Month: March 2020

What happens to my pet if I catch COVID-19? Photo: Myriams-Fotos In a matter of weeks, the world has changed beyond anything any of us have seen before. Quarantines, supplies, food rationing and fear are the name of the game right now during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. For those of us with pets, that fear
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Keep your gum away from your dog! Some types of chewing gum may contain an artificial sweetener that can cause xylitol poisoning in pets. Photo: Hans Xylitol poisoning in pets is on the rise. Anyone with a dog should be aware of xylitol and its potential to do harm. In this article, we will discuss:
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When you’re stuck inside, cabin fever can set in quickly. Having some hands-on activities at the ready can prevent the day from becoming a video- or game-a-thon. Why not collaborate with your kids and create some cool goodies for you cat? There are many options for simple do-it-yourself kitty-crafting projects, which are suitable for children
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Certain packages for both dogs and cats of Icelandic+ Capelin Whole Fish Pure Fish Treats have been recalled. Maker: IcelandicPlus LLCCause: Potential for Clostridium botulinumAnnouncement: FDA announcement on March 23, 2020 (archived here)What was recalled: Any of the following treats with lot numbers falling between 02/2020 and 02/2022: Icelandic+ Capelin Whole Fish Pure Fish Treats
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The average annual cost of owning a cat might surprise you. After analyzing data provided by the American Pet Products Association and breaking it down by type of pet (small dog, medium dog, large dog and cat), MoneyGeek came up with the following typical costs of owning a cat (not including emergency costs like those
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Social issues that affect people in communities across the country, such as homelessness and a lack of nutritious food on a daily basis, affect their pets, too. There are several national food banks that serve pets in need, as well as many that operate independently within the various states and even smaller ones in individual
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it “has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.” However, although pets probably cannot become sick, they could serve as a “conduit” of viral infection. We explain more about this below. Photo: Lucia Romero COVID-19 is the name of the
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If you’re grappling with an end-of-life decision about your pet, your trusted pet sitter may be able to offer some heartfelt advice and a shoulder to cry on. Photo: Klymenok Olena Research has shown something those of us with pets have known all along: Losing a pet is as difficult as losing a human loved
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Spring is upon us, and happiness is spreading across the land. I wondered if any had made its way to my cat, Stella. It’s spring, Stella! Aren’t you excited!Not really. What’s so great about spring? Oh, it’s a wonderful season: flowers, kittens, sunlight, newly mown lawns, running in meadows, parachuting off of —Wait, kittens? Did
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