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Pests That Can Hurt Your Pets

By Pet Care

Just like people, pets can become sick in a variety of ways, including from pests. Your pets can contract illnesses from pests that carry bacteria, parasites, and viruses. So, let’s discuss some of these harmful pests that can hurt your pets and what you can do about them. Fleas Fleas like warm temperatures with relatively high humidity, making them perfect…

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October Is National Animal Safety and Protection Month

By Pet Care

The power of human connection is one of the biggest tools we have to fight health and safety issues. That’s why awareness days, weeks, and months have so much significance. They rally us around a cause and help to spread knowledge and support. But, there’s a big list of other awareness events that pass quietly every year without much notice. However,…

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Learn to Recognize the Signs of Aging in Pets

By Pet Care, Pet Health

Pets are living longer than ever due to preventative care and overall improved attention to health and wellbeing. Still, there are age-related issues that can come up and that you, as an owner, need to be aware of. Be cognizant and prepared for the following conditions and compromises that can come as your pet gets older.   Some signs that…

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Should We Get a Rescued Pet?

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

Adopting a pet is a big commitment- but one that can be rewarding and life-changing. When it comes to bringing home a dog or cat for the family, always consider rescuing an animal rather than purchasing one. With millions of unwanted animals taking up space in shelters across the country, giving a home to these pets seems like the most…

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CVETS Summertime Safety for Pets

Summertime Safety for Pets

By Pet Care

Summer is a wonderful time to take a break from work and enjoy the outdoors with your fun-loving canine friend. However, summer can be hazardous for several kinds of pets. Danger can come from high temperatures, playtime in the water, violent storms, and loud bangs from fireworks. During the hot season, you need to pay attention to summertime safety for pets. Stay…

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CVETS How to Prepare Your Petsitter

How to Prepare Your Pet Sitter

By Pet Care

You know that you can’t smuggle your pet into your luggage and take him along on every trip. There are times when you have to leave your pet in the care of a pet sitter. You might be relying on a family member or a friend or hiring someone who does pet sitting part-time. Whomever you choose, here’s what to do…

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7 Benefits of a Pet in the Family

By Pet Care

Families with children are the most likely demographic to own a pet – or two, or more. The benefits of a pet for children are many, including the opportunity to learn the following seven valuable life lessons. Responsibility: A pet needs a lot of attention. It has to be provided with food and fresh water every day. Depending on the…

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Poor Puppy: First Vet Visit

By Pet Care

If you are a new pet parent, don’t forget about the importance of the first vet visit to give your new furry family member a clean bill of health. Also, this provides a key opportunity to foster a solid relationship with a veterinary provider that could potentially provide care for your pet across the lifespan. This continuity of care can…

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The Dog Days of Summer: Have Fun with your Pet

By Pet Care

Make this a season to remember with some ideas for summer fun that involve your pet, particularly if you have a dog. Imagine the life of your pet: do they experience much fun? Take time to consider fun for pets when the weather gets warm and the days are long. Got a dog? Get out and have some fun this…

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Heartworm Prevention for Dogs

By Pet Care

A dog can only get heartworms from the bite of a mosquito infected with the heartworm larvae. Once a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes approximately seven months for the larvae to develop into adult heartworms. One matured, the heartworms take up residence in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels and begin to reproduce. An adult…

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