Declining Populations of Eastern Box Turtles

Posted by on Sep 24, 2021 in Articles

Eastern box turtles are one of the most recognized and beloved turtles found throughout the state of Virginia. Often seen traveling along hiking trails and other wooded areas, their brightly colored shells and docile nature are a familiar sight to behold. While still common in many areas, the overall population of eastern box turtles in certain states has been steadily declining. So much so, that the Commonwealth of Virginia recently imposed a new ban, effective July 2021— eastern box turtles can no longer be taken from the wild and kept as...

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Prepare Your Pets for Disasters

Posted by on Jun 7, 2021 in Articles

As you prepare for emergencies, make sure you have a plan for Fluffy and Fido, too. If sudden emergencies or storms arise, evacuation or sheltering will be less stressful for you and your family, including your pets if you have a plan in place. You may need to evacuate quickly, so having all the pet supplies you need and a safe place for your pets to ride out the storm will make them more comfortable. Talking with your vet or friends who have pets can give you some ideas and advice on how to plan for these emergencies. Here are some tips to...

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Popular Dog Breeds The Average Pet Owner Should Think Twice About Before Bringing Home

Posted by on Jul 14, 2020 in Articles

Dogs have gained the moniker over time as being “man’s best friend.” But what happens when a best friend is not the best fit for their owner due to their inherent nature? We have compiled a list of some of the most lovable dog breeds that might not love living in your home. https://www.icepop.com/popular-dog-breeds-suitable-home/

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If serpents strike in Rappahannock . . .

Posted by on Jul 14, 2020 in Articles

Don’t buy into ‘many unfounded myths, worthless folk remedies, and just plain bad advice out there about treating snake bites.’ Watch where you stick your hands and feet, it’s snake season in Rappahannock County. https://www.rappnews.com/news/accidents/if-serpents-strike-in-rappahannock/article_4cddc160-c3f9-11ea-aef8-638e9a550cfa.html

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Wild Neighbors : The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Articles

Wild Neighbors provides practical, humane, and effective advice on how to share living space with 35 of the most common species, from alligators to woodpeckers, found in the lower 48 states. Advice focuses on how to: properly and accurately define a wildlife problem; determine what type of animal is causing it; identify the damage; effectively take action for a humane and permanent solution; and proactively avoid future conflicts. This long-awaited, new and expanded edition provides invaluable information to any homeowner who seeks to live in...

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Do Dogs Need Seat Belts?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Articles

Chances are, you buckle up when you’re on the road but think nothing of leaving your dog untethered. If so, join the crowd—84 percent of pet owners don’t restrain their dogs on car trips, according to a survey done by the AAA along with Kurgo, a pet company, in 2011. Even if you’ve got the chillest dog on the planet and see no reason to confine her (as 42 percent of survey respondents believed) or you’re just going on a quick drive, the short answer for “does your dog need a seat belt” is: Yes they do, says...

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The Ultimate Pet Nutrition Guide

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Articles

HomeoAnimal.com compiled the expertise of 35 animal nutritionists and pet professionals from around the world to put together this extensive guide. It’s split into nine articles that are designed to walk you through the steps of creating the healthiest meal plan for your pet. Want a sneak peek? Take a look at their post page with links to the 9 articles.

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Great Article about pet food.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Truth About Pet Food — Recalls, Ingredients and Related News TruthAboutPetFood.com

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Pet Poisons: The Top 10 Suspects for Dogs and Cats

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

This article by Dr. Becker is a must-read. This list comes out each year. A new item made it to the top 10 list for dogs, and it’s a supplement intended to help, not harm. Every pet owner should know about this these lists of dangerous toxins, which are surprisingly different for cats and dogs. Click here for the complete list.

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Beware of a Cat's Bite

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

This article on the New York Times website is about the difference between cat and dog bites. I had no idea how much more serious a cat bite can be. Click here to read the article.

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