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Passion pays off: No-kill movement saves millions of animals per year

(BPT) - Americans like to think of themselves as a pet-loving society; today, nearly 70 million dogs and 74 million cats live in U.S. households, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Yet as recently as 30 years ago, animal shelters across the country routinely killed an estimated 17 million companion animals a year as a means of population control.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Look what the cat dragged in: Pests your pets bring home
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 1:37 am

(BPT) - Keeping pests out of your home is important, but it can be an uphill battle if you aren’t intercepting them at the source, and in some cases, the source may be your pets.

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Sunday 07/20/2014
Thinking of buying a puppy? You may want to think again
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Your family is ready for a pet, so you head out to the local pet store. Within moments of walking into the shop, an energetic, sweet-eyed puppy steals your heart. You plunk down your money – possibly hundreds of dollars – and take him home, unaware that your new darling began his life in circumstances that most Americans would find horrifying, circumstances that will possibly cause him long-term health and psychological problems. He’s the product of a puppy mill.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Make the big move less stressful for the 4-legged members of the family
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - When moving houses, you make a checklist of the utility companies you need to contact for stopping and starting services. You also schedule all the volunteer or professional movers to pack, transport and unpack your belongings, and you let all your friends and family members know your new address. Additionally, you need to remember to make plans for your special family members, too – your pets.

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Wednesday 07/02/2014
Decoding pet food claims to find the ideal nutrition for your furry family member
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - In the United States, 62 million households have at least one pet, including 83 million dogs and 95 million cats. That’s a lot of people who love their pets, and one of the key aspects of caring for a furry family member is providing the right nutrition. Unfortunately, with so many pet foods available, labels and claims can quickly get confusing.

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Thursday 06/26/2014
A New Survey Weighs In On Pet Obesity
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—Much as with humans, too many calories and a lack of exercise can spell trouble for pets.

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Sunday 06/22/2014
Vet-approved tips for keeping your pet out of the ER
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Picture this: It’s late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you’re not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.

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Thursday 06/19/2014
Calming Cats And Dogs
Updated: June 20, 2014 - 1:36 am

(NAPSI)—With road trips, fireworks and thunderstorms, summer can be a tough time for some pets. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to ease your animal’s stress, whether at home or on the road

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Thursday 06/12/2014
Fireworks and Thunderstorms: A Summer Guide to Keeping Cats Calm
Updated: June 16, 2014 - 1:38 am

(StatePoint) The majority of pet owners say they have at least one dog or cat with behavioral problems, which easily can be exacerbated by such startling things as July 4th fireworks and summer thunderstorms.

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