Health

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5 Ways Veterinary Technicians Can Help You and Your Pet

This is a guest post from Ann Staub of Pawsitively Pets. Ann is a former Veterinary Technician of 5 years. She graduated college as a Vet Tech in 2007 and has worked with all kinds of animals including cats, dogs, birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Now, she’s a professional pet blogger sharing her adventures and […]

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How to Check Your Pet for Ticks

It has to be one of the most unpleasant things a pet parent has to tackle: removing ticks from your dog or cat. Unlike fleas, ticks — they’re like gross little vampire bugs — attach themselves to your pet’s skin, bite them, suck their blood and eventually drop off. They’re most active in autumn and spring, but […]

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Your Pet’s Eye Health: Common Vision Problem Symptoms and Checks

Our pets see the world differently to us humans. Did you know, for instance, that they have poor color vision and just see blues and yellows and multiple shades of grey? They also have much sharper vision at night than we do, are more sensitive to light and are better at seeing moving objects. (great […]

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Monitor Your Senior Pet for Age-Related Health Issues

It happens so quickly. One minute we have a frisky little puppy or kitten and then, before we know it, we are caring for a senior pet. One minute we’re training them to go potty in the right place and making sure they have enough exercise. And, then the next, we’re having them wear diapers […]

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Vet Q and A: Supplements for Dogs

Your dog is showing signs he has achy hips and joints. Or perhaps his skin is looking a little flaky. And you’re wondering if you should add a health supplement to his diet. To help you with this decision, we sat down with Dr. Sasha Naugler and Dr. Laura Wiles with our Vet Council for […]

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E-Book: The Pet Parent’s Playbook for Stains & Odors

Do you need to remove pet stains and odors for your home? Has your dog or cat urinated on your floor, cushions or even your bed? Or perhaps left behind the odor of an accident that went unnoticed until your nose found it? Our resident stain and odor coach, Scott Plasek, spends his days practicing […]

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How to Check Your Pet for Fleas

Your dog seems to be scratching more than normal. You find tiny specks of black dirt in your cat’s bedding. You start to wonder if your pet might have fleas. Here’s what to do if you suspect these nasty little blood-sucking pests have taken up residence on your pet: Behavior. Watch your pet for unusual […]

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Pet Travel: Packing Your Dog’s Travel Kit

LTPL-Travel Checklist for Dogs Traveling with our pets. It’s so great a trend that the pet product, hospitality and travel industries are responding, with many hotels, restaurants and other attractions becoming more and more pet-friendly every day. However, even though many of these businesses can and will provide basic amenities like bowls of water for […]

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Stop the Scratching: How to Deal with Pet Allergies

We humans are lucky. If we get allergies we can buy pills or inhalers or visit the doctor for a prescription. Our pets, however, have to rely on us to notice them scratching, licking or chewing (at any part of their body), runny eyes or nose, or loose stools, caused by environmental, flea or food […]

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Bright Tips for the Perfect Beach Day with your Dog

Some of the best things in life are dogs and the ocean. So if you’ve got a waterside vacation coming up soon, you might consider combining these two things to make for one epic weekend. Like most people, most dogs love the water. But that doesn’t mean you should just let your dog off his […]

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