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24 Apr Allergies – Finding the Right Pet

Allergies are common place in today’s society with over 50 million people in the United States suffering. This translates into 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children are  affected. Pet ownership in the United State is also very common with 36.5% of the population owning dogs and 30% owning cats. The high incidence of allergies and pet ownership have led to the development of new medicines and therapies to control allergies along with hypoallergenic animals for pets. Controlling your allergies: The first step in controlling allergies and getting a pet...

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24 Apr Asthma, Allergy Awareness Month – Pet Recommendation For Someone Allergic to Animal Fur

There are many people that are allergic to cats and dogs, as well as other furry friends. They may start sneezing, coughing, develop a scratchy sore throat, and have red, watery or itchy eyes and even develop skin rashes. In the most severe circumstances, they may also have difficulty breathing. But why does this happen, and what can be done to prevent it? Allergies develop due to an overly sensitive immune system. Under normal circumstances, our immune system is what protects us from bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that enter the...

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22 Apr Disaster Preparedness, Are You Prepared?

It's easy to think that the worst things in life will happen to others and not us.  The truth is that natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time. Whether it is a tornado, severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, flooding, or earthquakes, natural disasters can impact anyone.  Are you prepared? If a natural disaster were to strike today would you have enough food and water for your family and your pets?  It's always better to be prepared and not need it, than to be in a situation where you are without the basics. So, how...

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29 Mar Gifting An Easter Bunny – Is it a good idea?

Things to consider before gifting an “Easter Bunny". Many families who celebrate Easter are very familiar with the charming icon “The Easter Bunny” who delivers sweets for children the morning of Easter Sunday. This link of rabbits to Easter has led to parents gifting more than chocolate to children. Rabbits make great pets and can bring a family joy for years. Before taking that step, consider these important facts on rabbit health and husbandry. One of the most important factors to a rabbit’s health is adequate housing. It is important that rabbits...

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27 Mar Pet First Aid

Most of us have first aid kits in our homes; stocked with adhesive bandages, gauze, antibiotic ointment, pain relievers, etc..  but when it comes to our pets and injuries, are you prepared?  Ready made kits are available for purchase, but if you prefer to make your own below are a few suggestions. What should you have in your pet first aid kit? Contact numbers and paperwork:  Veterinarian phone number, 24 hour emergency clinic, poison control hotline (24/7 ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER: (855) 764-7661) copies of vaccines and any other medical records,...

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