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Drugs In Your Medicine Cabinet That Are Safe For Your Cat

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The general rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t give your cat human medicine. There are exceptions to this that are useful for helping your cat in distress or to make them comfortable before getting them to your veterinarian. Here are some tips for knowing what you can give your cat and when. Get Specific Info on Your Cat First Talk with your veterinarian before giving your cat any of these medications. The dosage you give of each one depends on the weight of your cat and any other medical conditions they currently have. Make a note...

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3 Ways To Clean Your Dog’s Teeth Without Brushing

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your dog’s dental health is important, but did you know that approximately 80% of dogs have some form of oral disease by the age of two? Unfortunately, many well meaning dog owners don’t take the necessary steps to protect their dogs’ teeth, such as brushing them regularly. Of course, most dogs don’t enjoy having their teeth brushed and some won’t tolerate it all still. Still, there are some steps every dog owner can take to help protect their dogs’ teeth and gums. Water Additives One of the easiest things...

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What To Do If You Suspect Your Cat Has A Broken Leg

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s not unusual for a cat to limp a little bit now and then. Just like humans, they can step wrong and pull a muscle, or sleep the wrong way and be stiff for an hour or two. However, when your cat is limping severely or the limp lasts longer than a day or so, then it’s time to start being concerned. Your cat may have a broken leg. Sometimes, a broken leg is obvious—your cat has a bone sticking out of its leg, or the leg is clearly not hanging right. Other times, however, the only symptom of a fracture might be limping. If you...

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Helping Your Diabetic Cat Cope With A Bladder Infection

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bladder infections can sometimes occur in cats with diabetes. Cats with diabetes have more sugar and protein in their urine and this encourages bacterial growth that can lead to bladder infections. While bladder infections are rarely life threatening, they can make your cat extremely uncomfortable and cause you undue stress. If your cat has diabetes, you should be aware of the symptoms of a bladder infection and what you can do at home to help your cat cope with a bladder infection. Symptoms Of A Bladder Infection In A Diabetic Cat Your cat...

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Important Facts For Pet Owners About Low-Cost Spay And Neuter Clinics

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your pet deserves the best care, and for many pet owners, that means considering only the highest quality medical care. If you worry about taking your pet to a low-cost spay and neuter clinic because it costs less and may not provide the best care, you might reconsider your choices. Many low-cost clinics are operated at non-profit animal shelters or humane societies, places that attract those people with a deep concern and love for all animals. For Pet Owners On A Low, Fixed Income Many pet owners are on a fixed income and do not have a lot...

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How To Safely Remove A Tick From Your Pet

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Has your pet come back home with a guest? Ticks are never pleasant, and the process of removing them can fill some with a queasy sensation. Removing a tick properly is actually a very simple process, but if it’s done improperly it can quickly become a mess. Get Someone Else to Help You Even a friendly pet often can’t stay still. If you have a very hyper dog or a cat that is prone to skittishness, it’s best to recruit someone else to hold them. Removing a tick is all about accuracy and speed — both of which a...

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How To Choose A Portable Kennel For Your Dog

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are many times when you might want to have a portable kennel available for your dog. Often, it so that you can protect your dog from what’s around him or to keep him from harming anything (or anyone) outside the kennel. Perhaps you have to travel with your pet and need an easy way to get him from place to place. Or maybe you have guests in your home from time to time who aren’t particularly happy to have a dog slobbering all over them. While this sometimes seems like punishment to some people, the fact is that dogs are very...

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Advantages In Boarding Your Pet

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a dog or a cat and you need to go away for a few days, you will want someone to take care of it while you are gone. You could rely on having someone come to your home to check on your pet, but that can leave you nervous knowing someone is inside while you are away. Your other alternative would be to bring your pet to a boarding facility. Here are some of the advantages a boarding facility would offer in taking care of your dog or cat while you are away. Round The Clock Care You will not need to worry that your pet is getting into...

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4 Tips For Preparing A Dog With Separation Anxiety For Boarding

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do you have a dog with separation anxiety that you want to board? It’s a good idea to prepare your dog for the experience in advance–otherwise you’ll be leaving your dog boarding facility with a nervous, pacing, yelping dog. Here are some things you can try.  1. Bring Your Pup to the Facility for Grooming or Other Services Most boarding facilities offer claw clipping, grooming or even standard vet services such as vaccinations. Bring your pup to the dog boarding facility to let your dog become comfortable with its...

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Will Vaccinations That Protect Against Lyme Disease And Kennel Cough Benefit Your Dog?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The American Animal Hospital Association frequently releases a set of recommended “core vaccinations” for dogs. These core vaccinations are recommended based on current technologies and disease threat levels. The organization also has a set of non-core vaccinations that many dog owners should consider administering to their pets. Two of these non-core vaccinations protect against Lyme disease and kennel cough. Here are the basics of these two diseases and guidelines for dog owners who want to determine whether these vaccinations...

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What Vaccinations Does My Puppy Need?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time for everyone.  Just be sure that taking care of your pup doesn’t get crowded out by all the hustle and bustle of bringing him home.  One of the first things you’ll want to be sure of is that your puppy’s shots are up to date. Why vaccinate my puppy? Aside from helping to protect your new friend from some potentially deadly diseases—which puppies are especially susceptible to, as their immune systems are still growing—pet vaccinations are required by many landlords...

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