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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.

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Cat Café Craze

Unless you live under a rock, you have probably read or heard about the new pet craze, Cat Cafés. Cat Cafés are essentially a small coffee shop that also houses resident cats for you to interact with while you sip your latte. The first one of these opened in Taipei in 1998 and was named "Cat Flower Garden".

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National Train Your Dog Month

For the past eight years, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) has designated the month of January as National Train Your Dog Month to bring awareness to the importance of training and socializing your dog to make them a well-rounded, well-behaved member of your family.

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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet

The holiday season is wrapping up,with  just one more blow-out to go, New Year’s Eve. Not only is New Year’s a time for celebration, it’s a time for reflection. Many of us spend time during the season identifying New Year’s resolutions, or commitments for change you intend to accomplish during the coming year.

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The Perfect Gift for Your Pet

The giving season is upon us once again, and no matter what holiday you celebrate during this time of year, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day or even Festivus, getting the right gift for your loved ones can keep us busy during the month of December.

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