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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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Taking Care Of Your Aging Dog’s Dental Health

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When your dog gets into their senior years, pet care is more important than ever. One aspect of your dog’s health that should never be overlooked is their dental health. Healthy teeth are essential for the overall health of your dog. Dental problems can be painful for older dogs and may even lead to other serious health problems if bacteria is allowed to travel via the mouth into the bloodstream. Bacteria that gets into the bloodstream can cause major organs such as the lungs, heart or kidneys to fail. What is the best way to take care...

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5 Facts About Keeping Your Dog’s Nails Short

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Click, clack, click, clack. Ah, the sound of your dog’s footsteps! Even more importantly, it is the sound of a much-needed nail trim. Though nail trimmings are routine tasks, they are not so simple. Your dog benefits from regular nail trimmings and your nail-trimming education. What you don’t do can hurt your dog, but so can what you don’t know. Long Nails Hurt Your Dog, Too Your dog’s nails can hurt your dog even more than they can hurt your floor or arms (ouch). Long nails can hurt your dog’s paws and legs in...

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