How to Help Your Cat Have Stress-Free Vet Visits

  If you love cats, you know that they are curious, independent, and a joy to have around. They are also easily scared, like to be in control, and are homebodies. They are often suspicious of new places and people and do not like loud noises or unfamiliar smells. All of this can make vet visits challenging for cats and the humans who love them.   Cats have been…

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How to Tell If Your Pet Is in Pain and What You Can Do to Help

  Animals feel pain for many of the same reasons as people: dental issues, arthritis, infections, broken bones, cancer, post-surgical pain, strains/sprains, back problems, stomach upset, constipation, urinary tract infections, and as a result of other injuries and illness. Unfortunately, unlike us, they are not able to let us know when or where they hurt. Many subtle behavioral and physical changes can indicate that your pet is in pain. As a pet parent, you are in the best position to look for these subtle changes that may indicate if your pet is…

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Disaster Preparation and Your Pet: Would You be Ready?

  When we think of disaster preparation, we often think about preparing our homes for natural disasters. We share with our families what to do in case of a fire. We know where to head for a tornado. You may even know evacuation routes to safely leave the area in case of floods or hurricanes. Along with these plans, you may have some flashlights tucked away for a power outage from…

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