Pet Information Articles

STRAY CATS & FERAL CAT ADVICE
03/04/14

Stray cats are usually abandoned, or lost domestic cats, which may seem aggressive at first, but once befriended will enjoy human touch and companionship. Some will even approach a human for attention. In contrast, a feral cat will likely remain aggressive

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Dog teeth cleaning is key
02/08/14

Brush your pet’s teeth. (Yes, really!) The best time to start is when your pet is a young puppy or kitten—they will grow up knowing that tooth-brushing is just a regular part of life.

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Neutering your dog should be no problem
02/08/14

Here are some great reasons why It's ok to neuter or spay your dog or cat. Veterinarians agree that the benefits of altering your pet far outweigh any surgical risks. Whether you’re “bringing home baby” or getting an adult cat or dog, it’s a good idea to make this important procedure part of your adoption plan.

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Siblings playing with dog
02/08/14

“I believe that having a pet helps us to lead richer, fuller lives – emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually,” says Dr. Debbie Stoewen, veterinarian and Pets Plus Us Care & Empathy Officer.

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Dog running in snow
02/06/14

Whose Larger, a English Mastiff or a Great Dane? We take a look at the World's 10 Largest Dog Breeds.

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Petfinder app on iPad
02/06/14

You use your smartphone for everything else, why not for your pet? Keep track of health issues, identify poisonous plants, take better photos, sign your pet up for social media, find out if your dog is a genius, and more with these apps.

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Couple with cat in condo
01/28/14

You and your four-legged buddy are living the high life in a cozy apartment. What could be better?

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second hand smoke can harm your pet
01/28/14

Your pets don’t smoke, but they breathe the same air you do. So, if you smoke, your cat or dog is inhaling the same toxins from your cigarettes or cigars that you are.

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Woman with arm around Golden Retriever
01/17/14

If you’re still thinking about getting a pet or helping a friend decide, there are lots of things you’ll want to think through first to be sure you’re ready. We’ve outlined some of the major considerations below.

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Family mourning loss of a pet
01/16/14

It’s a sad fact that the lifespan of our pets is much shorter than our own, which means that every pet owner will eventually experience the death of a beloved companion

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