We Vote for Supporting and Appreciating Animal Shelters and Rescue Organizations!

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November 6 -12 marks Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. And, as an organization dedicated to making life better for all pets we work closely with many major shelters and humane societies around the world and we appreciate and support them throughout the year.… Read more


Activ4Pets Partners with The Cat Network, Inc

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We are delighted to be partnering with our Miami neighbors The Cat Network, Inc. Through their humane practice of sterilization, vaccination, and release The Cat Network is committed to reducing the overpopulation of stray and feral cats in South Florida. Thanks to their commendable work, thousands of cats and kittens have been spared a life of neglect, cruelty, or euthanization. As well as their education program, TCN offers low-cost spay and neuter services and a community of support to assist cats and their human counterparts.

The new partnership will provide A4P’s comprehensive mobile health app for Cat Network Members plus their highly-engaged social media following – with a portion of the proceeds donated back to The Cat Network. Cat owners across the land will be able to access veterinary records and an array of other health features anytime, wherever they are in the world!

Jill Steinberg, on the Board or Directors of The Cat Network comments, ‘At The Cat Network, we are always looking for partners that offer innovative ways to improve care for felines. Activ4Pets empowers our members to proactively manage their cat’s health so they can be the best pet parents they possibly can. The added benefit … Read more


5 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

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I love Halloween! The kids have a great time and so do the parents and neighbors. It’s always fun to see the local Trick-or-Treaters dressed in their spooky costumes, hunting for candy.

Now let us focus on the other family members, our beloved pets. There are some health and wellbeing tips to note during Halloween.… Read more


What’s that Gunk in My Pet’s Eyes?

From time to time you may notice ‘gunk’ accumulating in your beloved pet’s eyes. But what causes it and is it serious?

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Talking Pet Obesity with Dr. Clayton Jones

Is your dog or cat a little on the chunky side? Just kidding! Even though I’m a licensed veterinarian, I must admit my Labrador Retriever, Bridger, was once very overweight. I mean huge. Obese. And yes indeed, chunky!

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It was not his fault at all, although he does love to eat. He would pounce on the food bowl and be done in a jiffy. But who was it that overfed him? Me, of course! Pet owners really enjoy watching their furry family members eat ravenously. But what about their health? Obesity is a major health problem for pets (as well as their owners)!

According to research by Animal Friends Pet Insurance, cases of arthritis in cats and dogs are up 312% since 2012. And they are predicted to rise even further by the end of 2016. Based on analysis of 20,000 pet health records, the study found obesity is the leading cause of the dramatic increase, as a consequence of overfeeding.

Pets are massively overfed due to many reasons. First, pet food manufacturers encourage overfeeding. Pet food is advertised as scrumptious – as something to make even human mouths water – with flavors like roast chicken and vegetables, bacon, … Read more


Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Pets

September is National Preparedness Month. Here are some simple, yet essential tips for safeguarding your most vulnerable family members – your pets – during an emergency.

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Health Benefits of Pets

We all know how adorable and loving our pets are. But did you know by owning a pet you’re already leading a healthier lifestyle than those who don’t?

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Well, it’s true. These benefits include improvements to both your mental and physical health. So now you have a new reason to be thankful for your pets!… Read more


Local Pet Adoption and Animal Shelter Fundraising Events Help Save Lives!

This past weekend was a HUGE one for animal welfare initiatives. As well as the many Clear the Shelter pet adoption events happening around the country, our partner, the Humane Society for Tacoma-Pierce County held its annual Dog-A-Thon on Saturday, July 23rd! And it was a great success!

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Activities to do with your Dog

The best kind of days are the ones you can dedicate to the love of your life, your puppy. And, when it comes to spending quality time with your best friend, the options are endless.

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