Choosing the Right Vet for Your Pet

Common Senior Dog Problem Or Something More? When To Take Your Older Dog To The Vet

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Common Senior Dog Problem Or Something More? When To Take Your Older Dog To The Vet

When you are the owner of a senior dog, you may find yourself constantly wondering if your dog’s behaviors or health issues are simply a sign of their old age or if they are something worthy of a trip to the veterinary clinic. Telling the difference can be difficult when your dog seems to suddenly become a senior without warning. Get to know a few of the common symptoms of aging in dogs and variations of those symptoms that could require a trip to the veterinarian for treatment and testing. Then, you can be sure that you are providing...

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Does Your Dog Have A Urinary Tract Infection?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does Your Dog Have A Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can occur in both male and female dogs. So, as a dog owner, it’s important that you know the symptoms of this problem and what to do if you think your dog may have a UTI.  Symptoms of a UTI Dogs who have UTIs often have difficulty urinating. Your dog may appear to be straining when he or she urinates, or they may yelp or whine when urinating. Some dogs also have blood in their urine when they have a UTI. You may notice them urinating in the house, urinating more often than usual, or taking longer...

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Does Your Dog Have Anxiety? 4 Signs To Watch Out For

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does Your Dog Have Anxiety? 4 Signs To Watch Out For

There are a lot of things in this world that can cause your dog anxiety—a rolling thunderstorm, neighborhood festivities, separation from their family members, etc. Some dogs are even fearful and anxious when there really isn’t an apparent cause. They just seem to have a nervous disposition. Anxiety is horrible for your dog to live with, but it’s also hard for you to deal with. Chronic anxiety can cause behavioral issues that are hard to deal with and even harder to break. If your dog has been acting out, observe them to see...

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Dog Having Problems During Delivery? 3 Signs It Might Be Vaginal Prolapse

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dog Having Problems During Delivery? 3 Signs It Might Be Vaginal Prolapse

If your dog is about to give birth, you need to be aware of vaginal prolapse – a potentially dangerous situation that can occur shortly after delivery. While it doesn’t happen often, when it does, it quickly becomes a medical emergency. With vaginal prolapse, the uterus continues to contract after all of the puppies have been delivered. When that happens, the uterus eventually turns inside out and spills out of the vaginal cavity. If your dog develops vaginal prolapse, you won’t be able to reinsert the uterus, but you will be able...

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2 Reasons To Take Your Puppy To The Vet Soon After Adopting It

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Reasons To Take Your Puppy To The Vet Soon After Adopting It

For many people, adopting a new puppy is an exciting event. However, it is important to make sure that your new canine companion is healthy. Here are a few reasons to take your puppy to the vet soon after you adopt it: Vaccinations Often, when you adopt a puppy, many of its shots have not yet been administered. In some cases, when a puppy is offered for free due to its mother’s unexpected pregnancy, the puppy may not have received any medical attention. The owners of the puppy’s mother may have simply weaned the pups and placed...

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4 Things Chinchilla Owners Need to Know About Fur Chewing

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things Chinchilla Owners Need to Know About Fur Chewing

Fur chewing, also known as barbering, is an abnormal behavior seen among pet chinchillas. Affected animals overgroom either their own fur or a cagemate’s fur, which destroys the appearance of the fur. Here are four things chinchilla owners need to know about fur chewing. What are the signs of fur chewing? If your chinchilla is engaging in this abnormal behaviour, you’ll notice that their fur looks patchy. The patchy areas tend to look darker than the rest of the coat because the chewing exposes the darker underfur that isn’t...

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Adopting A Dog And First Time Owning One? Watch Out For These Dangerous Foods

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Adopting A Dog And First Time Owning One? Watch Out For These Dangerous Foods

If you are adopting a dog and this is the first time you have owned a dog, you may not know a lot about them. One thing you should know is what you should not feed them. Even though there are some human foods you can give them, there are others that are dangerous. Keep reading so you can keep your new dog happy and healthy. Chocolate Chocolate is dangerous for your dog because it contains a substance called methylxanthines. This substance is found in cocoa beans, which is one of the ingredients used when making chocolate. If your dog ingests...

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Easter Dangers For Your Pets

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Easter Dangers For Your Pets

Easter can present a variety of dangers to your pet from seemingly innocuous sources. However, with mindfulness and vigilance, you can keep your pets safe while allowing them to join in the festivities and excitement. Physical and psychological dangers Your dog may normally be gregarious and happy when a small number of friends come to visit, but may experience stress when confronted by a large family gathering or a steady influx of visitors. This could lead to your dog fleeing your home and being exposed to dangers from cars, dog thieves, or...

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Why You Should Always See A Vet If Your Cat Has Gone Without Food Or Water

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why You Should Always See A Vet If Your Cat Has Gone Without Food Or Water

Whether your cat has been locked up in a neighbor’s garage, hasn’t had an appetite, or ran out of water while you were away at home, you should take your cat to a vet right away. Some pet parents decide that if their cat seems to be okay and that the cat isn’t starving to death or clearly dehydrated, they’ll be fine. However, the truth is, even brief periods of time without food or water and seriously harm a cat’s health. Read on to learn how cats are affected by starvation and thirst, and why it’s critical...

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What You Should Know About Your Dog And The Canine Flu

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Your Dog And The Canine Flu

Winter is a season that many people recognize as being high risk for communicable diseases like colds and the different flu strains. However, what many pet owners may not realize is the same elevated risk can apply to their dogs as well. Get to know more about the canine flu and how you can keep your dog safe and healthy throughout the flu season. By learning about treatments and prevention, you can be sure to provide your dog with the care that they need whether they contract the canine flu or not. What Is Canine Influenza And How Is It...

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