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Heartworm Prevention for Dogs

By Pet Care

A dog can only get heartworms from the bite of a mosquito infected with the heartworm larvae. Once a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes approximately seven months for the larvae to develop into adult heartworms. One matured, the heartworms take up residence in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels and begin to reproduce. An adult…

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7 Benefits of a Family Pet

By Pet Behavior

All kids love animals. Go on a quick safari through your child’s bedroom and count how many stuffed animal toys are lined up on the bed. Take a look in your kid’s storybooks and be reminded just how densely populated they are with imaginary critters. Note how many articles of clothing are decorated with animals – from frogs to pandas!…

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5 Tips for a Healthy Cat

5 Tips for a Healthy Cat

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  Whether you’re a first-time cat owner or someone with several furry friends, it’s up to you to keep your adorable feline(s) in tip-top shape. If you have just introduced a kitten into your home, it’s a bit like having a whiskered toddler on your hands, but with less maintenance and a litter box. Follow these five easy tips, and…

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How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

By Pet Behavior

Is your Dog Depressed? How can you tell? There are some sure signs and symptoms of depression, which is quite common with household changes, adjustments, transitions, or losses, such as the passing of a primary human or a move. Many of the symptoms are parallel with what you would see in a person with depression. How do you tell if…

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5 Ways to Calm an Overly Excited Dog

5 Ways to Calm an Overly Excited Dog

By Pet Behavior

An overly excited dog may exhibit the following behavior patterns – nonstop jumping up and down or spinning around in circles, all the while barking up a storm. If your dog is trying to work off excess energy in this way, you may think this is okay dog behavior or even that it’s cute. However, as a pet owner, it…

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What Are the Key Facts About Cat Leukemia?

What Are the Key Facts About Cat Leukemia?

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  The term leukemia is constructed as follows: white blood cells (leukocytes) within the blood (emia). The feline leukemia virus (FeLV) causes the white blood cell count to be drastically abnormal – either much higher or much lower in number than is usual. This abnormality in white blood cells leads to overwhelming infections and tumors. Leukemia-caused tumors are responsible for…

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