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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How to Reduce Your Pet's Anxiety During a Veterinary Visit

How to Reduce Your Pet’s Anxiety During a Veterinary Visit

By | Pet Care

Taking your pet to the vet is vital to your pet’s wellbeing, but do you dread veterinary visiting day? Is your little chihuahua trembling all over at the realization that he’s going to the vet. Or, is your large Maine Coon cat crying pitifully in her carrier. It’s common for many dogs and cats to fear going to the vet….

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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 Steps to House Train Your New Puppy

3 Steps to House Train Your New Puppy

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It’s exciting to get a new puppy. You love this little bundle of energy with the perpetual wagging tail who loves to lick your face. But then reality kicks in and you are faced with house training. It’s important to understand that the earlier you begin the training process the better. The longer your puppy assumes it’s the norm to…

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Prepare to Care for Your New Kitten with This Checklist

Prepare to Care for Your New Kitten with This Checklist

By | Pet Care

Planning to add a New Kitten to your household or family? Make sure that you are ready for this commitment by investing in the items that you need to help your kitten thrive and grow. What an exciting time! Prepare for your new furry family member and make sure that you have everything on this kitten checklist: A vet. The…

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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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Is Your Pet at Risk for Diabetes?

Is Your Pet at Risk for Diabetes?

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In order to think about whether your pet might be at risk for diabetes, it’s first important to have an understanding of what diabetes is all about. Basically, diabetes occurs when the body is unable to utilize glucose (a type of sugar) in a normal manner. Glucose is the major source of energy for the body’s cells and the levels…

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