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

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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World Rabies Day

By Nicole Abrego

September 28th is World Rabies Day. An initiative started by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) in 2007, World Rabies Day is used to raise awareness and promote rabies prevention around the world. While cases of rabies in the United States are relatively low, prevention is key in ensuring that instances of this deadly disease do not occur in our home.


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Prepping Your Pet In Case Disaster Strikes

By Nicole Abrego


September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. As much as we hope that a natural disaster such as fires, earthquakes, floods, or other events won’t happen near our home, it’s always best to prepare your family in case such an event occurs. Pets are part of your family, and thus, should be included in your family’s emergency plan. Here are some helpful tips on how to make sure that your pet is prepared in case of an emergency. 


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