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  • Answering The Call For Help

    Answering The Call For Help0

    In August, the nations’ eyes were fixed on the devastation Hurricane Harvey caused in Texas.   Many businesses and residents of Loudoun County acted to support through donations and volunteering time, yet one local couple decided to roll up their sleeves and answer the call for help. Doug and Sally Coiner traveled to Texas shortly

  • What Has 5,002 Feet And 8 Paws?

    What Has 5,002 Feet And 8 Paws?0

    What has 5,002 feet and 8 paws? A single-engine airplane (at 5,000 ft), a pilot and 2 puppies that were just rescued as part of the PilotsNPaws (PNP) program. PNP is a volunteer program that teams animals in jeopardy with pilots and rescuers through the internet. Moving animals to rescue centers with greater resources (people,

  • Do Dogs Dream?

    Do Dogs Dream?0

    • Pets
    • September 22, 2017

    By Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they do in a fully awake state. Paddling legs, whining, growling, wagging tails, chewing jowls, and twitching noses inspire us

  • Pet Anxiety, Answers From Purina’s Dr. Kurt Venator

    Pet Anxiety, Answers From Purina’s Dr. Kurt Venator0

    • Pets
    • September 13, 2017

    With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine and lack