Category: Critter Care

Celebrate fall with healthy routines for you and your dog

The fall season, with its crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage, is the perfect time to create a fresh start and establish healthy new routines for both you and your dog. To help you make this fall your happiest and healthiest season, Beneful has tapped Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, for some expert advice on how to […]

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Five tips to solve separation anxiety in your pets

With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine and lack of attention due to busy […]

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Pet owners have options for spaying and neutering

Veterinarians in Harvey and Marion counties continue seeing the benefits of a voucher program that helps pet owners defray the expense of spaying or neutering their animals. Mike Jantz, assistant director at Caring Hands Humane Society in Newton, said the program works through donations. “A resident of Harvey County wanted to help residents who could not get their pet spayed […]

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Feed the birds, help the world at the same time

When you fill your bird feeders and put fresh water in the birdbath this season, you’ll definitely be giving your feathered friends a helping hand. But you could also be serving the greater good. Take note of the birds that visit your yard, and you’ll be ready to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a four-day annual event […]

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There’s lots companionship in senior pets

Every day, in shelters all across the country, senior animals are passed over by prospective pet owners. Why? Some people are looking for the energy of a new puppy or feel older dogs offer families too little time. But the truth is, providing a new home for an older animal may bring you a level of companionship you never imagined. […]

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Florence Fire Dept. has kit for resuscitating pets

Florence Fire Dept. has kit for resuscitating pets

Florence Fire Chief Mark Sla­ter inventories the various items in the animal rescue kit donated to the department. Not only could these kits save a small animal’s life, but one study indicated people in a community are more confident that pets have a better chance of living through a fire when responders are equipped with the masks. Thanks to the […]

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Rosie the people-loving parrot craves attention

Rosie the people-loving parrot craves attention

Lesha Koch of the Hillsboro Animal Clinic shares a cup of coffee with Rosie, an affectionate eclectus parrot, which is native to the Solomon Islands. Koch and Rosie have been common companions for the past two years. Animal patients, and the people who love them, can always count on warm greetings at Hills?boro An?i??mal Cli?nic. But sometimes that welcome will […]

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