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The Holidays Are Coming...Are Your Pets Ready?

By Nicole Abrego

“The most wonderful time of the year” is upon us. During the hustle and bustle of preparing holiday feasts, booking your flight to visit relatives and scouring online for the best deals on gifts, you realized you forgot one thing...where is Fido going to stay during the holidays?!


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Cats and Dogs Living Together – Mass Hysteria?

“Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies… Rivers and seas boiling… Dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!” The Ghostbusters may have had the right idea with many of these signs of calamity, but cats and dogs living together doesn’t have to be a disaster.


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What is Parvovirus (Parvo)?

New pet adopters and experienced dog owners alike may wonder, "What is the parvovirus (parvo)? How does my dog get parvo? Can parvo spread to humans and other animals?"


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Why Cats Knock Things Over

Whether you find it amusing or frustrating - or a little of both - the fact is if you own a cat, they are going to knock objects off any elevated surface, such as your desk or a table. Are they simply trying to be annoying, or is there a reason for this behavior? There are several reasons that contribute to why cats do this. Let’s explore this cutely problematic behavior to figure out why cats do it, and what can be done to prevent it.


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