Puppy Care 101: Caring for Your New Puppy

  Thinking of getting a little furry friend to add to your family? Or have you already added this cutie to your family and now you’re finding that you really don’t know much about puppies? Adding a puppy to your family is an amazing experience. But it’s not without some frustrations. However, with a little patience, a lot of love, and the tips below, you’ll be a prepared puppy parent!   …

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Back-to-School Pet Safety: Keep Your Pet Out of the ER

  Back-to-school season is an exciting time for many families. New classes, teachers, clothes, and supplies. In the hustle and bustle of getting back into the swing of things, we might not notice how it is affecting our pets. Some pets may adjust easily, but others may experience stress or anxiety about the changes. This time of year can also introduce new items into your home for your pet to explore. We’ll look at some of the things you should…

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Ear Infections and Your Pet: What’s Causing the Pain?

  One of the most common reasons pets go to the veterinarian is the dreaded ear infection. There are three type of ear infections: external canal (Otitis externa, OE), middle ear (Otitis media, OM), and the inner ear or brain (Otitis interna, OI). In this post, we’re mostly discussing OE and OM, which account for many ear infections.     Signs of an Ear Infection Ear infections can be quite painful for your pet, so you’ll most likely notice signs of discomfort. Some more…

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10 Tips to Find a Missing Pet and Bring Them Home Safe

One of a pet parent’s worst fears is finding out that their favorite furry family member has gone missing. A hurried family member can forget to lock a gate, an excited pet can slip out of a collar, or maybe you just have a curious escape artist. A variety of scenarios exist where even the most vigilant pet owners and providers can end up in this situation. So, what steps should you take if…

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Tips for Safe Traveling with Pets by Car or Air

  Americans take millions of trips every year. For many families, that vacation includes taking the family pet. If you plan to take your furry family member, consider taking these extra steps to ensure you experience safe traveling with pets.     Before You Travel with Your Pet Decide if it’s even best to bring your furry friend along. Is your pet anxious about traveling? What will you be spending your time doing at your destination? Think carefully about the travel…

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