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Care Guide for Your Senior Pets

Just like people, pets go through physical and mental changes with age. Unfortunately, they can’t tell us the specifics about these changes, their needs, or concerns – or can they? Don’t speak dog? Can’t talk cat? No problem! Your older…

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Happier Holidays for Pets in Need

Todd the kitten weighed less than a pound when he came to Richmond Animal League from a local animal control partner. More ominous than that, he came with medical records that read: Suspect ringworm, recommend euthanasia. Ringworm is a fungal…

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Prepare a Pet Emergency Plan

As we head into peak Atlantic hurricane season, annual reminders about preparedness have to include pets. Over the last eighteen months, many of us have had our emergency plans – or lack of plans – tested. Whether the next challenge…

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Dogs and Separation Anxiety

Have you noticed your dog being a little needy lately? Has he taken issue when you left the house to run out for errands? Perhaps he’s acting out when you are away from home? While many of us have enjoyed…

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The Sounds of Summer

Many of us enjoy the soothing rumble of a summer thunderstorm, but for our canine companions, a crack of thunder can elicit an instant state of panic.  The most common examples of noise phobias are thunder and fireworks; nearly half…

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Yikes! Litter Box Woes

House soiling is one of the most common reasons why pet owners abandon or relinquish their cats. Unfortunately, these cats frequently end up in shelters where they are more likely to be euthanized.  The truth is house soiling can be…

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6 Tips for Living with Pet Allergies

Pets bring joy and unconditional love to our lives, but for the 20 percent of the population that suffers from allergies to dogs and cats, our furry friends also bring sneezing, watery eyes, and itchy rashes.  People with pet allergies…

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Healthy New Year for Pets

During the holiday season, many of us found ourselves loosening our belts and avoiding thoughts of the scale as we enjoyed delicious meals with family and friends. As the new year begins, we often resolve to adopt healthier habits. While…

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Kitty in Need at Christmastime

In 2015, 5-year-old Zach Huff heard a story from his mom about a kitten at a shelter named Flash who was terminally ill. Zach understood that little Flash would have about two years to live – nowhere near the kitty…

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The Best Kind of De-Stressing

At college campuses in the area, a chorus of “awwws!” can be heard as groups of students flow into the rooms where dogs await young people who need help de-stressing before exams. The therapy dogs roll onto their backs for…

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