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By participating in a weight loss program with your pet, you can improve the quality of life for you and your pet through increased exercise, a strengthened human-animal bond, and a fun and motivating way to trim down together. Here are some ideas for outdoor and indoor play. Light Cardio Everyone knows that cats love to chase beams of light so why not get your heart rate up as well? Try jumping an invisible rope while holding flashlights in your hands aimed at the wall. You and your cat are sure to get a solid workout. Move the light beam up and down [...]
Fri, Jan 09, 2015
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year until your pet becomes sick and you have to rush to a veterinarian. Before you deck the halls, make sure your home is safe for your four-legged friends. “Things that make the holidays a great time of year – cookies, presents and a house full of company – can actually be hazards to our four-legged friends,” according to Nancy Hill, the Regional Director of SCRAPS. “We advise pet owners to take a minute and make sure their house is pet-friendly.” Here are a few items that can be particularly harmful this time of year: • [...]
Mon, Dec 22, 2014
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Giving pets as presents during the holidays is an ongoing debate among animal welfare organizations. Unlike with other holiday presents, owners cannot just pop in a fresh battery or put the pet away in the closet after the novelty wears off. If you are thinking about putting a new pet under the tree this holiday season, here are a few things the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) would like you to consider. “Pets are living, breathing creatures and they can live sixteen, seventeen – or more -years,” said Nancy Hill, Regional Director of SCRAPS. “If you are going to [...]
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
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