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Choosing the Right Dog Breed for Your Family

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Adopting a dog is exciting for the entire family. There are hundreds of breeds with fascinating traits and histories. Also mixed breeds have charming qualities that are hard to deny. One of the most important aspects of the adoption process is choosing a dog breed that is compatible with your family and home. It not only ensures that you are a good fit for your new Pet, but will also keep you happy for life.

 
Dog Breed Groups
The American Kennel Club places dog breeds in groups, according to the activities for which they were bred:

Keeping Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

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Dogs love running around in the open, making dog parks a brilliant place for your Pet to socialize and have fun…if everything goes well. As many Pet parents have learned, this type of play area can be a recipe for disaster when the dogs in it do not behave well. The last thing you want is to have innocent stick chasing escalate into an attack. By paying attention to the surroundings and having a keen sense of dog park safety, you will take strides at ensuring that an afternoon of play remains memorable for the right reasons.

 

Understanding Pet Carriers to Keep Your Pet Comfortable

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You live and play with your Pet. It’s part of the family. So, it’s only natural to want to take your companion with you on trips. While the bag you saw at the Pet store may seem like the perfect carrier, it might not be the best travel accessory. By understanding the different options available, you will purchase a Pet carrier that appropriately secures your travel buddy and makes it feel comfortable.
The Best Pet Carrier
The best carrier depends on your Pet’s size and weight, as well as your method of travel. When considering […]

Training Your Dog to Be a Polite Guest

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You are supposed to spend the holiday season with family, so it only makes sense to include your dog in the festivities. When traveling to spend time with your loved ones, it’s natural to want to make a good impression on your host. Part of making the experience pleasurable for all includes ensuring your dog is on its best behavior. Prepare yourself and your pup in advance, so everyone has a wonderful experience.

 
Minimum Training Requirements

Basic Commands
Traveling with a dog to a new place can be exciting and overwhelming. Your canine companion […]

What Vaccinations Does My Pet Need?

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In addition to regular veterinary care, Pet vaccinations are the most important type of preventive medicine that dogs and cats receive. Professionals recommend vaccinating puppies and kittens more often because of their young age and how their immune system works, and then vaccinating against major diseases less often as they age.

 
How Pet Vaccines Work
Vaccines help a Pet’s immune system recognize harmful organisms that cause diseases. The antigens in the injections mimic the offending organism, mildly stimulating the immune system without causing the disease. If a Pet is exposed to the harmful organism later, its […]

Is Your Home Dangerous for Your Pet?

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Pets love to explore and get into things they shouldn’t. Just as you would childproof your home to prevent accidents and keep hazardous objects out of reach, you should also take similar measures to keep your Pet safe. By knowing the basic home dangers for Pets, you can take steps to make the environment safer.

 
Dangerous Items for Pets
Homes are filled with items that are safe for adults to use, but hazardous to Pets. Store the following items in a safe spot:

• Household cleaners

• Antifreeze

• Detergents

• Batteries

• Pesticides

• Fertilizer

• Medications, including prescription and over-the […]

Choosing the Right Dog Food

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While it seems as if dogs will eat almost anything, not all Pet foods are the same. When you start looking for dog food, you’ll find hundreds of choices available on the market. Keep in mind, however, that what’s good for one dog may not be the best for another. When choosing dog food, start with the veterinarian. This expert will give you guidance on ingredients to look for and those to avoid to ensure its wholesomeness and safety. At the heart of finding the best dog foods, keep quality ingredients a priority. Just because a product is […]

What You Need to Know about Pet Food Allergies

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Just like humans, Pets can have sensitivities to certain types of food. Because these precious companions can’t talk, symptoms of allergies manifest in different ways. Food allergies in dogs and cats can develop in Pets as young as five months or those as old as 12 years. Moreover, Pets might be allergic to more than one type of food. By knowing the signs of food allergies in cats and dogs, you can take steps to help your Pet heal and regain its health.

Common Signs of Pet Food Allergies and Intolerances

Food allergies in cats and dogs […]

What is Retained Pet Ownership and Why Does Hannah Use It?

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Every home deserves a happy, healthy Pet. At Hannah the Pet Society, our goal is to give families the benefits of having a Pet in the home without the worry of barriers like high parenthood costs, Pet health insurances premiums and behavioral problems. We simplify Pet parenthood using a retained ownership model, so the only thing you have to do is enjoy the endless love, loyalty and companionship that you’ll receive from your Pet.

Pet Parent Versus Retained Ownership

At Hannah the Pet Society, Pet Parents are Hannah Pet guardians. This means that you care for a […]

Is Your Pet Insurance Worth It?

