FIRESTARTERS!

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 1,000 house fires are accidentally started by pets each year.  Yes, you read that correctly; a thousand house fires are linked to companion animals in our homes. When I learned this startling stat I immediately thought of Stephen King's FireStarter, then I began to laugh as the …

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Stimulate Them!

Animal enrichment promotes naturalistic behaviors that stimulate the mind and increases physical activity.  It reduces stress and therefore promotes overall health by increasing an animal's perception of control over their environment and by occupying their time.  While working for a decade as an Enrichment Coordinator for various animal sections at the Audubon Zoo, I learned that …

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The Fourth of July Doesn’t Have to Be “Feline Fright Night”!

The 4th of July is a favorite day of celebration for many people, but let’s be honest.  It’s a day of terror for many pets.  And while we're at it, let's be even more precise: the Forth of July might as well be renamed “Feline Fright Night” for most cats.  So what's a devoted cat guardian to do?? There is …

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