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Alaska Divorce Courts will now Treat Pets Like Children

by Lori Hehn - February 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

 

Many people consider their pets as "children." Thus, custody over pets during divorce can be a hot topic. Alaska is the first state to amend their law to consider the well-being of the pet, and even assigning custody or joint-custody will be taken into consideration. Taking into consideration what is best for the pet and not the humans I think is a step in the right direction. 

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Vet Tech Poll: Where does your pet sleep at night?

by Lori Hehn - December 28, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Vet Tech, Where does your pet sleep at night? Take this quick poll!

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Pet Supplies for Christmas: Gift Ideas for Pets & Their Owners

by Kacey Bradley - December 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Christmas is a time to celebrate family, and there’s an important part of the family that people sometimes forget – the pets! Cats, dogs, fish, snakes, birds, or whatever variety of animal you have, remember to include them in the celebrations as well. They may not know it’s Christmas time, but you don’t give presents to make others happy, you give them because it makes you happy. Giving to your pets works just as well as giving to other humans. Check out these ideas for the pets and pet lovers in your life.

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People Don't Plan to Stop Spending Money on Their Pets Anytime Soon!

by Kacey Bradley - November 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Americans are estimated to spend over $62 billion on their pets this year, a 23% increase from just 5 years ago. The pet industry appears to be recession-proof with no sign of stopping, a fact that large-scale pet and pet accessory stores are happy to hear as we head towards the holiday season.

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Hot Topic: Medical Marijuana For Pets

by Lori Hehn - July 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM

It is only a matter of time until marijuana for medical and recreational use is approved in the majority of states. As some states gain approval, toxicities in pets from this drug have increased. But what about potential medical use in pets for pain control, cancer, and helping quality of life during end-stage diseases?

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