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Wednesday 06/20/2012
How to make sure your pet has a good time on vacation too
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - When it comes time to take a vacation, don't forget to invite your family pet along for the ride. Traveling with your pet adds an extra element of fun to your getaway and means you don't have to make separate arrangements for feeding and boarding your pet while you are gone.

Put a Stop to Feline Urinary Tract Problems With a Clean Litter Box
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(NewsUSA) - Urinary tract problems are a common affliction among cats. Regular litter box cleaning is an important step in keeping this painful condition in check.

Sunday 06/17/2012
Look what the dog dragged in: How routine grooming can keep ticks and fleas at bay this summer
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

As the weather grows warmer, so grows the abundance of ticks and fleas that can cause havoc for pets and households. Not only are these pesky parasites responsible for spreading Lyme disease and other harmful bacteria, but this summer promises to have more of them, as health experts predict record numbers due to a mild winter. Fortunately, the same routine that keeps your dog looking and smelling good can help protect them and your home from these tiny intruders.

Thursday 06/14/2012
Ending pet homelessness is an achievable goal.
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(NAPSI)—Approximately half of the pets that end up in shelters in North America are euthanized before they find a home. That adds up to about 11,000 pets each day—or about 4 million pets this year—that will lose their lives even though the majority are healthy and adoptable.

Saturday 06/02/2012
Good News For Pet Lovers Can Get Better
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(NAPSI)—Theres good news for people who love animals. The percentage of dogs and cats in homes adopted from shelters and rescue groups has risen from 27 to 29 percent in the last few years, while the number of healthy and treatable pets losing their lives for lack of a home has dropped from 3 million to 2.7 million.

Preparing Your Home For Puppy Love
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(NAPSI)—Loyal and lovable, dogs make exceptional friends and family pets, but there are a few things to consider before bringing one home. Whether you’re interested in a new puppy or a rescued dog of any age, below are some useful tips to help incorporate a new pet into the family:

Ensure The Pets You Love With A Pet Food Containing L-carnitine--An Ingredient That Loves Them, Too
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to pet food, most people give little thought to the ingredients in the bag. Fortunately, in some pet foods, there’s a multitasking molecule—L-carnitine—that can do your animal a world of good. Here’s how:

Helping Your Pets Take A Bite Out Of Poor Health
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(NAPSI)—Dog owners who think a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s are barking up the wrong tree—and they are not alone.

Spaying and Neutering is a Win Win "Fix" for Pets and People
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(NAPSI)—Pet owners can help put an end to a sad situation: Each year, thousands of kittens and puppies wind up in shelters as a result of accidental litters from pets that are not spayed or neutered. While they may be small in size, these unplanned offspring have a giant impact on a community, including higher costs to taxpayers for the community to trap and transport homeless litters to shelters, higher costs for shelters to house, feed and care for these pets and shelter overcrowding—which increases euthanasia rates.

Wednesday 05/30/2012
Investing a little time and effort before you leave can pay big dividends when traveling with your pet.
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(NAPSI)—Investing a little time and effort before you leave can pay big dividends when traveling with your pet. Here are some tips that can help keep you and your pet on the road to happiness:

Monday 05/28/2012
Essential tips for keeping your canine's skin and coat healthy
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - If you love your dog like a true member of your family, you want to give him the absolute best. So when your furry friend seems to have a lackluster coat and flaky, itchy skin, you're bound to feel concerned. It's time to take a proactive approach so your dog can be healthy - both inside and out - for many years to come.

Sunday 05/20/2012
Pet health care primer: What you need to do and when
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - For pet owners, there are few things more exciting than bringing home a new companion. And while it's fun to play with that new furry friend during those first months together, there's also some business to take care of. Setting a pet up for a long, rich life is in your hands, so it's important to know how to take care of his health from the start.

Sunday 04/22/2012
Cat parents are confident in their connection with their felines
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - Are cats man's new best friend? Perhaps.

Sunday 04/15/2012
Bird feeder battles: Winning the war against squirrels
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - For bird lovers, the sight of a bushy tail hanging off the side of a feeder means just one thing: war.

Monday 04/02/2012
Cleaning tips for creating a healthy home environment
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - Allergens lurk inside and outside your home, causing more than 40 million Americans with allergies to cough, sneeze and have itchy eyes all year long. And, for 25 million Americans with asthma it can be even more problematic. You'd assume cleaning your home would help reduce these allergy triggers, but if you're not cleaning the right way, you could actually be making the problem worse.

Thursday 03/01/2012
How to get farm fresh eggs straight from your backyard
Updated: October 09, 2012 - 9:48 am

(ARA) - Fresh, healthy eggs. Natural fertilizer and pest control. A chance to teach your kids the value of growing their own food. These are just some of the reasons backyard chickens have moved from a novelty to a mainstream trend.

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