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The Kitten

Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his church who had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty would not come down. The tree

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Finding A Lost Pet

Your pet is lost! What should you do? Here is a time line for immediate action, what to do after two hours, two days and beyond.   Don’t Waste Time! Get a couple people to work in an organized way simultaneously. In the first two hours, ask

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If anything happened to you… What Would Happen To Your Pet?

  Make sure you have a plan in place to guarantee the lifetime care for YOUR pets. Components of a lifetime care plan: Step 1: Identify Caregivers. Identify people who could step in to take short term care of your pets in the hours, days, or weeks

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Ending the Euthanasia Cycle with No Kill

As Americans, we adore our companion animals. We spend our weekends at local dog parks, buy expensive organic pet food, and rush them to the vet at the first sign of trouble. We spend between $50 and $60 billion on them annually, and often put their needs

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Us Cats – Why We Love Scratching

Cats are affectionate pets, but they are also instinctual predators. Way before they became domesticated pets, cats were hunters who had to stalk game, catch their food, scale trees, run, and hide. For all those reasons, they were gifted with sharp claws so they would be able

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No More “No” With Dog Training

Modern dog training is reward based, which means we reward behaviors we want repeated, and ignore or re-direct those we want eliminated. Continually saying, “No!” draws attention to the wrong behavior. As parents, surely, you’ve heard the saying, “Negative attention is better than no attention.” Dogs have

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Companion Parrot Ownership: What You Need to Know

It never ceases to amaze me how many people approach me when I am out and about with my 12 year old Umbrella Cockatoo who begin with, “I used to have a (insert type of parrot here) but I had to get rid of it because (insert

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