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How to Prevent Halloween Howls From Your Pet

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Download this infographic that’s packed with tips on how to make your Halloween Fear Free for both you and your pet.

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Calm Yourself to Calm Your Pet

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Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s a saying often repeated by dog trainers to their students, “The leash transmits all of your emotions straight to your dog.” Whether you are worried, afraid, nervous, or confident, your dog will feel that. There’s much more to this, of course, because your dog or cat knows you so well they can sense and […]

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Pet Pain: What You Don’t Know May Surprise You

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I hope you aren’t in pain as you read this. But if you are, you probably know that pain is one of the most common reasons we go to our doctors. Pain in humans is such a major problem that in the U.S. alone, billions of dollars are spent treating pain and compensating for lost […]

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After Disaster Strikes, How Can Pets and their People Calm Fear, Anxiety?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Hurricane Harvey has swamped Texas. Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida. The West is on fire from the Mexican border to Canada. And one thing is certain: Floods, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards will keep happening, and they will keep displacing and injuring humans and our animals. And with that displacement comes fear, anxiety, and […]

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Planning Saves People And Pets During Disasters

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Reading Time: 3 minutes As Hurricane Harvey heads toward the southeastern coast of the United States, it’s a good idea to review your family’s disaster preparedness plan. You do have one, right? Whether you live in Tornado Alley or an earthquake, fire, or flood zone, you need to have a plan to ensure the safety of family members, including […]

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Making Baby-Friendly Pets—Even If You Don’t Have Kids

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The mantra for so much is “plan ahead.” And this is especially true when the stork is expected. We all want for there to be a Lassie/Timmy connection between kids and pets, but that doesn’t always happen. It is more likely to occur, though, with a little help. And the way that families can prepare […]

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Hospice Care: What to Know About Quality of Life

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The goal of hospice is to ensure your dog’s health, comfort, and happiness. Those three elements comprise quality of life: your dog’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. “The philosophy of maintaining quality of life at the end of life honors the human-animal bond,” says Alice Villalobos, DVM, a veterinary oncologist who is considered the godmother […]

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How To Get The Most From Pet Health Insurance

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Planning to get a puppy or kitten soon, a young adult pet, or even an adult animal? Pet health insurance can be a good buy. Companies that offer the coverage provide a variety of plans that meet the different needs of pet owners, from the person who wants emergency coverage only to the one who […]

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Why Fear Free? Behavior Expert Steve Dale Shares His Thoughts

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever felt you are about to die? I mean that literally, like you’ve been held up at gunpoint or held out a window by your suspenders 30 stories up? I’ve suggested for years that too many of our pets at the veterinary clinic feel like they are being held up at gunpoint or are […]