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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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How to Deal With People Who Don’t Want to Deal With Your Dog

For dog lovers it can be difficult to imagine anyone NOT feeling the same, but sadly, it’s all too true. Even if someone does exclaim their love for dogs, they may not appreciate your overly-friendly dog jumping on them, pawing their arm, getting in their lap, or otherwise getting in their space. But what if their space is at your place? What can you do about friends who don’t like your Fido? (Aside from getting new friends!)

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