pets

Freedom for Pets

Jul 6, 2013
Randy Son of Robert (Randy Robertson)

What does freedom mean for our pets?  Even for humans, freedom does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want.  For the animals that share our lives, we can give them freedom to enjoy their lives in safety and comfort, as our best friends and loyal companions.  And that's something worth celebrating!

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Mindy Norton

Heartworms can be life-threatening for pets.  Most pet owners know they can give their dogs a preventative periodically to protect them from heartworms.  But cats are also at risk and need to be protected, as well.

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Heartworms? In cats?? Most people think heartworms are a dog problem, not a cat problem. Unfortunately, that’s just not so. Cats can get heartworms; and as with dogs, it can be fatal to our feline friends as well.

Summer's Heating Up!

Jun 22, 2013
Gareth Williams

A little planning and a little common sense - that's all it takes to keep your pet safe and healthy during the hot summertime!

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Adopt-a-Cat Checklist

Jun 15, 2013
Gail Frederick (gailf548 - flikr)

More cats and kittens are surrendered to animal shelters during June than during any other month of the year.  Whether you want a kitten or an older cat, you'll find lots to choose from right now at your local animal shelter. 

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Storm Planning

Jun 8, 2013
julesagogo (flickr)

By the time the storm rolls in, you might start scrambling to locate everything you need for you and your pet.  Having a plan that includes supplies already set aside can help you not only weather the storm successfully but do it together.

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waterboard (flickr)

The wind in your face, your ears blowing back, all those smells coming at once - riding in a car with its head out the window is so much fun for your dog, but such a BAD idea! 

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Tornado Aftermath

May 25, 2013
Moore Oklahoma Tornado Lost and Found Animals Facebook page

Stories of loss and sadness and devastation mix with stories of happiness and relief as loved ones are reunited in the aftermath of the tornado.  That includes reunions between humans and their animal companions, many thanks to online postings by organizations and individuals helping to make happy endings possible.

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Susan Snowden

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, a time for  pet owners to be aware of the threat of cancer in their furry friends and ways they can minimize the risk.

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K-9 Comfort Dogs

May 4, 2013
Lutheran Church Charities

Have you ever hugged your pet, buried your face in its fur, and found comfort and acceptance there?  If so, then you can appreciate the mission of these special dogs - trained to be hugged and petted, to comfort and console humans who are struggling to cope with their emotional reactions in the aftermath of a disaster.

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The Bay Area's News Station

In many disasters, there are both human and animal victims.  After the fertilizer plant exploded in the town of West, Texas, people and organizations came from near and far to help those who were affected, whether they walked on two legs or four.

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Faithful Companions

Apr 20, 2013
Jason Norris

Who wouldn't like a faithful companion who will be attentive and loyal and follow you anywhere?   All you have to do it tune in!

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KNorton

Most folks know that expenses related to the care and well-being of a pet are not deductible on an individual's income tax return.  Or are they? 

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With the deadline coming up for filing personal income tax returns, a lot of us are looking for deductions wherever we can find them.

More than one pet owner has thought about deducting a few extra medical expenses for those veterinary bills last year. After all, the vet is a “doctor” and your pet is a member of the family – a dependent, really, in the truest sense of the word.

Elsie esq. (Les Chatfield)

If your pet is biting at its feet or fur, or scratching its ears, this time of year the problem may be a seasonal allergy.

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Danger in a Basket

Mar 30, 2013
AlishaV (Alisha Vargas)

Easter baskets make us smile, with all the pretty colors and yummy goodies and treats.  The sweet-smelling candies and chocolate are tantalizing to a pet's sensitive nose and that Easter grass wiggling in the breeze entices a curious pet.  Plan now to keep your four-footed friend safe from the dangers that lurk inside (and outside) that basket this Easter.

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Pets Can Be Irish, Too

Mar 16, 2013
typeocats.blogspot.com

DNA tests are now available to find out what your pet's breed heritage really is, but on St. Patrick's Day that doesn't really matter.  What's important is that you are Irish in spirit!

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