How to Travel with Pets this Holiday Season

How to Travel with Pets this Holiday Season

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With the holiday season upon us, many of us will be traveling to enjoy time with friends and relatives. And, many people will be taking their four-legged friends along. As pets aren’t allowed on trains, your options to travel with petsĀ are by car or plane. We’ll discuss how best to care for your pets depending on which way you choose…

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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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Good Manners in the Waiting Room Will Keep Your Pet Safe

Good Manners in the Waiting Room Will Keep Your Pet Safe

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A visit to the vet is always stressful for both owners and pets, but there should be as little stress as possible in the waiting room. Owners are responsible for keeping their own pets safe and for ensuring that their pets don’t annoy or endanger others. So let’s talk about proper etiquette for pet safety while waiting to be called…

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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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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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