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Top Dog-Friendly Pumpkin Patches around Portland

By Nancy Fedelem | Oct 8, 2021
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Updated October 6, 2021 For most, it is a family tradition to visit the pumpkin patch. As soon as a leaf falls on the ground, we start to research the pumpkin patches we want to visit throughout October. Did you also know that many folks use pumpkin patches as a great training opportunity for their…

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A Catio Makes Every Season More Enjoyable For Your Cat

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 20, 2021
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Do you know about catios? You need one! What is a catio? This cat wants one! It is a cat enclosure or ‘cat patio’ that provides feline safety and enrichment outdoors. A staycation for cats! Catios will allow your cat to live their best life. Since it’s a natural instinct for a cat to hunt…

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Top Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs

By Nancy Fedelem | Sep 8, 2021
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Pumpkin is a ‘superfood’ and has a high concentration of critical nutrients, including potassium and vitamin A. Why is pumpkin such an excellent supplement for our dogs? First, it calms an upset stomach and, in many cases, helps with diarrhea too. Second, it can act as a binder to help firm up loose stools. Finally,…

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Benefits of an Integrative or Holistic Vet for Your Pets

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 30, 2021
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Many pet owners may be skeptical about holistic vet care, but it’s a wonderful addition to your pet’s overall medical program. There are many benefits to working with a holistic vet that offers integrative healthcare. Many pet owners schedule appointments with holistic vets for preventive care or solutions to recently diagnosed problems. Alternative and integrative…

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How To Choose a Dog Trainer

By Nancy Fedelem | Aug 24, 2021
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Choosing a dog trainer doesn’t have to be complicated Legitimate trainers have a certification from a reputable organization like CCPDT There are many questions to consider when interviewing various trainers, and the technique they use is essential Many folks during the pandemic brought dogs and puppies home but didn’t have opportunities to socialize and train…

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Help detoxify your home with safe plants that purify your air

By Nancy Fedelem | Jul 30, 2021
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Plants that detoxify the air Many non-toxic plants help purify indoor air for pets Wildfire smoke causes a lot of problems for our pets, especially those with respiratory illnesses In addition to plants, there are other ways to increase indoor air quality for your animals, including keeping the windows open Your animals are exposed to…

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Small Pets could be a consideration for adoption this Summer

By Nancy Fedelem | Jul 19, 2021
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The latest research shows that 5.4 million U.S. households own a small animal. Not only do dogs and cats improve people’s moods, control blood pressure, and stave off loneliness but so do rats! There are many small animals like rats and guinea pigs at local shelters waiting for forever homes. Our rescues need families to…

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Broody Orpington Chicken

What to do when you have a broody chicken

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 22, 2021
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Every June, our Orpington (yellow) chicken goes broody. This has happened every year since we adopted her, and she goes ‘broody’ almost the same day towards the middle of the month! It’s also contagious behavior as another hen typically starts to go broody a few days after she watches the yellow chicken’s temperament and behavior…

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Dog Anxiety During Summertime – Top Techniques

By Nancy Fedelem | Jun 8, 2021
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July 4th Fireworks Are Around the Corner According to Chinese medicine, some dogs during summer may feel out of balance! For example, flowers are blooming now that may cause allergies, spring storms (although not as prevalent this summer so far), holidays with fireworks occur, and many dogs are plain hot and uncomfortable on regular walks.…

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