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Top Three Hot Weather Tips for Pet Owners

Keeping Pets Summer Safe

Warm weather means more active time outside of the home for many pets. Here are some essential tips from Dr. Kamiya to help keep your pets—and those in your community—safe this summer. 1.Keep Track of Your Pet: More time outdoors may mean more opportunity for a pet to wander too far. Make sure your contact info is current and clearly visible on your pet’s tags and be sure to follow appropriate registration requirements for your city or county. You may also want to have your pet microchipped if they aren’t already. This allows vets, shelters and animal services to scan …

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Pets love cold water! Proper hydration is a critical component of your pet’s health, especially during warm weather or periods of high activity. Providing fresh, cold water is a great way to encourage your pet to drink. Features & Benefits: • Double walled stainless steel freezer bowl • Put it in the freezer & upon removal the gel core will keep your pets water cold for hours. • This means your pet can enjoy fresh, cool water inside or out without ice cubes that can melt in just minutes • Colder water is actually healthier for your pets, because it encourages proper hydration • Holds 28 ounces of water

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Under proposed law, people could break into hot cars to save pets, chil­dren, elderly

Dog in Over Dog in Car

TALLAHASSEE — Every year in the United States, an average of 37 children die of heat stroke after being left in a car. The Sunshine State is second only to Texas in the number of such deaths since 1998, but legislation proposed by House Republican Leader Dana Young of Tampa seeks to curb that grim statistic. The bill (HB 131) that Young intends to push in the January legislative session would allow a passer-by to break into a vehicle to rescue children, pets, the elderly and disabled adults who have been left alone and may be in danger. It would …

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Are You Really Rescuing A Pet From A Rescue?

Pet Rescue

By Bill Piechocki Let’s detail each party’s role in the process of rescuing pets. In my experience of approximately 50 years in the animal health and pet industry, I’ve dealt with hundreds of public and private animal rescues, adoption groups, animal control agencies, breeders, veterinary professionals and pet stores. My personal experience has enabled me to advise you on the good, the bad and the ugly. There are superstars as well as the unethical that are only about the money. First, let’s detail each party’s role in the process of rescuing pets. If we understand this, we will know how to proceed. Let’s define their function …

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Hot Weather Tips For Dogs

Hot Weather

“Heatstroke is one of the most common problems affecting pets and it can range from minimal risk to fatality.” As the hot weather months draw near, it is important to review common issues your dog can face in the hot temperatures and how best to deal with them. — HEATSTROKE Heatstroke is one of the most common problems affecting pets and it can range from minimal risk to fatality. As a dog owner, it’s essential to remember the danger of leaving your dog inside the car. A car in the sun or in warm temperatures can quickly rise to 120 degrees …

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Health Care For Pets

Health Care for Pets

By Bill Piechocki This is the question I pose to you…Do you want a treatment that will temporarily stop your pet from itching, biting, aggression, diarrhea, tear staining, diabetes, or more or do you want to cure them of the conditions that cause these afflictions? Have you ever asked your veterinarian about the drugs and treatments that they prescribe and their functionality? No pet owner wants to see their pet suffer with chronic bloody diarrhea, however isn’t straining with huge, hard, unnatural stools equally uncomfortable? Is the anxiety, restlessness and inability to focus better than the itching? Is the so-called …

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