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Helpful tips, recent news, inspiring tales, cute photos and more fun stuff from The Drake Center.

Catnip and Your Cat - What it Is, What it Does, and Why It Doesn’t Affect All Cats

If you’re like most cat owners, you’ve probably bought your cat one of those catnip stuffed mice from the pet store. Maybe your cat rolled around with it in ecstasy and then proceeded to dissect it. Or, maybe your cat gave it sniff and walked on by, tailing swishing in the air without a care.

Perplexing isn't it? Turns out either reaction is common and you'll see why in a moment, but first, let's look at the herb itself.

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Top 5 Spring Hazards for Pets

By Gabrielle Feldman

Checked by Dr. Kathy Boehme


Spring is right around the corner, and with the change of season comes new activities, and new chances for your pet to get into some things that could potentially make them ill. In honor of March 18th through the 24th being “National Animal Poison Prevention Week”, The Drake Center has come up with the top 5 spring time hazards you should be aware of. 

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5 Grooming Tips for Cat Owners

You might think that since your cat spends approximately half their waking hours grooming themselves that they don’t need your help but they do.

After all, while kitties are excellent at cleaning their exterior grooming, they could use your help with the interior. Plus, they can't trim their nails or teeth very easily on their own. 

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How Much Does Dog Dental Care Cost?

You know your dog’s teeth aren’t going to clean themselves and you also know your dog is subject to plaque buildup and periodontal disease just like humans. It’s no secret that professional dog dental cleaning is important. However, one question we’re frequently asked is how much does dog dental care cost? It’s a natural question - after all, we understand healthcare costs are on everyone’s mind these days. Unfortunately, like many health services, it’s difficult to give a single price because “it depends.”

Let’s look at the various factors that contribute to the fees.

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