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Summer time is a period of adventure, traveling, and having fun, but that can be difficult if you have a pet that needs to be taken care of. As responsible pet owners we’re often stuck questioning what to do with our furry friend. Beg a friend, hire a pet-sitter, consider a kennel, or just stay home.

But consider this: In America alone, there are over 25,000 hotels that allow…

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BREA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — For the third straight year, “Bella” reigns as the most common name among both dogs and cats in 2014. “Bailey” was a close second in the dog category and “Max” was once again the feline runner up. The exotic pet category, which includes birds, rodents and reptiles, revealed a new top name with “Coco” leading the pack. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI)

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EAGLE, Idaho, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — VetIQ®, the vet-recommended line of pet prescription medications, flea & tick preventives and other health and wellness supplements for America’s pets – today revealed the results of its 2014 Holiday Fun Survey. The study, which asked more than 750 pet owners to provide insight about their dogs and cats during “the most wonderful time of the year,” highlights some of the popular quirks…

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We’ve all seen it, instances of dogs and their owners who share a special, inexplicable bond that seems unbelievable. Chances are you’ve been a witness to the dog who knows to wait for his person at the front door every day at precisely the right time, or the dog who snuggles up next to his person just when they need a hug. If you haven’t experienced it yourself, I’m sure…

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Horses are beautiful creatures that have many strange and amazing qualities. For example, did you know they have the largest eyes of any land mammal? Did you know a horse has a memory that rivals an elephant’s? A horse remembers the things you tell them, including insults and compliments. They also sleep standing up. In fact they can stand for a very, very long time without getting tired.

Many…

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Natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, fires and floods aren’t anything to joke about. They’re dangerous, fatal and can be quite terrifying. Our families’ safety during those tough times is extremely important, and pets are family. Preparation is extremely important when dealing with a dangerous situation and most of us don’t have a plan.

It’s important to think about all possible scenarios and what to do during each event…

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[NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014]– A newly released poll by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed that good intentions don’t always equate to action when it comes to rescuing dogs in parked cars on hot days. In a nationwide telephone survey, an overwhelming majority-93 percent-of adults who have never encountered a dog in a car on a hot day said they…

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