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Summer storms are a sight to see (and hear), with brilliant flashes of lightning and loud booming thunderclaps that can sometimes shake whole buildings. Seriously—they’re no joke. And dogs and cats, like many people, often experience some anxiety over the loud sounds and bright flashes. Sometimes their fear is relatively minimal, and they feel better simply being in the same …

Niccole Schreck – Rent.com   Moving with a pet can be coupled with unexpected expenses and roadblocks. According to a Rent.com survey of 500 U.S. renters with pets, almost half of respondents (48 percent) said that the biggest concern of moving with their feline or pup was the pet deposit. Some landlords are leery of tenants with pets, so they …

Bringing home a new dog for the first time comes with so many new responsibilities and things to think about. Many new adoptive pet parents don’t always think of dog-proofing their house or apartment first when preparing for a new addition, but ensuring that the home is a safe environment for a new arrival is absolutely crucial. Our friends at …

This April we have been highlighting all the different types of cat parents and now we’re celebrating with a live expert Q&A on our Facebook page! If you or someone you know is adding a new cat to your home, join us Tuesday, April 30th from 12-1 p.m. ET for Bringing Kitty Home: Adoption and Care Advice. Abby Smith, executive director …

Happy Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month!! Ever wonder just what goes into caring for Guinea Pigs and other small pets? Can a small pet live safely with a dog or cat? What is an appropriate diet? or just what DOES their behavior mean? Well join us and find out! We will be holding a LIVE Small Animal Adoption and Care Q&A Thursday, March 28th …

Hop to adopt and help us celebrate Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month! Ever wonder what is involved in caring for a rabbit? Whether to adopt one bun or two? Or just what DOES your bunny’s behavior mean?? Well, join us and Ask the Expert as we host a very special Rabbit Adoption and Care live Q&A! On Thursday, February 28th, form 12:00- 1:00 …

You might already be familiar with Dr. B from his blog posts here or his radio program, Pet Talk with Dr. B. Well, he’s making a special guest appearance on our Facebook page next week for our Senior Pets 101 Live Q&A! I know I often claim to feel like a senior during the cold winter months when my joints …

It’s a common misconception that veterinarians have all the correct answers, all of the time. Even an experienced veterinarian like me gets stumped occasionally – this happened with one of my pets, Mama Kitty. The story of her medical and behavioral problems is a great example of getting an expert involved quickly, and has made me realize and appreciate the …

When the weather outside is frightful, it can be difficult to exercise and train your pets safely and effectively. To help you navigate this winter, we’re hosting a special Ask the Experts Q&A! On Thursday, December 13, from 12-2 p.m. ET join us for our live Facebook Q&A, Ask the Expert: Winter Activities 101 when our expert, Leigh Siegfried, will …

We recently kicked off Foster A Lonely Pet for the Holidays when we encourage people to open their homes and hearts to fostering shelter pets. Many people are nervous about fostering for the first time. I know I was! To help, we’re hosting a special Ask the Experts Q&A! On Wednesday, November 14, from 12-1 p.m. ET join us for …

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