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Why Dogs and Cats Get Ear Infections

Why Dogs and Cats Get Ear Infections

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Most people only notice that their dog or cat has an ear infection when they see it constantly shaking its head and pawing at its ear. However, vets know that most ear problems have been brewing for quite some time. An ear infection (otitis) commonly begins in the outer ear, but, if left untreated, eventually the eardrum becomes porous, and…

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Best Old Friend: Caring for Your Senior Dog

Best Old Friend: Caring for Your Senior Dog

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Subconsciously, you know that it’s inevitable that your bouncing new puppy will eventually grow older, but you’re enjoying him so much you don’t really think about it. However, as several years pass, you start to see a decrease in energy levels and a little silvering around the muzzle. However, the good news is that you can take steps to keep…

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How Do I Know if My Dog or Cat Has Cancer?

How Do I Know if My Dog or Cat Has Cancer?

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Unfortunately, cancer is common in dogs and cats, especially those canine or feline friends that are middle-aged or older. It’s estimated that approximately 25% of dogs and 20% of cats will develop cancer at some point in their lives with us. Cancer begins with the abnormal growth of cells that eventually overwhelms an animal’s immune system. Any type of cell…

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My Dog Eats Grass - Is it Safe?

My Dog Eats Grass – Is it Safe?

By | Pet Behavior, Pet Health

Do you think it’s odd that your dog loves to eat grass and does it cause you to worry? Well, for the most part, you can stop being concerned. A dog eating grass is a natural behavior for all dogs, be they wild or your best friend. Coyotes, dingoes, and wolves have all been observed eating grass. Grass is healthy…

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What Causes Kennel Cough in Dogs and Cats?

What Causes Kennel Cough in Dogs and Cats?

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

What Is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough is a fairly common contagious infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is aptly called kennel cough because it often occurs when dogs or cats are crowded together in kennels and shelters, especially if such places are poorly ventilated. Dogs that spend a lot of time enjoying frolicks with other dogs in dog parks…

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Pet Vaccination Guide - Keep Your Pet Safe and Healthy

Pet Vaccination Guide – Keep Your Pet Safe and Healthy

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

When you have a wonderful new dog or cat, it’s difficult to look down the road and envision what health problems might occur. However, just like people, pets can get sick, so they need pet vaccination against certain diseases. Some pet vaccinations are categorized as “core” because they are recommended for every pet. Others are “non-core” and are dependent upon…

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How to Help Your Overweight Pet Stay Healthy

How to Help Your Overweight Pet Stay Healthy

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Are you loving your cat or dog so much that you are making them an unhealthy and overweight pet? When those irresistible pleading eyes look at you the way they do, are you overfeeding or giving too many treats? Unfortunately, veterinarians are seeing many obese pets, and this is not good. In fact, according to a 2017 survey by the…

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