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More Action Needed To End Pet Homelessness

(NAPSI)—There appears to be a significant difference between what many people offer as their opinion about pet homelessness and what, if anything, they do about the problem.

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Monday 10/13/2014
How to protect your pet from the obesity epidemic
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that more than one-third, or 78.6 million, of U.S. adults are obese. While the issue is well-recognized among the public, many don’t realize there is a second obesity epidemic occurring simultaneously - a pet obesity epidemic, which is even more severe.

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Sunday 10/05/2014
How to stop pet stains from straining your family events
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - While there is no doubt that pet owners love their furry friends, it’s fair to say that dogs and cats can easily take over the home. Whether you’re dealing with a sick cat or attempting puppy potty training, you can quickly find yourself in a bacteria breeding ground.

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
Pet-proofing your home in preparation for adopting a shelter animal
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 1:53 pm

(BPT) - The addition of a new pet to the family is always a cause for celebration. Stress can occur, too, no matter how welcome the new addition. When you’re thinking about adopting a pet from an animal shelter, some preparation can help ensure he or she is as safe and happy as possible.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
The right flea and tick treatment can protect your pet from little bugs ... and big problems
Posted: August 21, 2014

(BPT) - If you’re a pet owner, you know parasites - particularly fleas and ticks - can be a frustrating problem. That’s why you keep your pet out of tall grass and brush, and do routine flea and tick checks inside. You’re probably also using a flea and tick product to ensure your pet and family are safe from the parasite-borne diseases these pests can carry into your home.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Boost your pet's health with these preventive measures
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Taking active, preventive measures to support your health is one of the most important things you can do to ward off serious illness. You eat right, exercise, brush your teeth and make sure to get plenty of sleep, all to keep your body running at its very best.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
Passion pays off: No-kill movement saves millions of animals per year
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Americans like to think of themselves as a pet-loving society; today, nearly 70 million dogs and 74 million cats live in U.S. households, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Yet as recently as 30 years ago, animal shelters across the country routinely killed an estimated 17 million companion animals a year as a means of population control.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Look what the cat dragged in: Pests your pets bring home
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 1:37 am

(BPT) - Keeping pests out of your home is important, but it can be an uphill battle if you aren’t intercepting them at the source, and in some cases, the source may be your pets.

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Sunday 07/20/2014
Thinking of buying a puppy? You may want to think again
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Your family is ready for a pet, so you head out to the local pet store. Within moments of walking into the shop, an energetic, sweet-eyed puppy steals your heart. You plunk down your money – possibly hundreds of dollars – and take him home, unaware that your new darling began his life in circumstances that most Americans would find horrifying, circumstances that will possibly cause him long-term health and psychological problems. He’s the product of a puppy mill.

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