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The Ruff Report: Valentine's Day one of most poisonous times for pets

Candy and flowers may be enjoyable for people, but they can be killers if ingested by dogs and cats, making Valentine's Day one of the more poisonous days of the year for pets, according to animal welfare advocates.

Pet parents are being advised to be vigilant when it comes to keeping sweets out of reach of their companions, because chocolate is so toxic that it can kill even in small amounts and flowers also can be poisonous and damage internal organs, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The Hunt of Her Life: A book series about a rescue dog that will touch your heart Hunt of Her Life Original Book is a nonfiction book about Samantha, an unwanted rescue dog who the author adopts at age 2. This beautifully designed full-color deluxe book, by longtime newspaper journalist Joseph A. Reppucci, contains more than 60 vibrant color photos of dogs to help illustrate the compelling and uplifting of Samantha - a pretty tricolor bird dog who uses her warm personality to win people over and build a new family after being put up for adoption by a hunter because she is gun-shy and afraid to hunt. Learn how she uses her special bonding abilities with people to help her eventually make a difficult, but successful, transition to family life.

Living Well with Your Dog: A series of short stories

Want a better life with your dog?'s Living Well With Your Dog, a series of short stories for pet owners, is loaded with common-sense ideas to help make  life more fun, enjoyable and healthy for you and your dog. Find great tips about subjects such as: creating a comfortable lifestyle for you and your dog; making your home and environment safe; improving your pet's health and nutrition; choosing a pet sitter and veterinarian; and saving money on dog food, pet products, prescription drugs and pet insurance.

The Ruff Report: Winter is most deadly time of the year for pets

Hypothermia and frostbite from the cold and snow, broken bones from falling on ice and poisoning from ingesting antifreeze are just a few of the hazards that make winter the most deadly season of the year for pets, animal experts warn.

And pet parents are being urged to take precautions to keep their dogs and cats safe by limiting their outdoor activities in extreme cold and snow, and using sweaters to keep them warm and treatments to protect their feet during outdoor activities.

The Ruff Report: Holiday travel can be dangerous - even deadly - for pets

Your pet could be in danger of getting lost, injured or even killed unless you make proper preparations before hitting the road or hopping on a plane for the Thanksgiving weekend, the busiest four-day travel period of the year, a leading animal welfare agency warns.

The Hunt of Her Life: A book series about a rescue dog that will touch your heart 

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals advises pet parents to make sure their companions have proper identification, are healthy enough to make the trip and to bring all pet medications.

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