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Dog-on-Diet Week 2 Update

Dog-on-Diet Program, Pet Stories & News

Dog-on-Diet Week 2 Update

1 Comment 21 October 2011

Jules First let me say that Jules LOVES her food! We received the package on October 4th, and I took about 8 days blending it in until it was completely ORGANIX. Right away I have noticed changes in her. She used to always try to find her sister’s food and eat it after she was […]

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Excessive Nocturnal Activity in Cats

Pet Health & Safety, Pet Stories & News

Excessive Nocturnal Activity in Cats

0 Comments 17 October 2011

Why does my cat seem to be most active at nights? Some cats are active at night or awake and “raring to go” very early in the morning. Since many cat parents are out at work or school during the day, the cat may spend the daytime hours in rest and relaxation, especially if it […]

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Dog-on-Diet Week 1 Update

Dog-on-Diet Program, Pet Health & Safety, Pet Stories & News

Dog-on-Diet Week 1 Update

1 Comment 14 October 2011

Well our Dog-on-Diet participants have received their starter kits and have begun their journey to a healthy weight! Here’s a week 1 recap from our pet parents:   Josephine Josephine is doing great with her new food. She loves it…not surprised since she loves FOOD but, it helps that she enjoys it and it’s good […]

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Columnist Talks Pets

Castor & Pollux News, Pet Stories & News

Columnist Talks Pets

0 Comments 05 October 2011

Life’s experiences can take us in many directions and take on many forms. For Monique Balas, adopting and caring for a friend’s older kitty with hyperthyroidism (a not uncommon disease afflicting our feline friends) turned her writing career into a focus on Pets. Her cat Madeline was her closest companion for six years. “During that […]

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Pet Adoption

Looking for a New Companion? Try Out a Senior!

0 Comments 03 October 2011

Senior pets are often the last ones left at the shelter. They seem to wait forever, not understanding how or why they were dumped and watching with hopeful sadness as their younger counterparts get adopted daily. It isn’t their fault that they’re older (and wiser), and in fact, they offer some benefits that younger and […]

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Pet Adoption

The Cure for the “Empty Nester”

0 Comments 30 September 2011

Despite some bizarre weather throughout the U.S., from Hurricane Irene and earthquakes along the East Coast to record-breaking extreme high temperatures in the South, it is officially back-to-school season. Parents everywhere are bidding adieu to their college-bound children, many of whom will be home “alone” for the first time in 18 years. But what to […]

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Introducing Our Dog-on-Diet Participants!

Castor & Pollux News, Pet Health & Safety, Pet Stories & News

Introducing Our Dog-on-Diet Participants!

46 Comments 26 September 2011

We’d like for you to get to know the 24 wonderful pups that we will be featuring over the next 3 months! You’ll be hearing from each on a regular basis on the blog and Facebook. Welcome to the Dog-on-Diet!!!! X-Small Dogs (Less than 10 Pounds Ideal) Tator Tot the 7-year-old Chihuahua, whose owner describes […]

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Pet Training

Household Manners for Dogs

0 Comments 23 September 2011

The best time to begin teaching house rules is the day you bring a new puppy or dog home. Before bringing a new dog home, it is helpful to think about what rules you want for the adult dog long-term. If you want a well-mannered dog, then you must establish, teach and reinforce a clear […]

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Rowdy the Heartbreaker

Pet Adoption

Rowdy the Heartbreaker

5 Comments 22 September 2011

OK folks, more often than I’d like I come across stories that plain break my heart. Rowdy’s story is a sad one, but I think we can help to change that. Rowdy is a 10-year-old Australian Shepherd in Palisade, CO, who is athletic, smart and healthy. He’s looking for a new home because his Mom […]

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Castor & Pollux News, Pet Adoption

If you’re looking for adorable, thoughtful, playful, and cuddly..

0 Comments 15 September 2011

..then you’ve found it! Percy,”the cutest puppy I’ve ever met” according to his foster mom, is a 1 month old Pit Mix available for adoption through Austin Pets Alive! He plays hard and is known to carry his own blankie. When the mood strikes he sits quietly; contemplating. Who knows what such a young pup […]

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