Taking Kids With You to the Vet

Doggie Dental Tips For New Owners

Are you the new owner of a puppy or adult dog? Were you given a list of instructions but are wondering if there is anything else you can do to help keep your new companion healthy? When taking care of a new pet, there are things that can be inadvertently overlooked or forgotten. One of […]

Zoonotic Diseases: How To Avoid Getting Infected By Your Dog

Zoonotic diseases are illnesses that people can get from animals and vice versa. For example, some fairly common canine illnesses can be transferred to their human family members, such as giardiasis, Lyme disease, and encephalitis. There are also a lot of other rare illnesses that may cause you and your family great harm if you […]

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What Every Cat Owner Should Know About Brown Recluse Spider Bites

If your cat seems to be sick. in pain. and is licking or scratching a certain spot relentlessly, you may want to consider the possibility that your cat has been bitten by a brown recluse spider. Here’s why and what you can do to help your cat. Why cats are susceptible to bites from brown […]

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Effectively Protecting Your Dog From Lyme Disease Through Vaccination And Prevention

If you live in an area with ticks, you probably already know how to remove one of the pesky bugs and to watch yourself for the notorious “bullseye” rash afterward. But what precautions do you need to take to protect your dog? Like humans, dogs are susceptible to Lyme disease, and it can have permanent […]

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Does Your Cat Have Roundworms?

The type of parasitic roundworms that infect cats are long, white and thin. They look like spaghetti, and they take up residence in your cat’s digestive tract, where they leech nutrients from your cat’s diet. Roundworms can wreak havoc on your cat’s health if not caught and treated early, so it’s important to be on […]

It’s Too Loud! 4 Tips To Help Your Dog Cope With Noise Anxiety

Summer is almost here, which means fireworks season is just around the corner. With fireworks come loud noises, which can be disastrous if your dog suffers from noise anxiety. If your dog suffers from noise anxiety, loud noises – such as fireworks and thunderstorms – can send it into a frenzy. Sadly, many dogs have […]

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4 Things Cat Owners Need To Know About Roundworm Infections

Cats can become infected with many types of parasites, including roundworms. Also called toxocara cati, these parasitic worms can make your cat very sick. Here are three things cat owners need to know about roundworm infections. What are the signs of roundworm infections? Roundworms live in your cat’s intestines, so if they’re infected with these […]

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Adopt From A Shelter

Yearning for a fluffy new friend is natural, and gravitating toward a dog or cat from a pet store or even puppy mill is understandable.  No matter how attractive those pets are, you and the pet population will be better served by your adopting a shelter animal. Purebreds If you have your heart set on […]

4 Ways To Help Your Cat Recover After A Dental Extraction

Dental work may be an unavoidable part of owning a cat since at some point their teeth may need an extraction—often due to tarter buildup. If your veterinarian has recommended that your cat get one or more of their teeth removed, it is vital that you look into what kinds of steps you can take […]

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Managing Arthritis In Elderly Cats

Has your older cat begun to move more slowly? Maybe he is hesitant to run or climb stairs, or perhaps he no longer climbs up to what used to be his favorite perch. Arthritis, which involves the deterioration of cartilage in the joints and results in inflammation, is quite common in older cats. It can […]