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Giving Meds to Your Dog: 6 Tips to Help You

By Pet Care

We all know the refrain a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but Mary Poppins may never have tried giving pills to a dog! Giving meds to your canine companion can pose a bit of a challenge, so here are 6 tips to help make the process easier for both you and your pet.  Wrap the Pill in…

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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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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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Enjoy the Many Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Enjoy the Many Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

By CVETS News

There’s a reason dogs are known as man’s best friend. Dogs, cats, and some other pets make wonderful companions and provide their human owners with many health benefits, both physical and emotional. Dogs, in particular, have a wonderful ability to form bonds with people. In fact, dogs have developed unique chemistry with humans that can be traced back to many…

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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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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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