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Seven Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe During Fireworks

With the Fourth of July almost here, many pet owners are concerned about the effects of fireworks on their dog or cat.  Here at Mission Animal & Bird Hospital, we’ve seen pets under stress show symptoms such as shaking and hiding to vomiting, diarrhea, and self-mutilation and other destructive behavior.  I treated a St. Bernard…
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The Heartbreaking Truth: Animal Abandonment

Pets are incredible.  Our lives are happier and more complete with the companionship and love our pets provide us.  Pets are a responsibility, though.  Please, take into consideration all that comes with owning an animal before welcoming one into your home. Shelters and rescue organizations are overflowing with pets.  The top 5 reasons animals are…
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Happy Cat: Happy Life

Stress… anxiety… worry… concern… fear… life has a way of bogging us down with all of these negative, heavy feelings.  Whether it is a demanding job or juggling your family’s very hectic schedule we all have responsibilities that can stretch us very thin.  I know many of us look forward to those brief moments of…
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What does it take to become a Rabbit Owner?

Rabbits - Owning General Information Contrary to popular belief, rabbits are lagomorphs, not rodents. There are many breeds and colors of rabbits, such as the English Angora, Chinchilla, Dutch, Flemish Giant, Himalayan, Netherlands Dwarf, Rex, Polish, Satin, and Mini Lop. If properly handled and socialized, they make a curious, sociable, pleasant, docile, quiet and gentle…
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