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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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Pet Infections and Treatments: What Kinds are There?

Pet Infections and Treatments: What Kinds are There?

By | Pet Health

Is your pet suffering with an infection? If your pet has been treated for an infection, chances are that you were recommended medication; but how do pet¬†medications work? Typically, these prescribed medications target the underlying cause of the pet infection, which can fall into one of four categories and types. Pet infections can stem from these four sources: A fungus,…

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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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3 Keys to a Healthier Cat in the New Year

3 Keys to a Healthier Cat in the New Year

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Good routine pet care can mean the difference between a year of health problems or a year of comfort for your beloved cat. Routine health care includes proper nutrition, regular grooming, dental care, routine veterinary exams and vaccinations, parasite control, and protection from household hazards. A cat only has nine lives if you take care of all of them. Here…

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Think Again Before You Toss Your Dog People Food

Think Again Before You Toss Your Dog People Food

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

It is not uncommon to want to give your dog people food; in fact, many owners may find that people food is the healthier, kinder option for their beloved pets. The truth is, there are many foods that are harmful to your dog and that can cause medical complications, even death. Before incorporating people food into your dog’s diet, know…

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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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