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My wife and I have known several people who have prepared home cooked meals for their dogs. We’ve always opted for the easier way – to buy commercial food. But sometimes I feel a little guilty. Am I doing right by my old friend, Tucker? I decided to do some …

Cancer is a disease that touches many of us, that’s why its important to take a WALK and help find a cure. Cancer is the number one cause of death in adult dogs. These fundraiser events are in every community. They’re a lot of fun. My brother regularly takes his dogs. …

Not being able to afford to feed a pet is a reason many people surrender their pets to shelters. An animal control officer I know always carried cans and bags of food “unofficially” in his truck when driving around neighborhoods he knew to be poor. He told me that he …

Penny, a Beagle mix has had several close calls. The first one came just after she was born. Her mother had stomped on the litter, resulting in the deaths of most of the puppies, but luckily, Penny had survived. When she was three months old, Cuddly Canines Rescue in La Habra, …

Every now and then an article appears concerning a terminally ill person trying to find a home for their beloved fur-kid before it’s their time. Two stories which caught my eye recently are: Terminally ill man’s dying wish is to find a home for his beloved dog. A Veteran’s Dying …

Normally I would say without hesitation that I’m a good cat mom. I know a lot about the right things to do and do my best to follow through on my good intentions. Toby is a generally happy, well-adjusted cat who lives a great life. I feed Toby high quality …

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Dr. Ward tackles pet obesity with ‘Home and Family’

by Amber, director of digital communications and social media • Dec 21 , 2012

We’ve all heard about our nation’s obesity epidemic, and there are countless books, articles, websites, TV shows and other resources dedicated to helping people get healthy. But did you know that it is estimated that 54% of pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese? This is a figure that’s …

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to say I saved the life of a fish – twice.  Three years ago I rescued a tank of fish from someone who had lost interest in them. The immediate future of the fish was bleak. The tank had …

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 …

In honor of the upcoming holidays, our partner, PetFirst has contributed a post to help you protect your pet from the dangers that come with those holidays. Enjoy and protect your pet! ‘Tis the season for ribbons and bows, turkey bones and mistletoe! While the holidays bring with them the joys …

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