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What To Do When The Family Pet Needs A Vacation

If you’re planning a family vacation, your four-legged friend may want to nose in on the action. Planning in advance and picking up some basic items can help make that vacation “paws-down,” smart and affordable.

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Protect Animals From Wintry Weather

Cold weather can bring changes in animals’ behavior, and safety precautions need to be taken to ensure a happy, healthy winter for cats and dogs. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers some advice to help keep pets cozy all season long.

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Pet Cuisine: Feeding Galloping Gourmets

Will your dog really be better off if you buy the 70-cent-per-can gourmet dog food instead of the ordinary half-dollar or generic brand? Will your finicky cat thrive, yet lose weight, if you switch to an expensive diet dinner? Finding the right answer for your pet can be important to its health and to your pocketbook.

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Beware the Bite

Nearly 5 million people in this country are bitten by dogs every year, and approximately 800,000 of those injuries require medical treatment. Most dog bites happen to dog owners and their family and friends, particularly children. Not only do children make up 60 percent of dog bite victims, they also suffer greater injuries and more fatalities than adults.

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Pet Ownership – Risky Business?

Sharing homes with pets is a way of life for many Americans at least 60 percent by some estimates. But if you’re a pet owner or thinking about becoming one you need to consider that these trusted companions can also present some very real health risks.

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