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Is YOUR Diet Healthy for your Pets?

By Pet Health

Watching what you eat? Many of today’s most popular diets feature foods that are filled with additives, like sugar-free sweeteners, that may not be safe for pets, especially dogs and cats. If you regularly eat these types of products or if you are on a diet, make sure that you are not exposing your dog or cat to food items…

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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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How to Leave Your Cat at Home Alone

How to Leave Your Cat at Home Alone

By Pet Care

  Most cat owners feel somewhat guilty about leaving their cat home alone, but they don’t really see it as a no-no. After all, aren’t cats famous for their independence? However, cats do get lonely, and when companionship is lacking, they can quickly become depressed. So, if you come home after several days, don’t get mad at your cat if…

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Puppy Care Tips for the First Time Dog Owner

Puppy Care Tips for the First Time Dog Owner

By Pet Care

  Is there anything that can match the cuteness of a puppy? Ok, cat people, let’s include kittens! Once you own a puppy, life will change, but in a good way! Because of the amount of puppy care needed, it could even be said that your new puppy will own you. If you’ve never had a puppy before, here are…

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3 Important Tips to Stay Healthy Around Your Pet Bird

3 Important Tips to Stay Healthy Around Your Pet Bird

By CVETS News

  Before deciding to bring a pet bird into your life, make sure you fully understand what’s involved. When properly cared for, many pet birds live long lives – some parrots have lifespans of over twenty years. Also, birds can carry germs that might cause people to become sick without the bird appearing sick at all. Therefore, birds might not…

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8 Dangers of Having an Obese Dog

8 Dangers of Having an Obese Dog

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  We like to give our dogs treats when they wag their tails and look at us with those pleading doggy eyes. However, too many snacks together with overfeeding and lack of exercise can add unwanted pounds to your dog’s body. Many dog owners tend to be too casual about their dog’s weight. (If you’re not sure whether your dog…

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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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