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Skin Diseases That Irritate Your Cat

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Uncategorized |

One reason to help your cat with their daily grooming is to check out their skin and fur for signs of irritation. A number of bacterial, parasitic and allergic issues can plague your cat’s skin. But the fur can hide skin conditions until they become severe. Spotting them early and starting treatment early will prevent your cat from suffering with the following irritating skin problems. Abscesses If your cat is an outdoor cat, or you have other cats indoors, your cat is at risk of a bite or skin puncture from a feline disagreement. Any...

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Fixing Your Dog’s Painful Paws

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If your dog loves to romp around outside or go on frequent walks, they may suffer from sore paws from time to time. The heat from sidewalks can make their paws sore or even burn. Dogs who play in the yard a lot often get bits of grass, sticky weeds, or even insects burrowed deep in the hair between their nails. Your furry friend may not let you know that they are having problems with their paw in an obvious way of whining, but you can often tell that something is amiss if they bite their paw a lot. Here’s how to relieve your dog’s...

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Protect Your Dog from Swallowing Bones at Barbecues This Summer

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Summer barbecues can be a lot of fun for people as well as animals. However, barbecues also present a perfect opportunity for dogs to eat things they shouldn’t–things like animal bones. These tips will help you protect your dog from eating something that could do him or her real harm.  Ask Guests Not to Feed Your Dog It’s hard to say no to a dog with sad eyes, especially when that dog is a particularly cute or friendly animal. Explain to your guests that it’s not safe for your dog to eat people food and ask them...

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3 Signs You Need To Get Emergency Vet Treatment For Your Dog

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

For most people, a dog is more than just a pet – they’re a part of your family. Because of that, you want to make sure you take care of them. Part of ensuring they are well taken care of means you need to be aware of symptoms that can signal a more serious health condition in your dog. Here are three signs that you need to get emergency vet treatment for your dog. 1. The dog’s gums have a color other than pink. If your dog is healthy, they will have pink gums. They may turn white when you press on them, but they should...

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Puttin’ On The Fritz: Two Training Exercises That Will Give Your Puppy That Show Dog Spark

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Uncategorized |

For the casual dog owner, the champions strutting around the conformation ring are like the canine versions of human runway models. These show dogs seem to possess a natural stance and posture, but did you know that you can actually instill this spark into your own dog without ever planning to compete?  Here are two training techniques that dog handlers use to transform their puppies into the statuesque show dogs that they become, and how you can apply the same exercises to your beloved family puppy.  Stacking: Putting Your Best...

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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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