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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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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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