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The Galveston County Daily News: Pets

December 7, 2016

Pets

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Make the Holidays Furry and Bright: Tips for Holiday Travel with Pets

(StatePoint) For many pet owners, canine companions and feline friends are considered members of the family. If pets are joining out of town holiday festivities, it’s important to remember that traveling with pets requires a few extra considerations.

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Tuesday 11/08/2016
5 ways dogs are more than furry friends
Updated: November 11, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Did you know that approximately 37 to 47 percent of households in the United States have a dog? Chances are you have a pet dog living in your household, or you know someone who is a pet owner. Unconditional love is one of the many benefits of man’s best friend; however, dogs can also play an important role in the lives of those coping with an illness or a health condition. Learn these five key facts you may not know about dogs.

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Tuesday 11/01/2016
Plastic prosthesis helps one dog live a better life [Video]
Updated: November 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Get adventurous with these 5 fun family activities
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Before this year ends, take advantage of the free time you have to partake in fun activities with those you love the most: your family. It's tempting to stick to the same routine of going to the local playground, taking in a movie or playing in the backyard. Why not try some new experiences this year and go on a family adventure? These five activities are fun for the whole family and will help create lasting memories together. Incorporate a couple (or all five!) ideas into your schedule to begin fall on a fun note. 

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
Calming Aid
Updated: October 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Just like us, our pets can experience stress; stress can be caused by fear, excitement and anxiety. There is a solution to help your pets manage stressful situations naturally. NaturVet Quiet Moments is veterinarian formulated and recommended to support the nervous system in reducing stress and tension while promoting rest and relaxation. Quiet Moments’ unique blend of thiamine and L-tryptophan helps reduce stress and tension. Ginger supports sensitive stomachs, which is especially important when traveling, while melatonin helps to promote rest and relaxation.

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Thursday 10/20/2016
4 ways you can help your cat with asthma
Updated: October 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Humans aren’t the only ones that can suffer from asthma. As one of the most common respiratory diseases in cats, asthma affects about 1 percent of the domesticated feline population in the U.S. Cats between the ages of 2 and 8 are most likely to develop the disease.

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
Feed backyard birds this season for the greater, global good
Updated: October 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When you fill your bird feeders and put fresh water in the birdbath this season, you’ll definitely be giving your feathered friends a helping hand. But you could also be serving the greater good!

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Friday 10/07/2016
Brighten your yard this winter with the help of wild birds
Updated: October 15, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Bright colors aren’t often associated with winter — but they can be. In fact, a backyard full of beautiful colors and cheerful chirps may be just a few feedings away.

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Pet Play With A Superstar Twist From Petmate's WWE Collection
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle for pets. They need to get up and get active to stay healthy and fit. And, just as for people, exercise is not only important for pets physically, but crucial to their mental health as well. Consider these three things:

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
Three Surefire Signs That It's Time To Have 'The Talk' With Tabby
Updated: September 21, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—These days, many people know that spaying and neutering are the most humane and effective ways to reduce pet overpopulation. Not everyone, however, knows that fixing your cat will also address some of the most vexing and bothersome cat behaviors, including:

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Thursday 08/04/2016
Senior Dogs Who Wet Their Beds—What Pet Parents Of Senior Dogs Should Know
Updated: August 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most dog owners, you’ve stumbled upon, or even into, a few urine “accidents” from time to time.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
10 top trends to keep your dog fit and healthy
Posted: July 28, 2016

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, social activities such as playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy day care are great ways to stay fit, but can also pose health risks. Here are 10 ways to keep your dog healthy and happy:

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Know the symptoms of 'Stank Face'
Posted: July 19, 2016

(BPT) - Attention: If you own a cat, you could be unknowingly exposing friends and family to the embarrassing condition of Stank Face. You know, the universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor. Luckily, experts have now determined the primary cause of this controversial ailment; inferior cat litter. And a cure is available thanks to the odor control experts at Tidy Cats.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
5 helpful hints for welcoming a kitty home
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Millions of cats are in shelters across the country waiting for a loving parent or family to bring them home. Every year, 3.4 million cats enter shelters. Only 37 percent are adopted, while 41 are euthanized and less than 5 percent of cats who come in as strays are returned to their owners, according to the ASPCA.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Take Your Cat On An Adventure
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or within the walls of their own home, cats have a knack for making the ordinary extraordinary.

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Tuesday 06/07/2016
The Tip List for Pets - Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, interacting with other dogs provides great opportunities for exercise and socialization. Whether it’s playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy daycare, these activities can improve your dog’s mental and physical well-being. They can also put your dog at risk for exposure to health threats.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Tips to Protect Your Pet from Summer Dangers
Updated: May 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Summer creates potential everyday dangers for pets because of the heat.

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Thursday 03/10/2016
Heartworm Testing: What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know
Updated: March 10, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Your dog is your best friend, and you take good care of him, making sure he gets quality food and exercise, immunizations and heartworm medication. Why, then, does your veterinarian also insist on a yearly heartworm test?

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Thursday 02/18/2016
Pet Owners: Tips to Keep Floors in Tip Top Shape
Updated: February 18, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Whether you share your home with dogs, cats, birds, turtles or anything in between, you are probably aware of the challenges of protecting and cleaning your floors.

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Wednesday 12/09/2015
Tips to Protect Your Pets this Winter
Updated: December 09, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) The cold weather can be just as hard on pets as it is on people. This winter, consider these tips to keep your four-legged family members safe and warm.

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