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8 Dangers of Having an Obese Dog

8 Dangers of Having an Obese Dog

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  We like to give our dogs treats when they wag their tails and look at us with those pleading doggy eyes. However, too many snacks together with overfeeding and lack of exercise can add unwanted pounds to your dog’s body. Many dog owners tend to be too casual about their dog’s weight. (If you’re not sure whether your dog…

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10 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Hot Summer Months

7 Tips for Pet Safety During the Hot Summer Months

By Pet Care, Pet Health

Summer means outdoor fun with your dog or your cat (if he’s an adventure cat). However, various risks come with higher temperatures, particularly heat stroke. Your pet does not sweat as you do; he drinks water and pants to decrease his body temperature. Here are seven pet safety tips to avoid trouble this summer. 1. Provide Lots of Water and…

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Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  As your dog becomes a senior, his energy level will inevitably slow down even if he’s in the best of health for his age. Your aging dog may not be able to run as fast or as long or jump as high as in his younger days, but this doesn’t mean he doesn’t require any exercise. On the contrary,…

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Why Do Dogs and Cats get Arthritis?

Why Do Dogs and Cats get Arthritis?

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  The most common type of arthritis that affects dogs and cats is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease. Arthritis in your canine or feline friend can also be caused by an infection (septic or bacterial arthritis) or by a malfunction of the immune system (rheumatoid arthritis). This article discusses osteoarthritis because it’s much more likely to affect…

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Does Your Dog Have Worms? 10 Common Symptoms

Does Your Dog Have Worms? 10 Common Symptoms

By Pet Care, Pet Health

Infection by worms is a common health problem that can affect dogs, although you may not know that not all worms are alike. As far as dogs are concerned, worms come in five types: hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms (intestinal worms), and heartworms. It’s easier to spot some kinds of worms than others. For instance, if your dog picks up…

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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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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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