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It’s Be Kind to Animals Week!

Can you name the nation’s longest-running humane education campaign? It’s Be Kind to Animals Week!

We “paws” this week to make sure we’re treating animals with care and kindness. Wondering how you can help? Check out these suggestions from the American Humane Association:

❤️ Take the “Kindness Pledge.”
❤️ Adopt a shelter pet.
❤️ Commit to animal kindness all year long.
❤️ Promote this week on social media.
❤️ Watch movies noting “No Animals Were Harmed.”
❤️ Report suspected animal abuse.
❤️ Make sure your pet’s ID information is up to date.
❤️ Teach children to be kind to animals.
❤️ Spend some quality time with your pet!

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March 23rd Is National Puppy Day!

Did you remember that there’s a day just to celebrate puppies? If you forgot, that’s okay; accidents do happen in the puppy world. Though pet parents don’t welcome a puppy into their home until the puppy is a couple months old, here are a few facts about newborn puppies in honor of this special day.

According to PetMD:

Puppies can hear a little bit when they’re born, but their ears are still closed until about 14 days of age.

Puppies are born with fur and nails but no teeth. You’ll see their baby chompers around 4 weeks.

At around 4 weeks old, puppies will start to play in groups.

Puppies are born with a blue-gray color to their eyes; expect their true eye color around 10 weeks.

Puppies can’t regulate their body temperature well, so they need to be in an area around 75 degrees.

Newborn puppies sleep about 90% of the day in between feedings.

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Fur-riendly Reminder: It’s National Pet Week!

Did you know that each dog has a unique nose print, with no two exactly alike? Did you know that a group of cats is called a clowder? And did you know that it’s National Pet Week?

Sponsored by the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association, National Pet Week is May 6-14, 2018. The theme for 2018 is “Barks, Purrs, Tweets, and Neighs; Pets Speak Love Many Ways.”

This week is all about encouraging responsible pet ownership and increasing the public’s awareness of veterinary medicine. You can learn more about National Pet Week by clicking here.

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February 20th Is National Love Your Pet Day

Today is 🐱🐶National Love Your Pet Day🐱🐶! No prompting is needed to care about your pet, but you might need a gentle reminder to give your pal a little extra love today. Spend some quality time with your pet; no matter if he has fur, feathers, or scales, he’ll enjoy basking in your attention!

Did you know that pet ownership can also boost your well-being? According to Consumer Reports, we humans have pets to thank for an increase in activity, healthier hearts, and lowered stress levels. Click here to read more about the positive ways pets affect our physical and mental health.

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It’s National Specially-Abled Pets Day!

A special-needs pet is one with a physical disability, a chronic injury, or emotional/behavioral issues. Today, we celebrate special-needs pets and encourage animal lovers with plenty of compassion, time, and energy to consider adopting one. Here are a few points to ponder from Vetstreet:

1. First, research.
If there’s a special-needs pet that has captured your heart, be sure to research its issues thoroughly beforehand so you understand the care that is required. Talk to veterinarians, specialists, and owners of similar special-needs pets so that you can make the best choice for both of you, instead of a spur-of-the-moment decision.

2. Consider the financial commitment.
Be sure that you have the financial resources to properly care for a special-needs pet. Again, research the expenses associated with your prospective pet’s condition, including food, grooming, medical care, and special equipment.

3. Remember the time and energy involved.
You might not be bringing home a frisky puppy that’s going to romp all over the house, but a special-needs pet still requires your time and energy. Be sure that you have the patience to handle its physical limitations or extra needs, and that everyone in your family does as well.

4. Make sure you’re up to it, physically.
Not all special-needs pets are physically demanding, but be sure you have the strength and capability to care for one that is.

As long as you’re fully prepared to welcome a special-needs pet into your home and to accept the responsibilities involved, you can enjoy a loving, caring relationship with your new furry friend!

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It’s National Love Your Pet Day!

Today, February 20th, is National Love Your Pet Day! Of course, you love your pet every day, but this unofficial holiday is a great reminder to do something special or spend more quality time together than you normally would.

If your pet got a little neglected in the hubbub around Valentine’s Day, make sure he gets plenty of affection today! Here are just a few simple ideas:

❤ Special grooming session

❤ Food treat that you know he loves

❤ New toy

❤ Walk together

❤ Play together

❤ Teach him a new trick or command to keep his mind active

❤ Any bedding update that makes him more comfortable

❤ Extra pats and cuddles

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