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It's A Little Wet Outside: 3 Things Hazards To Protect Your Dog From

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Spring is here. It’s time to prepare for the wet weather. While you’re busy waterproofing your house, it’s important to remember that the wet weather holds special hazards for your canine family members. This is particularly true if your dog spends a lot of time outdoors. Here are potential hazards that the wet weather can pose to your dog. Mushroom Menace When it rains, mushrooms start popping up all over the place. Read More»

What To Do If Your Dog Is Bitten By A Tick After A Hike

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If you take your dog hiking with you, then you need to be prepared for the unfortunate scenario where they get bitten by a tick. You don’t want to stop taking your dogs on hikes, so what you need to do is be prepared for what to do should you get home and comb them out and discover a little bloodsucking tick on them. Here’s a good breakdown on what supplies you need and what you should do. Read More»

That's One Big Puppy: 4 Steps To Alleviate Growing Pains

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If you have a large-breed puppy, you should be prepared for growing pains. Large-breed puppies can develop a condition known as panosteitis, which can cause pain and discomfort in its legs and joints. Without proper treatment, your puppy can develop more serious symptoms including lameness, fever, and loss of appetite. If your puppy develops panosteitis, here are four steps you can take to alleviate its discomfort. Seek Medical Care Read More»

Pets And Poison: What Dog Owners Need To Know

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Even the most careful dog owners can face a situations where their pet has eaten something toxic. Some things are poisonous for dogs that aren’t poisonous for humans, and other things are poisonous to most mammals. Whatever the case, you need to be vigilant in keeping your pet out of harm’s way, but you also need to know common poisons. Quick medical action can sometimes save your dog’s life. Common Poison Sources Read More»

4 Things To Buy From Your Local Pet Pharmacy To Improve Your Cat's Oral Health

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Maintaining good oral hygiene is important for your cat’s overall health. Poor oral hygiene can not only lead to gum disease and cavities, but poor oral health could also play a part in increasing your cat’s risk of kidney disease. Since kidney disease is currently incurable, it’s a good idea to start looking after your cat’s oral health now. Thankfully, your local pet pharmacy’s pet meds and products can help you to do just that. Read More»

Does Your Mastiff Have Epilepsy? 3 Things You Need To Know About Your Dog's Seizures

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Mastiffs are huge dogs with huge hearts. Unfortunately, like other large dog breeds, Mastiffs are prone to developing a wide range of health problems, including epilepsy. If your Mastiff suffers from epilepsy, you’re likely worried about your dog’s health condition and want to know more. Here are three things you need to know about your dog’s seizures. 1. Different Types of Seizures Occur Not all canine seizures are the same. Some are fairly harmless, while others can be deadly. Read More»

Feline Primary Hyperparathyroidism: The Other Thyroid Condition You Should Know About

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Veterinarians frequently diagnose hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid gland, in their older feline patients. A less commonly diagnosed endocrine condition involves the parathyroid glands, which neighbor the thyroid gland and play a crucial role in your cat’s health. Find out what these glands do, what happens when they malfunction, and what can be done if your cat is diagnosed with feline primary hyperparathyroidism. Thyroid and Parathyroid Form and Function Your cat’s thyroid gland, which is one gland with two lobes, is located along the sides of your cat’s trachea. Read More»

New Indoor Cat? 2 Indoor Cat Misconceptions to Forget If You Want to Keep Kitty in Good Health

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If you just adopted your first indoor cat, then you are likely looking forward to many years of affection from your new feline companion. Many people, like you, opt to keep their cats indoors to keep them safe from injury and predators. Cats can live long, healthy lives indoors. However, there are many misconceptions about indoor cat health that you need to forget if you really want your cat to live a long, healthy life. Read More»

3 Alternative Therapies for Your Arthritic Cat

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If you’re cat is suffering from arthritis, and you have exhausted all of the medical treatments, and are looking for some alternative therapies to try, then you are in luck. There are quite a few things that you can try and incorporate into your cats life to help them and ease their suffering. Here are three ideas to consider.  Switch Your Cats Diet to Grain-free Food One thing that you might want to consider is a grain free diet. Read More»

Why Does Your Cat's Skin Look Like It's Crawling?

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Are you looking at your cat’s skin or hair and seeing what looks like wiggling or crawling pieces of skin? Sometimes known as walking dandruff, this problem is also caused by a species of mites known as Cheyletiella blakei. It’s properly known as cheyletiellosis, and what you’re actually seeing is pieces of dead skin being carried by mites. Here’s what you need to know about cheyletiellosis in cats. How do cats get walking dandruff? Read More»