Midwest Home For Pets

23 May 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE A sea dragon swims at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. The surreal creatures are only found in the wild off the coast of Australia, where they’re threatened, but this Southern California aquarium is working to raise awareness. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP) Alabama Cullman: Country music […]

22 May 19
Archy Worldys

Heavy thunderstorms will remain a threat in the plains and mid-west until late in the week. Harmful winds, big hail and some tornadoes are possible. The torrent will continue to give cause for concern. Parts of the northeast could also experience heavy storms on Thursday. Severe thunderstorms and heavy rains will burden parts of the […]

22 May 19
fox8.com

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22 May 19
Professional Industry Market Research

Global Pet Carrier Backpack Market Overview: The latest report published by QY Research demonstrates that the global Pet Carrier Backpack market will showcase a steady CAGR in the coming years. The research report includes a thorough analysis of the market drivers, restraints, threats, and opportunities. It addresses the lucrative investment options for the players in the coming […]

21 May 19
STLSportsPage.com

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that tonight’s 7:15 p.m. game against the Kansas City Royals has been postponed due to the forecasted severe weather conditions. The two teams will make up the postponed game tomorrow evening at 6:45 p.m. as part of a day/night split double header.  Fans holding tickets to tonight’s game should […]

21 May 19
Welcome

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly cooled in April, the fifth drop in six months, signaling a rocky start for the housing market this quarter amid a still-tight supply of available properties. Contract closings fell 0.4% from the prior month to a 5.19 million annual rate, below all economist estimates, according to data Tuesday […]

21 May 19
Specialist Journalism

Lead writing exercises 1. You are writing for a newspaper near this accident. Write a lead for this afternoon’s paper. WHO: Amtrak train called the Colonial WHAT: Collided with three Conrail locomotives on a switch that merges four tracks into two WHEN: 1:30 p.m. yesterday WHERE: Baltimore, Maryland WHY: Larry Case, Amtrak spokesman: The Conrail […]

21 May 19
fox8.com

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20 May 19
The Haute Seeker

Whether this is your first summer in Chicago or your 100th summer in the city, this summer festival guide is your-go to agenda for everything happening this summer. And I mean everything. With over 80 different event listings, this guide features everything from music and street festivals, to free events that are perfect for families […]

20 May 19
Saint Joseph Missouri

St. Joseph MO is a place where you can actually step back in time and we can also bring history to life. Re-enactors assist tell the stories of Calamity Jane miss out on Lizzie King and others st. Joseph’s people are steadfast about protecting their city’s history and no place in the West are there […]

20 May 19
Kansas City Royals Record

Kansas City Here I Come We in some way tend to think of the coasts of America when we believe of actually great destinations to discover great sights and experiences. And to be sure, from the California to Washington State to the eastern coast, these states boast some of the most interesting vacation destinations we […]

