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April celebrates: Pet First Aid Awareness Month
First Aid for Animals is important to learn and knowing how best to handle pet accidents and emergencies. It is critical to be prepared if your pet gets heat stroke, broken bone, toxic indigestion, etc. In the month of April join the local Red Cross or your local shelter and find out more about helping protect and keep your pet healthy in Pet First Aid Awareness Month.

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Pet Food Recalls

Why So Many Dog Food Recalls?

In just the first nine months of 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted 31 recall and safety alerts for commercial pet food and treats. In 2012 there were 45 of these FDA alerts. Salmonella contamination or contamination risk lead the reason for recalls.

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SNAP's Neuter Scooter

"Fixing" Pet Overpopulation

A beautiful white pit bull arrives to the Neuter Scooter, clearly having had puppies quite recently. She arrives to the Neuter Scooter for her appointment to be spayed. Only 3 years old, her owner shares that she has already had 41 puppies. In those same 3 years, over 7500 pit bulls were euthanized in SD shelters.

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Five Ways to Turn Up the Fun When Winter Blues Set In

by Carol Bryant for Pet360.com

Cabin fever. Winter blues. Whatever you choose to call it, both humans and our dogs can get a case of the wintertime blahs. No need to fret, worry, pace or line the house with sunlamps. There are things pet parents can do in the name of dog to keep their pooch in tip-top mental and physical shape as winter envelops this time of year.

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Dog Food for Thought

If you're like most dog parents, you're probably astounded by the ever-increasing amount of choice when you visit your local pet supply store to purchase dog food. There are so many brands, product lines and price points from which to choose. Whether you are selecting food for a new pup or changing your dog's diet, this article provides some informative guidelines to follow in making your selection.

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The Homemade Pet Food Revolution

By Dr. Ken Tudor

More and more pet owners are choosing to feed their dogs the same quality food they eat, and with good reason. The massive pet food recall due to melamine contamination in 2007 caused many pet owners to question the quality of commercial pet food. Smaller, yet constant, recalls still fill pages on the FDA recall website and create doubt that the quality of commercial food has improved since then. Realization that pet food is made from agricultural scraps from the meat, grain and food processing industries has led others to consider the homemade alternative for their pets. And other pet owners are drawn to homemade for pets after experiencing dramatic results for themselves with healthier dietary choices. And still more enjoy the flexibility to choose organic, free-range, preservative free and environmentally friendly choices not available with commercial pet food.

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On The Hoof

Celebrate National Day of the Horse

In 2004, Congress recognized the Official National Day of the Horse as December 13. This year marks the 10th official celebration of horses and the equine industry throughout the U.S
Some interesting horse facts:

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Choosing Where To Board Your Horse

Many horse owners have their own place to board a horse, but many either do not have the space or prefer to board their horse where others can help tend to their needs. Choosing your farm carefully is important for you and your horse.

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Paw-Vention: Fire Safety

Each year, 500,000 pets are affected by fires, 40,000 die in house fires and unbelievably 1,000 house fires are started by pets. Here are tips from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation to make sure your pets don't start fires and can survive a fire.

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Prepare Your Pet for Car Trips

by Vanessa Voltolina for Pet360.com

Looking to hit the road with your family's dog or cat – or both? Bringing your pet along for a trip, both long and short, is a nice way to add some excitement to their day and explore new places. It may also cut down on paying for a kennel, cat sitter or dog watcher.

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