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JustFoodForDogs Recalls Three Daily Diets Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

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JustFoodForDogs (JFFD), a Los Alamitos, California-based pet food retailer, is voluntarily recalling its Beef & Russet Potato, Fish & Sweet Potato, and Turducken dog food meals due to possible listeria contamination. The recall...

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Timid Behaviors in Dogs: Are They Normal?

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By Paula Fitzsimmons Have you ever been at a park, pool party, or event where all of the dogs seem to be having a great time…except for yours? While other dogs are sniffing, splashing, and playing, yours is content to sit by...

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5 Ways to Calm Down a Crazy Cat

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By Christina Chan If you’re a cat owner, you likely know that the picture-perfect idea of a cat purring and laying calmly at arm’s length while you pet her is inaccurate—at least some of the time. Cats are known...

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Kitten Development: Understanding a Kitten's Major Growth Milestones

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By Hannah Shaw The first eight weeks of a kitten’s life are a whirlwind of developmental changes. As newborns, kittens are defenseless, blind, and fit in the palm of your hand…but by 8 weeks of age, they’re running,...

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5 Cool Tech Advances in Surgery for Pets

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By Paula Fitzsimmons Your beloved pet needs surgery and you’re understandably concerned about putting her through a risky procedure and lengthy hospital stay. The good news is that technology is helping make the process safer...

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Help Your Dog Adjust

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In some dogs, motion sickness and associated vomiting could be anxiety-induced. "You should work with your veterinarian to help decipher whether your pet may be experiencing anxiety, which is exacerbating or mimicking motion sickness,"...

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Use Prescription Medication When Necessary

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For dogs who have serious trouble dealing with motion sickness, vet-prescribed medication might be your best option. "Phenothiazine drugs such as acepromazine or chlorpromazine are typically thought of as sedatives, but also have anti-nausea...

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Try Home or Over-the-Counter Remedies

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A small piece of ginger snap cookie before a car trip can sometimes help soothe a dog’s stomach. "Ginger is a natural anti-nausea ingredient, which is why many of your mothers recommended drinking ginger ale when recovering from a...

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Let Your Dog Sit Near the Front

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Motion sickness is often worse when dogs sit in the back of the car, looking out of the back window. "Sitting more toward the front will make them less likely to get carsick," Olcott says. "Lying down on the floor, for example,...

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Restrict Food Before a Car Ride

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A full stomach can worsen symptoms of motion sickness and make your dog more likely to vomit, so a change in feeding schedule might be wise before a car ride. "Feed them two hours prior to leaving so that all the food is digested and out...

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Work Your Way to Long Car Trips

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Long car rides can be challenging for new pets or adult dogs who haven't done a lot of car traveling as puppies. Vomiting from motion sickness in puppies is more common than in adult dogs, Campfield says. "From personal and professional...

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6 Ways to Cure Car Sickness in Dogs

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By Diana Bocco Humans aren’t the only ones who can experience a bit of wooziness during car rides. A sick pup in the backseat is not fun for anybody and can turn a potentially great road trip into a miserable one. Vets don't...

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6 Ways to Cure Car Sickness in Dogs

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Humans aren’t the only ones who can experience a bit of wooziness during car rides. If your dog suffers from motion sickness, here’s how to avoid it so car rides become fun again.

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Clean Up Cuts

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After a walk, always check your dog's paws for cuts, abrasions, and blisters, says Pamela Payne, a certified veterinary assistantand veterinary assisting program director at Carrington College in Phoenix. "Although they may start...

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Use Booties When You Can

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If your dog welcomes the use of booties, they are the best preventive measure to ensure no amount of salt or debris will get on thosepaws, according to Liddle. "However, with snowmeasuring more than an inch thick, snowballs are generally...

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Keep Foot Hair Trimmed

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For longer-haired breeds, Adler recommends keeping the hair between the pads and around the sides of the foot short to prevent the accumulation of debris. "I do not recommend trimming your own dog’s pad hair since the skin in...

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Dry Paws with a Towel

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If your pet's feet get wet, but no dirt, salt, or chemicals came in contact with the foot, you can just dry the foot with a towel, Lopes says. "Make sure you get the pad area of the foot dry," she says."Just squeeze each...

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Thoroughly Wash Dirty Paws

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If there is mud or debris stuck between the pads or on the foot, you may need to actually wash the foot, according to Kathy Lopes, owner of RaleighGrooming Academy inRaleigh, North Carolina. "It's easiest to do this in a sink with...

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Clean Around the Toes and Nails

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When cleaning paws, don't forget the toes and nails. Some dog’s feet are extremely sensitive to the elements, especially in winter. "You never want your dog licking theirpawsafter they have been exposed to salt or other ice...

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7 Ways to Clean Your Dog’s Paws

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By Diana Bocco Whether it’s rainy, snowy, or dusty outside, we have to take our dogs for walks. In winter, this might mean the risk of irritation from salted sidewalks, so cleaning up their paws properly after you return from...

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Use a Wet Towelette for Minor Cleanups

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If your dog's paws are just a little dusty, a wet towelette might be all you need to clean them up—as long as you're using a wipe that’s labeled as safe for pet care. "Many of these wipes or towelettes that humans...

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7 Ways to Clean Your Dog’s Paws 

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Whether it’s rainy, snowy, or dusty outside, we have to take our dogs for walks. Here are six tips to help make cleaning your dog’s paws easier and more effective.

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The Truth About Teacup Cats

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By Helen Anne Travis Whether you call them teacup cats, dwarfs, or miniatures, there’s no denying the cuteness of these fun-size felines. But the breeding practices that go into creating such a small cat could lead to a host...

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7 Common Cat Tail Injuries

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By Maura McAndrew A cat’s tail is often inextricable from his personality, whether it is curled peacefully around him in repose or flicking impatiently as he waits for food. “A cat's tail has multiple functions,”...

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How to Prevent Your Dog from Begging

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By Victoria Schade It starts with a whimper and sad puppy dog eyes. You’ve got a few leftover carrots on your plate, and your dog looks so pathetic and adorable that you can’t help but share one with him. Or maybe you’re...

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