Reasons Why Cats Purr

Reasons Why Cats Purr

By | Pet Behavior

If you’re lucky enough to enjoy the company of cats, you know that they purr a lot. There is nothing better than a contented cat curled up on your lap, purring away happily while being petted by you, an equally contented owner. Many people think that cats purr just because they are happy. However, you may be surprised to learn…

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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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Pet Surgery - 5 Signs of Dental Health Trouble

Pet Surgery – 5 Signs of Dental Health Trouble

By | Pet Care

Dental problems are very common in adult dogs and cats, affecting almost 90% of companion animals especially as they grow older. Periodontal disease can lead to a painful mouth and loss of teeth. Worse, if not treated, there’s a risk of the pet contracting chronic infections of the mouth and gums. These infections are dangerous because they can spread to…

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Common Hot Weather Hazards for Pets

6 Common Hot Weather Hazards for Pets

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Summer is everyone’s favorite time for vacations, backyard barbecues, and pool parties. You know that when the temperature heats up, you and your family need to take a few precautions to prevent sunstroke and dehydration. However, it’s important not to overlook the dangers that summer can pose for your pets, such as:   1. Heatstroke/Dehydration Carry water and a portable…

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Pet Flea Treatment Not Working?

Pet Flea Treatment Not Working? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Are you a dog or cat owner wondering what to do about fleas? Are you frustrated because you’re still seeing fleas even after regular applications of flea prevention products? There are several reasons for persistent flea infestations even if you’re using a flea treatment product that should be effective. Ask yourself the following questions.   1) Are You Applying the…

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Your Pet Has an Abscess. Now what?

Your Pet Has an Abscess. Now what?

By | Pet Care, Pet Emergency, Pet Health

An abscess is an accumulation of pus that has built up within bodily tissues and is usually the result of bacterial infection. Abscesses can occur in several places in an animal’s body. They vary in size from quite small to very large, and are not always visible to a pet owner. They are often extremely painful and when touched may…

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5 Reasons Your Cat is Aggressive

5 Reasons Your Cat is Aggressive

By | Pet Behavior, Pet Care

Sometimes even the most well-mannered feline may suddenly turn into a little tiger and bite or claw you. It’s ok to relieve your feelings with some choice words, but after calming down you need to understand why your cuddly pet turned into an aggressive cat. Here are five reasons for cat aggression. 1. Overstimulation You’re enjoying a petting session when…

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