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Respect Your Cat Day

March 28 has been named Respect Your Cat Day. The origins of the holiday are not really known other than a press release put out by a website called National Today. They trace the origins back to a 1384 edict by Richard II of England forbidding the consumption of cats. I guess that would be a sign of respect.

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Myths About Cats and Kittens

Today we’re going to examine some beliefs that pass as common knowledge or folklore regarding certain feline behaviors. Many of these myths are false although some may have some glimmer of truth to them.

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World Spay Day

February 26th has been designated World Spay Day.  This special day was started in 1995 by the Doris Day Animal League and is now recognized by over 70 countries around the globe.

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Winter Safety Tips for Your Pets

The Polar Vortex has hit the upper midwest of the U.S. again and it is not just dangerously cold for humans, it can be deadly for pets too. We may be over the worst of it now that it’s February, but we still have a couple of months of winter to go, so it’s never too late to review our Winter Safety Tips for your pet.

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Training Tips for New Dog Owners

Getting a new dog is usually an exciting and fun-filled activity. You meet the dog, fall in love and run off together to be best friends forever. But that love-at-first-sight feeling can wear off quickly if Toby starts misbehaving.

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Cat Café Craze

Unless you live under a rock, you have probably read or heard about the new pet craze, Cat Cafés. Cat Cafés are essentially a small coffee shop that also houses resident cats for you to interact with while you sip your latte. The first one of these opened in Taipei in 1998 and was named "Cat Flower Garden".

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National Train Your Dog Month

For the past eight years, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) has designated the month of January as National Train Your Dog Month to bring awareness to the importance of training and socializing your dog to make them a well-rounded, well-behaved member of your family.

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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet

The holiday season is wrapping up,with  just one more blow-out to go, New Year’s Eve. Not only is New Year’s a time for celebration, it’s a time for reflection. Many of us spend time during the season identifying New Year’s resolutions, or commitments for change you intend to accomplish during the coming year.

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The Perfect Gift for Your Pet

The giving season is upon us once again, and no matter what holiday you celebrate during this time of year, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day or even Festivus, getting the right gift for your loved ones can keep us busy during the month of December.

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Should I Play Music for My Anxious Dog?

About five years ago, an interesting study regarding the effects of auditory stimulation on kenneled dogs was released by a team at Colorado State University (Kogan). Its findings were compatible with a similar study released in 2002 from Queens University in Belfast (Wells).

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Tips for New Puppy Owners

Anticipation, excitement, overwhelmed, impatience, fun, frustration, laughter, worry, hilarity, exhausted, enjoyment, love. These are a few examples of the range of feelings that new puppy owners experience in the first few months of dog ownership.

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September is National Pet Health Insurance Month

The North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) is once again sponsoring National Pet Health Insurance Month this September. According to NAPHIA over 2 million pets are covered by pet insurance in the Uni...

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