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Can Cats Do Tricks?

Cats seem to do a great job at training their owners, but can the roles be reversed? The first thing to consider is this general rule; cats do not respond well to punishment. Cats are incapable, or perhaps just unwilling, to see a link between bad behavior and punishment. On the flip-side, cats also lack…
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Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety can be very detrimental for your dog, and can be caused by many different situations, usually involving change. For example, being left alone when used to having people around, a change of ownership, moving from a shelter to a home, change in family routine, loss of a family member, etc. Regardless of the…
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Dogs and CBD

Deciding whether to get CBD (an abbreviation for cannabidiol) for your pooch can feel daunting for some because of its association with “Weed." CBD is one of over 80 different chemical compounds called cannabinoids, which are derived from the cannabis (marijuana) plant. No, it’s nothing like the more famous and psychoactive cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that…
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Advantages of In-home Pet Care

Finding a place to host your pets while you’re out of town is exhausting. Reading review after review from kennels and pet motels can leave you discouraged with no idea what to do. Luckily, there are more options available than boarding your animals. In-home pet care is an excellent alternative to boarding as it provides…
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Pet First Aid Awareness

Growing up, most of us knew where the first aid box was located. Band-Aids, antiseptic spray, pain killers, and some odds and ends were in there along with gauze and wraps. April is pet first aid awareness month, and your pet needs their own box, too! Check out the key things to follow when understanding…
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Navigating Dog Parks

If your furry friend is needing some exercise, dog parks can be a great option. Plenty of space to run, play, and wear themselves out. But on the flip side, there are a few things to consider when choosing a dog park. Visiting a dog park should be a choice weighed carefully depending on several…
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Threats to Pets: Pet Poison Awareness Month

Spring has sprung – finally! As we’re finally moving into warmer temperatures, more of us are getting outside and enjoying the weather with our loved ones and four legged friends. Spring is also the time to go through cabinets, drawers, and closets to get rid of things we don’t need, stock up on what we…
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Hot Spots in Pets

Has your pet been itching or licking more than normal in a certain area? You may have a hot spot on your hands! These are most common during warm months, but they can affect animals at any point in the year. If you take the right treatment approach, your pet will be back to themselves…
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Speak For Animals

Everyone once in a while, it’s important to do a little shout out! This mouth, I’d love to introduce Speak for Animals, a non-profit operated in Greenville, SC. They started in 2003 by a small group who all shared the passion of providing a voice for animals. They advocate for compassionate and responsible care by…
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Practical Tips for Your Pet’s Emotional Well-Being While You Travel

It’s time for vacation! You’ve taken the time off work, gone shopping, and booked flights. Now it’s time to organize your clothes, pack all your items, and consolidate everything. But as you work on all the details, don’t forget the most important thing: leaving your pets for the duration of your trip. Although it’s a…
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