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Bag It! Protect Pets From Choking Hazard

Reading Time: 2 minutes This doesn’t happen every day, but it does happen, and some pet parents are unaware of the danger presented by plastic bags to companion animals, from curious ferrets to dogs and cats. Veterinarians are busier removing dog toys or rubber bands from all-too-curious dogs, cats, and ferrets who have ingested them compared to dealing with […]

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Adopt a Pet Online? Here’s How Shelters Are Making It Work

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like many animal lovers, Lili Chin decided to adopt a pet during the coronavirus pandemic. After the death of her beloved dog Boogie, the author/illustrator of the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend” and her husband decided to branch into cats. With COVID-19 raging in Los Angeles, they reached […]

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New Airline Rules Regarding Emotional Support Animals: What You Need to Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, I was a frequent flyer. Sometimes I even traveled with my little Poodle, Peach, in her carrier after paying the required pet fee. As a pet writer and dog advocate, I grew increasingly concerned by the dramatic increase in fake service dogs and alleged emotional support animals (ESAs). It was […]

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Busting Bunny Myths: What to Know Before You Get One

Reading Time: 3 minutes People continue to buy rabbits at Easter. Unfortunately, when that is a spontaneous decision it is typically a wrong decision. While rabbits can be wonderful pets, they’re often paired with young children, which is hardly ever a good idea. Here are 10 things to know about keeping rabbits as companion animals. When purchasing a washing […]

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New at the Zoo: Design Trends Benefit Animals and Humans

Reading Time: 5 minutes Animal wellbeing, both physical and mental, is a priority for modern zoos, and that involves a lot more than you might realize. It starts before an animal even arrives, with the design of the exhibit where they’re going to live. A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body To start, an exhibit needs to provide a […]

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Safety First for Equine Actors

Reading Time: 3 minutes Horses are highly intelligent. They have the ability to recognize faces even if they haven’t seen someone in months, understand the emotions of people around them, and to learn and combine a number of cues. As such, they’re in demand as actors in commercials, television shows, and movies. What looks effortless, though, takes many hours […]

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What to Do if You and Your Pet Are in an Auto Accident

Reading Time: 4 minutes Road traffic accidents happen. Whether it’s a minor fender bender or something more serious, if your pet is in the vehicle, you will have to assist them and keep them calm until other help arrives. Ensuring pets are restrained will help to minimize injuries and possibly reduce the severity of the situation. Here’s what you […]

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Holiday Risks? What to Worry About and When to Chill

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

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 2020, we can’t forget to care for our beloved pets. The holidays can […]

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Cats Dogs Life at Home Other Veterinary Care

Feeding Tubes: A Fear Free Path to Recovery

Reading Time: 5 minutes Have you ever developed a food aversion? To this day I avoid artificially flavored grape candy because that was the flavor of the cough syrup I had to choke down when I was sick as a kid. The same thing can happen to pets when they don’t feel well. Several months ago, my dog Dorie […]