Helping Your Pets Beat the Heat

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It was twenty below zero here a couple weeks ago and we have more cold weather coming through. But that won’t stop us from warming up to some ideas on how to help our beloved pets beat the summer heat! Summer can be an amazing opportunity to spend time with your furry family, but they still depend on you to keep them safe and cool as the temperature rises. Pets need to be protected just like children, so follow these tips to maintain the health of your pet during the hottest part.....

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The Most Unusual American Pets

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Cats and dogs make amazing companions, but some people prefer something a little more exotic. These pets are legal in different parts of the United States. All states have different laws concerning ownership and care of these animals, so be sure to consult your local regulations before purchasing one of these adorable critters. The Cuddly Capybara Capybaras are the world’s largest rodent, tipping the scales at 140 pounds. Usually found in the wetter regions of .....

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Most Popular Pets in the United States

An Interview with a Pet Owner on Grieving the Loss of a Pet
A recent National Pet Owners survey found that American pet ownership is more popular than ever. Around 71 million (63%) of American households have at least one pet. This is up from 51 million in 1988, which is the first year that the survey was conducted. Freshwater fish make up the bulk of pets owned, but this is because many people have multiple fish in their aquarium. There are around 142 million freshwater fish living as pets in the United States. Saltwater fish, which are much m.....

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Finding the Perfect Pet Companion: Adopting vs. Shopping

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While the idea of picking out your perfect breed can be an exciting prospect for any pet owner, purchasing animals from pet shops and breeders does more harm than good. These sellers often obtain their pets from harmful puppy mills, which force mother dogs to have litters more often than is healthy and do not allow the puppies to bond with their mother. Instead, pet seekers should consider adopting from shelters. Here are just some of the benefits of adoptin.....

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Memorializing Pets (part 3): Showing You Care With Pet Memorial Gifts

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Showing You Care: Pet Memorial Gifts For some, the loss of a pet can be as devastating as the loss of any other family member. Gifting someone with a token of your sympathy can be a reminder that though their beloved pet is gone, they will not soon be forgotten. Here are some options for bringing a small piece of comfort in a time of great difficulty: Jewelry A piece of memorial jewelry can be worn forever, keeping the departed pet close to the heart for yea.....

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