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You may not think you need to think about pet safety at Thanksgiving. But, the most famous feast of the year is full of dangerous toxins that can make your pet ill or even kill them.Some vets refer to Black Friday as Pancreatitis Friday. Read these tips to keep your pet safe and stay out of the vet’s office, so you can stay in the stores and shop on Black Friday! Thanksgiving Food You Should NOT Feed Your Pet! • Turkey skin, drippings, or gravy – These can lead to pancreatitis or inflammation of the stomach or intestines. • Turkey...

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When winter is here in full strength, and the weather is just too cold to spend as much time outside with your dog as you normally would… what could you possibly do to keep you and your dog occupied? Playing in the snow is fun, and your dog might even enjoy it. But lets face it, sometimes its nice to just stay all warm and snug as a bug in a rug indoors.Today, I would like to share my 10 ways to keep your dog busy indoors.1. Hide and sniff! Put a k-9 spin 0n the classic game, hide and...

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A Puppy’s PerspectiveI remember snuggling up to my brothers and sisters and feeling safe and secure when I was born. My mother was so gentle with us and taught us many things in my first few weeks of life. The people that looked after my mother made sure she had lots to eat and didn’t bother us much.Then something terrible happened. My counting is not that developed but I think it was around my sixth week with my mother, brothers, and sisters that people started to come and look at us. They stood over us and made all sorts of...

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These days we’re often told how important it is to be ‘present’ in our lives, which to me means being focused on the present moment rather than being distracted by other things. And while there are certainly benefits for being present on a personal level, I think it’s even more important for us to be present for the sake of those who are around us, whether they be people or our pets. Frankly, I don’t know if there’s a better example of living in the present than our pets. But can’t our pets be distracted too? Yes of course, but...

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Anyone who has ever taken their furry friend on a trip knows that it requires lots of planning, foresight and unavoidable stress about safety in transit. Nearly 40 percent of owners now take their dog on vacation with them, according to a national survey of pet owners. That figure has increased nearly 20 percent from just 10 years ago. So, of course, a cottage industry has popped up to make pet travel easier for owners: Hotels, airports and trains now offer new services to help pets adjust to life on the road. But with so many new options, it’s easy...

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