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Keep Pets Safe in Winter Storm

AUBURN, Alabama—Most Alabama residents are not accustomed to blustering winds and icy weather. Preparations for a winter storm include stocking the pantry and winterizing vehicles, but don’t forget provisions for the four-legged members of the family. As wintery weather moves into the state, preparing a warm, dry shelter for pets should be a priority. Robert Spencer, an Alabama Extension animal ... Read More »

Safeguard Pets in Summer Heat

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AUBURN, Alabama–As the state bakes with temperatures in the 90s, remember to protect pets from the dangers of heat-related illnesses. Alabama Extension specialist Robert Spencer says it’s important to take extra measures to keep pets hydrated in high temperatures. Plentiful Water Crucial “Pets should have access to fresh water at multiple locations,” he said.  “Animals may be unwilling to move about to access water. “Also, ... Read More »

Pot Belly Pigs as Pets

AUBURN, Ala.- Recently, it has become a trend to own pot belly pigs as pets, but is the responsibility it entails worth the instagram post? According to the American Mini Pig Association, the responsibility of taking in a pot belly pig should not be taken lightly. Here is some things you need to know if you are considering a pig as your ... Read More »

Helping Fido Fight off Fleas

Auburn, Ala. – Fleas are some of the most annoying pests known to man, and even worse for man’s best friend. Every year in Alabama the cat flea and dog flea make their way into the homes of unaware pet owners. Life becomes miserable as they make their presence known through irritating bites and sometimes more disturbing symptoms such as ... Read More »

Owning a Horse: Do the Pros Outweigh the Cons?

Owning a horse in college is a big rerponsibility. Here are a few things potential owners should consider when deciding whether or not to invest in a four-legged friend. Read More »

Holiday Hazards

AUBURN, AL—The holidays are coming up and the last thing people think about are the holiday hazards. Nobody wants to worry during the holidays. Most people have decorations everywhere, food cooking and want to make sure nothing will hurt any body or thing, including kids and pets. People get caught up with the holidays because of the excitement and festivities, but ... Read More »

Pet Vaccines Best Defense Against Rabies

Rabies is a deadly disease with more than 7,000 cases of rabid animals spreading the disease to people nationally each year. The kinds of mammals that potentially carry rabies can vary depending on geographic location. “In Alabama, 39 animals tested positive for rabies in 2013, 55 were positive in 2012 and 82 were positive in 2011.” Dr. Soren Rodning, a veterinarian with the Alabama ... Read More »