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You’re Not a Bad Pet Parent If Your Dog Doesn’t Like Kids

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Image via iStock.com/Image Source By Victoria Schade Dogs and children are the stuff of greeting cards, but not if you’ve got a dog that’s not a fan of the pint-sized crowd. It can be embarrassing if your dog is reactive...

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How to Pick Out Safe Rabbit Toys

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Image via iStock.com/Artfully79 By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Rabbits are smart, social animals that need entertainment and stimulation to keep them from getting bored. Bored bunnies may chew on their...

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Can People Have Ducks as Pets?

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Image via iStock.com/georgeclerk Dr. Sandra Mitchell, DVM Have you ever seen some ducks swimming contentedly in a park pond and wondered to yourself whether you can keep ducks as pets? Well, you are not alone. More and more people...

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Can Smart Technology Help With Cat Weight Loss?

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Image via iStock.com/sae1010 By Dr. Ken Lambrecht Smart technology for cat weight loss? You must think I am kidding, right? This (not so) futuristic solution is actually not as far-fetched as you think. It’s a modern...

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Why Flat-Faced Breeds Need Dog Harnesses Instead of Collars

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Image via iStock.com/Rawpixel By Jennifer Coates, DVM Flat-faced dogs, also known as brachycephalic dogs, are born with noticeably short muzzles. You’ll recognize this “smushed-in” look in dog breeds like the...

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Terumo Medical Corporation/Terumo Medical Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Select List of Hypodermic Needles

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Company:Terumo Medical Corporation/Terumo Medical Canada Inc. Brand Name:Terumo Recall Date:2/14/2019 Terumo Medical Corporation/Terumo Medical Canada Inc. has initiated a volintary recall of the following hypodermic needles: Product:Terumo...

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Drug Poisoning in Dogs

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Image via iStock.com/mihailomilovanovic Updated on March 1, 2019 In cases of dog poisoning, the most common cause is unintentional overdosing of medications. Prescription pet medication is easily overconsumed by dogs, since...

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Flea Allergies in Dogs (Flea Allergy Dermatitis)

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Updated on March 1, 2019 Flea allergy dermatitis (flea allergies in dogs) is the most common skin disease in pets. And although flea allergies in dogs usually develops when dogs are young (less than 1 and up to 5 years of age), a...

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Stomatitis in Cats: Inflammation of the Soft Tissues in a Cat's Mouth

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Updated on March 1, 2019 Stomatitis in cats is a condition where the soft tissues in a cat's mouth become irritated and inflamed. In a cat's mouth, these tissues include the gums, cheeks and tongue. The inflammation can...

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Gum Disease in Cats

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Image via iStock.com/NiseriN Updated on March 1, 2019 Cat periodontal disease, or gum disease in cats, is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures. It is one of the most common diseases in cats...

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How to Reduce Dog Bites in Children by Teaching Kids How to Approach Dogs

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Image via iStock.com/Daniela Jovanovska-Hristovska By Monica Weymouth According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, each year in the United States, there are more than 4.5 million people bitten by dogs. Of those...

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What to Do When A Stray Cat Adopts You

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Image via iStock.com/deepblue4u By Kate Hughes According to the ASPCA, there are tens of millions of feral and stray cats in the United States. Many of these cats avoid people; however, stray cats will sometimes yearn for...

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5 Reasons Why Dog Dental Care Is Important

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How would you feel if you never brushed your teeth? Constantly having lots of plaque and an unpleasant taste in your mouth would probably be more than you could tolerate. Your wallet probably wouldn't feel so good either after having...

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Secrets to Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

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Indoor cats may seem like mysterious creatures when one doesn’t understand their basic needs. Keeping an indoor cat happy is all about satisfying their instincts and keeping them stimulated so they can live a happy and healthy life. Dr....

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Get the Right Puppy Teething Toys for Each Puppy Stage

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When you get a puppy, you want to make sure they’re as comfortable as possible in their new home, especially as they grow and their needs evolve. One way that you can help your new puppy is to support him through his puppy teething stages. The...

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Aspirin Poisoning in Cats

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Image via iStock.com/MilanEXPO Updated on February 25, 2019 Aspirin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, has been found to have beneficial effects for some animals. It has been used for conditions related to blood clotting...

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4 Ways Cat and Dog Gum Disease Can Affect Your Pet’s Long-Term Health

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Image via iStock.com/MoniqueRodriguez By Rebecca Desfosse February has been designated National Pet Dental Month to serve as a reminder to take care of your pet’s dental health to prevent gum disease and other health problems. Cat...

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8 Pet Care Tasks That Are Usually Overlooked

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Image via iStock.com/4FR By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell Providing good pet care for your fur babies is essential in ensuring a long, healthy life. From keeping up-to-date on prescription flea and tickprevention and heartworm...

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Urine Crystals in Dogs

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Image via iStock.com/RyanJLane Updated on February 25, 2019 Crystalluria is the presence of crystals in the urine. The detection of crystals in dog urine is not synonymous with bladder or kidney stones nor the clinical signs associated...

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5 Incredible Ways Veterinary Science Can Help Our Pets

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Image via iStock.com/skynesher By Diana Bocco Veterinary science has come a long way in the past decade. Pets are living longer, healthier and happier lives thanks to scientific developments such as transplants, new cancer treatments...

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5 Things to Consider Before Adopting Nontraditional, Unique Pets

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Image via iStock.com/Steve Debenport By Dr. Sandra Mitchell Adopting a homeless pet always gives us that warm feeling of having done a good deed. But aside from dogs and cats, there are plenty of unique pets, like guinea pigs,...

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5 Ways to Prevent Dog Arthritis

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Image via iStock.com/Nataba By Paula Fitzsimmons Arthritis in dogs may be common, but that doesn’t mean your pup has to be resigned to a life of pain and discomfort. While genetics plays a role in dog arthritis, so does good...

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3 Alternatives to Cat Trees That Will Give Your Kitty a Lift

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Image via iStock.com/w-ings By Cheryl Lock It’s no secret that most cats love to climb, jump and perch—basically any action that gets them off the ground. That’s why cat parents usually have a cat treeor two in...

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Creative Ideas for Cat Hangouts

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Image via iStock.com/anurakpong By Kathy Blumenstock Your feline has a wish list filled with fantastic ideas for a cat room that’s all his own. Skip those sedentary human comforts, like an oversized TV and recliner with...

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How a Dog Ages and What You Can Expect at Each Life Stage

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Image via iStock.com/Kkolosov By Deidre Grieves When it comes to understanding how a dog ages, you may have heard that one dog year is equivalent to seven human years. But according to Dr. Lisa Lippman, a veterinarian based...

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