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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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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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