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Tips for Keeping Your Dog's Nails Trimmed

Tips for Keeping Your Dog’s Nails Trimmed

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Does your dog hide under the table as soon as he spots those instruments of torture (aka clippers) in your hand? And, even if you manage to grab hold of him, does he turn into a squirmer or a drama queen and make your job twice as hard? However, in spite of such difficulties, clipping dog nails is important. Here…

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What Causes Hair Loss in Cats and Dogs?

What Causes Hair Loss in Cats and Dogs?

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Pet hair loss can be very upsetting to pet owners – that thick fluffy coat you love to stroke may begin to have bald patches (alopecia) or areas of thinning hair. Pet hair loss may indicate an underlying illness or problem. Our furry friends are experts at hiding symptoms of disease and the first sign of trouble we may notice…

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What Are the Symptoms of Cushing's Syndrome in Your Pet?

What Are the Symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome in Your Pet?

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Cushing’s syndrome or Cushing’s disease, also known by the unwieldy name hyperadrenocorticism, refers to a type of hormone imbalance. It’s a chronically debilitating condition that can affect both dogs and cats. Cushing’s syndrome is the result of long-term exposure to an excess of the hormone cortisol in the bloodstream. Symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome in Dogs. The signs of Cushing’s syndrome…

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Is it Safe to Let Your Dog Eat Peanut Butter?

Is it Safe to Let Your Dog Eat Peanut Butter?

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Peanut Butter is often touted as being a safe and healthful snack for dogs but is it? The short answer to that question is yes, however there are some situations and circumstances where peanut butter could be unhealthy, even dangerous, to give to your furry family members. Peanuts are fine but watch for choking. Peanuts are not toxic for dogs…

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How to Reduce Your Pet's Anxiety During a Veterinary Visit

How to Reduce Your Pet’s Anxiety During a Veterinary Visit

By | Pet Care

Taking your pet to the vet is vital to your pet’s wellbeing, but do you dread veterinary visiting day? Is your little chihuahua trembling all over at the realization that he’s going to the vet. Or, is your large Maine Coon cat crying pitifully in her carrier. It’s common for many dogs and cats to fear going to the vet….

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7 FDA Tips for Treating Pets with Flea and Tick Products

7 FDA Tips for Treating Pets with Flea and Tick Products

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Flea bites can cause much more than an irritating itchiness in dogs and cats. They can result in an allergic reaction to proteins in the flea saliva. Fleas munching on your pet’s blood can even make your pet anemic. Constant scratching may cause various skin problems and even permanent loss of hair. Ticks can do harm by transmitting an infection…

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Prepare to Care for Your New Kitten with This Checklist

Prepare to Care for Your New Kitten with This Checklist

By | Pet Care

Planning to add a New Kitten to your household or family? Make sure that you are ready for this commitment by investing in the items that you need to help your kitten thrive and grow. What an exciting time! Prepare for your new furry family member and make sure that you have everything on this kitten checklist: A vet. The…

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