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PET FRIENDLY: Surprisingly Social Frogs Make Great Pets

PET FRIENDLY: Surprisingly Social Frogs Make Great Pets

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

I typically discuss dogs, cats and small caged pets in this column. But today you’ll learn about the joys of one of our favorite pets: African clawed frogs!

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PET FRIENDLY: Socializing Your New Dog

PET FRIENDLY: Socializing Your New Dog

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

Effective dog socialization with other dogs and people greatly enhances both your pet’s and your own pet companion experiences and relationships.

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PET FRIENDLY: Keeping Pets Safe from Auto Accidents

PET FRIENDLY: Keeping Pets Safe from Auto Accidents

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

As an active user of our HOA Residents’ Group Facebook page I’ve noticed that nearly every week someone reports on a lost. For this edition of Pet Friendly I’d like to offer some tips to help you protect your pet from automobile and other escape-related accidents.

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PET FRIENDLY: Facts and Myths About Keeping Pet Birds in Your Home

PET FRIENDLY: Facts and Myths About Keeping Pet Birds in Your Home

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

For this edition of Pet Friendly I’ll open a new chapter and talk about some of the realities of keeping birds as house pets.

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PET FRIENDLY: Keeping Your Pet Healthy in Cold Weather

PET FRIENDLY: Keeping Your Pet Healthy in Cold Weather

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

This week’s “mixed precipitation event” and subsequent snowstorm helped me realize it’s a good time to prepare pets for the colder days and months ahead so they can enjoy the winter season without risking injury or their general health.

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PET FRIENDLY: How to Manage Pet Shedding

PET FRIENDLY: How to Manage Pet Shedding

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Pet Friendly

If you’re preparing your home to receive visitors this holiday season, here are some different approaches to controlling your pet’s shedding.

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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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