Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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Designate one family member to be responsible for your pet. What other tips do you have from your experience? The post Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. Moving is a stressful endeavor.

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Pet-Friendly Travel Tips

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Pet-Friendly Travel Tips. Pet friendly hotels, campgrounds and other summer vacation facilities recognize that “family vacation” just wouldn’t be the same without Fido and Sylvester! Written by VCA Animal Hospitals and Dr. Donna Spector, DVM, DACVIM. June 16, 2011.

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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Here, I’ve gathered several useful tips to ensure that your move purrs right along. Designate one family member to be responsible for your pet. What other tips do you have from your experience? Moving is a stressful endeavor.

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7 Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Yard

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The following tips will help you create a beautiful yard where you and your dog can happily coexist. While the focus of your landscaping design may revolve around creating an attractive atmosphere and making humans comfortable, the family dog deserves consideration as well.

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12 Tips for new dog owners.

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This is a great article, and while it is geared towards the new dog at the White House, the tips are important for anyone who is getting ready to welcome a new furry friend into the family. 12 Tips for the Obama Family and Their New Adopted Dog, Bo. But these tips aren’t just for the First Family, they are for all dog guardians welcoming a new canine member into their family.

Great cat tips from Housecat Housecall

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Katrina Warren and the experts at Animal Planet’s “ Housecat Housecall ”, presented by Purina Cat Chow, have put together some simple tips to help families conquer some common cat care issues. Here are some good tips for prospective cat owners: What should I do before bringing a new kitten into the family? How do I ensure I find the right kitten or cat for me and my family? Finding the ideal companion cat can be a fun project for the whole family.

Pet Adoption Tips from

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This helps ensure that the pet is right for you and your family. Thanks to for these great tips! We hope that they were helpful, and especially that they have encouraged you to adopt from a rescue or shelter the next time you are adding a pet to your family. Pet Adoption Tips from originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 10, 2009. Common Questions About Pet Adoption.

Fourth of July Cat Safety Tips

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For pets, Independence Day can be a day (and night) of unsettling noises, separation from the family, confusion and danger. The post Fourth of July Cat Safety Tips appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Tips for a safe Labor Day with your pets.

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Labor day often means the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be celebrating with family and friends! Here are some important tips to keep your pets safe and healthy during the holiday celebrations.

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Urban Resource Institute and Purina Unveil the Purina Play Haven

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Studies show that as many as 48% of domestic violence victims stay in abusive situations out of fear of what would happen if they left their pets behind, and more than 70% of pet owners who enter shelter report that the abuser has threatened, injured, or killed family pets.

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Cool Summer Tips for Your Pet

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My brother suffered from some pretty bad allergies while we were growing up, so a dog was never an option for my family. After taking the time to read up on proper pet care and soliciting advice and tips from my dog-loving friends, I slowly began to feel comfortable taking care of Trevor as the long weekend progressed. But I’ve never forgotten some of the important tips I learned that first month – especially in regards to keeping your pet safe from the hot summer sun.

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“Purr-fect Times of our Lives” contest

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We know that your cat is a part of the family, and we want to see how you have included them in special occasions! To help get you in the mood, check out the lastest edition of Petco PurinaPURR where you will see tips on how to include your cat in your wedding!

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After all, she currently has four fur babies– all tuxedo cats (formerly strays) from the same family! features articles and tips covering all aspects of life with your dog, from selecting a dog to raising and training your canine.

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BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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To make it easier, we’ve assembled some great tips to help you whip your fire prevention strategy into shape! Practice Makes Perfect: Practice your evacuation plan with your family and be sure to include your pets. Be sure to share these tips with friends and family.

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Giveaway: The Dog Trainer’s Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet

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As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and the host of The Dog Trainer’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Teaching and Caring for Your Pet (which iTunes named a top podcast of 2009) Jolanta will teach you how to do everything from housetraining your dog for good to reading their body language.

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Easter and Bunnies

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Complete with great tips on how to decide if a pet bunny is right for you. And as always, if you decide a bunny is the right pet for your family, please check to find a bunny in need of a good home. Easter is just around the corner, and with it comes bunnies!

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On Birthdays, Cranes and the FDA

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Like when I was a kid and went to the mall with my family (BCP: Before Cell Phones), my parents would say: If we get lost, let's meet in front of the fountain. The widget is a Web application that contains FDA animal health and safety news alerts and tips. On Birthdays.

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Top 5 Ways to Pet Proof Your Home

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Replace any uncovered trash cans with their covered counterparts, and get your family into the habit of closing the toilet lid. With these top 5 tips, your home should stay as spotless as can be. Well, maybe not spotless, but at least a cozy niche for the whole family to enjoy.

