Never Take the Health of an Indoor Cat for Granted

Sugar Alcohols And Your Pets: Not A Joke

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Sugar alcohols are neither sugars nor alcohols, but they have that name because they are derived from sugars and have a chemical structure that looks like a cross between sugar and alcohol. These are sweet substances that are also low in calories, so they’ve become very common in everyday foods for humans. Unfortunately, one of those sugar alcohols is toxic to dogs, and that’s also created some confusion about what other sugar alcohols are bad for pets. Read More»

Lyme Disease Prevention For Your Dog

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As springtime and warmer temperatures come around once again, it’s time to resume emphasis on Lyme disease awareness. This tick-borne disease is caused by borrelia burgdorferi, and this bacteria travels through the bloodstream to wreak havoc on the body’s joints and organs, such as the kidneys. Your dog’s first line of defense against Lyme disease comes from your preventative efforts. Find out what you need to know about Lyme disease transmission and what you can do to reduce your dog’s risk of contracting the illness. Read More»

Does Your Dog Have Rabbit Fever?

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Is your dog showing symptoms such as loss of appetite, listlessness, and a fever? Did he recently attack or eat a rabbit? Your dog might be suffering from a disease called rabbit fever, which is more properly known as tularemia. Here’s what you need to know as a dog owner. What causes rabbit fever? As the name suggests, the disease is contracted when a dog eats or bites a rabbit that is infected with the tularemia bacteria, Francisella tularensis. Read More»

Tips For Dealing With Dog Fur Mats

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Mats in your dog’s fur aren’t just unsightly; they can also lead to discomfort and skin disorders. Some dogs have slick, smooth fur that rarely mats, while others seem to be especially mat-prone. If your dog falls into the latter category, the following pet care tips can help you avoid unnecessary matting: Tip #1: Set up a brushing schedule Regular brushing is the single most important thing you can do to prevent fur mats. Read More»

3 Questions To Ask When Buying Veterinary Equipment

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The quality of your veterinary equipment could have an impact on how well your business operates. If your equipment is worn, frequent malfunctions could mean the animals that you serve are not receiving the care they receive. Therefore, taking your time and carefully researching your options is important. To help you find the right veterinary equipment for sale, here are some questions to ask: What Are Your Needs? Before you start shopping for veterinary equipment, you need to think about what your practice needs. Read More»