Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a little scary. Forgo the stress and dangers this year by following these easy tips. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets All forms of chocolate (especially baking or dark chocolate) can be dangerous, even […]

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Feline Diabetes: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Feline diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a disease of the pancreas, a small organ located near the stomach. Just like with humans, the pancreas aids in proper digestion and regulates the glucose (sugar) level in the body. Diabetes mellitus is usually classified into 2 types of disease: Type I diabetes mellitus results from almost total […]

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Pet Allergies: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Just like people, our pets can have allergies as well. Allergens can be inhaled (such as pollens), ingested (such as food allergies), or come in contact with (such as carpet fibers). And depending on the type of allergy, your pet may exhibit different symptoms. What are the allergens that affect our pets? There are numerous […]

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What You Should Know About Kennel Cough

It’s fall. Besides the changing colors and cooler weather, kennel cough is another thing we expect to see more every fall. What is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough is more technically known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis. This term localizes the most common clinical sign, coughing, to the trachea (windpipe) and bronchi (within the lungs).It is an […]

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Behavior Problems: Canine Anxiety

Anxiety is probably the most common type of behavior problem in dogs. For most dogs, stress plays a key role in the development of an anxiety problem but there may also be a breed predisposition in some cases. It is important to understand that anxiety in dogs is a medical condition and requires veterinary attention […]

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Controlling Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks may be small, but these two tiny creatures have at least one thing in common—they are both parasites that feed on your dog’s or cat’s blood and can cause a lot of discomfort and more serious health problems. Flea bites may go unnoticed on some pets, cause slight irritation in others and […]

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The Benefits of Pet Grooming

If you are like most pet owners, you love to cuddle with your furry companion. To keep that ever-lasting love and affection relationship with your pet, it’s a good idea to have your pet groomed on a regular basis. Do it Yourself If you opt for the do-it-yourself option, invest in a quality shampoo/condition, a […]

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Invisible Fences: Pros and Cons

Invisible fences are an alternative to a traditional fenced-in yard, but they are not for everyone, so here is a list of pros and cons to help you make the correct decision for your family and furry companions. Why would I confine a dog? Fencing prevents a dog from becoming a neighborhood problem, but there […]

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The Benefits of Pet Insurance

  Insurance, by definition, provides financial protection in the event that something unexpected happens. There are different kinds of insurance, insurance for your home, your car, your health and your pets. In this article, you’ll learn about some of the basics of pet insurance, helping you to decide if purchasing insurance is a good idea […]

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