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An old German Shepherd Border Collie Mix Breed Canine is resting in a soft dog bed at home.

Managing Osteoarthritis for our Pets

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is the most common form of arthritis in our pets, affecting approximately a quarter of the population. It is a chronic joint disease characterized by loss of joint cartilage, thickening of the joint capsule and new bone formation around the joint (osteophytosis) and ultimately leading to […]

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Holiday Traveling with Your Pets

For some pet parents, a trip is no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come along. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your pets. If you’re planning to take a trip with pets in tow, we have some tips to help ensure a safe and comfortable journey for […]

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Pet Safety in Emergencies

In an emergency, your pets will be even more dependent on you for their safety and well-being. Your family’s disaster plans must include your furry family members too. Learn what to do to keep your beloved pets safe! Assemble an Emergency Kit for Your Pet Keep items in an accessible place and store them in […]

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How to Take Care of Your Lizard

While lizards make fun, fascinating pets, caring for one is nothing like caring for a cat or a dog. If you’re looking to add a reptilian friend to your family, it’s important to learn how to take care of a lizard in order to offer it a safe home. With over 4,500 species of lizards […]

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Safety Tips for Our Pets on Halloween

There are few things in life cuter than seeing your terror-of-a-puppy dressed up in horns and a red cape on Halloween. But for dogs and their families, Halloween should also be a time for caution. To ensure that both your children and dogs enjoy a fun and safe holiday, please remember the following tips. Leave […]

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Rabbit Care 101

Housing Indoor housing is essential. Domestic rabbits can die from heart attacks at the very approach of a predator. Other outdoor concerns: fleas (anemia, West Nile virus), ticks, and fly strike. Wire flooring can cause and/or exacerbate hock problems, which can become serious enough to require amputation. Use ordinary cat or dog cages, or cover […]

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Feline Leukemia

What is Feline Leukemia? Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is one of the most common and destructive of all cat viruses. It is highly contagious and is spread primarily by saliva during cat fights, grooming or mating. The virus is also spread by blood, urine and feces. Kittens may become infected while still in the womb, […]

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Tips to Comfort Pets with Separation Anxiety

Big changes in routine, like the transition from summer break to the school year in the fall, can cause separation anxiety in dogs and cats. Separation anxiety is a common behavior disorder affecting dogs worldwide. Twenty to 40 percent of dogs presented to veterinary behavioral specialists suffer from this disorder. Dogs with separation anxiety often […]

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Does My Pet Have Allergies?

Pets that scratch excessively may be allergic to something. Some pets are affected at certain times of the year, while others have problems all year. What are the allergens that affect our pets? Although there are many causes of itchy skin in pets, there are three main types of allergic skin disease: parasitic, such as […]

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