4 Steps to Help Your Pet Recover from Spay and Neuter Surgery

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to spay or neuter your pet. While it can be difficult to think of your beloved companion undergoing a surgical procedure, try to remember why you are doing it in the first place.

So what comes next? When your pet returns home, he or she will require a little extra TLC. Follow this guide to help your furry friend get back on their feet in no time.

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5 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

When to have a dog or cat spayed or neutered is a subject of debate in the veterinary and rescue fields, but all tend to agree that it is a healthy and positive choice for pets. The month of February is nationally recognized as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. With shelters experiencing overcrowding, in the month of February, consider these top 5 reasons why you should spay or neuter your pet.

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How to Prepare for a New Pet in 2018

There are few things that elicit feelings of excitement like bringing home a new family member. As soon as the decision has been made to open your home to a pet, it’s easy to begin entertaining visions of cozy evenings snuggling together on the couch and crisp afternoons of playing together in the sun. Sounds great, right? What else could there be to plan for?

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5 Ways to Feel Closer to the Pets You Love

Have you looked at your dog lately and thought: Where has the time gone? Or have you been so busy with work, school and kids that you don’t know the last time when you sat down and just hung out with your pet? You’re not alone.

Life gets insanely busy. Thanksgiving was a blink of an eye. Christmas has come and gone. Do you even remember what you got this year? With the hustle and bustle of life, it might be a good idea to focus on the present. Try a few of these tips to help you focus on the NOW and enjoy each day with your furry friends.

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CRITTER CHATTER: Winter Weather

“Baby, it’s [really] cold outside”

Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé  Holiday Wishes 2014

Anybody that has watched the news of late knows that some areas of the country have been hit particularly hard with low winter temperatures, high winds and massive snow levels. And returning from a holiday visit to Northern California where the temperature hit 34° one morning, I felt that it is time to remind you how to prepare yourself and your pet for winter.

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National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

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It’s the day your cat has been waiting for all year… no, not her birthday. January 22nd was National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day! If you’ve ever owned a cat, you know they make no reservations about sharing their opinions in various ways, but have you ever wondered what they might be curious about? We have 5 guesses. These are the questions we think our cats are dying to ask, and the answers we’d give them.

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Kicking Pet Odors to the Curb

As pet lovers, the concessions we are willing to make to keep our companions in our homes are nearly limitless. Arranging our homes so they have access to their comfiest sleeping spots while we’re at work. Keeping only pet-safe houseplants. Wearing only colors that compliment/disguise our pet’s fur (or at very least, eradicating most of our black clothing).

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How to Keep Your Pet Active in the Winter Months

With dropping temperatures, the allure of your cozy couch and favorite blanket can be stronger than ever. Resist the urge to let your pet (and yourself!) become a couch potato this winter. Although the weather outside might be frightful, your pet still needs regular exercise to maintain optimal health and well-being.

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6 Steps to Help Train Your Puppy or Dog

Did you know that undesirable pet behavior is one of the leading reasons people re-home their pet or take them to an animal shelter? Training a pet properly can be a hard task. There’s so much for them to learn and many different ways of doing it. But don’t worry! Resources and help are out there. With a little research and a lot of patience, you’ll find your pet following rules like a champ in no time!

January is pet training month. It’s the perfect opportunity to brush up on your pet training skills. This post should help motivate you to get the job done!

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