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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ITCHY PETS

Gentle Ways to Calm Allergies

by Sandra Murphy

Natural Remedies for Itchy Pets

Rther than routinely giving drugs to dogs and cats to relieve dry, itchy, skin or food allergies, consider more gentle natural alternatives. As with people, knowing...

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Heart-To-Heart With a Horse

Their Gentle Empathy Helps Us Heal

by SANDRA MURPHY

Heart-To-Heart With a HorseOSETRIK/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Physical therapists have long used horses to help patients improve balance or strengthen core muscles. Now they’re helping to teach empathy. Given a horse’s significant size, sometimes...

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Functional Medicine for Pets

Why the Best Vets Use It

by SHAWN MESSONNIER

Functional Medicine for PetsERMOLAEV ALEXANDER/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Many pet owners have chosen functional medicine for their own care, so they logically turn to it for their four-legged family members, as well. Most veterinarians are still...

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Fetch, Stretch, Dance

Make Your Dog an Exercise Buddy

by SANDRA MURPHY

Fetch, Stretch, DanceBARNA TANKO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Man and woman’s best four-legged friend can activate and energize even the most reluctant couch potato or exhausted owner, making the family dog an excellent exercise buddy. Regardless of how lax we may be, everyone feels better after...

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Boarding Solutions for Beloved Pets

The Best are Pet, People and Planet Friendly

by Sandra Murphy

Boarding Solutions for Beloved Pets

The holidays bring buffet feasts, ribboned gifts, stockings of goodies, ornaments and tinsel that to animals all look good enough to eat. Pets can get into trouble, especially if...

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Cat-astrophe

How to Slim a Fat Feline

by SANDRA MURPHY

Cat-astrophe

Almost 60 percent of America’s pet cats are overweight, according to a survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Feline obesity can lead to joint pain, hinder self-grooming and make it...

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Happy Furry Home

Tips for Keeping a Pet-Friendly Home Clean

by SANDRA MURPHY

Happy Furry Home

Households with multiple pets abound as families often opt for a mix of companion animals. Currently, more than 70 million dogs, 75 million cats and 6 million birds are kept as pets in the U.S., according to...

Handle Wild Things With Care

How to Help Injured Animals

by SANDRA MURPHY

Handle Wild Things With Care

When encountering a bird or animal that appears to be abandoned, take only minimal steps to help. “People mean well but a lot of rescues we see, didn’t need help,” says Lacy Campbell, wildlife care center operations manager for the Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon. Make sure the animal is...

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Cool Chow

Icy Treats for Hot Summer Days

by Sandra Murphy

Cool Chow

In 2015, manufacturers of commercial dog and cat foods and treats issued 28 recalls, some for multiple products, due to the potential presence of...

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Hot Days Are Hard on Pets

How to Prevent, Detect and Treat Heatstroke

by Shawn Messonnier

Hot Days Are Hard on Pets

As outdoor temperatures heat up, pets may suffer from the effects of increased ambient temperatures. While problems such as squamous cell carcinoma and moist dermatitis (skin hot spots) increase along with temperatures and amount of sun exposure, the most serious heat-related health issue...

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