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Know the symptoms of 'Stank Face'

(BPT) - Attention: If you own a cat, you could be unknowingly exposing friends and family to the embarrassing condition of Stank Face. You know, the universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor. Luckily, experts have now determined the primary cause of this controversial ailment; inferior cat litter. And a cure is available thanks to the odor control experts at Tidy Cats.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
5 helpful hints for welcoming a kitty home
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Millions of cats are in shelters across the country waiting for a loving parent or family to bring them home. Every year, 3.4 million cats enter shelters. Only 37 percent are adopted, while 41 are euthanized and less than 5 percent of cats who come in as strays are returned to their owners, according to the ASPCA.

Wednesday 06/15/2016
Take Your Cat On An Adventure
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or within the walls of their own home, cats have a knack for making the ordinary extraordinary.

Tuesday 06/07/2016
The Tip List for Pets - Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, interacting with other dogs provides great opportunities for exercise and socialization. Whether it’s playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy daycare, these activities can improve your dog’s mental and physical well-being. They can also put your dog at risk for exposure to health threats.

Friday 06/03/2016
Livestock guardians: Top dogs for protecting your herd or flock
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 4:36 am

(BPT) - When you raise animals, from poultry to cattle, hard work and dedication come with the territory. So how do you reward one of the toughest and most valuable members of your ranch or country home when he’s of the four-legged variety? Give him more work to do.

Friday 05/20/2016
4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive.

Thursday 05/12/2016
Tips to Protect Your Pet from Summer Dangers
Updated: May 12, 2016 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Summer creates potential everyday dangers for pets because of the heat.

Tuesday 05/10/2016
10 expert tips when adopting a puppy
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - You’ve dreamt of it, done your research and have waited so patiently. The day is finally here when you go get your new puppy. Being a pup parent is filled with joys, but there are a few potential stumbling blocks. With patience, persistence and proactive thinking, you’ll be the best of friends for many years.

Monday 05/09/2016
Can you take care of your pet in an emergency? [Infographic]
Posted: May 09, 2016

(BPT) - The second Saturday of every May is recognized as National Animal Preparedness Day (NADPD) — an event that encourages families to understand the importance of having a disaster plan in place for their pets. Simple planning can cut down on time and energy in the event of a crisis, allowing families to focus solely on getting to safety as quickly as possible.

Thursday 04/14/2016
How volunteers are making a difference for animal welfare
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - When you come home from work, he’s always there to greet you. When you need extra motivation to workout, he’s happy to join for a walk. When you’ve had a bad day, he can sense it and is quick to give you a loving nuzzle. Pets provide endless joy to their families, but for millions of shelter animals, each day is a test of patience in hopes of finding a forever home.

Thursday 04/07/2016
Help Lassie (And Fluffy) Come Home
Updated: April 08, 2016 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Each year, 14 percent of dogs and 15 percent of cats escape or are abandoned, and while most will naturally return to their owners, there are over a million lost animals wandering around America. Fortunately, yours don’t have to be among them.

Wednesday 03/30/2016
Improve Your Pet's Health And Your Own Wealth
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 4:34 am

(NAPSI)—You can now invest in your pet’s health and happiness in two special ways.

Tuesday 03/22/2016
Three Tips To Keep Horse Hooves Infection Free
Updated: March 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to keeping your horse healthy, hoof care is often a critical element so you can enjoy normal activities together, such as riding or competing. Properly maintained hooves are much less likely to develop bacterial and fungal infections; thus, horses can maintain normal hoof function.

Tuesday 03/15/2016
Raising backyard chickens: Egging on the farm-to-table movement at home
Updated: March 23, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - As more Americans choose restaurants that take pride in buying from local farms and cooking in season, many families have brought these farm-to-table values home with them. That may feel like the latest trend to emerge from the culinary world, but its roots run deep on family farms; the benefits of growing your own food and living “backyard-to-table” have been practiced there for generations.

Friday 03/11/2016
7 keys to a 'pawfect' pet photo session
Posted: March 11, 2016

(BPT) - Your pets are part of your family and nothing captures their unconditional love better than the perfect portrait. But securing that photo? It’s out there, and the right photographer can help you get it. Below are 7 things you can do to make sure your pet photos come to life in front of your eyes!

Thursday 03/10/2016
Heartworm Testing: What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know
Updated: March 10, 2016 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Your dog is your best friend, and you take good care of him, making sure he gets quality food and exercise, immunizations and heartworm medication. Why, then, does your veterinarian also insist on a yearly heartworm test?

Tuesday 03/01/2016
10 tail-wagging tips for traveling with your dog
Updated: March 02, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Dogs can be the best travel companions to have by your side. The long walks, easy adventures and that familiar nose nuzzle make any trip special. Of course, traveling with a dog takes special consideration by pet parents, which is why the experts at DogVacay, a pet-sitting community that connects pet owners with care providers, offer some advice.

Monday 02/29/2016
3 surprising things your veterinarian wishes you knew
Updated: March 04, 2016 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - In an age when information is at our fingertips, we depend on the Internet’s advice for any topic imaginable. But problems arise when we find truth in every written word, especially when it comes to quality dog food and the pet food industry. And with so much information available, telling myth from fact is difficult.

Thursday 02/18/2016
Pet Owners: Tips to Keep Floors in Tip Top Shape
Updated: February 18, 2016 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether you share your home with dogs, cats, birds, turtles or anything in between, you are probably aware of the challenges of protecting and cleaning your floors.

Wednesday 02/17/2016
How shifting supply and demand could end puppy mills and shelter killing
Updated: February 25, 2016 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - You bring two types of cupcakes to your first-grader’s school party — chocolate and vanilla. The chocolate cakes are gone in minutes, while the vanilla ones linger. Next time, you’ll probably just buy chocolate cupcakes. Supply and demand is a simple economic principle even the youngest consumers can understand, and it’s the key to ending two industries that animal advocates would like to see go out of business forever — shelters and puppy mills.

Tuesday 02/09/2016
2015 was a year of passion and progress for nation's no-kill movement
Updated: February 17, 2016 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - More Americans are embracing the idea that killing shelter animals is not an ethical or viable way to control companion animal populations in the U.S. End-of-year statistics from Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization, illustrate the no-kill movement’s progress.

Saturday 01/30/2016
Decoding your cat: translating tail twitches, pointed ears
Posted: January 30, 2016

Cats have a well-earned reputation for being mysterious.

Wednesday 12/09/2015
Tips to Protect Your Pets this Winter
Updated: December 09, 2015 - 4:31 am

(StatePoint) The cold weather can be just as hard on pets as it is on people. This winter, consider these tips to keep your four-legged family members safe and warm.

5 Simple Steps to Keep Pets Healthy Over the Holidays
Updated: November 09, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) When making holiday plans, consider your pets’ health needs. Here, five veterinary experts weigh in on steps to keep pets happy and healthy amid the hubbub.

Monday 09/21/2015
How Picking Up After Your Dog Can Protect the Environment
Updated: September 21, 2015 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Dog waste doesn’t vanish when it rains. Classified as an environmental pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency, it gets washed into nearby waterways and can make people, wildlife and other dogs sick.