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What is Bloat and Why is it so Serious?

What is Bloat and Why is it So Serious?

By | Pet Emergency, Pet Health

  Many physical disorders and injuries can be life-threatening to your dog. However, there is a particularly dangerous condition that ranks as number one in terms of how fast it progresses and how much effort is required for emergency treatment. This condition is known as gastric dilatation and volvulus, or, more simply, bloat. What is Bloat? If a dog’s stomach…

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Avoid These Holiday Hazards to Keep Your Pet Safe This Season

Avoid These Holiday Hazards to Keep Your Pet Safe This Season

By | Pet Care, Pet Emergency, Pet Health

Though this is truly a magical season, Holiday Hazards lurk everywhere. Pay attention to potentially-dangerous items and situations that are most prevalent during the holidays. Avoid these holiday hazards to keep your pet safe this season: People-Food Naturally, you want to share a treat and perhaps people food with your four-legged friends during this festive time of year. Be careful:…

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Your Pet Has an Abscess. Now what?

Your Pet Has an Abscess. Now what?

By | Pet Care, Pet Emergency, Pet Health

An abscess is an accumulation of pus that has built up within bodily tissues and is usually the result of bacterial infection. Abscesses can occur in several places in an animal’s body. They vary in size from quite small to very large, and are not always visible to a pet owner. They are often extremely painful and when touched may…

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Some Plants Can Make Your Cat Sick

Some Plants Can Make Your Cat Sick

By | Pet Emergency

As a cat owner, you know that your cat likes to chew on plants. This may seem strange because you also know that cats are primarily carnivores. It’s not really known for sure why cats do this, but it may be they need certain nutrients or fiber provided by plants. What is known, however, is that some plants will make…

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My Pet Swallowed Something Weird. Does It Need Pet Surgery?

My Pet Swallowed Something Weird. Does It Need Surgery?

By | Pet Emergency

Dogs and cats chew or swallow just about anything they can get in their mouths. Their reasons vary. Cats often find any kind of string irresistible. Many dogs love the smell of your dirty underwear and socks. Most of the time, pets regard a found object as something to play with and accidentally swallow it. Occasionally, your pet might be…

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