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Article written by my good friend David Spangenburg

 

“Large numbers of pets and people die or become sick before their time despite the best efforts of healthcare professionals. In order to change this, there must be a realization that we are in a, ‘Medical Ice Age’.” – Dr. Alfred J. Plechner DVM

How would you feel if you found out that they’ve discovered a cure for cancer but they’re not going to let anyone know about it? I’m sure you’re all responding to this question by attacking it. “Why would they do that?” “That makes no sense!” “What about the money they could make?”

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Helpful Hints

1. If you live in an apartment, consider putting an “animals inside” sign on your door. In case of fire, your pet’s chances of survival may increase if the firemen know.

2. Keep carrying cases, leads, etc. in an easily accessible location. If you must leave quickly, time spent looking for these items is time lost.

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First things first, I want to wish everyone and their beloved pets, a WONDERFUL 2015!!!

If you have had your pet since they were very young, and they are now old and gray, clearly you have been doing something right. The most important thing to remember about keeping a pet healthy, happy and comfortable in old age is that they should have been kept healthy, happy and active in youth.

To help your pet live healthy and long lived, be sure to provide good care throughout their life. Make sure all vaccinations are up to date ( I will discuss the pros and cons of vaccinations in future articles), feed a “High” quality pet food, keep plenty of fresh water available at all times and keep your pet safe and secure indoors and in a well fenced yard.

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Over the years, pit bulls have developed a bad name because unfortunately, they have become popular with bad people. People who want to fight dogs have exploited one breed of dog after another for centuries. Within the last sixty years or so, we have seen these people ruin the reputation of German Shepherds, Dobermans, Rottweilers and now Pit Bulls.

The fact is, for a dog to be willing and able to be a fighting dog, it must be a very loyal, intelligent dog who will do absolutely anything to please its master. Meanness has nothing to do with it. It is eagerness to please that pre-disposes a dog to do something entirely foreign to its nature. Little do these loyal dogs know that if they lose the fights they are forced to fight, they will be killed or abandoned by the masters to whom they have tried to be loyal.

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Every pet owner wants to make sure that their yard is a safe place for their pets to play. Unfortunately, there are all kinds of dangers that lurk in backyards. It’s important for pet owners to be aware of these potential dangers so that they can keep their pet protected.

In most cases these outside dangers apply to your dog but if you have cats that play or explore outside, it is also important to be aware for their sake.

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