How to Help Pets With Post-COVID Separation Anxiety 2021 | The Strategist

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As eager as we are to get vaccinated and back to our normal, pre-COVID lives, we’re also facing some unique post-quarantine concerns — like brushing up on basic social skills after not seeing friends in person for over a year. But it’s also a big deal for pets: After growing used to having us home all day, many of our pets may experience separation

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Council Bluffs pet owner promises better conditions after animals seized

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) – More than two dozen small animals have been seized from a Council Bluffs home and the owner appealed to get some of them back.

Animal control claims that’s a bad idea and the pets should be adopted out instead.

Pet owner Denise Vacanti says conditions are changing and the family pets should be allowed to live with her again.

”Because I care for them, they’re cared for, they’re never neglected or abused, or they never go hungry,” said Vacanti.

Uncaring is how animal control describes photos of unsanitary conditions in Denise’s home a month ago.

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Search ends for missing 50-pound pet raccoon | News

The search has been called off for a missing 50-pound pet Northern Raccoon that escaped while its out-of-state owner was in Norman for work in November.

Owner George Simmons, an arborist from Pocatello, Idaho, said Coon, or Coonsie, has found and established her own raccoon family months after she went missing Nov. 6 from the area of Main Street and I-35.

The decision to stop the search was made Monday after volunteers had watched for Coonsie since late March at a vacant house that was being remodeled by the home owner. The owner helped remove and release three babies from

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Pet Care Is a Booming Business and PetIQ Is a Smart Way to Play It.

If you’re treating your dog more like a person, you’re not alone. While the “humanization” of pets has gained traction for years, dogs may have made an inexorable leap from the back yard to the sofa as people and pets bonded during the pandemic.

“Owners are treating their pets better because they’re spending more time with them,” says Cord Christensen, CEO of


(ticker: PETQ).

Pet-supply sales are going strong as pet owners buy everything from kibble infused with quinoa and avocado to hip-and-joint supplements to prevent arthritis. Animal-health product sales are growing by 7% annually, reaching $11 billion in

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4 Beautiful Pet-Friendly Plants for Dog- and Cat-Lovers

Getting a cute houseplant home only to realize it could poison your four-legged best friend is incredibly disappointing—and some deceptively dangerous plants are trendy AF right now, so it’s important to know what’s what before you bring them into your house. On the latest episode of Greene Thumb by Well+Good, plant doctor Maryah Greene offers insight into which greenery should be avoided while offering some aesthetically-pleasing pet-friendly plants that won’t hurt Fido, Spot, Bob, or Bingo.

“Today we’re going to be talking about pet-safe plants,” says Greene. “I’m a plant mom, and also a cat mom, so I

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Busch Dog Brew’s Chief Tasting Officer gets $20,000 salary

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