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A Brief History of Presidential Pets

While President Obama’s dogs, Bo and Sunny, have gained fame as the most recent pets in the White House, did you know that the first presidential pets were believed to have roamed the White House lawn in 1800? John Adams, the first president to live in the White House, had two mixed breed dogs named Juno and Satan. Adams’ tenure […]

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Pets and Food Allergy: What to Know

A new Mythbuster on the Pet Food Institute (PFI) website offers key facts on food allergy among dogs and cats. Click here for the full story. For example, did you know that:  There is a distinct difference between food allergy and hypersensitivity, which causes an immunological response, such as your cat constantly itching or scratching itself, and food […]

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Practical Steps to Help Prevent Dog Bites

As National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 15-21) winds down, it’s important to remember that we can all help prevent dog bites. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), some of the critical steps include properly socializing your pet and teaching your children how to interact with dogs. Socialization Socialization, or when a puppy is introduced to new people, […]

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