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Let your Dog Take you for a Walk

‘Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.’ (Thomas Jefferson) By: Kelly Williamson, IRONMAN champion While this statement was made some 200 years ago, if you do a quick search on ‘healthiest forms of exercise’ you will still find walking comes up at the top of the list. It may sound ironic coming from someone whose […]
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The Best Food for your Cats

By: Dr. Abby Huggins Mowinski, DVM Cats are not small dogs. This mantra is repeated at veterinary schools and conferences across the world – and it is as applicable to feline nutrition as it is to any other medical issue. Yet, because cats don’t always make the best “test subjects” (anyone who owns cats knows that they do whatever they […]
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How to Become a Foster Pet Parent

You want to foster a dog or cat but don’t know where to start? Well, first of all – that’s great! Fostering a pet is one of the most helpful things you can do for a shelter pet in need (especially in times of natural disasters)! Second, here’s a good list to work off of to ensure that your foster […]
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Helping Animals in the Wake of a Natural Disaster

By: Dr. Abby Huggins Mowinski, DVM It can feel absolutely overwhelming to watch natural disasters unfold in other regions of the country and other parts of the world. So much help is needed on so many levels — it is impossible to know where to start. But the important thing is simply to START. Even seemingly small acts, when done […]
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A Healthy Weight can Help your Pet Live Longer

By: Dr. Abby Huggins Mowinski, DVM Excess weight. Many people think of extra pounds as a cosmetic problem, but it is so much more than that. Obesity is as significant a health crisis in our companion animals as it is in the human population, with over 50% of dogs and cats in the overweight to obese range. Pet obesity is […]
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Forbes and CircleUp25: The 25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands of 2016

Ryan Caldbeck, Contributor It’s rare when one of the biggest sectors of our economy experiences massive change. The change is so pervasive, it can sometimes fly under the radar since it’s constantly happening right under our noses. Consumer and retail is seeing tremendous innovation, and it has once-dominant, big industry players stumbling. CircleUp25 recognizes trailblazers leading this innovation. Previous CircleUp25 […]
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4th of July pet safety tips

The holiday weekend is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy the festivities, but there are some necessary precautions we need to take to make sure our pets are enjoying the holiday with us and staying safe at the same time. Be prepared: Microchip and always have a current ID on your pets – this includes name, address, phone […]
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Keep your pets cool this summer

It’s going to be a hot one. While sweat pours down every inch of our bodies, our pups’ only sweat glands are on their paw pads and nose. They cool down mainly by panting, and in 100-degree weather – that could take a while! It’s up to us to make sure that our furry friends get their exercise in, but […]
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