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July 15th – National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15th – National Pet Fire Safety Day

Since Disney released the animated version of “101 Dalmatians” in 1961, most people know Dalmatians by name. Their white coats with black spots are quite distinctive. They were a well-known breed even before that, but were known as “firehouse dogs,” “fire station...

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Keeping Your Pets Safe on the 4th of July

Keeping Your Pets Safe on the 4th of July

Animals do not like loud noises, and need to be heavily distanced from them, or kept away from them altogether to ensure their overall safety and peace of mind for you, their owner. The following are tips are from The Humane Society of the United States:   Keep pets...

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Celtic Canines – Irish Dog Breeds

Celtic Canines – Irish Dog Breeds

Ireland is known for green, rolling hills; strong, vibrant people; and unique, native dog breeds as noteworthy as their country of origin. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve rounded up the nine best (and only) Irish dogs. (Note, while there are other breeds believed...

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Why Easter and Bunnies Don’t Mix

Why Easter and Bunnies Don’t Mix

It’s Easter time again. Pet store windows are filled with adorable baby bunnies. Your kids are begging you to buy one. It’s so hard to resist. After all, you think, wouldn’t this be the perfect, low-maintenance “starter pet” for a young child? Think again! Every year,...

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Green Pets for Earth Day

Green Pets for Earth Day

Pets are a lot of work and responsibility. They need tons of love and attention and a lot of food. The large amount of food that pets eat and the cost it takes to transport cross-country cause some environmentalists to claim that owning a pet is worse for the...

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well. Small breeds and some large breeds (Greyhounds and Standard Poodles...

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Cats, Cars and Cold

Cats, Cars and Cold

Most people have heard of rodents getting caught in car engines, but did you know that cats occasionally get stuck under hoods too? This happens because stray cats hide under cars in order to stay warm on cold nights. Sometimes cats will climb inside the engine to...

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Presidential Pets of the White House

Presidential Pets of the White House

 There’s an old saying in U.S. politics: “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog”.  It’s a pithy way of explaining how quickly relationships can turn in the Capitol. But – if you think about it – the phrase also contains a pretty practical bit of advice for...

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