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December 13 is National Day of the Horse. Join us in celebrating these majestic animals who have provided such amazing assistance, love and loyalty to people around the world.

American Horse Council Celebrates National Day of the Horse

The AHC is pleased to continue to recognize December 13 as National Day of the Horse, and has released an informational video about the AHC.


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So how long ago did people start keeping fish in their homes? Would you believe the Romans?? Feel free to read on!

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History Of Aquariums - Austin Aquarium

History of Aquariums Antiquity In the Roman Empire, the first fish to be brought indoors was the sea barbel, which was kept under guest beds in small tanks made of marble. Introduction of glass panes around the year 50 allowed Romans to replace one wall of marble tanks, improving their view of the fish. In …


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So, besides cats and dogs, what are the most popular pets in the US??

10 of the most popular pets in the US that aren't cats or dogs

While cats and dogs are typically the most popular pets, there are plenty of other pets that are rising to popularity. From fish to horses, here are the most popular pets in the US besides cats and dogs.


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It's NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING!! Who can look into these beautiful eyes and not donate to your local animal shelter?? Make the call, make a donation and make an animal's life a little better. (You'll feel really good, too!)

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Have you recovered from Black Friday?

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Happy Thanksgiving FMP family!!! May you have exactly what you want to eat today!

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With Thanksgiving 2 days away, the holiday season is getting into full swing with family gatherings, holiday parties and lots of other stuff our pets don't encounter during the rest of the year. Here's some great info on helping them cope with the strange creatures humans morph into this time of year!!!

Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Party with Pets | Shallowford Animal Hospital

The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with friends and family and celebrate the year that’s passed. They’re a time for joy, a time for giving, and sadly, often a time for stress. As anyone who’s ever hosted a holiday party knows, sometimes the spirit of the season induces hassle instead of happiness. All …


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Winter is hitting parts of the country big time! Wild birds may not be "pets" as we think of them, however, they bring lots of pleasure as we sit in our warm homes watching them out the window. Plus they're a lot more visible now that the trees have lost their leaves. Here are some tips on what to feed to get the biggest crowd. Did you know birds need fruit??

Top 10 Foods for Winter Bird Feeding » Bird Watcher's Digest

Help birds this winter by offering them peanuts, cracked corn, black-oil sunflower seed, mealworms and more. We've got a list of the 10 best foods for winter bird feeding, as well as special tips and insights for certain bird species.


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Rochester, NY had it's first measurable snow today so we all need to be sure we take care of our pets appropriately. Even indoor pets can be negatively affected by dry interior heating. NO pet should be left outside for extended periods!!

5 ways to protect pets this winter

Follow these tips to keep animals safe and comfortable in the cold


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Did you know there are health and emotional benefits from having a fish tank or aquarium? Check it out below!

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We LOVE our pets and the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away - YIKES! In addition to preparing for the festivities, we have to be aware that these people holidays can be stressful and downright dangerous for our beloved buddies. Be aware and keep your holidays happy for everyone!

Check out this link for more info: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/thanksgiving-pet-safety.aspx

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So yesterday was National Cook for Your Pets Day. Anyone make a feast for their loved ones? As we're more and more aware of additives in human and animal foods, many of us are doing just this to be sure our pets get what's best for them.
Bon Appetit! #CookforYourPetsDay

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It's National Mule Day (the animal, not the shoe!). Don't be stubborn, get out there and celebrate! #NationalMuleDay

Mule

A mule is the result of the mating of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare) to produce a hybrid. The much rarer hinny is the result of mating a female donkey (jennet) with a male horse (stallion) although the hinny is much harder to produce than the...


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Pet ownership always involves poop removal on some scale, depending on the type of pet. The go-to method is often to scoop it up in a plastic bag and put it in the trash. However, just as we don't want to negatively impact the neighbor's yard, we don't want to negatively impact the environment by adding more plastic bags to landfills that will exist for millennia. There are bags available that will deteriorate faster than that while doing the job for today. One example is Earth Rated. We're sure there are more, we just wanted to get you thinking about it. Check them out, FMP Family!

Earth Rated® | Quality Poop Bags!

Picking up is a little more fun with Earth Rated® dog waste bags, strong, fashionable and affordable, there’s something for everyone. For any size poop!


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It's National Color Day. How does that relate to Follow My Pets, you might ask? Well, the colors of nature that our pets display are quite marvelous. Share your colorful pets with us! Have you seen the Blue Merle English Bulldog?? #ColorfulPets

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