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Growing up with pets – aiding your child’s development

When chosen carefully, pets are a wonderful addition to any home and provide many well documented health benefits to adults and children alike. But did you know pet ownership can help your child’s development? Pets are a great way to teach children responsibility. Even very young children can help out with feeding or refreshing a…
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Managing separation anxiety in our pets

Is your furry companion not coping well with being left home alone? Both dogs and cats can develop separation anxiety though the cat may not disturb the neighbors due to its inability to bark! Signs that may be noted when an animal has separation anxiety (not to be confused with generalized anxiety) include, but are not…
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Keeping your pet safe during snake season

Humans are not the only creatures who get out and about more during warmer months. From October to April snakes are far more active, leading to a marked increase in the number of pets being bitten. Prevention Snake bites can be deadly and treatment expensive. Try to avoid snake bites by: Walking your dog on…
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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV, is a slow-acting virus which suppresses a cat’s immune system over time. The main route of transmission is via infected saliva and blood, usually through fighting with other cats. Wild or feral cats are more likely to carry the virus, though domestic cats can also be infected. While most cats…
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