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12 Tips for Raising a Healthy, Happy Kitten

July 16, 2020

Do we detect the pitter-patter of tiny kitten paws in your house? If you’re adding a new feline family member, here are some important kitten care tips to help you make a successful start.   Age matters. The kitten socialization period, when they learn to interact with other animals and humans, ends at around 7 …

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Microchip to Avoid a Major Loss

July 2, 2020

All it takes is a split second: Your dog bolts out the door, your cat slips through an open window, or your pet dashes away from a campsite at the first crack of fireworks. Once they’re gone, what can you do? As part of Lost Pet Prevention Month, we’ll share how microchipping pets and other …

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Simple Pet Health Care You Can Do at Home

June 11, 2020

We know you probably love your veterinarian. But sometimes the pet doctor isn’t a possibility for non-emergency care. And who doesn’t like to save a buck on pet-related expenses? While there are plenty of procedures that are best left to the professionals, some simple pet care tasks can be done safely on your own, at …

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Pet Fostering: An Important and Rewarding Job

June 4, 2020

Looking for a fulfilling job that doesn’t require a fancy resume or a stifling business suit? Consider joining the ranks of pet fosters. Scroll through most pet adoption websites and you’ll see a vast array of dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes and ages looking for forever homes. What you don’t usually see are …

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Should My Pet’s Diet Change for the Summer?

May 21, 2020

Many pets, like their owners, are more active in the summer. Especially those who tend to hibernate during the snowier months. Simple logic might tell you that more activity means your pet needs more calories. So, should you switch to a summer pet diet? In most cases, it’s not necessary. Seasonal appetite changes Ever notice …

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When Should My Pet Get an Eye Exam?

May 14, 2020

You trim your pet’s nails. You brush their coat. You might even scrub their teeth. But how do you care for your pet’s eyesight? Would you know if they were having vision problems? And how, exactly, does your veterinarian check your pet’s eyes? Just as you might examine your pet’s skin periodically for lumps or …

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