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Senior Dogs Need Foster Homes

Senior Dogs Need Foster Homes

Suncoast Humane Society, which serves Charlotte, Sarasota and parts of Lee County, needs foster families willing to open their homes and hearts to shelter and provide basic medical care for older dogs.

Itchy Dog?

The key to solving your dog’s itchy problem is figuring out why she is scratching or licking, then treating for specific causes.

Cat Depot Reaches out to Charlotte County Hoarded Cats

Cat Depot Reaches out to Charlotte County Hoarded Cats

Cat Depot and other local animal organizations are currently involved with a hoarding case with 60 cats in Charlotte County.

Holistic for Pets has Moved

Holistic for Pets has Moved

Holistic for Pets has recently relocated to 5411 Fruitville Road in the Crossing Plaza at the corner of Honore and Fruitville.

Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives Welcomes New Doctor, Expands Hours

Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives Welcomes New Doctor, Expands Hours

Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives has hired Dr. Sarena von de Heyde and is expanding their hours to better accommodate clients.

Shop, Adopt, Be Merry at the 4th Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee

The 4th Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee and Cat Depot’s first PawPurr’s Walk will be held at a new, bigger venue – Payne Park in Sarasota.

Pethub, Inc. Launches Signal Tag to Help Lost Pets Get Home Fast

Pethub, Inc. Launches Signal Tag to Help Lost Pets Get Home Fast

PetHub, Inc., the leader in innovative tools to get lost pets home fast, announces the launch of its revolutionary new product, the Signal Tag™

Brandt Veterinary Clinic Announces Holistic Treatment through Laser Therapy

Brandt Veterinary Clinic Announces Holistic Treatment through Laser Therapy

Your pet’s pain, wounds, inflammation, arthritis, inflamed ears, sinusitis, disc disease and more can now be addressed by laser therapy at Brandt Veterinary Clinic in Nokomis.

Pet Pantry Offered at Humane Society of Manatee County

Pet Pantry Offered at Humane Society of Manatee County

The Pet Pantry is a service of the Humane Society and is made possible through the generous contributions of local community members and businesses.

Cat Depot Cuts Adoption Fees in December

Cat Depot Cuts Adoption Fees in December

Cat Depot has an over-abundance of kittens late in the season with 25 from foster homes and another 55 kittens from Sarasota County Animal Services.

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First, Do No Harm

First, Do No Harm

Oath Naturally Applies to Vets

Veterinarians, like other medical doctors, take an oath to help their patients and above all, “Do no harm.”

Aging Gracefully

Aging Gracefully

Good Ways to Care for Pets in their Golden Years

“As with humans, living longer doesn’t mean adding on time at the end, but adding to the middle, when pets can still enjoy themselves, maybe with some changes and modifications,”

Doggie Bones Run Promises Fun for the Whole Family

Doggie Bones Run Promises Fun for the Whole Family

The first annual Doggie Bones 5K Run will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.

Pet's Life, Naturally

Pet's Life, Naturally

The modern building on the corner of US 41 and 8th Avenue West in Palmetto is home to an array of holistic supplies for local pets and their owners.

Shelters Go Green

Shelters Go Green

Good for the Environment-- “Our goal was to reduce our carbon paw print,” says Dave Dickinson, interim director of Sacramento County Animal Care, regarding the California capital’s LEED Gold-certified shelter.

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Sprouts for Pets

Sprouts for Pets

Crunchy Nutrition Animals Will Love

Dogs, birds, horses and even picky eaters like cats can learn to love sprouts and gain the nutritional wallop they provide.

Cat & Canine Cuisine

Cat & Canine Cuisine

Recipes by Dr. Carol Osborne

You can prepare a homemade diet for your pet as easily as for your family. Here are some tried-and-true kitchen creations that will treat your beloved pets to five-star, lip smacking-good nourishment.

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DIY First-Aid for Dogs

DIY First-Aid for Dogs

Seven Natural Home Remedies

If the family dog gets up close and personal with a skunk or has other simple emergencies, you can ease the pain with such everyday ingredients as pumpkin, coconut oil, ginger, iodine and apple cider vinegar.

Stressed-Out Pets

Stressed-Out Pets

Natural Ways to Calm Fear and Anxiety

Life as a beloved American pet might seem ideal, but 70 million of our cats and dogs are medicated for anxiety and depression.

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Nontoxic Lawn Care

Nontoxic Lawn Care

Protecting Pets and the Planet

Many pet owners know that applying chemical pesticides and fertilizers to lawns can harm their pets, but some “natural” alternatives like vinegar and cocoa mulch can also hurt them.

Don’t Overfeed Fido

Don’t Overfeed Fido

Plus Other Tips to Keep a Dog Cancer-Free

Cancer, the leading killer of America’s dogs, can be prevented via strategies that include anti-inflammatory foods, reducing toxin exposure, limiting vaccinations and delaying spaying.

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The Right Vet for Your Pet

The Right Vet for Your Pet

Animals Thrive with Gentle, Safe and Natural Approaches

Holistic medicine is just as nourishing and effective for our pets as it is for humans.

Vet Check

Vet Check

Treating the Whole Pet

Holistic veterinarians treat an animal’s underlying condition rather than the symptoms, and many use alternative therapies like acupuncture, laser therapy or massage.

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