In 2017 are reminded why it's important to prepare yourself and your animals for the unexpected no matter where you live. Hurricanes, wildfire, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes - all natural disasters require preplanning for pet safety and emergency supplies long before they strike.
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With the holidays approaching quickly and gifts already getting wrapped one present that should be carefully considered before purchasing is a dog or cat for a friend, elderly parent or a child.
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Halloween can be a scary time for your children with all the goblins and ghouls that roam the streets. While you can explain to your children that it is nothing more than make-believe, you cannot do the same for your four-legged family members.
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Cats are fun to have around; their personalities are always so unique. Maybe your cat just loves to find a good patch of sunlight and sleep all day or maybe your cat loves to run around your house, always on the hunt. Whatever your cat likes to do it’s almost certain that they have decided to sink their claws into your furniture and maybe even your curtains, but declawing is not a simple fix or a humane choice.
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I remember what it was like when I first started learning about natural and holistic healing for my dogs. I felt so overwhelmed and didn't know what to do or when. But you don't have to go it alone. My journey started over 15 years ago and now I can share what I've learned along the way both on my own and through my extensive training with top healers in England.
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Intelligent. Clean. Social. Curious. These are all words that can be used to describe a pig. Borrowing from the book “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White, we can add “terrific, radiant and humble” to the list. “Micro, mini, and teacup” are words that should never be associated with pigs. The trend of people purchasing “micro-pigs” seems to ebb and flow with pop culture.
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How many times when you were in school or just venturing out into the world on your own, did you ask yourself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” A fireman, ballerina, scientist, doctor, policeman - certainly options like these passed through your mind more than once as you tried to figure out one of life’s biggest choices. For those who recognize at an early age their passion for animals, they may dream about saving animals when they get bigger, but the options and path are not always as clear as that of the future fireman or the ballerina.
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When it comes time to start preparing to go away to college, included in what you will want to bring are some special things that will remind you of home and make you feel more comfortable when you are miles away from family and friends.  As you are packing, the temptation to bring along your dog or cat might enter your mind, because what better source of comfort to have around when you are missing home.
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What dog does not like to go for a ride in the car or on the back of a pickup truck?  Being left behind when the family is heading off for a day of hiking or a picnic in the park is too much fun to miss out on.  But an outing can turn into tragedy when a dog is put in the back of a pickup truck and not properly restrained.  Thankfully, more and more states have laws making it illegal to have a dog in the bed of a pickup unless they are properly restrained or in a dog crate.
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