Category: General Health

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Things You Didn’t Know About Fido’s Nose

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Has your dog ever woken you up by sniffing your face, or perhaps offering affectionate ‘snoot boops’? Does Fido sometimes get completely fixated on a scent he’s picked up on his walk? Your canine companion’s cute nose is one of his most adorable features. It’s also pretty amazing in and of itself! A local vet … Read More »

Do’s And Don’ts of Giving Your Cat Flea Control

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Is your feline pal itching? Uh oh: Fluffy may have fleas. Fleas can not only make pets miserably itchy, they can also cause dangerous health issues, such as anemia; can carry tapeworms and other parasites; and can spread disease. Keeping up with Fluffy’s flea control is very important! However, parasite control products contain chemicals, so … Read More »

February Is National Cat Health Month 

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For many people, the first couple months of a new year are a time of renewed focus on the things that matter most. Since our feline companions fall in that category, now is a good time to focus on the health and well-being of your Kitty. In recognition of National Cat Health Month, be sure … Read More »

Unchain A Dog Month

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February is Unchain A Dog Month. This is one message we definitely want to help spread! Keeping a dog chained is becoming illegal in more and more places, which is one change we are happy to see. A vet offers some information on this below. A Harmful Practice   Chained dogs are very vulnerable to … Read More »

Snow Dog Care Tips

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Do you have a snow dog? Snow dogs aren’t an official AKC group: most of the dogs that fall into this category are actually part of the working group. However, pooches with thick fur, such as huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Akitas are often referred to as snow dogs. These pretty pups are often absolutely gorgeous, … Read More »

You Can Catch These Diseases From Your Dog

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As you know, your dog is susceptible to various diseases and infections. Have you ever wondered whether or not you could potentially catch any of those illnesses from your pooch? It’s a scary thought. And it’s true—it is possible for dogs to transmit certain illnesses to humans. The diseases in question are known as zoonotic … Read More »

Preventing Lyme Disease in Dogs

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! Lyme disease is a serious disease that can afflict both people and pets. As you may know, the disease is spread through ticks, which are unfortunately spreading throughout North America. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause some very serious—and potentially life-threatening—issues, such as kidney failure and heart trouble. A … Read More »

Does Your Cat Have a Cold?

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Did you know that our feline friends can get their own version of colds or flus? In many cases, cats just feel a bit stuffy and tired for a few days, and then recover on their own. However, kitty colds can develop into upper respiratory infections, or URIs. These can be extremely dangerous! Senior cats … Read More »

Signs of Dental Issues in Dogs

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Have you ever had dental issues? Unless you’ve been extremely lucky in this department, you’ve probably dealt with at least a few toothaches. These issues are extremely painful, and can also be dangerous. Dental problems are also a serious issue with our canine pals. However, Fido can’t tell you his teeth hurt, so it’s important … Read More »

Caring For Your Dog’s Teeth

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Did you know that 80 percent of dogs over aged three have dental disease? This is a very serious issue for Man’s Best Friend! Dental problems are just as painful and problematic for dogs as they are for people. Doggy dental woes can really affect your pet’s health and well-being, not to mention his overall … Read More »

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