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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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KISS THEM – THEY’RE IRISH

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re pleased to bring you this information on Native Irish Dogs from the Irish Kennel Club. “The Native Irish Dogs which have been developed down the centuries in the mountains, woods and bogs of Ireland are the legacy we have inherited from our forefathers. We are proud of the number of counties, which have adopted our dogs and are pleased with the way th...
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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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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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Holiday Pet Food Safety

Holiday foods that are safe for dogs and cats to eat and those that are harmful to them. 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. Mushrooms are dangerous! If a dog or cat ingests mushrooms, side effects can be quite severe. They may include vomiting, ...
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Holiday Health Hazards for Pets

“If you want to get festive, mix some of your pet's regular food with water to make a dough then roll it out, cut into festive shapes, then bake until crunchy.” The holiday season brings excitement and commotion associated with shopping, travel, and other seasonal preparations. In all the activities of the season our beloved pets may be exposed to hazards less commonly found other times...
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Feast Not! Advice on Keeping Your Dog Safe and Happy During the Holidays

The Thanksgiving Dinner is a wonderful time of coming together with friends and family.  It can also be a time when folks can’t resist slipping your dog a little bit of the Thanksgiving Feast from the table or even after dinner while clearing up. There are so many opportunities for your dog to eat something that can make them feel pretty bad or even cause more harm. Here...
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