Sep 042014
Gift Ideas for Animal Lovers - From Hummingbirds to Horses

These gift ideas for animal lovers range from beautiful hummingbird pendants to a hands-on day at a horse therapy ranch. I’ve also included animal print duvet covers, Grumpy Cat gift ideas, and other gifts for animal lovers that will help you choose something perfect and meaningful. Hummingbird necklace. A Carnevale Sterling Silver Blue Mix Hummingbird Pendant Necklace with

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Sep 022014
Dog Cancer - Signs and Treatments

Here are the most common signs of cancer in dogs, treatment options for dogs with cancer, and how to prevent your dog from developing cancer. You’ll also learn a few tips from the “dog cancer vet”, Demian Dressler. In The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity, veterinarian

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May 062013
What Causes Gurgling Stomach Noises in Dogs? Tummy Tips

Diarrhea, stomach making noise (gurgling), and no appetite are all signs of upset stomach in dogs. If your dog’s stomach problems are worrying you, my tips may help. My terrier’s tummy was upset for almost a full year, until I finally figured out what was wrong. May on Quips and Tips is supposed to feature

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Apr 222013
How Veterinarians Decide It’s Time to Put a Pet Down

You don’t feel qualified to decide to put your pet down, so you talk to a veterinarian. How does the vet know it’s the right decision? “One great myth of veterinary practice is that the veterinarian somehow knows ‘the right time.’ Part of that belief, I’m sure, is the client’s understandable urge to escape the

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Oct 302012
Happy Birthday, Spot! 6 Tips for Throwing Your Dog a Party

Throwing your dog a birthday party is fun because you’ll never disappoint your canine guests! Life’s too short to be serious about parties. These doggy party tips will help you cover all the bases… My invitations for my last people party featured a photo of my dog wearing a hat, and I was asked if

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Sep 122012
When Your Dog Has Cancer - How Do You Say Goodbye?

When your dog is diagnosed with cancer, you’ll have to make several difficult decisions about treatments, and possibly say good-bye before you’re ready. Here’s one reader’s experience: “I have a beautiful 8 year old Bernese mountain dog named Beans. When he was just 7 years old, he was diagnosed with lymphoma-Stage IVA cancer. His disposition

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Apr 082012
Can’t Live Without Your Dog? How to Survive Your Pet's Death

If you think you can’t survive without your dog or cat, you’re not alone. These tips for living after your pet dies are inspired by a question from a reader… “I have no family, I’m divorced, no friends, am very depressed, and my dog is the only friend I know,” says Jeff on Should You

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Oct 072011
How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween – SPCA Tips

This is our first Halloween with our dog; when I received these tips from the SPCA on how to keep pets safe on Halloween, I knew right away that I have to spread them around… “Loud noises can cause animals to panic putting both pets and children in danger,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of

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