• April Showers Bring May Flowers – How to Keep Your Pets Safe Around Plants
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    Springtime awakens the green thumb in all of us. Whether you and your pets go outside to dig in the garden, or the sunshine inspires you to add a few fresh plantings inside, it’s good to know how to pet proof the plants on your property. Crassula ovata, commonly known as jade plant, friendship tree,

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  • Honoring Your Pet After Their Passing
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    Most pet owners experience anxiety while making the decision to euthanize a sick pet. Rest assured that once a pet has peacefully passed, most owners feel an immediate sense of relief. However, questions may arise about what to do with a pet’s remains or how to memorialize such a beloved family member. It is best

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  • Teaching Food Patience to Pets
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    Our last blog discussed the importance of maintaining a pet’s healthy weight by engaging in various physical activities. One of the suggested activities involved teaching a pet to wait for food and rewards. Let’s look a bit closer on just how to do this. Combating the over-eager eater Dogs don’t have manners; they have learned

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  • The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Pet Weight
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    Spring is coming – Time for your pet to come out of hibernation and get moving! You too! Pets love to be on the move, and exercise has proven to be the most effective form of preventative medicine for our four legged friends. Older pets decrease arthritic pain via exercise and younger pets build muscle

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  • Mourning a Pet
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    “The loss of a pet affects everyone in a family,” said Laureeann Empey-Ruel, owner of Pet Bereavement Counseling in Massachusetts. In 1979, Laureeann helped create the home hospice services we know today. While helping people at the end of their lives, she was drawn to the pets left behind. Today, she channels her love of

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  • A Visit to Veterinary House Calls
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    Dr. Paula Ruel is renowned for visiting you and your family pet. On certain occasions, such as surgery or dental prophylaxis, you get to visit her. A cluster of tall bird houses meet you as you pull into the offices of Veterinary House Calls. Lush green grounds with gardens and a barn let you and

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