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Do NOT Buy Pets From Pet Stores!

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Every holiday season, whether it is Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, whatever – people feel the need to not only buy animals for themselves, but buy them for other people. I’m here to tell you that you probably should NOT do that, and I have many good reasons behind this warning. Before you get offended, I am speaking to EVERYONE when I say this – yes, even you responsible pet owners out there. So, here are some reasons why you should […]

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Five Ways Pets Improve Your Health

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Pets do so much for our mental and physical health. If you know someone who’s considering adopting a canine or feline companion, be sure to pass this information along! Five ways pets improve your health: 1.) Improved mood: It’s been proven that animals lower cortisol levels (a hormone that causes stress) and increase serotonin levels (a chemical associated with well-being). The combination of these two things is a recipe for a happier you. 2.) A healthier heart: Simply petting a […]

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Spread the Word About the Danger of Leaving Pets in Hot Cars

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With summer weather just around the corner, heat related dangers have become a serious threat for pets. One of the most tragically overlooked dangers associated with warm weather is leaving an animal in a parked car. Many people don’t realize how quickly the situation can become deadly. On an 85 degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can surpass 100 degrees in just 10 minutes, even with the windows cracked. Within 30 minutes, the temperature can rise to 120 […]

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Teaching Kids about Kindness Toward Animals

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It’s never too early to start learning about kindness and compassion for others, including animals. Be sure to pass along these tips to anyone with kids! 1.) Emphasize safety first: Animals make wonderful companions, but under the wrong circumstances, the combination of kids and pets can take a dangerous turn. Children should know that pets sometimes need their space (like when they’re eating or sleeping). It’s also important for children to be taught how to properly (and gently) handle their […]

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