Health

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Winter Safety Tips For Your Dog or Cat

If there’s one thing that pretty much everyone can agree on, it’s that winter can be downright bitter. But however harsh it can be for us humans, there are ways we can cope with freezing temperatures or biting winds: hats, jackets, blankets, hand warmers and, for some of us, Hot Toddies. On the other hand, […]

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Pee Puddles Can Be A Sign Your Pet Is Ill

Pee puddles (or incontinence in pets). It’s not something pet parents want to see on their floor or smell on their carpet, bedding or furniture. And although it might be our pets are simply not quite house broken or being too lazy to go in their litter box , incontinence in pets also can be a sign […]

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Taking Care of Your Pet’s Skin & Coat During Winter

It’s that time of the year when we crank up the heating and put logs on the fire. Which keeps us toasty, but the warm air and lack of moisture in our homes does a number on our skin and hair. And not just on ours – on our pet’s too. So, on the one […]

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6 Secret Pet Grooming Tips to Try at Home

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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When to Use Dog Diapers

Do you have a leaky puppy or dog? One who leaks pee all over the floor, carpet, sofa, bed – in fact, leaves puddles and stains everywhere? If you have a new puppy you’re trying to house train, it’s to be expected. But if it happens with an adult or older dog, schedule a visit […]

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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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