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World Rabies Day

September 28th is an important day for animal health. Not only is this date set aside annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention, but it also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death – the French microbiologist and chemist who developed…

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Celebrating Deaf Dog Awareness Week

September 24-30th marks Deaf Dog Awareness Week. This initiative was started by PetFinder to spread awareness about owning a deaf dog. Although temporary, partial, or full (both ears) deafness can affect many dogs, they still make warm, caring companions and trainable…

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September is Happy Cat Month!

September is Happy Cat Month and a good time to check that we are providing an environment that ensures a happy kitty! Assessing if your home provides all the necessities for a happy, healthy cat doesn’t take long and any…

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Different countries around the world celebrate “Responsible Pet Ownership” at different times of the year and in different ways, but the bottom line of all these celebrations is to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. The American Kennel Club…

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Animal Pain Awareness Month

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, an initiative by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). IVAPM is an organization that provides resources to veterinary professionals and pet owners on pain prevention, management, and treatment in animals. Pain in…

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Pets as Probiotics?

We’ve all heard the expression that you have to eat a pound of dirt before you die, but what does this really mean? No, don’t pick up your spoon and start eating the dirt from your garden, but consider that…

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National Mutt Day

July 31st marks National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day. This event was started in 2005 to bring awareness to the number of mixed breed dogs that end up in shelters. About 75-80% of dogs in shelters…

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