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4 Reasons Cats Get Runny Noses

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by

Lost Cat Survived 16 Months in Oregon Wilderness

Posted on: December 9th, 2013 by

Mazy May, a cat that was lost for 16 Months in the Oregon wilderness amazingly survived and was recently reunited with her family.

According to, back in July 2012, Cissy and Ken Myers went camping at Silver Creek Falls in Oregon. They said they always took their two cats and dog camping with them. However during this trip one of their cats, Mazy May, went missing. The Myers conducted a search for a month, but with no luck in finding their cat.

Then after 16 long months of separation, the Myers family was reunited with their Mazy May, something they never thought would happen. About two weeks ago, Martha Duckworth, a Park Ranger at Silver Creek Falls discovered the missing cat. Duckworth commented it was amazing that Mazy May survived the entire winter and wasn’t eaten by a bobcat or a bear, noting she must have lived off mice and bugs.

Duckworth, a cat lover herself, had just put her cat down the week before. So she was very happy to be able to reunite the Myers with Mazy May.

Cissy recounted that when she got the call about Mazy May being found, she was shaking.

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Pictures With Santa Event – Dog Paws and Santa Claus!

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by

A boxer dog lays between santa boots.

Come have your dog’s picture taken with Santa Claus and support the Meridian Valley Humane Society at the same time!

When:  Wednesday, December 18th, from 4-7 pm

Where: H3 Pet Foods, 1801 W Cherry Ln, Meridian, ID 83642

Cost: Pictures are complimentary with a minimum $10 cash donation. For each cash donation to the Meridian Valley Humane Society (MVHS), H3 Pet Foods will donate one 15 lb bag of food to MVHS!

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  • Pets Best, a nationwide pet insurance agency for dogs and cats based in Boise, ID.
  • H3 Pet Foods in Meridian, ID.

About the Meridian Valley Humane Society

The MVHS recently reopened thanks to its all volunteer staff. The MVHS relies on volunteers and donations to operate. The MVHS works with and shelters homeless, abandoned and abused dogs and helps find them their forever home.

Want to Attend?

To let Pets Best know you plan to attend the photo shoot, you can RSVP by clicking here.

How to Contact–and Donate to–the Meridian Valley Humane Society

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Human Medicine for Gassy Dogs?

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by

Hi, I’m Dr. Fiona Caldwell and I’m a veterinarian at Idaho veterinary hospital. I’m answering questions from pet owners today, for Pets Best. And this question is, “I have a gassy dog. Can I give my dog Beano to help?

Unfortunately, this happens. Dogs can clear out rooms sometimes, with their gassiness, so I sympathize with you. Beano has not been shown to be toxic in dogs. However, as with any human drug, definitely consult with your veterinarian before you’re using over the counter products that are meant for humans.

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10 Great Pet-Related Gifts

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by

Reindeer antlers do not make good dog chew toys.The tinsel has been hung and the lights have been strung; the holiday season is officially upon us! Giving gifts to the ones you love is easy when you take a cue from their four legged friends. Here are 10 pet-related gift ideas for the animal lovers in your life.

1. Pet treat cookbook
Every pet owner is looking for new ways to show their appreciation for the unconditional love and joy pets bring us every day, why not with nutritious home cooked meals? Check out for the perfect culinary accessory for the chefs in your life.

2. Pet Sitting Services
Arrange for Fido to be well cared for while the animal lover in your life gets to escape for the weekend.

3. Personalized iPhone case
Check out, where you can upload your favorite picture of your pal’s pet, creating a gift that will make her smile all year long.

4. Dog breed tree ornaments
Everyone thinks their dog’s breed is the best, and they’re right! Celebrate this by giving a look-a-like ornament to add some cheer to the Christmas tree. Check out for a selection of breed inspired tree decorations.

5. Bar-top inspired gifts

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