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The Great Migration: 7 Essential Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving takes a lot of time and advanced planning. And moving with pets, whether cats, dogs or both, adds even more details to consider. In the hustle and bustle of packing up the house, arranging the truck, and the actual move itself, it can be easy to overlook a few simple steps that will help […]

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Crossing the Border with Pets: Canada Edition

If you grew up in the United States like I did, there are only two borders that you can cross when taking a road-trip out of the country: Mexico or Canada. Crossing into Canada is relatively easy, but what about when you are taking a pet with you? Read on to discover what you need […]

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How to Plan a Pet-Friendly Road Trip

Road trips are a tried and true method of adventuring and traveling the nearby world. There is something so invigorating about hitting the open road and cruising to places previously unknown. As an added benefit, driving is one of the most pet-friendly modes of transportation. However, traveling with pets does take a little added planning. […]

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National Pet Dental Health Month

Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Health Month? As humans, most of us have a regular dental hygiene routine. We brush twice a day, attempt to floss at least once a day, and see our dentists/dental hygienists twice a year. We do this to keep our teeth as healthy as possible and […]

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Why Pets Shouldn’t Eat Avocados + 9 Other Foods to Avoid

As a veterinarian, it seems that everyone knows that cats and dogs shouldn’t eat chocolate, but what about other frequently consumed human foods. Check out the list below for information on human foods that our furry companions should avoid and why. 1. Avocados (Dogs and Cats) Avocados contain a toxin called persin. Birds and ruminants […]

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The Science of Catnip

I was recently asked why cats react to sniffing catnip. As a veterinarian, I figured this was a question I should have an answer to. But as I thought about it, I realized that I didn’t know. So I looked into it and figured I would share the information I found with my readers at […]

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10 Christmas Traditions to Enjoy with Your Pets

Can you believe that there are only 5 days till Christmas! What are you and your pet doing to celebrate the last few days of the Christmas season? Here are 10 Christmas traditions to start (or continue) with your pets. Many can be enjoyed before Christmas day. Start now to help fill the time spent […]

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Essentials You Need in Your Travel Pet First Aid Kit

Many of us love to travel with our pets. Whether it is a car trip to visit friends or a backpacking trip into the wilderness, it is important to always have a good travel pet first aid kit on hand. While my at home first aid kit is a little extensive to travel with, there […]

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A Happy Thanksgiving with Pets

Ah Thanksgiving. A holiday that is as much about shared feasts of turkey, stuffing, and pies as it is about remembering to give thanks for the abundance of blessings that have been bestowed upon us.  The start of the “holiday season,” Thanksgiving is the last holiday before the world (at least my part of it) fully […]

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Cat Boredom Busters

Why do cats need boredom busters? While the housecat life is a safer one that results in cats living longer, healthier lives, it can also be a less mentally stimulating life compared to life outdoors. The environment rarely changes significantly and many housecats are left home alone during long workdays. This can result in a […]