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Pet Food Pantries Keep People and Pets Together

Thanks to the growing popularity of pet food pantries and pet food drives around the country, more families can find hope and help for keeping their pets in their home when money becomes an obstacle. The cost of dog food can become overwhelming when the bills are stacking up, especially in today’s economy. As a…

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Giving Thanks for the Best Dog in the World

‘Tis the season to be thankful. Yet in the midst of the hustle and bustle to get the turkey on the table while keeping the dogs/kids/uncles off the table, even giving thanks can turn into a chore. Once everyone gathers ‘round and starts sharing what they’re thankful for, you may feel a bit too rushed…

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Adopt a Shelter Dog in October

Every October, we turn our hearts and attention toward the work being done by animal shelters and rescue groups across the country. Did you know that more than 6 million companion pets enter shelters every year, according to national estimates from the ASPCA? While approximately half are adopted each year, many more of these pets…

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Get Smart! A Round-up of Pet Related Apps

Many of today’s popular smartphone apps are designed to streamline and simplify your life, and this trend definitely applies to pet parents as well. Check out the many types of apps available to find countless creative ways to make caring for your pets easier and more convenient. Health and Safety – When it comes to…

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National Work Like a Dog Day

If you’re known for working hard (instead of hardly working), National Work Like a Dog Day is for you! On August 5th, we celebrate everyone with a strong work ethic who chases tirelessly after a goal. No doubt the origin of this expression refers to the tenacity and determination of dogs who were bred to…

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Safe and Sound: 4th of July Pet Safety

As you make plans to enjoy a return to more normal Fourth of July celebrations this year, keep pet safety in mind as an important part of your happy holiday. Many national and community celebrations will follow the lead of the White House and involve cookouts, large gatherings and fireworks displays – marking the country’s…

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Planning a Picnic with Pets

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, summer is the perfect time for a picnic. Planning a picnic is a great way to combine time outdoors with friends, loved ones and great food. With a little extra planning, adding your dog(s) to the mix can make the experience even more fun and…

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Dog Moms Deserve A Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a beautiful occasion to celebrate moms everywhere – grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts, dog and cat moms, mother figures and more! Motherhood takes on many forms and can be at the same time one of the most challenging and most rewarding roles in life. But above all, the single most unifying quality shared by…

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Lost and Found – National Pet ID Week

Did you celebrate National Clean Off Your Desk Day in January or National Cereal Day in March? Of all the national days of observance that folks enjoy promoting online, one of the most important causes near and dear to our hearts here at Simonton Veterinary Clinic begins on April 17 with National Pet ID Week.  If…

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