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Cat Treats - Good Or Bad?

Cat Treats - Good Or Bad?

To treat or not to treat, is the real question for cat owners. Cats are notorious for being picky eaters. What if a treat becomes an addiction? Is there a danger that treats could put your pet off their regular diet? Although cats do quickly become fond of their treats, if their regular dining experience is a quality, delectably tasty pet food, there is nothing risky about indulging your favorite feline with a tasty treat. And there are more reasons to treat your cat than just indulgence. Training: Treats are the perfect method of training a cat. They respond well...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Your Furry Friend to Dog Parks

The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Your Furry Friend to Dog Parks

Dog parks can provide an excellent source of exercise and socialization for both you and your canine companion. These parks generally provide a large, fenced-in area where dogs can run and play in safety, and many owners enjoy the benefit of meeting fellow dog lovers as well. There are some general guidelines that are required to ensure the safety of both your dog and other visitors of the park. Weight and Size Regulations Some dog parks are split into separate, fenced-in sections according to the weight and size of the dog. DO take these guidelines seriously and make sure your...

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Car Travel with Your Dog: 5 Safety Tips to Follow

Car Travel with Your Dog: 5 Safety Tips to Follow

As a dog owner, you'll probably take your canine companion to the veterinarian, pet store, park and other locations in a typical year. However, you should follow these safety tips to reduce the risk of injury while promoting a positive and enjoyable experience. #1) Don't Allow Your Dog to Roam Free While it may seem harmless, you shouldn't allow your dog to roam free in the car. There are simply too many things that can go wrong with an unrestrained dog: he could distract you, get underneath your feet, or sustain serious injury in the event of a collision. #2)...

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A reminder about the family behind the scenes...

A reminder about the family behind the scenes...

In small business, you can forget there is a family behind the scenes.  If you don’t look for a glimpse of that family, it can easily be missed.  So I’d like to share something from my family to yours in the spirit of reminding everyone we are all in this crazy world together doing the best we can. Camp McCumber and the time I spent there affect my life on a daily basis. The songs I sing to my boys at bedtime, principles I live by and some of the best friends a girl could have are just a few of...

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Hot Feet!

Hot Feet!

If you’ve walked outside anytime in the last few weeks, you know summer is in full swing.  With 100 + degree temperatures, warnings abound regarding leaving your pets in cars, and making sure they have plenty of cool water and shade.  However, a customer this last week reminded us of a very important concern that tends to be forgotten.  Our pets’ feet.With Village Pets located next door to a veterinary hospital, many pet owners stop in while their pet is with the doctor.  This time, the veterinarian had sent the customer over to buy some foot protection for her dog. ...

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