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Dr. Kelly Carrow grew up on a farm near Windsor, MO. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Dr. Carrow is married with three sons. Their family also includes two beagles, two horses, and a cat. When not at the clinic, her favorite places to be are home with her family or cheering on her boys at their sporting events.

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Kitty Cat Kingdoms Cats love boxes! You love your cat! Combine that with the availability of boxes these days (thanks, Amazon!) and there is no stopping the two of you. We’ve found some super fun cat towers and houses that you can use for inspiration. If you want to be really precise and complicated, make sure to have an adult do the serious cutting and taping. Keep in mind, however, your cat isn’t likely to care how perfect your doors and windows are. You can also get creative by adding color with crayons and markers. Whatever you decide to make, just remember the point is to have fun…together!

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Health & Nutrition

NOT A LAUGHING MATTER

Somethings are humorous . . . at first. Overweight is unhealthy!

A rolly-polly pet may look adorably funny, but pet obesity is an incredibly important issue that pet owners need to address. Pets with obesity are at increased risk for developing serious weight-related disorders such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, kidney disease, cancer, and more. We know how tempting it is to feed your dog table scraps, or cave into those “puppy dog eyes” begging for more food. Fight that temptation and ensure your pet is on a healthy diet with regular vet visits to ensure a long, happy, healthy life! Be careful of sharing too much “human” food as well. Our pets have a hard time processing many foods that humans love, and some might even be toxic. Grapes, nuts, chocolate, onions, and alcohol are among the many people foods that can cause negative reactions if ingested by dogs and cats. Even if people foods aren’t toxic, they might not provide the proper nutrition pets need to thrive. , Remember, they aren t humans!

We consider our pets to be our babies. They truly are a member of the family. We buy them clothes, toys, beds, and more. But don’t forget--they aren’t human. It’s easy to fall into the trap of treating our pets like human children. But, humanizing our pets and failing to recognize these differences can get us into real trouble. Your pet’s behavior, emotions and perceptions are very different than your own. Among other things, how we communicate is quite different. We use words and eye contact to connect with one another, raise our voices to get our point across, hug to show affection, and tease each other. These are perfectly acceptable behaviors to humans, but for dogs, they can mean something else entirely. For example, hugs are unnatural and very uncomfortable for some animals. Also, dogs, for example, often avoid direct eye contact and teasing can cause frustration and anxiety. Our pets can’t speak with us, and they have their own language. Read up about dog and cat body language and behavior for a crash course on how to tell what your pet is really saying.

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Health & Nutrition . . . . . Neglecting training can result in bad habits!

Some behaviors pets exhibit are funny. In the beginning. Stealing food or jumping all over you in excitement, when you walk in the door, may seem harmless. However, when bad manners go unchecked, they can lead to negative or even dangerous consequences. Many unwanted behaviors stem from bad manners and a lack of training. For example, barking. Barking is a very normal dog behavior, but excessive and uncontrollable barking is not. One common reaction in these situations is to yell over the noise, which may actually reinforce the behavior and encourage the dog to bark more. Some trainers suggest that dogs exhibiting this behavior need distraction and desensitization. Once you learn what is causing the barking, such as excitement or stress, you can work to address the barking by rewarding quiet behavior or redirecting to an acceptable behavior. Trust us, your neighbors will thank you. Jumping. Heartfelt videos circulate the internet showing happy and excited dogs jumping up to greet their owners. While this might seem adorable and cute, dogs can cause some real harm if they jump up at an inappropriate time or on a vulnerable visitor. Instead of encouraging jumpy greetings with loud noises and laughter, a good idea might be to teach your dog to avoid jumping by ignoring them as you enter the room. Train and reward him to sit, instead of jump. Make sure your pup is relaxed before receiving your attention. With consistency and patience, greetings with your dog will become a much more positive and safer experience.

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They lower stress levels and encourage physical activity. They love unconditionally and are loyal to a fault. They improve our social lives. But one of the biggest reasons pets hold such a special place in our hearts—they are simply so much fun to be around! Pets make us laugh when nobody else can, and provide meaning and purpose to our lives.

We asked our readers to tell us what their pets do to make them laugh. Try not to laugh at these submissions!

“My pet makes me laugh when they…”

With all their goofy looks and unpredictable antics, it’s no wonder we cherish our pets as our best friends. Whether it’s funny sleeping noises, zoomies, obnoxious barking or chasing their tail, they’ve always got somethin’ cookin’! We’re not sure if they mean to make us laugh, but they do. And we love them for it! In fact, some pets have made it their “day jobs” to make people laugh. The Blueboys are two adorable staffordshire terriers that are Facebook sensations. Their page is hilariously crafted to match their goofy personalities, and the pictures and videos are circulated with one goal in mind: to make people laugh! We laugh at their love of sleeping, their love for pizza, and most adorably, their love for each other.

“…practically sits on my face because he is afraid of the washing machine sounds.” - Rae Mangrum Campbell

“…take a dip in the water bowl!” - John Lower

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“…make me think they are broken.” - Nanette Willis

“…when one dog is sleeping on the other dog while the kitten attempts to nurse the dog.” - Pam ProffittRowland

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Tuna: Instagram.com/tunameltsmyheart Or how about Instagram sensation, Tuna (@TunaMeltsMyHeart)? Tuna is a chiweenee with the cutest underbite. +LV ,QVWDJUDP SDJH LV ¿OOHG ZLWK SLFWXUHV of him sleeping, dressing up, and close-ups of his adorable smile. And bonus, Tuna is a big ambassador for pet adoption, so he does good with his funny antics by spreading awareness about homeless pets! Learn more about Tuna on page 20.

Grumpy Cat: Facebook.com/TheOfficialGrumpyCat Of the feline variety, Grumpy Cat has hit nearly every social media channel. Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) is an adorable kitty with a permanent frown—which is hilarious. Her image is often portrayed on viral memes coupled with negative, cynical images and verbiage. While Grumpy Cat might have a permanent frown, her followers can’t help but smile at her adorable likeness.

These furry kids have become internet sensations, but our pets don’t have to be celebrities to make us laugh. In fact, their simple existence are what makes them so important in our lives.

“My pet makes me laugh when they…”

“…when she asks me to scratch her belly.” - Leslie Fuller-Baker

“…my dog makes me laugh when he does his Snoop Dog imitation.” - Leah Scott

“…gets a boost.” - William Wake

“…when he shakes after he swims it’s hilarious.” - Mandi Fleming Fritz

“…when he smiles.” - Rae Mangrum Campbell

“…are caught red handed!” - Devin Gentilesco

“…roll off the couch and look confused!” - Melanie Riedel

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“…when they all accompany me to the shower.” - Jill Henke

“…he realizes we get to walk AT THE PARK!” - Katie Wiseman

“What’s personal space?” - Dawn Blackwell

“…takes his pig for a walk.” - Donnie Rodgers Jr.

“…when she sleeps like this with her bed reflecting in the mirror.” - Patricia Welch

“...smile at me.” - Autumn Moore

“…when they find new ways to use a kennel.” - Brittany Fleming

“...watch television like a human.” - Rachel Campbell

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At Galloway, we are dedicated to helping you keep them healthy and happy for as long as possible. Senior Pet Month is coming up. We want to be your partner when it comes to caring for your aging friend. Visit our website or give a call to find out what specials we have for your senior pets. These include significant discounts on comprehensive lab work and care.

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