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Today we celebrate Earth Day, 24 hours out of an entire year dedicated to that beautiful planet we call home. We all know by now that our decisions play a key role on the environment’s health. If you changed your … Continue reading

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Carmen, the CAPS canine columnist (Ask Carmen), was rescued off the streets of Puerto Rico by CAPS in 1996.  She had severe mange and was underweight. Deborah Howard’s then husband, Tom, photographed her during a trip and several months later, … Continue reading

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If you live in New England, you’ve probably noticed winter is no laughing matter. The roads get slippery, the cold freezes to the bone, heaters dry skin, blistery winds crack lips, and the salt on the sidewalks ruins jeans and … Continue reading

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One of our favorite blogs, A Vegan Dog’s Life, recently  moved their website to veganflower.com . We’ve previously posted some of their recipes and to celebrate the rocking new layout, we’re posting a new delish-looking dog treat how-to. We’re pretty … Continue reading

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We’ve all seen it on TV: healthy-looking dogs, running, playing, and cuddling with their human counterparts after enjoying a wonderful meal of fresh cut meat prepared to perfection. How the tender slices of chicken turn into dry kibbles is still … Continue reading

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Trimming your cat’s nails can be a challenge if not a downright nightmare. It takes patience, composure, and a lot of love. If you thought the process was traumatizing for you, place yourself in Fifi’s paws. Not only is the … Continue reading

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We love companion animals. They are more than just “pets:” they cuddle with us in the sofa, lend an ear during boring drives, accompany us on long walks, and keep us safe during the night. Sadly, a great number of … Continue reading

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If you’re an avid CAPS blog reader, you should know how serious we are about kitty litter (if you missed out, here’s the entry!). By taking the scoop regularly and sifting thoroughly, you’ll keep your home stink free and your … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day is coming up (May 9th, folks! Mark your calendars!) and we’ve got some purrfect ideas for the animal loving mom. Don’t fret over expensive gifts that don’t always hit the spot (yeah, we know about the unwanted insert … Continue reading

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Nobody enjoys talking about animal poop (yeah, it’s awkward), but there’s no way of avoiding the subject: it always comes down to either taking your dog for a walk or cleaning up a stinking litter box. Most of the entries … Continue reading

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