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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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What's the Best Litter for Declawed Cats?

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Reviewed for accuracy on April 9, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Despite the issue of declawing cats being controversial in the veterinary and feline world, there is still a huge population of declawed cats out there—especially in...

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Thogersen Family Farm Recalls Raw Frozen Ground Pet Food (Rabbit; Duck; Llama; Pork) Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

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Company:Thogersen Family Farm Brand Name:Thogersen Family Farm Raw Frozen Ground Pet Food Recall Date:4/4/2019 Product:Thogersen Family Farm Raw Frozen Ground Pet Food (Rabbit; Duck: Llama; Pork) Recalled product labels...

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Why Not to Give a Baby Chicken for Easter

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Let’s face it: Easter chicks are adorable. There is something about that tiny, fluffy, peeping magical creature that just begs you to buy her and give her as a gift to someone you love. I get it. Even though the few moments of bliss...

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A Vet’s Take on Pet Parents’ Changing Attitudes Towards Pet Health

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Does the term “fur baby” resonate with you? If so, then it should come as no surprise that pet parents are spending increasingly more money on pet care. Even if “fur baby” is not a term of endearment that you...

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10 Things You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit

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When a pet emergency strikes, the last thing you should be doing is scrambling for items you need. Assembling a first aid kit for pets will give you the peace of mind that you’ll be prepared in case of an emergency. Make sure to check...

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What You Should Know Before Getting Backyard Chickens

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Backyard chickens are extremely popular as pets, even in urban areas. They are fun, interactive, entertaining animals that have the added benefit of providing tasty, fresh eggs. While chickens can be wonderful pets, their care isn’t...

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What to Know If You Are Considering Adopting a Greyhound

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The Greyhound is a dog breed with an interesting and prestigious past. Their history can be traced back 5,000 years to ancient Egypt where they were popular pets among pharaohs, who relied on their speed and agility for hunting. Ever...

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5 Fun Activities to Do With Your Dog in the Backyard

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Everyone knows that dogs love romping around the backyard. But many pet parents may be surprised to learn that it’s not enough to simply open the door and let their pup entertain himself. “Being in the backyard might give...

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How to Tell If a Drooling Dog’s Slobber Is Normal

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Reviewed for accuracy on April 1, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM When it comes to drooling in dogs, “normal” is a relative concept. “Saliva (drool)is a normal part of digesting food, and there is a ‘normal amount’...

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Voluntary Recall of Select Lots of Muse Wet Cat Food Due to Potential Contamination

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Company:Nestle Purina Brand Name:Purina Muse Recall Date:3/29/2019 Product:MUSE IN GRAVY Natural Chicken Recipein 3oz. cans(UPC: 38100-17199) Lot Number:8094116210 Lot Number:8094116209 Product:MUSE IN GRAVY 6-ct Mixed...

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Your Pet Health Questions Answered by Dr. Ben Carter

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We spoke with Dr. Ben Carter from Animal House Veterinary Center to get his professional insight on some important pet health questions. If you are a pet parent, you can use these recommendations and helpful info on dogs and cats to keep...

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5 Senior Pet Questions Answered by a Vet

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You asked, and we answered. Here are some questions our petMD Facebook audience had about keeping their senior pets happy and healthy. If you have a senior pet of your own, take a look at what veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Coates has to say...

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5 Joint Supplement Ingredients for Senior Pets

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As our beloved senior pets advance in years, it can be tough to see them struggle with aches and pains. To ease those aging pains, many pet owners may choose to give their pets joint supplements as they get older. Or perhaps your veterinarian...

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Hairballs in Cats (Feline Trichobezoars)

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Reviewed and updated for accuracy on March 25, 2019 by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD Most cat owners have dealt with hairballs in cats at one time or another. Vomiting an occasional hairball is normal for most cats. However, if the vomiting...

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Eye Diseases in Cats: Exophthalmos, Enophthalmos and Strabismus

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Reviewed and updated for accuracy on March 25, 2019 by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD If your cat has a swollen eyelid, “cherry eye,” pus around the eye or crossed eyes, they may be symptoms of one of three cat eye diseases—exophthalmos,...

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A Vet Talks About the Best Ingredients for Joint Supplements for Dogs

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Preventing dog joint pain and maintaining comfortable mobility are both big concerns for dog parents. Savvy dog guardians know that the earlier you start maintaining your dog’s joint health, the better the long-term results will be. Dogs...

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How to Stop a Puppy (or Adult Dog) From Chewing Everything

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Reviewed for accuracy on March 25, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM When adding a new pup to your family, one thing that most new pet parents aren’t always prepared for is when the puppy is chewing everything. The same goes for those...

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Ear Hematoma in Dogs

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Reviewed and updated for accuracy on March25, 2019 by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD Ear hematomas in dogs, also known as auricular hematomas or aural hematomas, occur when blood accumulates in the flap (or pinna) of a dog’s ear. Symptoms...

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Hill's Pet Nutrition Expands Voluntary Recall of Select Canned Dog Food Due to Excessive Vitamin D

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Company:Hill's Pet Nutrition Brand Name:Hill's Prescription Diet & Hill's Science Diet Recall Date:3/20/2019 In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary...

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Stokes Healthcare Inc. Voluntarily Issues Nationwide Recall of Pilocarpine 0.1% Ophthalmic Solution due to High Level of Preservative

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Company:Stokes Healthcare Inc. Brand Name:Pilocarpine 0.1% Ophthalmic Solution Recall Date:3/13/2019 Product:Pilocarpine 0.1% Ophthalmic Solution Lot Number:R180052 Expiration Date:February 17, 2019 The product is used...

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The Responsible Pet Owner's Checklist for Taking Care of a Pet

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Reviewed for accuracy on March 19, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM As pet owners, we all want the best for our furry family members. It is important to every pet parent that their fur friends are getting everything they need to be happy...

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How Sniffer Dogs Become Dogs That Can Smell Cancer

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Reviewed for accuracy on March 19, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Doctors and researchers are getting better all the time at detecting and treating all kinds of diseases, conditions and ailments. And over the years, they’ve gotten...

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What is Dog Snow Nose and What Can You Do About it?

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Reviewed for accuracy on March 19, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM If your dog’s nose turns from its usual dark color to pink or brown, specifically during the winter, your dog may have what is commonly referred to as “dog snow...

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