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Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

Yet another study has found further evidence that catnip and silvervine (and similar plants) may protect against mosquitoes. As icky as some repellants smell, I’d rather rub catnip on myself. Ha! Of course, I’m sure processing catnip would result in a much more effective & useful application. But still, fingers crossed that one of the . . . → Read More: Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

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Recall of SportMix dry kibble cat & dog foods

The maker of SportMix cat & dog foods has decided to recall some of its foods because tests of some batches indicate “levels of aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits”. Aflatoxin is produced by molds that grow on corn and other grains. (Locally, this brand is only sold at Tractor Supply Company, Walmart, & a few . . . → Read More: Recall of SportMix dry kibble cat & dog foods

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Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

Tough to resist Lily smooshing her face into my lips!

(Most recent update: February 24 2021.)

As I learn new info about Covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 regarding our little ones, I’ll share it in the comments below.

I’ve had no known exposure, no symptoms, no clients telling me they have been exposed, and I’ve had . . . → Read More: Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

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When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

An inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis) is the most common exocrine pancreatic disease in cats and dogs. In animals with this condition, the digestive enzymes leave the pancreas –where they break down proteins and fat in foods – and move out into the rest of the body where the enzymes begin to digest proteins and fats in . . . → Read More: When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

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Pay It Forward For Our Furry Friends (Veterinary Blood & Organ Donation Programs)

Did you know that there are programs for cats and dogs to be blood, organ, and tissue donors? If you’re interested, check out these resources:

Basics about donating companions organs, blood, and/or tissue

Cress, Caitlin. “Euthanized pets give one last gift.” PBS NewsHour. 17 Aug 2014. 6 Sept 2016. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/euthanized-pets-give-one-last-gift/ Granshaw, Lisa. “What owners need . . . → Read More: Pay It Forward For Our Furry Friends (Veterinary Blood & Organ Donation Programs)

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