Blog Entries Tagged as cat

  • Apr
  • 24

Finding a Reputable Sitter for Your Companion Animal Friend

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For many of us, summer travel season is just around the corner. Leaving your animal companion safe and comfortable at home while you travel doesn’t have to mean checking your loved one into a kennel, cattery, or veterinarian’s office, where animals often become stressed, frightened, ill, or even hurt or lost. Ideally, “safe at home” means finding …

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  • Oct
  • 23

Paper, Plastic, or Dog: Our Disposable Society Takes On a New Life

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Paper, Plastic, or Dog: Our Disposable Society Takes On a New Life

These days, you can’t turn on the TV or look at a magazine without being “greened.” We’re guided to the best green car, the most savory green restaurant, or the most efficient green energy system. Emissions are examined, and thermostats are tightened-and our belts are not far behind. We compost, compact, and conserve, lest our carbon footprint inch …

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  • Jan
  • 6

Do We Love Animals More Than Humans?

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Each of us could easily recite the myriad reasons that our animal companions hold such a special place in our hearts. A common argument levied against animal activists suggests that we prefer animals to people. Rhetorical questions such as, “If you could only save a baby or a dog from a burning building, who would you choose?” …

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  • Nov
  • 30

Protect Furry Friends From Winter Weather

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Although they are equipped with fur coats, dogs and other animals can still suffer from frostbite, exposure, and dehydration when water sources freeze. Cold temperatures mean extra hardship for “backyard” dogs , who often go without adequate food, water, shelter, or medical care. When the temperatures nosedive and you start piling on the layers, it’s also important to remember your …

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  • Jan
  • 1

New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Want to Keep!

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For most of us, the New Year’s resolutions we make with the best of intentions will be tossed out faster than the holiday fruitcake. Let’s be honest: Getting organized, pinching pennies, and losing weight aren’t much fun. Maybe that’s because-noble as they may be-these resolutions benefit primarily only us.

What if, instead, we resolve to do something …

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  • Jan
  • 8

I Was Never a Cat Person … Until I Met Whitney

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“You’re a vet, and you’ve never lived with a cat?” Until I graduated veterinary school, I had to plead, “Yes,” whenever this question crossed my path (although I didn’t think it was a very big deal). I grew up with numerous wonderful dogs, whose love and companionship inspired me to become a veterinarian. As almost all my …

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  • May
  • 30

The Vegan Grandmother: Always Adopt, Never Buy

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siamese

As an animal advocate, I am always talking to people about the importance of going to an animal shelter when you want to add an animal companion to your family. And I am so very, very gratified when I hear back from people who have successfully adopted their perfect companion.

It seems that everyone I talk to knows …

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