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FDA Warns Pet Owners Not to Feed Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes

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Company: Texas Tripe Inc. Brand Name: Texas Tripe FDA Issue Date: 8/15/2019 Reason for Warning The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet...

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10 Signs of Cancer in Dogs

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Cancer is a topic that no pet parent wants to think about. But the fact is that one in three dogs will eventually develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. If caught early, roughly half of all canine cancers are treatable. That’s...

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Can You Treat Dog Anxiety With OTC Supplements and Calming Products?

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 8, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM If your dog is suffering from mild to moderate anxiety, it may be worth discussing over-the-counter (OTC) options with your veterinarian. Some natural remedies...

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What You Need to Know About Putting a Dog or Cat Down

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I had the best dog. She saw me through veterinary school, marriage and the birth of my first child. We grew up together. But by the time she was 14 years old, Veena was suffering from painful arthritis in her hips and back along with...

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Is Putting Your Dog or Cat Down at Home an Option?

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Now, more than ever, pet parents think of their dogs and cats as members of the family. So it comes as no surprise that they are giving a lot of thought and attention to the handling of their pet’s end-of-life care. If your pet’s...

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Lennox Intl Recalls Natural Pig Ears Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Company:Lennox Intl Brand Name:Lennox Recall Date:7/30/2019 All UPC codes are located on the front label of the package.The recalled products affected were shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from November 1,...

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How to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

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It’s a heartbreaking scene; after a short time away from your house, you return to a dog that’s wet from drool, trembling and wide-eyed with fear. There’s a mess by the door, and the TV remote and couch cushions are chewed...

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Why Is My Dog Scared of Everything?

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Reviewed for accuracy on July 25, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM If your dog is scared of literally EVERYTHING, then you understand that life with a fearful dog can be limiting. Instead of greeting the world with a confident walk...

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How to Stop a Dog’s Nail From Bleeding

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The quick within a dog’s nail is a “vascular structure,” meaning it has nerves and lots of blood vessels within it. So when it sustains an injury, it is painful for the dog—and there tends to be a lot of bleeding. Cutting...

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How to Tell If Your Cat Is Over-Grooming

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It’s normal for cats to groom on a regular basis. After all, this important behavior helps your kitty maintain a tidy coat and proper hygiene. Cats typically spend up to 50 percent of their waking hours grooming, but too much...

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What Are the Options for Heartworm Prevention for Dogs?

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Giving a dog heartworm medication is easier, safer, cheaper and more compassionate than treating a dog after they have developed heartworm disease. All FDA-approved heartworm preventatives require a prescription, so you will need to visit...

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How to Choose the Best All-in-One Heartworm and Flea Pill for Dogs

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Flea and heartworm prevention are two important components of ensuring your dog’s lifelong health. Fleas can cause skin allergies, transmit tapeworm infection and infest the home environment, while heartworms can cause serious damage...

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Is Grain-Free Dog Food Causing Heart Disease?

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In recent years, veterinarians have been noticing an upsurge in cases of enlarged heart in dogs. Also called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), it’s a serious and often fatal heart condition. The FDA’s Investigation of Grain-Free...

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10 Medications for Dog Anxiety

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Reviewed for accuracy on July 17, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Dogs can suffer from different types of anxiety, some of which can be truly debilitating. As pet parents, we want to help, but we’re faced with many confusing treatment...

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8 Ways to Calm Your Dog Naturally

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Reviewed and updated for accuracy on July 17, 2019 by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD A change in routine or exposure to loud or new noises, among many other causes, can bring about significant changes in your pet’s behavior. Behavioral...

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Dog and Cat Vaccination FAQ

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Vaccination FAQs Jump to a specific question and answer: 1. My pet has always had a reaction to vaccines; what causes this? 2. How safe are pet vaccines? Do they cause cancer, illness or fatal side effects later? 3. Which...

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Can You Use Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas?

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Reviewed for accuracy on July8, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM If you prefer to use DIY products for your four-legged family member, you’ve probably read about diatomaceous earth for fleas. While it does kill fleas, there are some...

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What’s the Best Kind of Dog Food for Weight Loss?

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Today, pudgy pups are becoming the norm in many American households. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), an estimated 56 percent of dogs are overweight or obese. Since obesity can create a host of medical ailments—from...

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How to Choose the Safest Flea Treatment for Your Cat

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If you’re concerned that your cat has (or might get) fleas, you are probably in the market for a flea preventative medicine. However, safety is a big concern when it comes to treating pets for fleas—especially with cats. And...

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How to Choose the Safest Flea Treatment for Your Dog

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Finding an effective, safe flea treatment for your dog is an important pet parent task. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your dog gets the flea protection they need with as little risk to their health as possible. What...

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What Is the FVRCP Cat Vaccine?

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Your cat’s vaccination reminder comes in the mail with a confusing array of letters—what the heck is an FVRCP vaccine? My cat doesn’t go outside, so why does she need it? You toss it aside as you sort through the rest of...

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What’s the Vet-Recommended Diet for Canine Cushing’s Disease?

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While canine Cushing’s disease can be difficult to diagnose and treat, it can be controlled. And pet parents can effectively manage the disease through a special diet along with traditional medicinal therapy. The traditional treatment...

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10 Myths About Heartworms

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Reviewed for accuracy on June 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM It takes just one bite from a mosquito that’s infected with heartworm larvae to jeopardize your pet’s health and welfare. And if your pet becomes infected, heartworm...

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How to Find the Best Flea Treatment for Your Home

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Reviewed for accuracy on June 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Even by parasite standards, fleas are annoying. But adult fleas that you see on your pet are only a small part of the problem. “Adult fleas only make up 5 percent...

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What Is Holistic Dog Food?

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Reviewed for accuracy on June24, 2019, by Dr. Natalie Stilwell, DVM With pet ownership on the rise in the US, the pet industry is seeing an uptick in pet food sales across the board. According to the American Pet Products Association,...

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