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Call for 2020 Grant Applications

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The call for grant applications is now open and will close on Monday, March 16, after which no applications will be accepted. No exceptions. We are again using an online system for grant applications. All grant applicants, including those that have received grants previously, will need to set up an account and apply online. We anticipate grants ranging from $2,500 to ...

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Pets Before Partners?

beautiful woman sitting with dog looking each other

Even when romance is in the air, pets remain first in our hearts. That finding – as well as several heartbreaking and heartwarming relationship stories – came out of a recent poll of PetFirst Pet Insurance policyholders. Nearly eighty-five percent said that pets were non-negotiable when dating, selecting “love me, love my pet” as their reaction to potential partners.  “I ...

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Beat Burnout with 10 Tips from Grace the Dog


With burnout now classified as an occupational syndrome, people are seeking new resources to deal with their symptoms and begin the road to recovery. Below are 10 tips to beat burnout – delivered through the lovable persona of a fluffy, adventurous dog named Grace. Grace and her “mom” Katy are the central characters of the delightful children’s book series, “Everybody ...

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Top 10 Best Cities for Pets


From Georgia Bulldogs to Alaska Malamutes, Maine coon cats to California Spangleds, every state and every city has its own pet personality. But is it comfy indoor winter kittens in the North or Southern cities with plentiful dog parks that are the cat’s meow? Across the U.S., what cities have gone to the dogs? Apartment Guide finds the best cities ...

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The Coronavirus and Your Pet

Dr. Kate Creevy, an associate professor at the CVM, assures pet owners that “at this time, we do not believe humans can catch (any form of) coronavirus from their pet.”


In addition, veterinarians do not currently believe that pets are susceptible to the 2019-nCoV mutated virus.

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has been at the front of many health professionals’ minds, especially with the World Health Organization’s recent declaration of the virus as a public health emergency of international concern. Although the threat of the mutated 2019-nCoV strain should be taken seriously, veterinarians at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) ...

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Love is in the Air

Cute Valentine Havanese puppy dog with a red heart

Love is in the air for our furry friends this valentines day as pet owners gear up to shower their dogs in gifts. As they say – dogs are better than humans! According to a survey conducted by Finder, on average, households are expected to drop $17.37 on their pet dogs. That comes out to $479.2 million in gifts for ...

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Researchers Seek a Helping Paw for Dog Aging Study

Audrey Ruple, a veterinary epidemiologist and assistant professor of One Health Epidemiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Department of Public Health, with Bitzer, a Great Dane. (Purdue University photo/Rebecca McElhoe)

Audrey Ruple, a veterinary epidemiologist and assistant professor of One Health Epidemiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Department of Public Health, with Bitzer, a Great Dane. (Purdue University photo/Rebecca McElhoe) Almost 80,000 dogs have been nominated to participate in a new nationwide study on dog aging since registration began last fall, but there’s still time for your ...

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I and Love and You Launches New Products


I and Love and You has launched a couple of new products for your dog: Sir Mix a Little Fresh dog food with human grade meat, veggies and fruit. Simply add water to each reusable package, stir and mix a little! It offers a fresh alternative to canned food and can easily be made ahead and stored in the fridge ...

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Dog-Friendly Roswell


Photo credit: Visit Roswell, Georgia Many vacation spots tout their destination as being one the “whole family will love.” This truth extends to man’s best friend, too, in Roswell, Georgia, with dog-friendly establishments throughout the city. Just 20 minutes north of Atlanta, Roswell entices with wide-open spaces, historic attractions and hip, modern-day appeal. Take a stroll among historic gardens, hike to ...

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5 Fun Things to do with your Pup in the Cape Fear


Visit a Brewery The Cape Fear area is full of amazing breweries that are totally cool with you bringing your pup inside for a brew. Some of our faves include Flying Machine Brewing Company, The Sour Barn, Waterline Brewery, and Flytrap Brewing. Take a Hike There are great spots to get your dog outside year-round. Carolina Beach State Park is ...

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