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The CDC is now advising against giving pig ears to dogs

August 7, 2019 at 9:17 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Facts

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On July 31st, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the FDA (Federal Drug and Administration) announced they have started an investigation in several states concerning an outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella. These cases all have linked back to pig ear dog treats.

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The Story of Your Dog's Stool

July 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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Poop can look differently depending on your dog’s breed and the kind of food they eat. However, all things being equal, it should generally have a medium brown color and not be too hard or too soft (you can probably tell just by looking at it).

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How to Help Your Pets Live the Best Life Possible

April 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Facts

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Having a pet in your life has been proven to make you happier and healthier, but deciding to add a furry (or not so furry) pet to your family is a big decision. It’s almost as big of a choice as adding a child to your family. It’s not something you should rush into and ask questions later. Below are a few tips to help you make the best decision so that you, and your pet, can live the best life possible.

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Want Better Overall Health? Get a Pet!

March 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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About 85 million families across the United States (about 65% of total households) own a pet of some type, and a vast majority of that number consists of cat and dog owners. So, if you’re not one of the 85 million, you have to ask yourself: what’s so great about owning a pet?

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Service vs Therapy vs Emotional Support Dogs: What You Should Know

February 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Care,

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Over the past few decades, Boise has seen a growth of service dogs. A majority of this growth has to do with our booming population, but a small portion of this has to do with people presenting their family dogs as training service, therapy, or emotional support dogs so they can take Fido everywhere.

Let's take a look at what the significant differences are in these types of working canines.

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Your Cat’s Brain on Catnip

November 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Facts

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Felines—they’re often viewed as one of the most majestic creatures, whether they’re a young domestic shorthair or a lion, the “king of the jungle.” Cats tend to have a reserved air, even sometimes with their favorite humans and will be aloof whenever it suits them. But there’s one time no cat can keep their cool—and that’s when someone brings out the catnip.

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Where dogs at the first Thanksgiving?

November 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Pet Facts

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It’s Thanksgiving week, a time when we all sit down around a big table with our dear family and friends (both furry and otherwise) and take a moment to be grateful. Celebrating Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time to give your dog a little extra love and reflect on everything they’ve been for you over the years.

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