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VIP Petcare and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations have teamed up for another year up to help Clear the Shelters!

Join us on Saturday, August 19, at hundreds of participating animal shelters across the country to find new homes for thousands of pets! Participating shelters will be offering low cost or zero cost adoptions as part of this event. This is a great opportunity if you have been contemplating adding a new family member. Last

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It’s Pet Anxiety Awareness Week!

June 25-July 1 is Pet Anxiety Awareness week, just in time for a very busy summer weekend. Just like humans, pets also experience fear, anxiety and stress (FAS). With Fourth of July festivities just around the corner, it’s important to remember that your pet may be extra sensitive to the sounds of fireworks and other

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How Does Heartworm Affect Your Dog or Your Cat?

Heartworm affects dogs and cats differently. Read more to understand how heartworm is contracted and signs of heartworm. Heartworm in Dogs: When a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, the microfilariae is deposited in a tiny drop of mosquito saliva adjacent to the mosquito bite. Once in the bloodstream of the new host, the

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Distemper is 100% Preventable with Annual Vaccinations

A recent Distemper outbreak at a St. Louis rescue organization has caused hundreds of dogs to become very ill. This is heartbreaking and is a sad reminder of the importance of annual vaccinations. What is Distemper Distemper is a virus which is spread through the air and by contact (bowls, bedding, etc) with an infected

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Halloween Tips for Your Pets!

It’s a spooky time of year, and our pets want to join in the fun, too! While we get excited about disguising our pet in fun costumes, here are some things to keep in mind as Halloween festivities approach. 1. Candy is not to share with your furry friends. This one likely seems very obvious

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