Choosing the Right Vet for Your Pet

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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Golden Retriever Suffering With Arthritis? 3 Ways You Can Help It

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Golden Retriever Suffering With Arthritis? 3 Ways You Can Help It

If you have a golden retriever, it is a good candidate for arthritis. If your dog is suffering from this disease, it is difficult to watch them in so much pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help make it feel better. Follow the three tips below, and your dog will be acting like its old self again in no time. Exercise Even though your golden retriever is in pain, they should still exercise. Of course, they should not do anything that is too rigorous. A nice slow walk or an easy jog will be enough. Swimming would be great for your...

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Understanding Your Cat’s Kidney Function Values

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Your Cat’s Kidney Function Values

As your feline friend enters her golden years, your veterinarian will recommend laboratory screenings to assess her health status. While your veterinarian will be evaluating all of your cat’s laboratory results, he or she is especially interested in the values that indicate renal function. Understanding these values and tracking them through periodic testing can be instrumental in extending your cat’s quality of life. The Importance of Testing Chronic kidney disease is one of the most common health conditions to afflict senior...

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Itch Be Gone! 4 Ways To Help Your Dog Cope With Flea Allergies

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Itch Be Gone! 4 Ways To Help Your Dog Cope With Flea Allergies

Does your dog react to even the smallest flea bite? If it does, it might be allergic to flea saliva. Each time fleas bite, they inject a small amount of saliva under the skin. Each bite will turn into a red sore and your dog’s skin will develop an itchy rash if it is allergic. With serious allergies, your dog may actually scratch or chew itself until it develops bloody spots all over its body. To ease the discomfort of flea allergies, you can use the following simple methods. Soak Them in Cool Water If your dog is allergic to flea...

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Preventing Scratching Destruction: 3 Alternatives To Declawing A Destructive Feline

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preventing Scratching Destruction: 3 Alternatives To Declawing A Destructive Feline

Cats have an inherent instinct to scratch. They scratch to mark their territory and to remove dead husks from their claws. They also scratch during play and while they’re stretching or posturing. The truth is, cats love to scratch, and it’s difficult to keep them from doing it entirely. However, if your cat has taken to scratching your furniture, carpets or cabinetry, you can put a stop to it. One option that people often turn to when their cat becomes destructive is declawing. However, declawing has been deemed inhumane by The...

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Helping Your Puppy Heal During Ear Cropping Recovery

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Helping Your Puppy Heal During Ear Cropping Recovery

If you have decided to get your puppy’s ears cropped, you need to be ready to help them through the recovery process. Having the veterinarian crop their ears is just the first part and the rest is up to you. There are many things that can go wrong during the recovery time that can ultimately affect the way your puppy’s ears look after they are completely healed. The information in this article will help you get your puppy through the healing process in a way that will help you to achieve the best results possible. Don’t let...

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Maturity Before Mischief: Reasons To Adopt An Adult Dog Instead Of A Puppy

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Maturity Before Mischief: Reasons To Adopt An Adult Dog Instead Of A Puppy

Out of the approximate 3.9 million dogs that enter animal shelters each year across America, less than half are adopted out. As prospective dog owners browse the shelters in search of a new furry family member, few can resist the innocent, youthful eyes and playful antics of a puppy. The cute factor that puppies exude results in many hopeful adult dogs being left behind. If you are on a quest for a canine companion, consider some of the benefits of adopting an adult dog. Bypass Puppy Behavior As adorable as puppies can be, there are...

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Dentistry with Anesthesia: The Right Pairing for Your Pet’s Oral Health Care

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dentistry with Anesthesia: The Right Pairing for Your Pet’s Oral Health Care

Veterinary practices are successfully anesthetizing patients almost every day to perform spays, neuters, mass removals and other surgical procedures. When it comes to dental procedures, however, many owners are inquiring about anesthesia-free dentistry for their pets. While some of these owners are seeking to minimize the cost of the procedure, most of them voice concerns that reflect their fears of potential anesthetic dangers. Understanding why a dental procedure cannot be performed without anesthesia and what veterinarians can do to...

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Tips For Better Dog Dental Care

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Better Dog Dental Care

Most dog owners are highly attuned to their dogs’ barks, but often tend to overlook their pet’s dental hygiene. Neglecting your dog’s oral health can lead to a host of problems, including bad breath, broken teeth or periodontal disease that leads to premature tooth loss. A visit to the vet every few months can help keep most problems at bay and ensure your dog’s pearly whites are strong and shiny. Dog dentists can perform annual oral cleaning to remove plaque that causes periodontal disease and perform oral exams that...

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