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How Pets Help Reduce Stress

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How Pets Help Reduce Stress

by Erin Askeland, CPDT-KA and Training and Behavioral Expert at Camp Bow Wow Some studies show that people begin to feel less anxious after spending less than an hour with an animal. There are endless benefits from lowering your stress level and while the things that we find stressful in our lives are often hard…

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Wagz Tails From The Shelter- Adventures of Tiny Tina Part 2

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Wagz Tails From The Shelter- Adventures of Tiny Tina Part 2

by Barbara Isherwood   Let’s have a quick recap of the story so far, in the exciting adventures of Tiny Tina.  You may recall that our puppy heroine had been rescued from a flood with the rest of the puppies in her family.  But unlike her brothers and sisters, who had been adopted by local…

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Book Review-The Cat Lovers Quotation Book

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Book Review-The Cat Lovers Quotation Book

The Cat Lover’s Quotation Book A Collection of Feline Favorites Written by Jo Brielyn Category: Reference – Quotations; Pets – Cats; Humor – Form – Anecdotes & Quotations Format: Hardcover, 96 pages On Sale Date: March 29, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-57826-623-4 Rich with meaningful quotes and humorous one-liners, The Cat Lover’s Quotation Book brings readers into…

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How to Make a Dog Toy Your Dog Will Love

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How to Make a Dog Toy Your Dog Will Love

by Lori Pace of Coupons.com   My dogs, especially my Joy, love to run! Chasing something that makes noise and smells like treats is a sure way to get them some exercise. Here’s how simple it is to make a homemade dog toy:       Supplies • Old sock • Small water bottle, empty • Sturdy…

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Life With Charlie the One Eyed Hedgehog and Wilhelmina the Wonderful

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Life With Charlie the One Eyed Hedgehog and Wilhelmina the Wonderful

by Ryan Jordan   My interest in hedgehogs started very young, as soon as I found out you can keep them as pets. I wasn’t allowed to get one when I was eight years old, but I recently revisited that dream as an adult and got my first hedgehog!   Charlie is a retired breeder…

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5 Things You Must Know for a Happy Hedgehog

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5 Things You Must Know for a  Happy Hedgehog

by Aimee Gertsch   Hedgehogs are great small pets, but they do need extra care to be happy and healthy. To get started on the right foot, here are 5 basic needs for hedgehog care. Heating It might surprise you to learn that hedgehogs have special heating needs. Hedgehogs like things warm, and it’s important to…

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Doggy Dementia: Is That Why My Dog Stares at the Wall?

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Doggy Dementia: Is That Why My Dog Stares at the Wall?

Senior Moments by Hindy Pearson   It is sometimes called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), sometimes called doggy dementia but always called “heart breaking.”   Do we know what causes it?   Yes and no. Don’t you love those answers!!   Lesions on the brain; genetics; free radicals; not enough blood getting to the brain; decrease…

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Lost 12 year old Blind Dog Found-Hero Refuses Reward

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Lost 12 year old Blind Dog Found-Hero Refuses Reward

At the end of one of the darkest, wettest winters in memory, a bright spot has lit up the San Lorenzo Valley community in the form of an old, blind dog who went missing in the mountains for seven days. On Feb. 24, the Cole family went to bed for the night in their home…

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Buster Finds a Friend in Blacky the Wheelchair Cat

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Buster Finds a Friend in Blacky the Wheelchair Cat

Hello! Buster Boy here. Recently I met a new friend: Blacky the wheelchair cat in New Zealand.  Blacky is a courageous fellow with a very positive attitude. If I didn’t know better, I would think he was a dog! At ll years old he has the energy of a one year old pup and through…

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Podcast-How Your Child May Be a PEP Ambassador for Pet Welfare

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Podcast-How Your Child May Be a PEP Ambassador for Pet Welfare

Erica Falbaum, CEO of PEP joins us. “PEP! The Pet Education Project is turning kids into animal heroes by teaching respect and responsibility for their pets! With over 6,000 animals euthanized daily in the United States, it’s my mission to educate kids on the 5 Steps to a Happy and Healthy Pet! I’ve created PEP!…

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