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March 8, 2013

Paw Prints: Help pets celebrate spring holidays safely

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Finally, a mention about pets and the Easter holiday. Some people adopt baby bunnies at this time of year. It might be a gift for a child, or an impulse buy. Remember that bunnies quickly grow up into adult rabbits. Their care is very different than that for cats and dogs. If you’re considering buying a bunny later this month, be sure to do your homework so that you’ll know if an adult rabbit is the right pet for you this summer and for years to come.

By following a few simple precautions, you won’t need luck from a four-leaf clover to keep this month happy and healthy for your furry family members.

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Dr. Heidi Bassler practices at Bassler Veterinary Hospital (www.BasslerVet.com). She hosts a radio show, “Your Pet’s Health,” every Sunday morning at 8:30 on AM-1450 WNBP. Do you have questions for Dr. Bassler? Send them to heidibasslerdvm@comcast.net.

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