Archives: General Health

  • Disaster Preparedness Tips for Pet Owners

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    It’s no fun to think about a disaster situation affecting you, your family, or your pets, and we certainly hope that you never have to face one. With that being said, your best course of action in the event of an emergency is to be prepared ahead of time! Below, learn about some tips on disaster preparedness that can help your pet stay safe. Identify Your Pet Geological events, wildfires, severe storms, chemical accidents or … Read More »

  • Health Checklist for Your New Kitten

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    Are you thinking of adding a new kitten to your home in the near future? Perhaps a lovable ball of fur wandered into your yard and you’re planning on adopting it. If you’re about to be the owner of a kitten companion, read on to find out about the key steps you’ll need to take to ensure your new addition’s health and happiness. Kitty’s First Check-Up Whether your kitten has come from a shelter or … Read More »

  • 5 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Disease-Free This Year

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    This year, why not make a resolution to keep your pet as healthy and happy as possible? One of the best ways to do that is to keep your animal companion free from dangerous diseases. Learn about five quick tips for keeping your pet disease-free below: Practice Parasite Prevention Parasites like ticks, fleas, and worms are some of the leading causes of disease in pets. Luckily, your animal friend has a solid first line of … Read More »

  • Probiotics for Pets

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    You’ve heard of antibiotics—these medicines destroy or stop the growth of harmful microorganisms in both human and animal patients. You may not be familiar with probiotics, though! Although probiotics have been commonplace in human medicine for a while now, the use of probiotics for our furry friends is still a relatively new pursuit. Read on to find out more. What Exactly Are Probiotics? A probiotic is a beneficial microbe—a bacteria or yeast—that lives in a … Read More »

  • Helping Your Dog Get Through Mosquito Season

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    Hot weather tends to bring with it a few pet hazards, one of which is outdoor pests. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance to us humans—they can bite our canine companions as well! Read on to find out more about the dangers these pests pose and how to keep your four-legged friend safe from harm. Mosquito Bites A dog’s coat of fur does offer some protection against mosquito bites, but mosquitoes can still bite … Read More »

  • Holiday Plant Hazards

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    The holidays are full of food, fun, and family. They also present a few hazards for our animal companions! Read on to find out more about keeping your pet safe from plant hazards during the holiday season. The Tree If you’ve set up a holiday tree in your home this year, it’s important to be aware of a few potential dangers. Not only can the ornaments and lights adorning your tree prove hazardous if a … Read More »

  • Warning Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

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    Many of us look forward to summer and all the fun activities it offers, such as swimming, grilling, and camping. Kitties certainly enjoy napping in sunbeams, but summer’s heat can be very dangerous for our feline friends. Cats don’t have many options when it comes to cooling themselves off. They can only sweat through their paw pads, and panting isn’t as effective for them as it is for dogs. Heat exhaustion, and eventually heat stroke, … Read More »

  • Your Dog Can Experience Age-Related Behavioral Changes

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    Your golden retriever Rusty has always been a model pooch. Your ten-year-old dog’s easygoing nature simply captivates everyone he meets. During his regular walks and dog park visits, he shows a furiously wagging tail and a happy grin. After an exhausting day of playtime, he sacks out on his bed for some well-deserved sleep. Recently, however, your senior companion has displayed several out-of-character actions. You’d like your veterinarian to determine if an emerging medical problem … Read More »

  • Your Cat’s Diet Can Influence His Behavior

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    Your orange tabby Pumpkin doesn’t give much thought to his meals. Your four-year-old feline housemate just assumes you’ll fill his bowl with top-notch kibbles every day. This busy fellow realizes that a superior feline formula helps to keep his intestinal system running smoothly. He’s also happy that his quality blend gives him plenty of energy. That consistent “oomph” is essential for playing with cat toys and keeping your two teenaged cats under control. However, Pumpkin … Read More »

  • These Dog Breeds Really Suffer From Heat Stress

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    Your region’s warmer spring months have gotten you excited about wearing shorts and tee shirts this summer. However, your Labrador retriever Harley is concerned about avoiding heat stress during his neighborhood walks and exercise sessions. He’s also quite worried about his canine buddies who are especially prone to hot-weather distress. Fortunately, your veterinarian has provided valuable guidance on avoiding heat-related medical problems. Brachycephalic Breeds These poor pooches have relatively small skulls, short noses, and upper … Read More »

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