Pets are Excellent Companions for Patients Recovering from Ailments

Pets are Excellent Companions for Patients Recovering from Ailments

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Researchers have been studying the impact of pet companions on overall health and wellbeing since the 1960s. Some documented benefits of pets and animal-assisted therapies are pain relief, improved mood, and lower blood-pressure- the list of advantages continues to grow. Pets are excellent companions for anyone- something to consider if you struggle with any of these conditions or issues: Stress…

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Tips for Keeping Your Dog's Nails Trimmed

Tips for Keeping Your Dog’s Nails Trimmed

By | Pet Care, Pet Health

Does your dog hide under the table as soon as he spots those instruments of torture (aka clippers) in your hand? And, even if you manage to grab hold of him, does he turn into a squirmer or a drama queen and make your job twice as hard? However, in spite of such difficulties, clipping dog nails is important. Here…

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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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