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Pet Proofing Your Yard for Spring and Summer

Your pets, just like you, will be experiencing spring fever this season. What can you do to protect your pet in your yard and protect your yard from your pet?

Besides providing food, water, and shelter for your pet, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Puppy Proofing your Back Yard

If you are bringing home a puppy for the first time, it is not a good idea to turn them loose in the backyard. As they age you can begin letting them out a few hours at a time, as they seem able.


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Coronavirus: How it Affects Your Pets

When the current outbreak of novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, first came to light in December 2019, researchers indicated that animals were the likely source of the virus. So, naturally, people are asking the question, "Can my pet contract and transmit this virus?"

That question has become even more valid after one dog - the pet of an infected owner in Hong Kong - recently tested "weak positive" for the virus.


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Introducing your New Kitten to their Fur-ever Home


Congratulations on your new kitten!

Upon bringing your new kitten home, you'll probably be wondering how to introduce them to their new environment while keeping everyone safe and happy along the way.

Below, we will review the basics of getting your new kitten used to their fur-ever home.


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How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth

Establishing an at home dental care routine is an important part of your dog’s overall health. You would never think to go days without brushing your own teeth, and it’s no different for your pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), "Regularly brushing your pet’s teeth is the single most effective thing you can do to keep their teeth healthy between dental cleanings, and may reduce the frequency or even eliminate the need for periodic dental cleaning by your veterinarian."


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Matting in Cats

Matted fur in cats is a condition that occurs mostly in longhaired cats when their fur becomes knotted and entangled. There are several reasons this can happen.


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How to Pill Your Pet if Your Pet is Being a Pill

Humor in the title aside, it can be very frustrating to get your dog to take their medicine, and if your pooch is on daily medication it can be a tough pill to swallow—for both of you!

Some pills just have a bitter flavor, and while some dogs may live in ignorant bliss if you hide the pill in canned food, it’s a common sight to see the pill remain in the dish long after the last morsel is gone.


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Hypothermia in Dogs

Winter is in full swing, and that means colder temperatures, sometimes in the extreme.

It can be fun playing in the cool, crisp air (and even snow for some parts of the country!) with your dog, but the cold weather also has some potential health risks to your pup.


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