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Is It Safe to Sleep with Your Pet?


You lock the doors, set the burglar alarm, and climb into bed, with the family dog following close behind. As Fido settles in next to you—in his usual spot under the covers—you feel safe and secure. But are you really? Could there be hidden dangers in your own bedroom, just waiting to attack? We are talking about bacterial, parasitic, and viral diseases and they can be transmitted to you from your pet.

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A Matter of Time, and How to Find It


“Time poor.” That’s a term we just learned. It seems we are busier than ever these days, despite the fact that technology was supposed to make our lives more productive with less time and energy spent. A study in 2008 (can you believe that was almost 12 years ago?!) revealed that American’s leisure time dropped a staggering 20% than the previous year. To compensate for lack of time, many of us prioritize the most important things, while many times forgetting things that can be put off till later.

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Calling All Dogs: Popular Pet Names


We come across some unusual pet names here at Northeast Animal Hospital—"Buford Von Puppyheimer III" is one that readily comes to mind. But according to the website, Rover.com, it’s really not that odd. Some of the most unusual names in 2018 included Jimmy Chew, Beau Dacious, and Salvador Dogi. When it comes to uncommon names, you may want to add names like Fido, Spot, and Rover to the list.

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Are You Stressing Out Over Your Stressed Cat?


Cats seem so chill, but the phrase “scaredy cat” was coined for a reason. Would you know if your cat was experiencing stress? Where does feline stress come from, and how can you recognize the symptoms? Most importantly, what can you do to help?

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Walk Your Dog and Unleash Better Health


If you’re a dog owner, then you know most dogs need to be walked at least once each day, although very active breeds and more hyper dogs benefit from more frequent walks. While a dog walker may be as close as an app click away on your phone, if you are one of millions having trouble sticking to an exercise program, help could be as close as your best buddy at the end of the leash. Studies show that dogs are actually your best workout partner. There's no motivation like an exercise partner who's waiting by the door with a wagging tail and who won't try to beg off from your next workout!

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We “Heart” Cats and So Do Heartworms


It’s a silent killer that has no cure, but it’s easily prevented. We may think of heartworm disease as a dog problem, and while more dogs than cats contract heartworms, mosquitoes find cats just as tempting of a meal as they do dogs. One shelter found during a year-long study that 26% of cats had been infected with heartworm larvae at some point in their lives, with 10% of heartworms making it to adulthood.

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