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Heartworm in Dogs and Cats

Dirofilaria immitis, also known as the heartworm, is a parasite that can cause significant disease in dogs and cats including disease of the lungs and other organs, and possibly heart failure. The best way to deal with heartworm is to prevent it in the first place, as treatment options for dogs can be costly and […]

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Delivering Smiles: Charlie the Therapy Dog Makes His Rounds

It seems like a typical day at any hospital. Nurses and doctors clad in scrubs walk through the halls, pens and charts in hand, while family and friends pop in and out of rooms to visit patients, some bringing food and flowers. A typical day, until they round a corner and come face to face […]

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In Case of Emergency

Summer is in full swing, bringing with it the possibility of flash floods or windstorms that might force you to leave your home. When preparing for emergencies such as these, don’t forget to include your pets in the plan. Read on to find out how to keep your animal companions safe during disasters. Have a […]

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Finding Sanctuary in Marysville

The experience of stopping by Sunrise Animal Sanctuary in Marysville, Ohio, is like having pages of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web come to life. Behind the house, which provides shelter for dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, gerbils, chinchillas—and the occasional duck—are three barns that house a variety of farm animals. While it appears that one barn is specifically […]

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Green Pet Care 101

When you think of ways to go green, don’t forget about the pets in your family. They are, after all, part of the household, and the little actions can add up. Your pets may not care whether they lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but it can benefit them and the world around them in ways […]

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Beat the Heat (Stroke) and Other Things to Consider this Summer

Here in central Ohio, I and many of my friends and family are still talking about the harshly cold weather that we all had to live through this winter! It is such a relief that we now can enjoy the sweetly warm summer sunshine. Like me, I am sure that most of you enjoy spending […]

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Company Turns Pet Waste into Renewable Energy

Pet ownership is both a blessing and a source of comfort to millions of animal loving Americans but it’s not without its challenges or chores. Walking around the yard after your pet armed with a pooper scooper or a plastic baggie is probably one of the most unpleasant tasks that comes to a pet owner’s […]

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Pet Insurance: Is it Right for You?

As any pet owner who has raced their ill or injured companion to the vet knows, keeping your pet healthy can be hard on the wallet. Something as innocent as a swallowed string can result in thousands of dollars in surgery bills. And of course, just like us, pets can develop conditions like heart disease, […]

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