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Summertime tips for happy pets

Summer is officially here in West Michigan, meaning the warm days we’ve been experiencing lately are here to stay for a while. After spending the winter months cooped up, we’re ready to get outside with our families...and our pets! Here are some tips for ensuring your dog or cat has the best summer ever!

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Should you adopt a pet during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As the country copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are finding themselves confined at home all day, often without much to do and wishing they had something different to occupy their time.

For some, the solution is finally adding a new family member: adoptions of new puppies or rescue dogs have skyrocketed since the advent of stay-at-home orders throughout the United States. Others have found it rewarding to provide a temporary home for a shelter dog by fostering.

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Cold weather dangers for pets: Why a fur coat isn't enough

Most people are aware that leaving a pet in a car on a hot day is a deadly mistake. But what isn’t as widely known is how dangerous cold temperatures can also be for pets. In the wintertime it’s tempting to let your dog outside to enjoy all the freedom your underground fencing has to offer them, knowing they won’t overheat. There’s no question that certain breeds of dogs are especially fond of running and playing in the snow. It’s also true that long periods of exposure to sub-freezing temperatures is hazardous to all domestic pets, from Huskies to Dachshunds.

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