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10 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Hot Summer Months

7 Tips for Pet Safety During the Hot Summer Months

By Pet Care, Pet Health

Summer means outdoor fun with your dog or your cat (if he’s an adventure cat). However, various risks come with higher temperatures, particularly heat stroke. Your pet does not sweat as you do; he drinks water and pants to decrease his body temperature. Here are seven pet safety tips to avoid trouble this summer. 1. Provide Lots of Water and…

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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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