20 May 19
9to5Toys
While Amazon is a vast marketplace of tech, home goods and fashion, one of the best ways to leverage the online giant is through its Subscribe & Save program. Setting up recurring orders can help you save up to 15% off the regular going rate. But to sweeten the deal even further, Amazon regularly offers hefty discounts for first-time buyers so you can try new items without paying full price. The problem is, getting started with Subscribe & Save can be a daunting task. Amazon doesn’t exactly do a great job of explaining the service and how to make the most of your savings. That’s on purpose. With a few wise tips, you can easily make Subscribe & Save work for you, cutting prices and annoying trips to the grocery store along the way. Prime memberships help, but aren’t required A fairly common misconception about Subscribe & Save is that a Prime membership is required. That’s not the case, although Amazon will have Prime-only offers from time to time. These deals will be denoted with a Prime-only stamp, or otherwise not visible to shoppers if this is the case. If you don’t yet have an Amazon Prime membership, you can sign up here for a monthly or annual fee. How does Amazon Subscribe & Save work? You’ve probably noticed that from time to time a listing will have the option to purchase via Subscribe & Save, as opposed to a one-time buy. Each individual item eligible for this service is automatically discounted by 5% each month. The real savings start when you have five or more items enrolled in Amazon’s subscription service. At that point, all of your monthly deliveries through Subscribe & Save will be discounted by 15%. It’s important to note that the larger discount will only apply when five or more items are shipped in a month. If you have longer durations set, like every other month, that may hinder your ability to grab an increased discount for an individual month. Maximizing Subscribe & Save to your advantage One of the best ways to maximize your subscriptions is to keep a keen eye for coupon opportunities. Amazon regularly offers straight cash discounts off a wide variety of items, with a large focus on groceries and other home goods. Clipping on-page coupons is a great way to try out an item at a discount prior to locking in Subscribe & Save on that listing. Your subscription will automatically continue at the regular going rate after the first month. If the product didn’t suit your needs, be sure to cancel prior. Amazon’s Subscribe & Save storefront is a great place to check out all of the latest promotions. You’ll find revolving deals on everything from toilet paper and laundry detergent to pet food and vitamins. As always, it’s a good idea to compare prices to other retailers and we’ll be doing our part to bring you the best Amazon deals each day here at 9to5Toys. Hitting up Amazon’s coupon page is another great way to find the latest deals. It is refreshed hourly with new offers, but of course, these deals are available on first-time purchases. Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program is a great way to simplify your ordering habits and lock-in deals on new products. Of course, your mileage may vary on actual pricing depending on your location around the country. Better deals may be available at your local grocery store. But prices in the midwest won’t compare equally to those on the west coast. It’s also a matter of weighing how much you value your time. In my home, we use Amazon subscriptions to simplify our life and schedule with a one-year-old running around the house. It’s fairly easy to predict what our needs will be on a monthly basis. That may not be the case for one-person households or the like. How do you use Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program? Let me know in the comments below.
20 May 19
Healthy Paws
The sight of an insect or spider in your home is probably an unpleasant surprise. Despite our best efforts at pest control, spiders and insects can still manage to find their way inside and set up shop. As a pet parent, you may wonder if the different types of household insects and spiders are toxic to your pet. Generally, the insects and spiders you may see crawling around your home are not toxic to cats and dogs; they are more of a nuisance than anything else. That being said, there are a few little creatures that can be quite dangerous and toxic to our pets. This article will highlight these toxic pests and give you pointers for keeping insects and spiders out of your home. Toxic Spiders Fortunately, most household spiders are harmless and pose no toxic risk to your pet. A few, though, have toxic bites that require immediate and intensive veterinary treatment. Black Widow  Black Widow Black widows are one of the most dangerous spiders in the United States. They are common in the southern and western US and like to live in quiet, undisturbed areas of a home. Female black widows are up to 1 inch long, look shiny, and have a characteristic red or orange hourglass on their backs; male black widows are smaller than the females and don’t have the hourglass. A bite by a female black widow can cause the following symptoms in pets: Drooling Rigid muscles Incoordination Muscle tremors Muscle cramping Severe muscle pain Vomiting and diarrhea A female black widow’s venom can also cause dangerous blood pressure changes and paralysis of the breathing muscles. If your dog or cat is showing any of these symptoms listed above, take your pet to your veterinarian right away for treatment. Treatment is intensive and includes anti-venom, fluids, muscle relaxants, and pain medications. Brown Recluse The brown recluse spider is common in the Midwest and southern US. True to its name, this spider, which reaches about 1 centimeter long, likes to hide in dark, sheltered areas like dark closets, attics, and even shoes. The brown recluse, also known as the “violin” or “fiddleback” spider, has a characteristic violin-shaped mark on its back. Brown Recluse A brown recluse’s venom has substances that cause severe tissue damage. A dog or cat that is bitten by a brown recluse may have the following symptoms:   Vomiting Chronic skin lesions Bleeding or bruising   A brown recluse bite can also damage the liver and kidneys, which your veterinarian would be able to detect. Although there is no anti-venom for brown recluse bites, immediate veterinary treatment is required. This treatment includes supportive measures, like wound care.   Hobo Spider Hobo spider The hobo spider is primarily found in the Pacific Northwest. It is brownish-gray and reaches just under 1 inch in length. Like the brown recluse, the hobo spider likes to hide in dark places, such as shoes and under the covers. A hobo spider bite causes similar symptoms as those of a brown recluse bite. Be mindful that a spider bite may not show up on your pet for several days. If your pet shows signs of a spider bite, keep your pet from licking the bite site, as this could worsen the symptoms.   Toxic Insects Household insects are generally nontoxic to pets. For example, silverfish, those 6-legged creatures you may see crawling around in your bathtub, can be a huge nuisance to you but pose no danger to your pet. And while roaches aren’t toxic to dogs and cats, they can cause an upset stomach if eaten. Other harmless critters include moths, butterflies, ants, grasshoppers, and crickets. The insects that are most toxic or harmful to pets include large centipedes (smaller ones will probably not have much venom), scorpions, wasps and bees, and this is most likely due to the pain these insects will inflict if they bite or sting your pet. They’re not usually found in a human home, but it’s been known to happen in certain geographic areas of the US. Your best defense against these creatures is to keep them out of your home. Below are some tips for doing so: Seal cracks and holes on your home’s exterior. Keep the vegetation outside of your home short. Clean your home regularly to remove potential insect and spider hiding spots. Keep your pet’s food tightly covered to prevent insects and spiders from crawling in. Find an environmentally-friendly, nontoxic pest control alternative that can help keep insects out while not poisoning your pet too. Overall, you can rest assured that your pet is safe from household insects and spiders. Do your best to keep the tiny invaders from setting up shop in your home. Content provided by JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM. Dr. Pendergrass is owner and founder of JPen Communications, a medical communications company specializing in consumer education. If you love your pets like family, you want to protect them like family. By enrolling in pet insurance, you can save up to 90% on vet bills which means saying “yes” to life-saving treatments, no matter the cost. If you’re not a part of our pack, start by getting a free quote.
20 May 19
Breeding Business

A dog crate cover is an essential pet supply to keep dogs safe, comfortable and relaxed inside their crate. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of these crate covers, provide a few tips on buying a suitable one and also quickly review the top 10 best dog crate covers available out there. What […]

20 May 19
fox8.com

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20 May 19
MO Saint Joseph Life

St. Joseph MO is a place where you can actually step back in time and we can also bring history to life. Re-enactors assist tell the stories of Calamity Jane miss out on Lizzie King and others st. Joseph’s residents are steadfast about preserving their city’s history and no place in the West exist more […]