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I grew up with indoor/outdoor cats. They lived in our house and slept on our beds but were allowed free access to the outdoors. The cats were happy, but it wasn’t always easy for us. I was heartbroken when one kitten, Tigger, went out to play and never came back. The rest made it to […]

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2021

It is difficult when our pets get sick or injured, and as pet owners we do our best to make sure we do all we can to speed the healing process. However, sometimes, pet surgery is needed and the healing process is a bit more complicated and takes a bit longer. Here are some tips […]

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2020

Photo by Loren Sztajer / CC BY-ND Some animals need a little bit more help to stay warm during the winter, but not all animals. Most of the time, the pets that I see wearing coats and such in the wintertime are dogs. I’ve even seen doggie booties! A lot of the times I wonder […]

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2020

As Thanksgiving draws near, what are you thankful for? Some of us are just thankful to have a pet—or to have an owner. How did you find your pet? How did your pet find you? For every pet and owner, there’s a good story. How did you find each other? Was it a search you […]

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2020

Black cats have been the subject of many legends and myths for centuries. Animal lovers are reminded of these legends every October. The idea that black cats are in danger during the month of October became so widespread that most animal shelters banned black cat adoptions. Fear that cats are being adopted to ritual sacrifice […]

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2020

Halloween costumes for your pet can be a fun addition to your Halloween festivities for your entire family. When choosing a costume, make sure that it is safe for your pet. Even with colder temperatures most pets do not need to wear clothes to keep warm. Limit the amount of time that your pet is […]

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2020

Just like some male dogs have the bad habit of lifting their leg to mark things, some cats spray items or objects to mark as their own. Learn how to help get rid of this bad behavior. Since we have already discussed how to help get rid of dogs marking their territory, it is only […]

Posted in Uncategorized on September 21, 2020

Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Fall! With August over already, it’s time to start preparing ourselves and our dogs for the autumn months! It is difficult to believe that summer is over! While it feels like we just broke out the flip flops and swimsuits, it is time to put those away and pull out the jackets. While you […]

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7, 2020

Lassie, let’s hit the water! During the summertime, the crowds flock to the beaches, rivers and lakes, some with their pooches! Here are some tips on how to make a trip to cooling waters fun with your furry friend. It is summer, which means it is time for water! As a North Carolinian, my family loves […]

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2020

Bye, bye Fido. We’ll be back soon! This is the time of year that many families take vacations. Here are some tips to help your pet cope when the family leaves him for a few days. If your pet is anything like ours, it hates to see you leave. Those sad puppy eyes always grip us […]

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2020

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