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PET FRIENDLY: Keeping Your Pets Healthy and Happy During the Holidays

PET FRIENDLY: Keeping Your Pets Healthy and Happy During the Holidays

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

As we approach “the most wonderful time of the year”–the holidays–it’s important to consider how we can best meet the needs of our companion pets along with those of other family members.

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PET FRIENDLY: Pumpkin Proves Beneficial to Pets

PET FRIENDLY: Pumpkin Proves Beneficial to Pets

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

Small amounts of pumpkin, in pureed form, can provide an exceptional, natural digestive supplement for your dog or cat year-round.

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PET FRIENDLY: Why Cats Purr?

PET FRIENDLY: Why Cats Purr?

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

A significant portion of my business involves caring for the needs of cats, who are generally more challenging to “read” than my canine clients. Perhaps because of this reality, I have written more in this Pet Friendly column about dog behaviors and care than about those of cats.

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PET FRIENDLY: Preparing for the Loss of a Pet Companion

PET FRIENDLY: Preparing for the Loss of a Pet Companion

| October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

My wife and I have been fortunate to enjoy the company of a delightful female black Labrador since she was a puppy nearly 14 years ago.

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Pet Friendly: Busting the Myth of Teaching Older Dogs New Tricks

Pet Friendly: Busting the Myth of Teaching Older Dogs New Tricks

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

We often hear the expression “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” This loosely translated quote has been traced back to a book from 1523 by an English animal husbandry expert named Fitzherbert. Is it fact or fiction?

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PET FRIENDLY: Managing Back-to-School Pet Separation Anxiety

PET FRIENDLY: Managing Back-to-School Pet Separation Anxiety

| September 4, 2013 | 1 Comment | Pet Friendly

For many households in Bristow, Labor Day functions like a light switch that turns summer off and the back-to-school/work season on. If you feel regret or trepidation with the sudden change in schedule, you are not alone. Your pet shares this feeling too.

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PET FRIENDLY: Senior Pets Need Special Care

PET FRIENDLY: Senior Pets Need Special Care

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

As an aging Baby Boomer, it seems I’m increasingly surrounded by more senior people and pets and more aware of changes in behavior and needs associated with aging.

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PET FRIENDLY: Keeping Our Pets Safe in Virginia’s Summer Heat

PET FRIENDLY: Keeping Our Pets Safe in Virginia’s Summer Heat

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

If you are a pet owner, you probably understand that extreme summer weather affects our pets even more than us. They depend upon us to ensure their well-being in hot weather.

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