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May 2013

Did You Know: Dogs Are Good For Your Heart!
Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8:45 am

We say that a dog is man’s best friend, but did you know he is good for your heart? The American Heart Association concluded that “pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with decreased CVD risk.” (Published online in …

Is Your Pet Snacking on Cicadas?
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Since cicadas are on a 17-year cycle, it is unlikely that your pet has seen one before. When he does, he may bark, go crazy, and eat the red-eyed bugs. Dr. John Andersen, a veterinarian at Monticello Animal Hospital in …

From Wolf to Man’s Best Friend
Monday, May 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Many scientists, including biologists and psychologists, have come to the conclusion that wolves chose man, and not the other way around – which was a long-held belief. Knowing that man would not likely chose to make a companion of a …

Emergency Pet Preparedness: From Brief Absences to Permanent Evacuations
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself …

Advice and Tips to Cope with Allergies to Pets
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:20 am
Posted in Pet Lifestyles

Studies show that approximately 15% of the population is allergic to dogs or cats. An estimated one-third of Americans who are allergic to cats (about two million people) live with at least one cat in their household anyway. It’s clear …

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