cat. From ringing doorbells to monstrous masks, these new sights and sounds can create high anxiety for pets. However, when you follow these simple suggestions, you can give your pet […]

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5 Ways to Help Pets Have a Fun and Safe Halloween

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Reading Time: 2 minutes What scares pets at Halloween? It’s not the specter of too much chocolate but it can be ghosts, jack-o-lanterns and giant inflatable spiders (those scare us, too). People—or other animals—in costume, flickering carved pumpkins, and spooky décor can frighten pets who aren’t prepared for them. Help protect them from or prepare them for the following […]

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Food Poisoning? 13 Things Your Pet Shouldn’t Eat or Drink

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The word toxic comes from the ancient Greek word toxikon, meaning “poison for arrows.” While swallowing poison darts rarely occurs among pets, here’s a list of foods that are dangerous to share with our best friends with four legs or feathers. Alcohol: Letting or encouraging pets to drink alcohol is dangerous. We know grapes are harmful […]