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How to Hydrate a Cat

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 30, 2021
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Cats drink little or no water by nature as they are from dry regions of the world Water is essential for a healthy catThere are five hacks to encourage cats to drink more often Keep Your Cats Hydrated Cats need one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day, and typically, felines do…

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Dog Sports are a Wonderful Activity for All Canines

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 30, 2021
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● Dog sports are an excellent activity for active dogs and puppies. ● There are various sports for every type of dog, and even if your dog is reactive with other canines, these are viable options. ● Some of these are team dog sports, and other dog sports are strictly one handler and one canine.…

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Flea and Tick Prevention

Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs and Cats

By Nancy Fedelem | Apr 15, 2021
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Five Ways to Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks on Pets Naturally Dogs and cats may benefit from a natural or more holistic approach to flea and tick prevention when the weather gets warmer. Many flea and tick products are dangerous. April is the prevention of Lyme disease month, and ticks carry Lyme! If your…

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Pet Food Recall – Top Five Reasons

By Nancy Fedelem | Mar 6, 2021
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Pet parents need to know the top reasons for a pet food recall. Many issues include low-quality ingredients, contamination, and mold issues. Why are pet foods recalled? There are five different reasons for a pet food recall. Unfortunately, many pet parents may not realize their animal is sick from eating a particular food or diet…

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Winter Houseplants: Top 10 Low-Maintenance Varieties

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 17, 2021
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Winter houseplants help keep the house from feeling dreary and depressing. It is easy to find a handful of low-maintenance winter houseplants to add to your collection at our garden center, and our staff can help explain the best care and maintenance for new greenery. There are also ways to make your winter houseplants thrive…

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Ten Signs of Dental Disease in Pets

By Nancy Fedelem | Feb 4, 2021
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February is Dental Health Month and we’re celebrating by giving you three reasons WHY you should take your animals to your Veterinarian for regular dental cleanings. You want that plague and tartar accumulation removed! This process does require general anesthesia for a comprehensive cleaning.

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Tis the Season: What To Do If Your Pet Eats Something Toxic

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 4, 2020
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Pet Poison Prevention Week spotlights the importance of keeping pets safe from toxic substances. The holidays bring their share of problems including toxic plants and food that is often found around the house. Many items we consume and touch without a second thought can cause serious harm to our animals. From food to chemicals, we…

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Does a Raw Diet Make Sense for Your Dog?

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 12, 2020
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The pet food industry continues to follow the latest trends and hopes to influence pet parents to buy certain brands. There have been so many food recalls over the past few years it’s now more important than ever to stay on top of what your dogs eat! Consider raw diets for dogs. What should you…

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How to Care for Senior Pets

How to Care for Senior Pets

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 2, 2020
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Read these 13 Tips   We all know raising puppies is hard work! Yet taking care of senior dogs is even more challenging. If you have ever lived with a senior animal, then you know what I am talking about. Your dogs may have a few new medications or may need extra help getting onto…

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