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Keeping Pets Safe Around Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations are always an important part of the festivities this time of year. And with more limited options for traditional celebrations around town this year, decorations at home will likely take on a bigger role than ever. Some decorations pose a risk for our pets, but with some planning and know-how you can put…

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Pet Costumes Keep the Halloween Party Going in 2020

This time last year, pet parents in the U.S. were spending almost half a billion dollars preparing to dress up their pets for Halloween. That’s $490 million spent on pet costumes, or more than twice what was spent in 2010, according to the National Retail Federation. The data proves that Halloween festivities aren’t just for…

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How To Be A Responsible Dog Owner Every Day

On the third Saturday in September, we celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Month, which encourages current and future pet owners to review their commitments to their canine companions. As all faithful pet parents know, owning a dog is a joy and privilege, as well as a daily responsibility. To be a responsible dog owner every day,…

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Labor Day: Working Pet Safety into Your Plans

Labor Day weekend is often considered the unofficial end of summer. With all the uncertainty and stress from the Coronavirus pandemic this year, Labor Day also represents a final opportunity to seize some summer refreshment and fun before facing the “new normal” of the fall season, whatever that ends up looking like here in Simonton,…

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Caring for Adopted Pets in Simonton, TX During COVID-19

If you decided to foster or adopt a pet during the Coronavirus crisis, you’re not alone.  Animal shelters and rescue groups across the country have reported a significant increase in the number of pet adoptions and foster agreements since March when stay-at-home-orders went into place across most of the country. Many families who had thought…

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Post-Quarantine Separation Anxiety in Simonton, TX Area Pets

Many states have urged people to work from home for the last few months due to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you’ve been working from home, you might have noticed that your pets are loving the extra time with you! So, what will they think when you go back to work? Quarantine restrictions in the Simonton…

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Are Simonton, TX Area Pets Better Co-Workers?

Five Traits to Help You Decide Think back to all the jobs you’ve had in your life, from the early days as a camp counselor or burger flipper, to more professional or entrepreneurial endeavors further along in your journey. Chances are, the traits and influence of your co-workers had a huge impact on your job…

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