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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?

What is feline stress? Where does it come from?


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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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Fighting Back Against Animal Abuse

When it comes to animal cruelty, we would certainly all agree that dog fighting rings and animals neglectfully hoarded in inhumane conditions would top the list. A certain YouTuber has been in the news recently after she accidentally posted an unedited video which some say crossed the line. In it, the YouTuber pushes, hits, and even appears to spit on her Doberman Pincher. 


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Reasons to Spay and Neuter Your Pet

If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, then you know the highlight of staying home from school sick was watching “The Price is Right.” For over 30 years, Bob Barker signed off with, “Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered.” For those who have grown up in the 2000’s, Drew Carey has continued the mantra. But besides the fact that Bob or Drew said so, just why should you spay or neuter your pet?

There are many reasons to spay (female pets) or neuter (male pets, though sometimes this term is used for both genders) your dog or cat that benefit you both! 


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Can You Trust Dr. Google With the Health of Your Pet?

Imagine a doctor that diagnoses medical conditions and dispenses medical advice for FREE! You don’t even have to leave the house! Where do we sign up, right? BUT, the doctor is never available for an appointment to follow up on what he told you; he won’t even pick up the phone when you try to call with additional questions! In fact, he doesn’t really care if you follow his advice or not—or if his advice actually causes harm. We are, of course, talking about “Dr. Google.”


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A Pet's Guide to Weight Loss

True or False: Dogs and cats will only eat until satisfied. Therefore, free-feeding, or simply leaving a bowl of food out at all times, is the best way to make sure your pet is properly fed.


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