Month: July 2019

There’s currently a somber hush to the summer air that makes you think, “where are the birds?” Some long-distance migrators do start moving south as early as July, but most of the species you saw back in June loafing near parks and feeders should still be around. They may be hunkered down, conserving energy like
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Food is one way we express love to our dogs. We love to watch them get excited about a heaping serving at mealtime and we enjoy seeing them get excited over between-meal treats. Just like with humans, though, we have to be careful to give our dogs the right balance of food and activity to
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Healthy meal delivery services like HelloFresh, Blue Apron, and Purple Carrot, have exploded in popularity among health conscious families that want an easy way to eat healthy every day. These services take the guess work out of meal planning and purchasing, making them the perfect solution for busy households that want to maintain a healthy
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I’m not really what you’d call superstitious, but I’ve always found some comfort in good-luck charms. I recently came across these beautiful talismans from Pyrrha, which empower, celebrate and inspire. They come in lots of different themes and are handcrafted using authentic wax seals and imagery from the Victorian era, and are available in sterling
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We’ve got puppies, puppies, and more puppies for your viewing pleasure here on the Pet Collective; Goldens, Samoyeds, Pomeranians… the list goes on. The Pet Collective is home to the top trending clips, most entertaining memes, and funniest animal videos online. Simply put, we think animals are the best ever. If you agree, let’s make
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St. Joseph County is a quiet midwestern area in northern Indiana. It’s home to families, farms and great schools, including Notre Dame University. But the biggest news to come out of this town came when the police department in St. Joseph County named a new sheriff. We think you’ll agree, he’s the sweetest looking sheriff
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We should preface this article by saying that every dog has unique gifts and challenges. The point of this information is not to bash or discourage ownership of any one breed, but rather to encourage thoughtful ownership. And don’t forget, their are many wonderful mixed breeds waiting in shelters for their forever home! There are
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Update 7/24: After the Trump administration dropped its legal challenge on Monday, Alaska Public Media reported that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has already signed a new land-exchange agreement with King Cove Corporation for the proposed road.  In abandoning a legal challenge on Monday, the Trump administration signaled retreat from the latest battle in a long-running fight over a
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With better cat care, medical advances that enhance a cat’s life and foods formulated to meet a cat’s special dietary needs, more and more of our feline friends are living to age 10 and beyond, entering what are known as the senior years for cats. And just like with humans, senior cats need adjustments in
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Photo: Christine Lin/Audubon Photo: Christine Lin/Audubon Painted: 5/5/2019 Sponsored: In memory of Eleanor Climate Threat: Swainson’s Hawks are scrappy, opportunistic feeders that snap up a wide range of prey on their wintering, migration, and breeding grounds out West, including caterpillars, bats, and snakes. Audubon’s climate models show a steep decline in their summer range, with 70 percent less
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We often think of cats as contented little furballs, spending the lion’s share of their days quietly snoozing in warm slivers of sunshine in between treats, meals and the occasional ear scratch. What in their seemingly pampered lives could possibly cause them anxiety? The truth is that many psychological, physical and environmental factors can cause feline
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Today is global tiger day!  Let us honor and protect these marvelous big cats. Stealth, beauty, grace, ferocity, this and so much more … Striped magic! Please sign every and any petition out there to help them. Tiger, Denizen of jungles, deep. If your species dies, The earth shall weep. Karen Lyons Kalmenson hello! I
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The symptoms of cats in heat can try the patience of even the most loving pet owners, which is why veterinarians recommend having female cats spayed before the first heat cycle occurs. Cats in heat have entered the phase of the feline reproduction cycle that’s characterized by her receptiveness to males and to mating. This
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