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Spring is right around the corner, and your pets can feel it. They have cabin fever from winter just like us, and you'll both probably want to spend a lot more time outside in the coming months and weeks. Though springtime brings fresh air and wam weather, it also comes with a host of hazards for your pets. Here's some tips from the great folks at North Shore Animal League America to help you and your pets enjoy the great weather.

Make sure your pets are current on vaccinations and are protectected with tick, flea, and heartworm treatments.

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Lots of us are trying to shed those extra holiday pounds this time of year. If you're planning on losing weight in 2014, you should include your pet!

It's estimated that around 1/3 of dogs and cats are overweight. Taking your dog for a walk is healthy for both of you, and the companionship of a pet gives you extra incentive and inspiration to get off the couch and get moving. Just like humans, overweight pets are much more likely to have health problems and diseases including diabetes, heart disease, skin conditions, joint problems, and even liv...


Around this time of year, lots of us are making resolutions and setting goals for ourselves. New Year's resolutions aren't just for people though, you can include your pets as well. We've picked out a few simple things you can do to help you and your pet have a healthy, happy 2014.


Exercise 
It’s estimated that between 25 and 40 percent of dogs and 31 percent of people in this country are overweight. The saying goes that if your dog is overweight, then you probably aren't getting enough exercise either. Getting the leash out and g...



Sometimes we forget that cold weather can be just as hard for pets as it is for us. They're just as accustomed to being nice and warm inside of your home as you and your family are! Not all animals are adapted to living outdoors, so leaving outside for extended periods of time can be harmful to them, putting them in danger of many things including serious illnesses. 

As it starts to get colder, keep your pets inside as much as possible. A good rule of thumb for how long is too long to leave them outside is to go outside with them. Once you ...