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Planning a Picnic with Pets

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, summer is the perfect time for a picnic. Planning a picnic is a great way to combine time outdoors with friends, loved ones and great food. With a little extra planning, adding your dog(s) to the mix can make the experience even more fun and memorable. Set yourself up for…

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Dog Moms Deserve A Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a beautiful occasion to celebrate moms everywhere – grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts, dog and cat moms, mother figures and more! Motherhood takes on many forms and can be at the same time one of the most challenging and most rewarding roles in life. But above all, the single most unifying quality shared by mothers everywhere is love. Mothers…

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Lost and Found – National Pet ID Week

Did you celebrate National Clean Off Your Desk Day in January or National Cereal Day in March? Of all the national days of observance that folks enjoy promoting online, one of the most important causes near and dear to our hearts here at Animal Health Clinic of Baton Rouge begins on April 17 with National Pet ID Week.  If your pet…

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Achoo!! Helping Your Dog Cope with Seasonal Allergies

As we start to see longer days, warmer sunshine, trees budding and flowers blooming, signs of spring are all around us. Along with beauty, hope and more time outside, the season also brings a less desirable aspect: seasonal allergies. Not just for humans, these discomforts can bother our pets too. To keep the spring in your dog’s step this season,…

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Five Ideas to Show Some Puppy Love on Valentine’s Day

Last year for Valentine’s Day, twenty-seven percent of Americans said they would buy Valentine’s gifts for their pets, according to the National Retail Federation. “[This is] the highest figure in the history of the survey and up from 17 percent in 2010 for a total $1.7 billion,” NRF said. That’s a lot of heart-shaped chew toys! After nearly a year…

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January is Walk Your Pet Month

Year after year, the goal to get more exercise is at the top of many people’s New Year’s Resolutions. And despite starting off with the best of intentions, many of us can get distracted or encounter obstacles before we even get a good running start. One way to stick to a new exercise routine is to find a friend to…

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12 Great Gift Ideas for Pets and Pet Owners

Shopping for that perfect gift for the adorable pets and fellow pet parents in your life? If you’re looking for some shopping inspiration this year, here’s a round-up of unique and fun gift ideas that are sure to be a hit. After all, what good is a gift for a dog if it ends up being a white elephant? Most…

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A History of Pets in the White House

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Whether or not President Truman ever actually said that statement is debatable. But most people would agree that presidential pets in and around the White House over the years have served as cherished companions and added charm to the public perceptions of their owners-in-chief. Many kinds of pets have graced…

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Pet Costumes Keep the Halloween Party Going in 2020

This time last year, pet parents in the U.S. were spending almost half a billion dollars preparing to dress up their pets for Halloween. That’s $490 million spent on pet costumes, or more than twice what was spent in 2010, according to the National Retail Federation. The data proves that Halloween festivities aren’t just for kids anymore. With the possibility…

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How To Be A Responsible Dog Owner Every Day

On the third Saturday in September, we celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Month, which encourages current and future pet owners to review their commitments to their canine companions. As all faithful pet parents know, owning a dog is a joy and privilege, as well as a daily responsibility. To be a responsible dog owner every day, you should prioritize some key…

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