Why Pets Do Not Make Great Holiday Gifts

It’s hard to resist those adorable furry faces! We totally get it. Giving the gift of unconditional love (a.k.a. a cuddly puppy or kitten) seems like a great idea, yes, but there are so many things to take into consideration before buying someone a pet. Whether it’s for your household or someone else’s home, take time to make sure this is exactly what he or she needs.

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CRITTER CHATTER: New Years Resolutions with Charlotte

by Dr. Phil

“And baby, let’s make promises that we can keep and call it a New Year’s resolution” Otis Redding The Otis Redding Story Album

Every December, especially after a quick glance in the mirror, I decide once again to be a new person, one that eats only healthful meals, skips between-meal snacks, exercises regularly and sleeps a full, peaceful night. Of course, most of these wishes are never fulfilled, but it got me thinking about what sort of New Year’s resolutions my dog Charlotte might make. So I sat down with her the other night on her mat, and she passed along some resolutions that will help her stay healthy and active and live a long life.

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Christmas Tree and Holiday Home Decor: Keep Your Pets Safe

Are your pets having a hard time keeping their paws off your Christmas tree and/or other holiday decorations? Don’t worry! There are a few quick tricks to keep your pets from getting hurt on your Christmas tree and holiday decorations. Happy holidays from all of us at 21st Century Animal Healthcare, the makers of Essential Pet products and other trusted pet health brands.

Ask yourself these questions to test whether or not your holiday decorations are safe for your pets.

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CRITTER CHATTER: “Tis the Season to be Jolly and Joyous”

The Halloween costumes are put away along with all the candy (unfortunately), and I am already loosening my belt in anticipation of a Thanksgiving Day feast. So it seems only logical to begin to prepare for a safe and sane December holiday season with your pets.

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Happy Parent’s Day – From YOUR Pet

Have you ever thought about what your pet might say to you if he could speak? July 23rd is officially (or unofficially) Parents’ Day! To celebrate, we are writing a letter to all of the wonderful pet parents out there – from the perspective of your pet. The innocence of pets is so precious. If they could verbally communicate with us, do you think they would explain why they do what they do? Perhaps what we view as slightly negative is actually their way of telling us they love us!

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How to have fun with your pet no matter what temperature it is outside

 

Summer can be a great time for pet parents and pets. If you live in an area that has four extreme seasons, you’ve been waiting for the summer all year long. And your pets might have been also. There are many wonderful things to celebrate during the summertime and one of them is the simple act of being with your pet. No matter where you live or what you do for a living, there are many opportunities to have a good time with your furry companion – in rain, sun and even thunderstorms.

Keep reading for ways to have fun with your pet no matter what the weather man tells you.

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5 ways to enjoy the 4th of July with your dog

We try to include our pets in most things that we do because they are a part of our family. They are our furry family members. Holidays are a great way to have fun with your pets!

Independence day can be a hard one for a few reasons. First, the loud noises can scare your dog. Second, fireworks can be dangerous in general. Third, pets don’t always fit into the 4th of July party plans. But what if there was a way to change that? You don’t have to exclude your pet. There are several ways to help make your pet feel special, even on the Fourth of July.

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