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5 Reasons to Adopt a Greyhound

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Are you looking for a sweet, loving, low-maintenance dog that loves snuggling just as much going to the dog park? A Greyhound just might be your perfect pet. Greyhounds are best-known for racing, but they’re actually giant teddy bears...

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Why Not to Give a Rabbit for an Easter Gift

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Although rabbits are adorable, pint-sized and fluffy, caring for bunnies as pets takes a lot of work. “Rabbits undoubtedly make wonderful pets, but they do require as much or more care than cats or dogs,” says Dr. Susan...

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How Veterinary Science Went From Treating Cattle Plague to Modern-Day Pets

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When our fur kids are sick, we are grateful for veterinary science advancements that have made it easier to diagnose and treat our pets. However, not many of us give thought to the long history of veterinary science or the history of veterinarians...

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3 Reasons to Microchip Your Dog Today

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Microchipping can potentially save your pet’s life, so why would you wait? For pets that aren’t microchipped, there’s no better day than today for pet parents to get it done. Here’s how they work and some reasons...

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8 Tips for Helping a Dog That's Scared of Fireworks

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[video:wistia|fcjlj4zbfe|false] Fireworks might be awe-inspiring for some people, but many dogs are scared of fireworks and find the sound and spectacle of them terrifying. Dog fireworks anxiety can leave your pets in a panicked state. It...

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Hydrotherapy for Dogs

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Hydrotherapy for dogs is a type of physical therapy where dogs perform certain exercises in water at a rehabilitation center under the supervision and direction of a certified hydrotherapist. Hydrotherapy for dogs can only be done...

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Can Dogs Have Asthma?

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Can dogs have asthma? While asthma is much less common in dogs than in cats, dogs can suffer from asthma in much the same ways humans do. Dog asthma is defined as an allergic disease. Asthma attacks in dogs are caused by an allergic...

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Does Saying Goodbye Help Prevent Dog Separation Anxiety?

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Are you one of those dog owners who says goodbye to your pets as you walk out the door? Don’t be embarrassed—you are not alone. Why do many dog owners feel the need to say goodbye or tell their dogs that they will be back? Pet...

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How to Start an Age-Appropriate Exercise Plan for Your Senior Dog

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Reviewed for accuracy on April 22, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. While this isn’t necessarily true, one thing that you can be sure of is that senior dogs can still be active...

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4 Ways Veterinary Science Has Advanced in the Past 10 Years

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Reviewed for accuracy on April22, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM The past few years have seen a cultural shift in how people are caring for their animals, which has impacted not only the equipment used by veterinarians but also how much...

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Can Cats Be Allergic to Dogs?

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If your cat is itchy, he could have an allergy to something in his environment. Molds, pollen and dust mites are common allergens, but can cats be allergic to dogs? While it’s not something you hear about very often, it’s possible. Can...

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8 Extreme Sports for Dogs

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Reviewed for accuracy on April 22, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Sure, you could play fetch with your dog in the backyard and call it a day. But if you really want to boost your pup’s workouts and mental stimulation, get her involved...

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How You Can Help Stop Animal Cruelty

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Reviewed for accuracy on April22, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Even though it’s always the right time to fight animal cruelty, April has been officially designated as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Every year, organizations...

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Why Are Dogs Scared of Vacuums?

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Many pet parents don’t recognize that encountering a vacuum for the first time can be a traumatic experience for dogs. Canine reactions to vacuums can range from entering attack-mode to running away in fear. Since vacuums are...

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Rabbit Care: First Aid Kits for Your Rabbit

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We all want to be prepared for emergencies, and that includes pet emergencies. But for rabbit owners, being prepared is especially important because it is often hard for them to find local emergency veterinarians trained in rabbit care. Thus,...

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Training Senior Dogs to Play Games on Touch Screens

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Your senior dog might be less willing to get off the couch than before, but he still needs new experiences to enrich his daily life and keep his brain active. The latest way to connect with dogs of any age is through touch screen games,...

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Bird-Proofing Your Home 101: Everything You Need to Know

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Reviewed for accuracy on April19, 2019 by Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Dipl ABVP Adopting a pet bird is exciting—you’re adding a new member to your family and gaining a lifetime companion. But before you bring home your new addition,...

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4 Cat Gadgets to Keep Your Kitty Safe Outdoors

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Fresh air, interesting smells, exciting sights—as far as many cats are concerned, there’s nothing like the great outdoors. Kitties that primarily live indoors enjoy plenty of cushy perks, but they may still yearn to venture outside. There’s...

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8 Things People Don’t Realize About Being a Veterinarian

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If you’re reading this, you probably love animals, and you might have said at some point as a kid, “I should be a vet!” Many children, as well as plenty of adults, are sure that being a veterinarian—spending...

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How to Brush a Cat

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If your cat is not used to regular grooming sessions, then she may not react so positively when you first try to brush her. Never try to force your cat to be brushed if she resists. If immediate grooming is vital, make an appointment with...

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How to Provide Environmental Enrichment for Your Pet Rat

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Rats are curious, active, friendly animals, and they require a lot of mental stimulation to keep themselves entertained and happy. And, a content, happy rat is also more likely to be less stressed and healthier. So, to keep your pet rat...

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How to Stock a First Aid Kit to Care for Injured Pet Birds

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You’ve owned your African grey parrot for 18 years now and never had an emergency; all of your veterinary care has been on an “as planned” basis. But here you are on a Saturday evening—with the nearest avian emergency...

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How to Reduce Nitrate in Your Aquarium

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Perhaps the most challenging part of maintaining aquaria (whether freshwater, brackish or marine) is controlling nuisance algae growth. It seems the stuff just spontaneously generates if you make one wrong move, such as overfeeding the...

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How to Keep a New Puppy From Peeing in the House

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One of the first tasks for any new puppy owner is puppy house-training. Along with regular training and basic dog socialization, puppy house-training helps set puppies up to become upright canine citizens. No one wants their puppy having...

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Is Dog Poop Hazardous To Your Yard?

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Reviewed for accuracy on April 9, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Your dog poops multiple times a day. As a responsible pet owner, you do your best to keep on top of picking up dog poop immediately after he goes. But what about in your...

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