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3. Home

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That's right, it doesn't take much for ticks to invade your home and move in — even a home that seems clean. Your pets aren't the only ones to blame for a potential tick infestation, either. "You and your human visitors...

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2. Yard (Back and Front)

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Whether your yard is fenced or not, chances are animals of all sorts — squirrels, raccoons, opossums, even feral cats — find a way in and roam around as they please. Often these animals are carriers of ticks (and fleas). "The...

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1. Dog Park

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Play dates at the local dog park is a great way for you to mingle with other like-minded people while your dog gets to frolic about and play with other dogs in an open area. All ticks see is an all-you-can-eat buffet. They hone in on the warmth,...

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Ticks on Dogs!

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Many of us are familiar with the blight that is the tick – a disease-ridden, blood-sucking pest of epic proportions. But did you know the tick is found in all 50 states in the U.S. and in every continent around the world, with the exception...

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The Kidney Disease in Pets You May Not Know About: Glomerulonephritis

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Unless you have had a pet with “glomerulonephritis” you have probably never heard of this disease. But this is a special type of kidney disease that is quite common in pets, especially certain breeds of dogs. It is a condition that...

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5. Define Clear Exit Strategy

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If a medical emergency does arise, don't be caught unprepared. Make a mental note of the nearest exit(s) and mark emergency numbers like your veterinarian's office and nearest animal hospital on your phone for speed dial. Some offices...

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4. Be Vigilant

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Dogs can get a little rambunctious and unpredictable when congregating in packs. So don't assume you'll be able to walk into the park, unleash your dog and come back in 10-15 minutes. Your undivided attention is required in case an incident...

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3. Use Flea and Tick Preventives

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Another important form of prevention for dogs planning to visit the dog park is the use of flea and tick preventives. There are many types to choose from — collars, spot-ons, oral medications and more. Each type has its own method of application,...

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2. Keep Vaccines Up to Date

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Whenever dogs gather there is an inherent risk that contagious diseases may spread from one animal to another. Consult your veterinarian to determine which vaccines are appropriate for your dog and region — and be sure to keep them up...

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1. Train and Socialize Beforehand

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The dog park is a place to refine skills, not to expose dogs to discipline and social encounters for the first time. Respect others and have your dog undergo basic socialization and training classes before exposing him or her to others at the...

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Avoiding the Paw-ful Tragedies

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Most dogs love going to the dog park. It's a chance for them to roam around, play and meet new furry, four-legged friends. Unfortunately, there are some dangers involved with dog parks. Here are 5 steps to better prepare you and your canine...

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7. Pet Proof Often

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Even if you did a great job covering cords and keeping medications out of reach when your pet first came home, thing have likely relaxed a bit as your pet settled in. That doesn’t mean your dog or cat can’t get into trouble...

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6. Provide New Toys!

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Your dog probably has his favorite toys, but like people, dogs can grow tired of the same old thing, especially if a toy is worn. This can be problematic for dogs that need a lot to do, and especially so if you use toys as training rewards. “If...

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5. Use Flea and Tick Prevention Year-Round

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Lots of pet parents dread winter weather but look forward to being flea and tick free for a few months. This can be a dangerous assumption. “Prevention is always easier, safer, and less expensive than treating a disease once it's...

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4. Feed Healthy Treats

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Just like you do with your pet’s everyday food, you may want to consider providing treats with a combination of nutrients and vitamins that will help your pet maintain a balanced diet. You should see wording like “complete...

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3. Reevaluate Their Food

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A complete and balanced diet is vital. But our pet’s dietary needs change over time due to their age, health conditions, and activity levels. Because of these different requirements, be sure to talk to your vet about using a food that’s...

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2. Pick Up the Poop, Everyday

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Even if your litter promises multiple days of freshness, or your yard is a good size, don’t wait until the weekend for that dreaded chore. Having a full litter box might cause your cat to look for other places to relieve herself,...

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1. Train for Life

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If you’ve gone to one obedience class with your dog, or your cat has mastered the litter box, you may thing you’re finished with the training portion of your relationship, but continued practice is key. In the same way a human...

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Be Inspired

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By Wendy Toth Nothing inspires a pet owner to action like looking into the big, soft eyes of your dog or cat. For many, that action is handing out a treat, or giving a scratch behind the ears. And while our pets surely appreciate those wonderful...

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Don't Make These Dangerous Mistakes With Your Pet's Medicine

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Do you have a drawer or cabinet full of half-used, perhaps expired pet medications? We all know that we are supposed to dispose of “extra” medications, not keep them around “just in case,” but if you’re anything...

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J.J. Fuds Issues Recall of Chicken Tender Chunks

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Indiana based pet food manufacturer J.J. Fuds announced the recall of a select lotof J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. According to a press release issued by the FDA,...

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Why You Need a Special Doctor for Special Cases

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It’s difficult to entertain the thought of an appointment with a healthcare professional and not consider the significance of the myriad of letters you find following the name of the person attending to your needs. We’re all...

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Intravenous Feeding in Cats

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When cats have illnesses that wreak havoc on their gastrointestinal system, it can be impossible to feed them. They often refuse to eat on their own, and “assisted” feeding methods like syringe feeding, nasogastric tubes, and tubes...

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New York Set to Vote on Bill to Ban Cat Declaws

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New York Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal wants you to know that even if your cat scratches the furniture or digs into you with her claws, deciding to remove those claws is an inhumane practice and should be stopped. “It's like...

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There is More Than One Way to Treat Your Pet's Pain

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There are many modalities available to pet owners to better manage the pain experienced by a companion canine or feline. Which options to use, how frequently they should be employed, and concerns for side effects are some of the main considerations...

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Nutrition Questions
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Q. I have been told a high protein diet could help my dogs seizures is there any truth in this please

A. Seizures can be caused by a variety of things such as epilepsy, toxicity, brain lesions...

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