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Keep your pets safe this holiday season

Keep your pets safe this holiday season

Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, offer some helpful tips to keep your pets safe this holiday season.

While the holidays are filled with traditional foods and decorations, those same items can cause harm to your pets if ingested. Every year at the UC Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, veterinarians treat pets that get sick from eating the holiday decorations and treats.

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Protect Pets from Extreme Cold

Protect Pets from Extreme Cold

 

The Humane Society of the United States is reminding pet owners of the safety precautions to take when extreme cold weather sets in.



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Keep Holidays Happy with Safe Gifts for your Pets

Keep Holidays Happy with Safe Gifts for your Pets

A trip to the vet is the last thing a pet parent wants to be faced with during the busy holiday season. Instead, keep the holidays jolly by ensuring pets receive the proper gift under the tree or when lighting the menorah.

 

Petco and Veterinarian Marty Becker have teamed up to put together their top choices for safe holiday gifts for four-legged family members.

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Safe gift options for pets

Safe gift options for pets

Pet owners who want to give their animals gifts during the holidays have a wide variety of safe options at area stores.

When it comes to safe toys for dogs and cats, Kong brand is a popular option.

Veterinarian Jan Pol, who practices near Weidman and stars in the Nat Geo Wild network’s “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” urges pet owners to only get toys that can’t harm and recommends Kong rubber toys.

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Watch your pet’s weight

Watch your pet’s weight

 

LIKE THEIR owners, pets are facing an obesity epidemic. According to the latest research, more than 50 percent of American pets are overweight or obese. Fat cats and pudgy pooches are no laughing matter, because overweight pets face the same health problems overweight people do.

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Compulsive Disorders in Pets, Veterinary Behaviorist Offers New Insight

Compulsive Disorders in Pets, Veterinary Behaviorist Offers New Insight

Compulsive behaviors in pets? No kidding…..Veterinary behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi discusses if these behaviors are truly like compulsive behaviors in people, offers several examples and what to do about it; listen HERE on Steve Dale's Pet World.

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Kim Kardashian Pets Camels — and Drinks Their Milk — in Bahrain

Kim Kardashian Pets Camels — and Drinks Their Milk — in Bahrain

Kim Kardashian got a good taste of the Middle East.

During her recent three-day trip to the region, the E! reality star got in touch with the local culture of Bahrain, the tiny Gulf nation where she was on hand to unveil a Millions of Milkshakes at a mall south of the capital Manama.

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Licenses needed for pets in Columbus

Licenses needed for pets in Columbus

Pet owners are reminded to purchase a license for their dogs and cats this month.

Tags went on sale the first of the month and are available at Columbus Animal Control and five veterinary offices.

The licenses can be purchased at animal control, located on the second floor in the Senior Center, 2518 14th St., for $13 for a spayed or neutered animal, or $25 for an intact pet. Exotic pet permits are also available at animal control. The vet offices can charge an additional processing fee of up to $3 per license for dogs and cats.

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