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Do Cats Really Have Nine Lives?

The average lifespan of a cat is 12-15 years. Over the years, advances in medical science and nutrition has helped to lengthen their lifespan. But what about the common myth that cats have nine lives? What’s the origins and truth behind that myth?

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National Mutt Day

On July 31st,  we salute one of the absolute best pet holidays – National Mutt Day.  This pet holiday was created in 2005 by animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige. The purpose is to honor and embrace mixed breed dogs, which are the dogs that account for the largest percentage of dogs found in shelters.

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Why Are Some Dogs Afraid of Fireworks?

Summertime brings with it lots of great things including backyard barbecues, pool parties, county fairs and lots of outdoor activities. Your pets love to participate in these activities with you and enjoy every second of the fun. Until the fireworks come out.

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Doggie Day Care or Boot Camp?

Day care for Dogs? Yes, day care and boot camp for dogs are a recent phenomenon that’s becoming hugely popular and widespread across the United States.

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How to Read Your Pet

Many of us talk to our pets. We say “good morning” when we get up, “goodbye” when we leave the house. We ask them if they want to “go for a walk” or “have a snack”. We converse with them all the time. Some of us more than others. But do our pets talk back?

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National Pet Week May 5th to 11th, 2019

Do we really need another day/week/month in honor of our pets? I guess so, because this week is National Pet Week. Maybe EVERY week is Pet Week for your pets – I know it seems like it for my pets, so what does National Pet Week really mean?

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

The American Veterinary Medical Association, the United States Post Office and State Farm Insurance have come together to designate the 2nd week of April as Dog Bite Prevention Week.

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Respect Your Cat Day

March 28 has been named Respect Your Cat Day. The origins of the holiday are not really known other than a press release put out by a website called National Today. They trace the origins back to a 1384 edict by Richard II of England forbidding the consumption of cats. I guess that would be a sign of respect.

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Myths About Cats and Kittens

Today we’re going to examine some beliefs that pass as common knowledge or folklore regarding certain feline behaviors. Many of these myths are false although some may have some glimmer of truth to them.

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World Spay Day

February 26th has been designated World Spay Day.  This special day was started in 1995 by the Doris Day Animal League and is now recognized by over 70 countries around the globe.

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Winter Safety Tips for Your Pets

The Polar Vortex has hit the upper midwest of the U.S. again and it is not just dangerously cold for humans, it can be deadly for pets too. We may be over the worst of it now that it’s February, but we still have a couple of months of winter to go, so it’s never too late to review our Winter Safety Tips for your pet.

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Training Tips for New Dog Owners

Getting a new dog is usually an exciting and fun-filled activity. You meet the dog, fall in love and run off together to be best friends forever. But that love-at-first-sight feeling can wear off quickly if Toby starts misbehaving.