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Cats & Catnip A Match Made in Heaven

Cats & Catnip A Match Made in Heaven

As most cat owners know: cats are crazy for catnip. Give kitties some catnip and most of them will be rolling about in a state of ecstasy within seconds. Why do they do that? Here are a few interesting facts about catnip and its effects on your feline friend. • Catnip’s effect on cats was

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Tips to Help Your Dog Through the HEAT

Have lots of hydration available like water bowls with large floating Ice – try filling and freezing an old plastic ice cream tub with water and throw in some of your dog’s favorite balls or toys to make it fun while it melts. Spraying your pooch with a fine mist of water or soaking a

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How to Help and Handle an Injured Turtle

From the Ontario Turtle Conservation Center 1. Carefully place the injured animal in a well-ventilated plastic container with a secure lid (turtles can climb!). 2. Most turtles can be picked up carefully with two hands. When handling snapping turtles keep a safe distance from their head as they will snap at you if they feel

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A Precautionary Tale

Colic kills horses. Most horse owners have heard of colic and know colic (abdominal pain) is a symptom of something wrong and not a diagnosis. How many horse owners are aware that a common material like string on bales of hay, left in the paddock or on a round bale, can potentially result in a

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Dog Wild

8 ways to unleash your summer and ensure your dog is safe and sound while he’s getting his summer vacation’s worth. No dog drags himself out of bed on a summer morning and gives himself a “seize the day” pep talk. One scent of newly-mown grass and that dog is going to do exactly what

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Dr. Terry’s Zoo

With spring flowers comes pollen and allergies. Chilli Pepper our Kingston canine rescue suffers from atopic dermatitis. A chronic itchy skin disease associated with environmental allergies. If your pet suffers from itchy skin and ear infections it may be the result of atopy or food allergies. A blood test can determine if your pet is

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3 Things You Can Do to Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm

Crash! Bang! Lots of dogs don’t really love loud, unpredictable sounds that they don’t understand. Thunderstorms and fireworks tend to be at the top of the list for doggie anxiety triggers. Your dog may pant, tremble, and generally try to hide, often long before the storm arrives. There’s no mistaking the signs that your dog

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Dr. Terry’s Zoo

Snowdrops are blooming and chipmunks are once again plundering the bird feeders. Spring has arrived!  The eastern chipmunks hibernate over winter in burrows which can be more than 11 feet in length with several entrances.  Our Mr. Chipmunk has managed to squeeze his suave frame through the top opening of our bird feeder where he

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