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Top 5 Things-to-Do to Prepare Your Pet for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season runs from June - November. And it seems that each year, the projected number of named storms and severe hurricanes increases. We are fortunate in that with the advancement in current meteorological technology, severe weather is easier to predict. That means that we have more time to prepare. If you’re in an area that is hurricane-prone, you should always be prepared -- having a plan in place for your whole family, including your pet. Read more

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Vet appointments

If you have already scheduled an appointment for your pet, contact the veterinary hospital days before the appointment because many of the area animal hospitals have established new protocols and may have shortened their hours because of the COVID-19 virus. Read more

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COVID-19 and animals

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans, in a tiger with a respiratory illness at the Bronx Zoo in New York, making it the first instance of an animal in the United States being infected with COVID-19. Samples from this tiger were taken and tested after several lions and tigers showed signs of respiratory illness. Public health officials believe that these large cats became sick after being exposed to a zoo employee who was actively shedding the virus. This investigation is ongoing. Read more

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Protecting your pets

If you are sick with COVID-19 (suspected or confirmed) you should limit contact with pets and other animals like you would around contacts with other people. Read more

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Use social distancing

If you and your family have been feeling cooped up in your home and the weather is pleasant, a walk through your neighborhood with the family dog might be an enjoyable experience but should be done with caution. Read more

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Be a role model

Before you and your family set off for a walk, always carry “poop” bags with you to clean up after your dog. Read more

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Calm atmosphere

It has been scientifically proven that animals become calmer when they listen to classical music. The Humane Society of Carroll County, Maryland, plays classical music at their shelter for the dogs and cats in their care. However, talk radio, news programs, loud rock and rap music agitates animals — and sometimes humans! This station plays classical music 24 hours a day and the announcers have very soothing and pleasant voices. You might even recognize some of music from your childhood as tunes you heard on cartoon shows! Read more

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25 photos to celebrate National Rescue Dog Day

May 20 is National Rescue Dog Day. Here's a gallery of 25 photos to celebrate rescue dogs around the world. Read more

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Pets stressed during pandemic? Here are tips to help

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has certainly affected many aspects of our lives, and our pets can read our emotions and “feed off” our st… Read more

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How to ease dog’s stress

30 ways cats are not that different from dogs

Stacker rounds up 30 ways cats are not that different form dogs.  Read more

How popular is your dog's name?

Curious about the popularity of your dog's name? Want to know how names like Chloe and Milo fare? Check out our name database to find the perfect name, or see what others chose to name their pets. Read more

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10 Items That Adventurous Travelers Should Pack

1. A quick-dry towel that'll come in handy when budget accommodations don't have a towel at the ready. I’ve stayed at many hostels where there are either no towels available or it costs $15 to use one. Instead of breaking my budget just to ensure I stay fresh and clean, I pack a quick-dry towel. These towels are nothing short of magical. They fold up really thin, making them easily packable, and they’re made out of microfiber so they dry super quickly (within two hours or so). I usually bring a small and large — one for the shower and one that's useful for outdoor activities. Read more

All The Inspo You Need To Throw A Puppy Shower

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13 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Ireland

1. Diving into the Serpent's Lair. Also known as the Worm Hole, this naturally formed pool is situated on Inis Mór island off the west coast of Ireland. It's a popular spot for cliff jumpers, but if you'd prefer to stay dry, we won't blame you. It's still stunning to observe from a distance. Read more