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FAQs About The Rattlesnake Vaccine For Dogs

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If you live in an area where rattlesnakes are fairly common, your vet may recommend getting the rattlesnake vaccine for your dog. This is a bit of an unusual vaccine since it is not for a contagious disease, but rather an effort to combat the venom of another animal. As such, you may have a few of the following questions before agreeing to this vaccine for your dog. How does the rattlesnake vaccine work? Read More»

See A Vet If Your Dog Shows Signs Of Dementia

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Dementia is a serious health condition that affects many families each year. While it’s heartbreaking to see a family member begin to show signs of dementia, you might not realize that it’s also possible for your dog to suffer from this health issue. Many dog owners aren’t aware of the possibility of their dog developing dementia, so it’s important to be aware of some warning signs. Should you notice one or more of these indicators, you’ll want to visit your local veterinarian to discuss some care tips that you can employ. Read More»

Three Unusual Problems That You Should Always Take Your Pet To The Vet For

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While your animals might hate you for it, a trip to the veterinary clinic is always better than rolling the dice and hoping for the best, especially when your pet is displaying some odd symptoms. Just like humans, pets can have a whole host of different issues that affect every part of their body; they just don’t know how to communicate those issues to you. That is why you have to always be on the lookout for strange or out-of-the-ordinary behavior. Read More»

Your New Puppy And The Veterinarian

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When you get a new puppy, it is important for you to take the puppy to the veterinarian as quickly as you are able to. That first visit will be an important one for the puppy, as well as for yourself. There are a lot of things the vet will look at to make sure the puppy is healthy, and if it isn’t, then the issues will need to be addressed and treated right away for your puppy to have the best chance at becoming a healthy puppy and growing into a healthy adult dog. Read More»

3 Summer Pet Care Tips for Your Dog

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Do you have a dog that spends most of its time outdoors in the summer? If so, following these summer pet care tips for your dog will ensure your furry friend stays healthy, happy, and safe during the warmest months of the year. 1. Make Sure Your Dog Has Access to Water Your dog must stay hydrated all year round. It’s even more important, however, in the summer. When your dog is outside in the heat their water needs increase. Read More»

Signs Your Pet Chinchilla Needs to See the Vet

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Chinchillas are unique pets, but once you have one for a few weeks, you get used to its behavior and the care requires. What you may not learn as intuitively as the owner of a chinchilla, though, is what behaviors or symptoms in a chinchilla indicate illness and the need for vet care. That’s where this article comes in! Keep reading, and you’ll learn the key indications that your chinchilla needs to see the veterinarian. Read More»

6 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

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If you have a dog at home, it has probably begged for food at the table. While you would probably like to share your dinner with your pooch, not all people foods are good for canines. In fact, some people foods can cause serious health issues in dogs. Here are a few foods you should never feed your dog. 1. Chocolate While chocolate is a delicious snack for humans, it can be dangerous for dogs. Read More»

Helping Your Dog Age Gracefully And Without Pain: What You Should Do

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When your dog starts showing grey around their muzzle, stops running the yard like they used to, and moves a bit slower than they once did, it means your dog is beginning to show signs of aging. Your aging dog may be on their second act, but that puppy you fell in love with is still in there. They still need your care, love, and attention, but you do need to make some changes. Read More»

How To Care For Your Dog's Stitches

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When your dog has surgery or has an injury, they may end up with stitches to help them heal properly. The stitches help hold the skin or muscle together from their injury or surgical procedure and usually dissolve or are removed by the veterinarian after a specific amount of time. If your dog has stitches, especially in an area such as their abdomen or legs, you’ll need to be very careful in keeping the area clean and also to prevent your dog from biting or chewing in this area. Read More»

Chronic Kidney Disease In Cats: What's The Outlook For Your Pet?

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Nobody wants to hear that they’ve been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition. It might not be curable, and you may have to resign yourself to the fact that you’ll have to live with the condition and will have to carefully manage it. It’s the same with your pet cat. Unmanaged chronic kidney disease in cats can rapidly spiral out of control with serious consequences for your beloved feline. So what are some of the signs of chronic kidney disease in cats? Read More»