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Back to school blues?

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But there’s one thing people often forget about: the family pet. Pet Care gives the following tips to take right now to help avoid the Back-to-School funk for pets. Also consider having the cat sleep with a different family member so they’re less attached to the kids. We thought these were all great tips. Please always consider adoption first when you decided to add a furry or feathered friend to your family.

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Giveaway: Housecat Housecall

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“The third season of Housecat Housecall continues our mission of providing cat owners with actionable tips and tools to help them create a well-balanced home life for the whole family, including the cat,&# said Dr. Katrina Warren.

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Big Miracle Giveaway

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Big Miracle is a film inspired by the true story of a small town news reporter (played by John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (played by Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

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Lucky Me!

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Christi Drue Dunlap created LUCKY ME to educate families about how, while exciting, integrating an animal into your life is a very big undertaking. This is a lovely and valuable book for families who are really thinking about or have just adopted a new pet. Lucky Me.

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Sure it’s love, but can you afford it?

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While many of us don’t wholly base our decisions to expand our families (or not) on finances, it’s important to understand how a pet will impact your budget. to see all the good tips, and read the authors own story of falling in love with a dog. This is a great reminder post from Kristen Sullivan, a writer on the FiLife website. We’ve all been there, looking at those puppy eyes, or into the eyes of any adorable pet we may fall for.

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Dogs and Rat Poison

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Tips for Prevention. Here are some tips for preventing your dog from eating rat poison: Place pellets/poison behind fridges, stoves, and other large appliances your dog cannot access. Although it can be costly, it is better safe than sorry for your dog, as well as your family. For more information about dogs and rat poison, a list of further symptoms, and tips on what to do in an emergency, visit

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Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart

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Together Purina and the Kroger family of stores will donate $150,000 to animal welfare organizations in 2009 and will recognize six exceptional pet lovers’ tales via a national television special this fall. Nestlé Purina and Cincinnati-based Kroger Co.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

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Here are the tips and stats that they sent us: Nearly 2,900 letter carriers were bitten by dogs last year, yet that pales in comparison to the 4.7 Your dog’s instinct is to protect the family. Did you know that May 16-22 is National Dog Bit Prevention Week? Neither did we! That is, not until we got an email from the USPS. Now that we know, we are happy to spread the word. They are working hard to help spread that word about how to prevent dog bites.

82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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The American Humane Association Red Star team will be assisting the Joplin Humane Society, whose staff is not only grappling with the magnitude of the disaster but has personally suffered devastating losses from the tornado and needs time off to attend to their families and what may be left of their homes. For those who live in one of the affected areas, here are some vital tips from American Humane Association on how to keep your pets and other animals safe: [link].

Guest Post: Bonding with your kitten.

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Whether you have bought a kitten, or your cat has given birth to a litter that you intend to keep, you will most likely want to bond with the new member of your family. Whether you have got your new kitten yet or not, you are sure to create a wonderful bond with it by following these tips.

Traveling with pets?

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Whether you’re visiting family or checking out a new vacation spot, does your cat or dog join you? Visit here twice monthly to read helpful tips on caring for your pets and check out her blog. Guest post By Peggy Frezon , Rensselaer, New York. Lots of people travel over Memorial Day weekend. Kelly enjoys coming along to her “grandparents’ &# summer place on a mountain lake.

From Today's New York Times

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21, 2008 To the Editor: The correct response to “The Biggest Beef Recall Ever” is to not just be appalled and sickened at the horrifying treatment of living beings at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company plant, but to realize that this is almost certainly just the tip of the iceberg, that not just cows are being tortured, but pigs, turkeys, chickens, calves and sheep. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points.

Best DIY Halloween Costumes for Cats and Dogs

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Costume Tips for Cats and Dogs. Vance Miller is a freelance writer for Natural Balance, a natural pet food company that has been serving your four-legged family members quality ingredients since 1989. While most cats and dogs may not enjoy getting dressed up, some pets will have a blast dressing up alongside you and your kids for Halloween.

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Traveling with your pets?

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Top 10 Tips to Stress-Free Holiday Travel with your Pet. PurinaCare® Pet Health Insurance ( ) would like to offer some tips to help prepare families and their pets for the summer travel season. The tips focus on preparing pets for travel, while on the road.

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Iams Home 4 the Holidays

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For information on how to get involved, how to find a participating shelter in your area and other important tips for new parents, please visit the Iams page on Facebook or on their website

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