Author Archives: Dr. Jack Stephens

In the U.S. Pets are Family, Global Survey Reveals

September 2, 2016

By Mitchell Parker, Houzz. Houzz surveyed 10,000 pet owners in 11 countries: the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Germany, Australia and Japan. The Houzz survey found that Americans are particularly lenient when…


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Harness or Collar—Which is Better for Your Pet?

August 26, 2016

Sometimes a harness or collar can be a bit of a fashion statement for your pet. But setting fashion aside, which style of collar or harness is most functional? When you’re looking to use the…


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10 Tips for Picking a Pet Sitter to Stay at Your Home

August 19, 2016

The benefit of sharing my home with two dogs and two cats is that I get to enjoy the antics of this “furry fab four.” But when I’m traveling and can’t take my pets with me, I…


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3 Ways to Reduce Cat Hairballs

August 12, 2016

Unfortunately, you can’t totally prevent hairballs in cats. However, there are a few things you can do to reduce the frequency of hairballs as well as the likelihood that your cat will get them. Grooming your cat can…


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A Room-by-Room Guide to Pet-Proofing Your Home

August 5, 2016

By Marianne Lipanovich, Houzz. Everyone who gets a dog or cat soon learns that a certain amount of vigilance goes with pet ownership. Puppies and kittens especially can get into everything and escape through the…


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Pets Sprayed by Skunk – 2 Things to Know

July 29, 2016

By veterinarian Dr. Fiona for Pets Best, a U.S. dog and cat pet health insurance agency since 2005. A skunk’s spray is a scent you’ll never forget. And when the skunk’s target is your pet,…


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