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This early spring doesn’t just mean early allergies, early bacterial food poisoning, and an earlier awakening or ticks and mosquitoes, it means taking into consideration warm weather risks for cats and dogs (and other outdoor pets if you have them, like rabbits, chickens, or other birds). There are a few simple things you can do […]

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Every cat and dog is different. Snow might be fun, or they might turn right back around into the house (some cats may be unable to decide, and go back and forth!). Whether your pets are older, younger, outdoor adventurers or home bodies, there are winter safety tips that can keep pets safe, happy, and […]

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Treat Your Shoes Better

November 11, 2016

When you buy a pair of nice shoes at a Department store, they’ll probably try to up-sell you some shoe care equipment. It costs a premium, an upcharge because of where it’s sold, and if the brand is associated with the shoe, another upcharge for that. And ingredients on the label? Forget it. You’ll pay […]

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It’s a good thing pets can bring such joy—and that past studies have found that owning one may reduce stress and boost the immune system. Because new research is shedding light into the germs that pets bring into our home: specifically, cats and chickens (so all pet owners should support their immune systems!).

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Home Acquired Infections

September 1, 2016

Hospital acquired infections regularly make the news, but what about “home acquired infections”? Past research has shown that different tricks work to help prevent different diseases: -Running a humidifier can help prevent flu transmission -Keep a distance from anyone with the flu, some strains spread only with close transmission (to animals than human to human). […]

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