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Pros and Cons of Gifting A Pet For Christmas

We’ll take a deep dive into this issue so that you can decide for yourself.   To get started, we thought sharing a few facts about pet ownership was the best place to begin. Here are a few facts about pet ownership in the US as reported by the ASPCA. “Currently, no government institution or animal organization is responsible for tabulating national statistics for the animal protection...
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2017 Winter Holiday Pet Food Safety Guide

A guide to the common foods we humans love to consume during the winter holidays. We’ve listed those foods that are harmful to dogs and cats, and those they can safely enjoy along with you. YES – Turkey - It’s a great lean protein to share with your pet. REMOVE any skin, fat and bones and stick to white meat. NO – Mushrooms, onions, garlic, leeks, or scallions - Mush...
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Baby It's Cold Outside -Winter Care Tips for Pet Parents

Winter weather is taking its time visiting New Mexico this year, but she is rapidly approaching. As we humans begin layering our clothing, weatherproofing our homes and our autos, it’s time to think about the needs of our pets as the cold rushes in. We’ve gathered together some tips from experts in the veterinary profession to help you prepare. BE VIGILENT Animals with arthritis ...
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BONE APPETIT – THANKSGIVING RECIPES FOR PETS

Why not celebrate Thanksgiving by creating something special for your best friend? To get you started, we’ve included recipes for Turkey Meatloaf for Doggies, Turkey and Cranberry Dog Treats and Kitty’s Roasted Turkey Medallions. Bone Appetit! Turkey Meatloaf for Doggies By “Raja”  Ingredients: 2 eggs ½ cup oat bran ¼ amaranth seed ½ cup shredded carrots...
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Honoring Veterans Day And Dogs For Defense

By Maryle Malloy for New Mexican Kennels While researching and putting together this article on dogs used by the US Military after World War II, I learned a great deal about the history of our canine dogs for defense heroes. I was in awe of the contribution made by the dogs and their handlers and saddened to learn that of the 4,000 dogs serving in Vietnam, only about 200 of them were b...
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Traveling By Air With Your Pet

For those times when you want or need your pet to travel with air, we’ve provided some important information to make your life easier and your pet safer. Airline Pet Policies Airlines quite often have different rules for traveling with pets. It’s important that you become familiar with the requirements and restrictions your airline imposes, so that your arrival and departure run smoo...
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A Year's Worth of Holiday Treats For Pets

We’ve made it easy for you to prepare Holiday treats for your pets and for gift giving. You’ll find recipes for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter & Passover, Memorial & Independence days, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Winter Holidays. For Valentine’s Day It’s Red Velvet Pupcakes Here’s a special treat for that someone in your life who always gives you unconditional lo...
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Pet Food Primer 101

The best way to determine the wholesomeness of the food that you give to your pet is to read the list of ingredients on the package. The Food And Drug Administration enforces the law, which states that the ingredients in all food must be listed in order of weight of the final product. This means that the first ingredient in a list of ingredients on a package of food (human or animal) ...
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Foster Pets at New Mexican Kennels

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We are pleased to support New Mexico Pet’s Alive by fostering these 5 wonderful dogs. NMPA requested our help so they could make room for dogs who were lost during Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Please consider adopting one of these sweethearts. For additional information on visiting and adopting them, visit: https://www.adoptapet.com/shelte...
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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Last week we provided tips for choosing the appropriate costume for your pet. This week, we’ve got some safety tips to help your pet not only cope with the Holiday, but enjoy the experience as well. There are many Halloween pet safety hazards related to this October holiday - some are well-known (the dangers of chocolate), and some aren’t, (xylitol toxicity). Learn what to b...
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