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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»

The Three Key Vaccines For Outdoor Cats

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All cats, whether they live indoors or outdoors, should see a vet for annual checkups and care, which includes certain vaccines. However, vaccinations are even more important for outdoor cats since they are far more likely to come into contact with sick cats and other animals who are carrying various diseases. If you have an outdoor cat—or simply an indoor cat who goes outside on occasion—these are the three key vaccines they should have. Read More»

Holiday Foods To Watch Out For With Dogs

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When you are cooking and baking for the holidays and otherwise preparing for your holiday celebrations, it can be easy to forget about your dog and the health issues that can occur if they eat certain festive holiday foods. There are, however, holiday foods to watch out for with dogs. If your dog gets into these foods, it means an immediate trip to the veterinary clinic is in order to ensure they are as healthy and safe as possible. Read More»