Sparkle Balls: A Dangerous Toy For Kitty?


Many pet parents who have cats feel they really don't need to worry much about the safety of the toys they bring home for kitty. As long as its not poisonous, no worries, right? Everybody knows its those goofy dogs that end up in the hospital from their toys!

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published on March 8 2017 Category: general - Tags: toys, sparkleballs

Safety of Retractable Leashes


It was three years ago this month that a small dog was run over in a nearby parking lot and killed. Making the tragedy worse, an extended family member was walking the dog while the owner was on vacation. The exact circumstances are still some what sketchy (it was a parking lot in daylight after all) but what is known is that the leash used was retractable.

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published on February 4 2017 Category: general - Tags: leashes, leads

On Sale But Is It Safe: Cosequin Double Strength Plus MSM Joint Healh Dog Supplement


Today IMPS takes a look at a 50% off item at Petco, Cosequin Double Strength Plus MSM Joint Health Dog Supplement (nothing like a short, catchy name!)  Is this supplement safe to give your pet?  Is it worth your money?

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published on January 25 2017 Category: sale - Tags: glucosamine, arthritis

Thoughts on the Mars Purchase of VCA Inc.


IMPS was a bit under the weather the past few weeks, but is bouncing back now and ready for a productive 2017.

News came out two days ago that Mars (the candy people) are buying VCA Inc.  VCA (Veterinary Centres of America) is a chain of about 800 animal hospitals across the United States and Canada and began as one location in Los Angeles in 1987.  Is this a good thing?

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published on January 11 2017 Categories: medical, news - Tags: VCA, Mars, Banfield, hospitals

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