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Posted on: June 3, 2013

FAST FACTS Heat Stroke: Causes & Symptoms

Heat stroke is a severe increase in body temperature above the average range that the body is unable to handle. Heatstroke can result in multiple-organ failure and possible death within 15 minutes. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO HEAT STROKE Excessive heat and humidity Overexertion / excessive exercise, especially in hot conditions Being left in a hot car Read the full article…

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Posted on: May 31, 2013

FAST FACTS: Enrichment & Exercise for Indoor Cats

Indoor cats are great pets because their solitary ways and ability to use a litter box make them easy companions. But don’t let that fool you into thinking they don’t need mental stimulation and exercise too. Felines may be domesticated but their instinctive needs should be met for overall wellness.  Here are some tips for Read the full article…

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Posted on: May 3, 2013

FAST FACTS: Avoid the Bite

Tips for Approaching a Dog Properly National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 19 – 25, 2013 Never approach an aggressive dog, stray dog or one contained in a pen, behind a fence, or in a car. Our natural reaction is to help an injured animal, but fearful, hurt animals don’t understand good intentions and Read the full article…

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Posted on: March 24, 2013

Perform a home inspection—taking the time to inspect each room could save a life!

Here is a list of common household and yard items which are pet poison hazards: In the Kitchen Toxic foods: chocolate, gum/Xylitol, grapes/raisins, onions, garlic, chives, leeks, nuts, bones, caffeine-including coffee grounds, alcohol, fruits with pits Around the House Cleaning products: oven cleaner, bleach, detergents Medicines: vitamins, prescription and most OTC medications. NEVER give human Read the full article…

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Posted on: March 1, 2013

FAST FACTS: Training Your Puppy or Kitten

The Benefits of Training Creates a strong bond with your pet Reduces damage to your home and personal belongings Reduces costs associated with owning a pet Improves overall quality of life in the home Saves the life of a dog or cat by not being sent to a shelter Your Puppy Types of Training Obedience Read the full article…