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7 Pet-Friendly Home Design Tips

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During the loneliness and isolation that’s come with COVID-19 and quarantining, pets have become a renewed source of comfort, companionship, and love. Pet adoptions have spiked in the past several months, with many people bringing furry friends into their homes and lives. “But with a new pet comes potential interior design woes. If your new pooch chews everything in sight ...

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Pet Poison Hotline Launches “Toxin Tails”

The veterinary toxicology professionals at Pet Poison Helpline are launching a new consumer awareness campaign called Toxin Tails. Each month they will highlight an unusual or interesting case from the thousands of calls received. Below is the first edition of Toxin Tails. What happens when your previously healthy pet eats something he found in your yard and wakes up the next morning ...

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Ben & Jerry’s Enters the Doggie Dessert Market

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Those fun folks at Ben & Jerry’s that deliver delicious desserts for humans are now doing the same for doggie consumers. We are thrilled and delighted at the idea of another frozen treat for pups but Ben & Jerry’s really missed the mark with their recommendations for eating this frozen delight. The company is currently offering two flavors. Pontch’s Mix ...

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Top 5 Ways Pets Can Make 2021 Resolutions Stick

Article and photos reprinted with permission from Best Friends Animal Society. It’s that time of year again when many of us start making New Year’s resolutions. After a tumultuous 2020, it may be more imperative than ever to strive for physical, mental, and emotional balance.  The good news is that there is someone who might be able to help you reach those goals who’s closer than ...

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Free Virtual Program Connecting Pets and People

Animal Farm Foundation has announced the launch of Pets Together, a free virtual program that allows those who are socially isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic to enjoy friendly interaction with pets (including dogs, cats, goats, horses, and other critters) and people. The goal of the program is to increase social connection and mitigate the loneliness that is a painful ...

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Dinner Time!

We’re very particular about what we feed our dogs and you should be, too. Here are a few options we’ve researched that get four paws up from both dog moms and taste testers. SquareEgg Leveraging the world’s most perfect protein source, SquarePet™ developed the SquareEgg dog food line.  With a cage-free egg and whey base, it provides an easy-to-digest and ...

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3 Tips to Keep Your Pooch Safe This Christmas

by Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller The festive season with sparkling Christmas trees and delicious food pose temptations for your pooch and are full of potential hazards. Many Christmas festivities take a bad turn when the party ends in a vet emergency. Here are my top 3 tips for enjoying a happy, safe and dog-proofed festive season. The Christmas tree and decorations ...

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NC is # 3 in the Nation for Pet Shelter Deaths

Best Friends Animal Society has released its 2020 pet lifesaving findings (consisting of statistics collected during 2019), which gives a national overview of the number of dogs and cats that enter shelters each year in the United States, and the number of dogs and cats that are leaving those shelters alive. Best Friends also released an inaugural state-by-state ranking of this data (view it here) and North Carolina is #3 in the country for pet shelter deaths. ...

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Nontoxic Cleaning

Tips brought to you by Durisan. House cleaning your home is a necessity—but you don’t have to use toxic and harmful cleaners. Here are a few of our favorite ways to clean your home thoroughly and regularly using nontoxic methods and cleaners to keep your home safe for your kids and pets.   Ingredients to Avoid There are plenty of ...

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Pet Sitters Play Crucial Role in Emergency Pet-Care Planning

With sickness and/or hospitalization due to COVID-19 looming as a real possibility for many pet owners in the United States and across the world, Pet Sitters International (PSI) is encouraging pet owners to plan ahead for pet-care arrangements, just in case. PSI, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters and dog walkers, encourages pet parents to contact their ...

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