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When You Die and Leave Your Cat Behind Written by Ray Anderson As cat owners we’re constantly fussing over our cat’s welfare.  We buy special food, we take our annual trips to the vet and we provide a safe and comfortable home for our companion. We also worry about how...

Lassie and Timmy, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford, Petey and the Little Rascals: dogs and kids are a classic combination. If your family is ready for a canine friend, you should definitely consider adoption. There are thousands of wonderful dogs in the your area in need of a loving home. While...

Extreme Makeover Animal Edition! by  Diane Herbst After Jill Sullivan Grueter’s beloved father passed away in 2008, Grueter decided her life needed a change. “I wanted to do something bigger than myself,” she says. So the New Hampshire ad copy writer and longtime animal lover visited a local horse rescue...

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Heatstroke in Dogs By Courtney James, DVM of Port City Referral Hospital  Heatstroke is a very serious medical condition caused by uncontrolled elevation of a mammal’s core body temperature by an outside source. The commonly quoted example of heatstroke is the dog locked in a hot car. Car windows generate...

Common Household Dangers By Melissa Magnuson, DVM Question: My dog, Luigi, loves to eat things he is not supposed to. He is a professional at stealing food and I am not even sure how he does it! He has eaten brownies, Tostito’s (party bag!), tortillas and loaves of bread to...