5 Signs of Pet Diabetes

Did you know that it is estimated that 1 in 300 adult dogs and 1 in 230 cats in the US have diabetes? According to a 2016 study released by Banfield Pet Hospital, there has been an alarming increase in the incidence of diabetes in dogs and cats throughout the country. Between 2006 and 2015, researchers identified a startling 80% increase in…  
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November: Adopt A Senior Pet Month

Have you considered adopting a dog or cat? Why not try an older pet? There are plenty of reasons to adopt an older dog or cat, not the least of which is that they are already house trained (or can figure it out quickly). Most senior pets do not destroy property like shoes or furniture…  
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Braxton’s Memorial Regatta

Bill Braxton’s family, close friends, coaches, and The Philadelphia Girls’ Rowing Club are proud to present the 46th annual rowing of the Bill Braxton Memorial Regatta. After a long history on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the Regatta is now held at Mercer Lake in Windsor Township, NJ. We are looking forward to an outstanding…  
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Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Your Dog

Halloween is fun for the whole family, but is it fun for your dog? Many of us enjoy Halloween, but depending on your dog’s personality, he may like staying home better. Sometimes it is kinder to leave him behind. If your dog is social and you think he will enjoy joining you on this night,…  
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The End of Daylight Savings Time Affects Your Dog

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 2:00 am. While we are excited about the extra hour of sleep that the end of daylight savings time signals, don’t be surprised if your dog is up at his usual time ready and waiting to go. Remember, it’s not your dog’s fault. Circadian Rhythm Animals…  
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Happy Global Cat Day

Today, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, is Global Cat Day. Formerly known as National Feral Cat Day, this holiday was started by Alley Cat Allies to improve and protect the lives of all cats. Alley Cat Allies and its supporters around the world will observe Global Cat Day® on Wednesday, October 16, with a commitment to save…  
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Is Your Pet Obese?

Today, Wednesday, October 9, 2019, is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, and the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) wants to alert pet owners of an E X P A N D I N G problem. Did you know that currently more than half of all domestic dogs and cats are clinically overweight? That amounts…  
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Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Aww, October, a great time of the year. With the leaves changing and the weather cooling, it is the perfect opportunity for you and your dog to get some exercise. Maybe you have slacked off on walking your dog because the weather has been too hot. Well, now is a perfect time to establish or…  
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10 Ways to Celebrate Happy Cat Month

Happy Cat Month gives us an opportunity to focus on finding ways to keep our feline friends happy and healthy. Many of us love our feline friends because they are so independent. Unlike dogs, domestic cats do not generally see their owners as a focus of safety and security according to Daniel Mills, Professor of…  
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Braxton’s to Hold 19th Annual Harvest Fest

Here at Braxton’s, we are getting ready to celebrate our 19th Annual Harvest Festival this Sunday, September 22 from 11-4. Our annual Harvest Fest is a hugely popular community event for pet lovers and animal service providers from all over the region. Harvest Fest brings together animal lovers, rescue/shelter organizations, and many other pet-related businesses and services for…  
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