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Poor Puppy: First Vet Visit

By Pet Care

If you are a new pet parent, don’t forget about the importance of the first vet visit to give your new furry family member a clean bill of health. Also, this provides a key opportunity to foster a solid relationship with a veterinary provider that could potentially provide care for your pet across the lifespan. This continuity of care can…

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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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Working at Home With Your Pet “Office Assistant”

By Pet Health

In the middle of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, many people now find themselves working from home. You may be rejoicing at working at home with your pet, but how do you focus on work when your pet is demanding your attention? Your cat might like jumping on your keyboard, sending a string of gibberish into the report you were…

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Can I get Insurance for My Pets?

By Pet Care

It makes sense to consider insuring family members against health emergencies, but what about pets? Pet Insurance is an excellent buffer for crises, emergency care, and accidental injuries that can afflict dogs and cats during their lifetime. Pet health insurance typically helps cover the veterinary bill, ensuring your pet gets prompt, quality care quickly. Consider these common questions related to…

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What kind of exercise can you do with dogs in winter?

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It is important for pets to have some sort of physical activity, but winter weather may make it difficult to get outside as often. The key is to exercise with dogs; engage and entertain your pet while giving them a healthy workout. This little bit of added activity is good for them- as well as for you!  Try these exercises…

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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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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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Why Does My Dog Spend the Day Sleeping?

Why Does My Dog Spend the Day Sleeping?

By Pet Behavior

  Dogs really do have the life of Riley! Well, what else can you say when our canine friends spend their days eating, playing, and, above all, sleeping? If only life was so simple for a human! People new to dog-owning are often surprised at just how long their dog sleeps. They may even worry that all those dognaps are…

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Puppy Care Tips for the First Time Dog Owner

Puppy Care Tips for the First Time Dog Owner

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  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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