Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Jump Start on DIY Pet Gifts

Whether your pets have been naughty or nice this year, they still deserve a little something during the holidays. While gift giving isn’t exactly reciprocal between our species (unless you count rodent trophies, super slobbery kisses, or weekend wake-up calls as “gifts”), but that doesn’t mean your pet won’t be smitten by our sweet, simple […]
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Pet Parasite Prevention: Not Just a Summer Thing!

Many people make the mistake of thinking pests like fleas, ticks, and heartworms go dormant in the fall. Unfortunately, this myth leads owners to forget about pet parasite prevention much of the year, leaving our companions vulnerable to a variety of diseases and conditions.
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Come Again? Trendy and Unusual Pet Names

Holly Golightly, the character made famous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, proclaims that her cat’s name is simply “Cat.” She sees him as a wild thing that doesn’t belong to her, a stray not unlike herself. While naming a pet feline “Cat” makes a certain kind of sense (even Peter Falk called his […]
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For The Fun Of It: The Best Pet Costumes For Halloween

What could more fun than dressing up on Halloween? Dressing up with your best pet, of course! Sure, some pets simply will not tolerate wearing anything else but a collar, and for them you’ve got a bevy of bowties, bandannas, or other neckwear to accessorize with. But for those pets that delight in getting dolled […]
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There’s a Fungus Among Us: Fungal Infections in Pets

While a toadstool may come to mind when you think about fungus, most of the fungal organisms around us are actually microscopic. While many are harmless, sometimes fungal infections in pets can turn serious. Read on to learn about what happens when fungus becomes a problem.
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