Practicing preventive care for pets is an important part of responsible pet parenting. Dogs and cats are susceptible to many chronic and serious diseases. These diseases can lower quality of life and even shorten life spans. The good news? We dog and cat lovers can begin taking action steps today to help our pets avoid illness and …

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You may have seen the photo* taken at the funeral of Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson who died recently in Afghanistan. TODAY.com contributor Scott Stump wrote, “Tumilson’s Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, was photographed lying by Tumilson’s casket in a heart-wrenching image taken at the funeral service in Tumilson’s hometown of Rockford, Iowa, earlier this week. Hawkeye walked up …

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Knowing how to remove pet stains on carpet and upholstery can save us time, money and possible embarrassment. As every animal lover knows, dogs and cats have an unfortunate habit of creating unsightly and foul-smelling messes around the house. This short guide gives you several quick, time-tested techniques on keeping your household clean and comfortable …

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We dog and cat lovers know the frustration and difficulty associated with giving our pets medicine. If we’re fortunate enough to have a medicine in liquid form, such as an herbal extract, administering it is relatively easy. Unfortunately, if the medicine is in pill or capsule form, we may have to overcome some resistance. Before …

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The death of a pet is a traumatic experience for any child. It may be the first time he or she experiences the pain of loss. Helping your child work through her grief can make the healing journey more bearable. First, acknowledge that your child’s grief is genuine. No matter how small the pet, your …

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Basic first aid for dogs and cats is important because most of us regard our pets as members of the family. When accidents strike, it’s only natural for panic to set in. But if your pet has suffered an accident, you must act quickly and calmly. Knowing the proper ways to address a host of …

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Household consumer products injure 33.1 million people in the United States every year. These incidents cost $800 billion in related expenses from death, injury or property damages. And many scientists are starting to believe that, in particular, the chemicals found in a wide variety of the goods you use every day may be more toxic …

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The reasons for getting a new pet are typically wrapped up in emotions. They’re sweet or cute or cool. But what seemed like an awesome idea at the time can run up against cold, hard reality. Pets require time, effort and money, and some of those needs may turn out to be more than expected. …

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Why rescue a pet for the holidays? It’s no secret that millions of animals are euthanized every year because they have no home. Many people wanting an animal choose to buy one at a retail store rather than adopt from a local rescue. While the reasons for doing this may differ, there are always much …

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CPR on pets (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) combines chest compressions and rescue breathing (mouth-to-snout) to provide needed oxygen when the heart stops beating. In an emergency, quickly and properly applied CPR can greatly increase the chances of recovery from heart failure whether applied to a person or a beloved pet.  Standardized pet CPR guidelines were established in 2012 in …

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Would you like to help your local animal shelter but don’t have a lot of time or money? Consider these five ways. These ideas take little time or money, yet they can make a huge difference in the lives of shelter animals and volunteers. Every Little Bit Helps You can donate money in ways that …

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I need to find a flea/tick treatment for my cat that won’t bother her asthma. She is very sensitive to any kind of fragrance. We have another cat that loves the great outdoors every day and a visiting dog (dear hubby dog sits for our daughter) a few times a week. Penny(Iowa) Hello Penny, Our …

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