Save a Life

We don’t hate breeders, but if you’re looking for a purebred dog, consider adopting from a shelter or rescue and save a life.      

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Don’t Feed Children Raw Milk !

Two years ago, when Oregon parents Jill Brown and Jason Young met Brad and Tricia Salyers, the families had no idea that they would eventually be sharing in a tragedy that sickened four of the Salyers’ children and left Brown and Young’s youngest child, Kylee – 23 months old at the time – with such…

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10 Things a Great Veterinarian Does Without Credit that You Never Know About

A typical vet’s lunch break   Vets on the whole are a humble crowd, and there are many things they do on a daily basis that you aren’t aware of. Here are some of the top unrecognized practices that an excellent compassionate veterinarian does that you likely don’t know about.   10. Giving up our…

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The 3 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds Revealed-You’ll Be Surprised!

With Breed Specific Legislation acts being brought forward in more and more areas across the country, dogs like Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers and other “scary” looking breeds are in danger of losing their homes and even their lives. These breeds are often touted as being extremely aggressive – however a new study released in…

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Can Dogs Feel Guilt? 10 Common Myths About Dog Behavior

Doleful eyes, hunched body, drooping ears: Fido must be feeling sorry about something—right? Not exactly, according to Decoding Your Dog, a new book from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Drs. Debra Horwitz and John Ciribassi, experts in the field of veterinary behavior, write about what this look really means, and uncover nine more common…

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‘Decoding Your Dog’ may help you befriend ‘best friend’

When it comes to animal behavior, everyone is a self-professed expert.  “You must be the ‘alpha dog’ in your house, showing your dog who’s boss,” is one common misconception, say veterinary behaviorists.  That belief is not based in science, and it may even be downright dangerous. Setting the record straight is one reason the American…

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Ask the vet’s pets: Raw diets can sicken pets and humans By Dr. Lee Pickett

Berks County, PA –  Dear Christopher Cat: I mentioned to my veterinarian that I am switching my cats to a raw diet, and she objected, saying many were contaminated with bacteria. I don’t see her point, since free-roaming cats eat raw mice without having problems.Christopher responds: The difference is that outdoor cats kill their prey and eat…

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First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

What would you do if …your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter?  …your cat had a seizure right in front of you?  …your dog fell down the stairs and started limping?  …your cat was overheating on a hot summer day? To avoid the feelings of…

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Holiday Pet DON’Ts

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20 things my pets make me thankful for this Thanksgiving

Posted on November 25, 2013 | By Cathy M. Rosenthal What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?  Cathy shares  some things about her pets: Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks for family and friends — and family pets too! Here are 20 things my pets make me thankful for this Thanksgiving. I haven’t had…

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