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Popular Holiday Gifts For Pets


Top gifts for dogs and cats for the 2014 Holidays. The season for thankfulness and giving has arrived, and for many pet parents the family dog or cat has a stocking hung over the mantle too. Holiday shopping can get overwhelming—especially when it comes to pets. Because your cat or dog cannot tell you what […]



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How To Stop Your Dog From Begging For Food


As the month of pie-baking, turkey-stuffing, and gravy-mixing begins, delicious aromas may waft through your home a little more than usual. If your pooch is a consistent “beggar” for table scraps, this may pose a problem. Especially if you’re hosting this year’s family Thanksgiving! Eating table scraps can actually be harmful to your dog’s health […]



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Is Peanut Butter Good for Dogs?


Did you know November is “Peanut Butter Lovers Month”? That’s right—and nobody proves to be better peanut butter lovers than our beloved canine counterparts! We’ve all rewarded our furry friend with a spoonful or two of peanut butter, but is it actually healthy for our dogs? We did a little investigating to find the answers! […]



Tips for Boarding Your Pet


Do’s & Don’ts When Boarding Pets for the Holidays The closing of the year includes travel for many people. For those with pets, the question arises of whether or not to board your pet for the duration of holiday travel. By taking note of a few boarding do’s and don’ts, you can help ensure a […]



What does a healthy pet look like?


Your dog runs and plays or your cat chases his tail. Both pets seem healthy, but how do you really know if your pet is a healthy pet? “There are many factors that go into our pet’s overall health and wellness,” said Joni Lindquist, DVM, veterinarian with Elk Creek Animal Hospital.  “Perhaps the most important […]



Tips for Adopting a Pet


Adopting a new pet is an exciting time, for both you and the pet. Rescuing a pet from a shelter is even more rewarding – you are saving the life of a loving dog or cat while also bringing joy to your home. Although, it can take some time and patience for both you and […]



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10 Strange Behaviors of Cats and Dogs


Do you think your pet acts strange? You are not alone! Whether your dog dances in circles before he lays down or your cat prefers sleeping in a box, the peculiar habits our pets have sometimes just leave us scratching our heads. These are just two examples of strange behavior many cats and dogs exhibit. […]



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Emergency Preparedness Tips for You and Your Pet


September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Flash flooding, tornadoes, fires, ice storms and power outages, all disasters you need to be prepare for, yet hope never happen.  Do you have a plan in place for you and your family when that happens?  Does that plan include your pet?  When it comes to a disaster, the […]





Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats


Alternative medicine is growing in popularity, and acupuncture for dogs and cats is on the rise. Acupuncture, a treatment used on horses and even cattle since the early 1900’s, is rising to become a commonplace veterinary treatment for dogs and cats. What is acupuncture? Merriam-Webster defines acupuncture as: “An originally Chinese practice of inserting fine […]