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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»

Simple Solutions For Preventing Heartworm Disease

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Caring for your dog can be stressful at times, but the love, excitement, and fun this family member brings to your home makes it a worthwhile experience. Unfortunately, your dog will require ongoing care to ensure they remain loving, happy, and healthy. Considering heartworm disease is difficult to treat and deadly, preventative measures must be taken. With this guide, you will learn a few simple solutions to protect your dog. Read More»

What Can You Do For A Dog With Dry Skin?

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Does your dog suffer from dry skin? Maybe you’ve noticed some of his skin flaking off, and perhaps he itches and scratches a lot. Once you’ve consulted with your vet to make sure something more sinister, like ringworm or fleas, is not to blame, it’s time to get to work and make your dog more comfortable. Here are four things you can do to help fight dry skin in your dog. Read More»

Learn What Steps To Take When You Find A Stray Dog You Want To Keep

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When a dog arrives at your home, it can be hard to know what to do. If you have tried to find the owner for the dog unsuccessfully and are considering keeping it, it is important to take it to the vet to be checked out first. The following guide walks you through a few things that you may be able to learn about the dog when you take it to the vet. Read More»

Canine Health 101: 3 Tips For Healthy And Happy Feet

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Unlike humans, dogs have tough pads on their feet for protection. While very tough, they aren’t infallible. Just like human feet, dog paws are susceptible to a variety of issues. Because of this, it’s important to care for your dog’s feet. So how can you help keep your dog’s feet healthy and happy? Here are three tips: 1. Keep The Hair Trimmed Dogs with longer hair usually grow hair on their paw pads. Read More»

Is It Time for an Emergency Trip to the Vet? How To Know

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As a pet owner, it is important to make sure that you are aware of the signs that tell you that it is time to take your pet to the veterinarian. Beyond the standard yearly checkups, you will want to schedule an emergency appointment should your pet exhibit any of the following: Throwing Up for a Few Days Your pet can experience an upset stomach just like you, especially if it ate something that didn’t sit well in its stomach. Read More»