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Pet health insurance companies claim that they’ll help cover the cost of veterinary expenses, which might seem appealing when you consider the cost of treating unexpected injuries and illnesses. To determine if a Pet insurance policy is best for your Pet and budget, it’s important to know how the policy works and what it does not cover.

How Pet Insurance Works

When you purchase a Pet insurance policy, you select a deductible amount and a reimbursement or co-pay level. For example, a plan might have a $500 annual deductible and $20 co-pay. This means […]

Clean Your Dog’s Teeth: Why Dental Health is Important

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A dog’s mouth is one of its most important assets. Oral hygiene, however, is often one of the most over-looked factors of a Pet’s overall health. According to Animal Planet, up to 85 percent of adult dogs have periodontal disease. Just as you brush your teeth daily and see the dentist for regular checkups, dog teeth cleaning is equally important.

The Significance of Dental Health for Dogs

Puppies begin losing their baby teeth when they’re about 4 months old. By 7 months, most will already have their permanent teeth. This is the time to […]

The Importance of Health Care for Your Senior Pet

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The age at which a Pet becomes a senior Pet depends on its species and size. Cats and medium-sized dogs are generally seniors at age seven. Large and small dogs can be seniors at age six. Like humans, older Pets have different health requirements. By knowing the basics of senior Pet health, you’ll go a long way toward maintaining your companion’s quality of life.

Regular Veterinary Visits
A Pet should visit a veterinarian at least once a year. As they get older, the vet might recommend that a Pet receive a wellness checkup at least […]

How to Train Your Pet to Travel Well

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Traveling with Pets is a great way to spend time with your companions. For some, new places to smell and moving landscapes are a thrill. For others, the experience is stressful. Whether you’re going to the vet’s or on a road trip, Pet travel training will make the experience safer and more enjoyable for all. The trick is to have your Pet think of traveling as a common everyday experience.

Pet Safety Considerations

When riding in cars, Pets should always sit in the back seat with a restraint because:

Front airbags can seriously injure Pets when […]

Deepest sympathies go out to Buddy

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Hannah the Pet Society Statement – August 2016

Losing a Pet is one of the hardest things anyone will ever have to go through, and our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Buddy, a Hannah Pet who was recently euthanized at the family’s request after being diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Having treated Buddy for three years before he was diagnosed with a rare and likely incurable form of metastatic cancer, all of the team members at Hannah were saddened by his passing.

Given the media attention over this situation, we want to provide some additional facts […]

Hannah the Pet Society issues statement setting the record straight following inaccurate TV news story

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For immediate release
Aug. 10, 2016
Contact: Kara Hansen, kara@hubbellcommunications.com

Portland, Oregon – Hannah the Pet Society released a statement today following the airing of a factually inaccurate story on KGW TV:

It’s unfortunate that KGW chose to air unsubstantiated complaints from anonymous, disgruntled former employees. It’s also unfortunate the station neglected to speak with the many, many happy customers and team members at Hannah the Pet Society.

Euthanasia is a painful part of caring for Pets. The good news is that, at Hannah, we’ve been able to reduce the number of Pets being euthanized because […]

5 Important Tips for First-Time Cat Parents

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5 Important Tips for First-Time Cat Parents

 

Cats make awesome companions and will love you forever. They’re independent by nature, making them great for homes with busy Pet Parents. At the same time, are affectionate, love to snuggle, and are endlessly curious. Regardless of how many manuals and articles you read about caring for a cat, most of the knowledge that you’ll gain comes from first-hand experience. But, knowing a bit about what to expect in advance will help make the transition simpler the newest addition to your home and your family.

How Summer Heat Affects Your Pet

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How Summer Heat Affects Your Pet

 

Heat stress is as dangerous for Pets as it is for humans. It doesn’t take long for a Pet’s health to quickly decline in hot temperatures. As you prepare to maximize your comfort during the hot summer days, make plans for keeping Pets cool, too. Summer pet safety is simple when you have the right knowledge and tools.

The Dangers of Summer Heat

Dog, cats and other furry companions don a permanent fur coat that they can’t remove. While dogs and cats pant and sweat through […]

The Importance of Preventive Care for Pets

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The Importance of Preventive Care for Pets

America’s Pets are in the midst of a health crisis. This crisis has nothing to do with veterinarian shortages or federal bills. It lies in the fact that many Pet families are unaware of when a Pet is ill or has a chronic disease. The result is an increase in preventable diseases, such as diabetes, kidney disease, flea infestations, thyroid disease, arthritis and obesity, according to a January 2014 report in USA Today. Just as you see the doctor for regular checkups, eat healthy foods and exercise, your Pet needs […]