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Giving medication to your hard-to-medicate pets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

We've always been told that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. But when it comes to pet, nothing could be further from the truth. And please - never give your pets a spoonful of sugar to offset or disguise the misery of giving them medicine.

There are lots of other ways to give your pets a pill without traumatizing you or them. From Pill Paste to compounding to trickery, we have a way to make those meds go down with no fuss and no hospital visits.


Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 22:28
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The Ultimate Guide to All Things Kitten PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Monday, 12 May 2014 00:00

Awhile back, we had the pleasure of meeting Kitty Wrangler (her official title) Laurie Cinotto, the founder of The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, at an event we attended. Laurie is one of the biggest kitten rescuers we've ever met and knows more about cats than we can ever begin to learn. This is why we were so thrilled to see her newest book hit the shelves this month.

The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee: The Ultimate Guide to All Things Kitten is "the" book you'll want to have if you foster, rescue, have or even just "like to see" kittens.

The photos in this book are wonderful and the kittens range in ages from a few hours old to a few adults. But, all of them are beautiful, charming and as filled with purr-sonality as Laurie's writing style.


Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 18:34
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Showing the Love with #HillsPet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Saturday, 03 May 2014 13:42

Throughout history, we have been conditioned to equate food with love. Feeding our pets with tasty treats is a time-honored tradition throughout history.

We often show our pets how much we love them with extra treats and table scraps, not realizing that their weight is becoming a problem until it’s too late and a twenty-pound cat (who should only weigh 14 lbs), is staring back at us with forlorn eyes and arthritis.

Too much love can lead to excessive weight gain and health problems. The most loved dogs and cats often suffer from diabetes, heart, and joint problems due to excessive weight gain.


Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 16:00
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Domestic Violence and Animals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

We cover a lot of topics here on PetsWeekly, not all of them super serious. My reasoning for this is that believe if we dwell on positive things, we’ll attract positive readers. But the fact is, life isn't all sunbeams and unicorns.  This topic, if it reaches only one person, will be worth the time it took to write about it - because domestic abuse is something that affects not only the spouse, but the family, the pets, and everyone else the abuser comes in contact with.

In my time doing animal rescue, I’ve witnessed many women (and men) who were giving up their pets because they were finally ready to leave their abusers, yet, they knew the abuser would take out their anger on the pets. In fact, that is how I wound up adopting Aquilla, one of the most terrified dogs I've ever had. I’ve seen dogs and cats that were killed after the abuser threw them against a wall, I've heard of cases where the dogs or cats were hung, choked, beaten or stabbed. I’ve seen a horse with its tendons cut  - all because some cowardly, miserable excuse for a human was seeking to punish a spouse who left.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:22
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Pet PawNatural Products and Living a Greener Lifestyle PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

While I like to think of myself as “active”, the truth is – I’m really not. Active to me means going out for a weekend hike with the dogs, or teaching my cats agility, or committing to an evening walk. It’s not a lot, but it’s something. But, I wanted to do more – and I wanted to make a difference while I do it.

So this year, I incorporated something a little easier: a green lifestyle and (mostly) sustainable living for my family and my pets.

Greener Lifestyles and supporting like-minded businesses

If you look up “going green”, you’ll see it is a term rife with trendy words and consumer messages that mean very little. I adapted a “baby steps” approach and defined the term on my own.


Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 15:05
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