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Human Medications Top List of Toxins Commonly Ingested by Pets

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A report released by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) reveals that human medications once again tops the list of toxins most commonly ingested by pets. Within the human medications category, a majority of cases (4,151) involved cardiac medications used often to control heart rate and blood pressure. ...

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Pets Best Releases List of Bizarre Holiday Pet Insurance Claims

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Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, released its annual list of the most bizarre pet insurance claims submitted to the agency during the holiday season. Since Pets Best was formed in 2005, the pet insurance agency has received a wide range of surprising claims from pet owners. Below are four of ...

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Pet Friendly Home Decorating Tips

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If your home is full of white upholstery, expensive carpeting and breakables, you’ll want to rethink you décor before bringing home a dog or cat. There’s no denying that pets mean more mess, but living with pets can be manageable and enjoyable with some planning. Here are just a few areas to consider when making your home safe and comfortable ...

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Top 10 Reasons to Celebrate Thanksgiving with your Dog

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and HooplaHa is here to help you prepare! Make sure your tables are set, the turkey is cooked and leave a plate out for your best friend — your dog! Here are the top 10 reasons why you need to make sure your pooch has a place with your family this Thanksgiving. *Editor’s Note: ...

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Dog Rescued from Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels Wins Dog of the Year

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From the ASPCA: A group of outstanding animals and people were honored at this year’s ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Humane Awards Luncheon in New York City. The ceremony recognizes animal heroes who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts as well as individuals who have shown great commitment to animal welfare during the past year. “The 2014 ...

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Biscuit for Your Thoughts?

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We all know there is a lot we can learn from our dogs and when it comes to living in the moment, they have life down pat. According to a press release, in Biscuit for Your Thoughts, practitioners of canine Zen impart their wisdom, cultivated over thousands of years, to help us mere humans better deal with the rigors of ...

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Doodie Pack Teams Up with Patriot Paws to Support Those Who Have Served

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To honor our Veterans, Doodie Pack LLC, a utility pack for dogs,  will release a special edition product for Veteran’s Day supporting Patriot Paws.  A percentage of the sales of this pack will go to Patriot Paws, an organization that provides veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or disabilities linked to active duty, with service dogs. “We are honored ...

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Should Your Dog be Watching TV?

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Passionate pet parents who work outside the home or otherwise have to leave their four-legged kids alone for long stretches of time know the worry and guilt that accompanies every exit. You feel bad, but what can you do — you have to work, right? And if time away from your dog comes with behavior problems such as chewing, peeing ...

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A Few Reminders This Halloween

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Petplan Pet Insurance’s claims data – consisting of 150,000 insured cats and dogs – reveals that Halloween is one of the most dangerous times of the year for our four-legged family members, as chocolate toxicity emergencies increase by 140% during Halloween week. While it is a scary time for pets’ health, it can be frightening for pet owners’ budgets with the cost for ...

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Time to Let Go, How to Deal with the Death of a Pet

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By Jordan Walker Grieving and dealing with the loss of a pet is a highly personal and individual experience. Anyone who has gone through this can relate to the feeling of utter devastation and sadness at the realization that their beloved cat/dog/best friend/loyal companion/honorary family member is lost forever. This is understandable because for most of us who have pets, ...

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