Are grains bad for pets

The biggest buzzword in pet nutrition for the past several years has been dog and cat manufacturers proclaiming their foods are "grain free." As...

Why does my pet still have fleas

Finding fleas on your dog or cat but not sure why? Here are some common reasons as well as solutions to try: 1. Your pet...

Choosing the right dog

There are many aspects to consider when deciding what type of dog to add to your family. It's easy to fall in love with...

Safely removing a tick from your pet

It is important to check your pet frequently for ticks, especially after spending time in wooded or grassy areas. If you find a tick...

Firework Anxiety

Many people enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks, but for some dogs the noise can be terrifying. Dogs with noise phobia may...

Heat exhaustion in pets

Dogs and cats must rely on panting to lower their body temperature during physical activity or hot weather. You should not rely on the dog...

Can you hear me? Five facts about dog ears

1. Dogs have as many as 18 muscles to control each ear, and they are able to move each ear independently. This very fine...

How do cats see the world

1.  Cats can't see in complete darkness, but they can see well in very dim light. Cats are able to see in about one...

Protect your pets paws this summer

When out with your dog during the summer, remember that surfaces including asphalt and sand can become very hot and may remain dangerously hot...

Why does my puppy or kitten need multiple shots

Vaccinations trigger the immune system to produce antibodies against specific viruses or bacteria that cause disease. Puppies and kittens typically receive their first set...

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Ethanol Gas for Beginners

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Obituary for George Edward McDonald

MINT HILL, NC - George Edward McDonald was born on July 13, 1947, and lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 28, 2020. ...

Message from Mayor Brad Simmons

Mint Hill Residents, The summer of 2020 is not what we had planned in January. We have had to cancel Mint Hill Madness and our...

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Obituary for George Edward McDonald

MINT HILL, NC - George Edward McDonald was born on July 13, 1947, and lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 28, 2020. ...

Message from Mayor Brad Simmons

Mint Hill Residents, The summer of 2020 is not what we had planned in January. We have had to cancel Mint Hill Madness and our...

You Can Still Get Fit in Phase Two with Gunn Fitness

WAXHAW, NC - Regina Gunn Arndt, the owner of Gunn Fitness, hasn’t just created a gym, she has created a family of individuals all...

Stallings Elementary Teacher Named Participate Learning Teacher of the Year

STALLINGS, NC - Jake Roberts, a third-grade teacher at Stallings Elementary, has earned the title of 2020 Participate Learning Teacher of the Year. Roberts,...

Gym Owners Eagerly Await Move to Phase 3

MINT HILL, NC - As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the state of North Carolina, business owners forced to shut their doors on...