Author Archives: Dr. Jack Stephens

Be Careful Exercising These 4 Types of Pets

September 9, 2016

Be careful exercising these four types of pets. Temperatures can still be quite hot into September. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are common this time of year, and some breeds are more prone to the…

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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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