Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

  As your dog becomes a senior, his energy level will inevitably slow down even if he’s in the best of health for his age. Your aging dog may not be able to run as fast or as long or jump as high as in his younger days, but this doesn’t mean he doesn’t require any exercise. On the contrary,…

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Why Do Dogs and Cats get Arthritis?

Why Do Dogs and Cats get Arthritis?

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

  The most common type of arthritis that affects dogs and cats is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease. Arthritis in your canine or feline friend can also be caused by an infection (septic or bacterial arthritis) or by a malfunction of the immune system (rheumatoid arthritis). This article discusses osteoarthritis because it’s much more likely to affect…

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5 Reasons Why Dogs Like to Lick You and Themselves

5 Reasons Why Dogs Like to Lick You and Themselves

By | Pet Behavior

  Here’s a scenario you, as a dog owner, can probably relate to. You’re in the park with your labrador retriever when he spots a familiar neighbor relaxing on a bench. He goes bounding over, full of affection. Your neighbor greets him delightedly with a few pats and hellos, and your dog leaps up on the bench and starts slobbering…

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New Research Shows Your Cat May Really Be Ignoring You

New Research Shows Your Cat May Be Ignoring You

By | Pet Behavior

Cats have a trademark on being cool and independent. They can be masters of aloofness, but they also have their times of day when they shower you with affection and invite you to purr fests. Of course, you give your cats names, but, have you ever wondered if cats understand their names? Scientists seem to have found the answer to…

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Answer These 5 Questions Before Taking Your Dog to Work

Answer These 5 Questions Before Taking Your Dog to Work

By | Pet Behavior

  Some workplaces realize the importance of the relationships between their employees and their pets and are dog-friendly. Other businesses honor the annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. Even if you are fortunate enough to have a job with one of these companies, you need to answer these five questions to decide if it’s a good idea to bring…

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Does Your Dog Have Worms? 10 Common Symptoms

Does Your Dog Have Worms? 10 Common Symptoms

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Infection by worms is a common health problem that can affect dogs, although you may not know that not all worms are alike. As far as dogs are concerned, worms come in five types: hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms (intestinal worms), and heartworms. It’s easier to spot some kinds of worms than others. For instance, if your dog picks up…

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What is Bloat and Why is it so Serious?

What is Bloat and Why is it So Serious?

By | Pet Emergency, Pet Health

  Many physical disorders and injuries can be life-threatening to your dog. However, there is a particularly dangerous condition that ranks as number one in terms of how fast it progresses and how much effort is required for emergency treatment. This condition is known as gastric dilatation and volvulus, or, more simply, bloat. What is Bloat? If a dog’s stomach…

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Best Pet Cancer Treatment Options Available to Your Companion

Best Pet Cancer Treatment Options Available to Your Companion

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Has your pet been diagnosed with cancer? While this is a frightening situation, there are numerous treatment approaches being used effectively and successfully for dogs and cats widely. The struggle may come with electing which Pet Cancer Treatment; this is where it helps to become informed about your options and engage with a trusted veterinary provider to learn more. Some…

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Different Ways Cats Communicate with Body Language

Different Ways Cats Communicate with Body Language

By | Pet Behavior

  Do you know that cats use body language to communicate with you and those around them? If you watch your cat closely, you will be able to glean information regarding your pet’s state of mind and emotion, paying particular attention to their eyes, ears, tails, and posture. Watch for signs of anxiety, pain, and even contentment through Cat Body…

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Steps to Properly Socialize Puppies and Kittens

Steps to Properly Socialize Puppies and Kittens

By | Pet Behavior

Socializing puppies and kittens is not just about teaching them how to get along with other puppies or kittens. Our young domesticated pets need to learn how to interact with experiences they will encounter in our modern world, as they grow into adulthood. They need socializing to accept everything around them – people, other animals, grooming, car rides, vacuum cleaners,…

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How to Introduce Your Cat to Your New Baby

By | Pet Behavior

Bringing home a new baby is an exciting celebratory event. But, have you considered how the introduction of a new baby into your household will affect your cat? Some cats may find changes associated with the new arrival difficult to adjust to. Anxiety and stress may lead to some undesired behaviors, such as meowing or crying more often, urinating outside…

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