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Cats Entertain, Delight and Teach

Cats Entertain, Delight and Teach

Cats bring joy and endless entertainment to their pet parents’ lives. Google the words “cat video” and countless choices are produced. There’s even a cat You Tube channel. Proving cats not only provide companionship, they often are muses for their owners. Not content to only entertain, cats are also quite calming. Their purring sound is both calming and reassuring. It…

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Let’s All Paws

Let’s All Paws

Let’s face it. These last several months have been difficult. Our lives have been upended by the pandemic. We have been forced to make many adjustments in how we operate our lives. For many of us, our personal and professional lives have become muddled. Forced to work from home, we learned to adapt. Before the pandemic, many of us thought…

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Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain

The heartbreak and grief brought on by the loss of a beloved pet is painful. Dog Mountain was created to provide a place where people can go for healing, reflection and celebration after experiencing the loss of a pet. Created by Stephen Huneck, Dog Mountain is located on 150 acres overlooking a hillside in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Stephen Huneck is…

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Why Pets are Essential During the Covid-19 Crisis

Why Pets are Essential During the Covid-19 Crisis

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most businesses accept those deemed essential are closed. Without essential workers, we would not be able to buy groceries, send or receive packages, or refill a prescription. In Tennessee, essential businesses are allowed to continue to operate in order to keep our communities safe. My Pet’s Animal Hospital is an essential business. We have kept…

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Creative Ways to Memorialize a Beloved Pet

Creative Ways to Memorialize a Beloved Pet

Losing a beloved pet is difficult and heartbreaking. When faced with this painful reality, many of us want to honor our four legged family member in a lasting and memorable way. There are many possibilities for doing just that. Options include choosing a more traditional object such as a garden stone or something more creative like turning our pet’s ashes…

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The Human Pet Love Story

The Human Pet Love Story

According to history, our most ancient animal companion is dogs. Evidence suggests dogs were domesticated by humans between 13,000 and 30,000 years ago. Archaelogical sites have uncovered evidence of early modern humans working with early domestic dogs to hunt mammoths. Approximately 10,000 years ago, dogs were included in artwork which indicates they were admired and perhaps even loved. In 2016,…

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The Last Goodbye

The Last Goodbye

John Vincent’s final wish was the opportunity for one last goodbye with his beloved dog, Patch. Mr. Vincent, a former marine who fought in Vietnam, was placed in a hospice facility near Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier this month. Mr. Vincent has no family living near him so before entering hospice, he surrendered Patch, a five year old Yorkshire terrier mix,…

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New Study Shows Older Adults More Likely to Suffer Fractures While Walking Their Dog

New Study Shows Older Adults More Likely to Suffer Fractures While Walking Their Dog

A new study by the University of Pennsylvania has found walking a dog with a leash increases the risk of injury in older adults. Between 2004 and 2017, bone fractures occurring while walking a leashed dog doubled for US residents 65 years and older. Over the 13 year period, the number of fractures increased from 1671 to 4396. This represents…

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