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jamie lovejoy dvm published january 18 2021 share this as a modern cat owner youve probably heard of a limited ingredient cat food perhaps your veterinarian has recommended one of these diets to treat your cats food allergies or maybe you saw a grainfree limited ingredient diet advertised as the most natural option for your cat however before these foods end up in your cats bowl its important to know what these diets entail which cats they can truly benefit and how to choose a product that works the way you and your veterinarian want it to what does limited ingredient cat food mean in theory…

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patti munizza dvm published january 18 2021 share this selecting the best diet for your cat can be very challenging and you want to make the best decision on behalf of your cat cat food thats labeled as organic or natural sounds like the best choice but is it truly a better option what does it even mean for a cat food to be called organic this article will tell you everything you need to know about organic cat food and whether its truly a healthier food option for your cat what makes a cat food organic the term organic is widely used when it comes to pet food as officially defined by…

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heather hoffmann dvm published january 08 2021 share this videowistia|xeijqz7dzp|true the number of dog food products on the market can make it very confusing for you to choose a diet that is appropriate for your pet not only are there tons of different brands and ingredients but even the most basic choice of wet versus dry dog food can be overwhelming its important to always consult your veterinarian for more specific recommendations that best fit your dogs lifestyle but this article will go over the main differences between dry and wet dog food whats the difference between wet and dry dog…

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ellen malmanger dvm published july 09 2020 share this note if you are thinking of breeding your male or female dog please contact your veterinarian about important steps that need to be taken to ensure safe and healthy breeding practices in addition female dogs should not be vaccinated while they are pregnant so please confirm with your veterinarian that your dog is up to date with her vaccinations and heartwormflea prevention before breeding while your dog may not need as many doctor appointments as humans do during pregnancy you will need to know how to care for a pregnant dog before during…

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sophia catalano dvm updated november 16 2020 published july 06 2020 share this by dr sophia catalano whether youre a new pet parent or an experienced one you may wonder if its safe andor healthy to give your dog peanut butter many peanut butters are indeed safe for most healthy dogs peanut butter is commonly used when giving medications but can serve some other really useful purposes in your dogs training and playtime however you should discuss with your veterinarian whether your dog in particular should have peanut butter heres what you need to know about ways to use peanut butter health and…

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jennifer coates dvm updated july 07 2020 published july 17 2019 share this 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 were faced with many confusing treatment and medication options your veterinarian paired with an experienced dog trainer that focuses on positive reinforcement are your best resources once your veterinarian has given your dog a clean bill of health they might prescribe a medication for dog anxiety as part of your pets treatment using…

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jennifer coates dvm updated august 31 2020 published june 27 2019 share this finding an effective safe flea treatment for your dog is an important pet parent task heres 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 to consider when picking the safest flea treatment for dogs keep in mind that no two pets are the same therefore a product thats commonly considered to be safe flea and tick prevention for dogs may be a great option for one animal and a mistake for another factors to consider include age flea…

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jennifer coates dvm updated february 10 2021 published june 19 2019 share this cats with hyperthyroidism have happier healthier lives when their caregivers are knowledgeable about the disease and its dietary management here are some hyperthyroidism management tips about what should be included in a diet for cats with hyperthyroidism and why its such an important part of managing the disease treating hyperthyroidism in cats the goal of hyperthyroidism treatment is to lower the levels of thyroid hormones in the body this can be accomplished in several ways radioactive iodine therapy an…

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petmd editorial updated november 25 2020 published june 19 2019 share this vaccines are a vital part of your dogs veterinary care routine but figuring out which ones they needand when they need themcan get confusing and when you add in core vs noncore vaccines mandatory shots vs those recommended by your vet it can get even more complicated when you get those vaccination reminder cards from your vets office you see a list of dog vaccines that your pet is due for to help you decipher them and understand how often your pet needs which shots here is a basic dog vaccination schedule chart to…

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sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp updated april 09 2020 published may 31 2019 share this the dreaded postcard just showed up in the mailyou know the one from your veterinarian with all of the abbreviations of shots that your cat is due for its telling you that its time to load your cat up in the carrier listen to 20 minutes of meowing in the car endure waiting in the lobby with a large panting german shepard and finally be asked by the receptionist which vaccines your cat is here for today veterinary visits dont have to be that hard there isnt much i can do to help you with the meowing in the car…

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sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp updated february 10 2021 published may 28 2019 share this when most people think about flea and tick meds their minds immediately go to dogs and cats however small animal pets like rabbits are also susceptible to these pesky parasites and require protection as well if you are concerned that a few unwanted guests are making a home out of your rabbits fur there are some measures you can take to provide relief and protection in order to know how to get rid of fleas on rabbits it is helpful to know how rabbits get fleas in the first place and how to spot them how do…

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wailani sung ms phd dvm dacvb published may 23 2019 share this do you have a cat that brings you special gifts some owners may receive offerings like their cats favorite toy while other owners are the unlucky recipients of dead birds or rodents why do cats bring gifts like these and is there anything a cat owner can do to stop this behavior to learn how to prevent your cat from bringing unwanted gifts into your house it will help to understand the motivation behind this type of cat behavior why do cats bring gifts this cat behavior can have a few different motivations behind it you can start…

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sarah wooten dvm updated february 10 2021 published may 23 2019 share this have you ever noticed that when you are feeling fearful your dog becomes more attentive and clingy have you also noticed that your dog may behave differently around people who like dogs versus people who are afraid of dogs dogs have an incredible sense of smell but can they smell fear and if so how is it true that dogs can smell fear the science is in and the answer is a resounding yesdogs can smell fear dogs have olfactory superpowers that can detect a humans emotional state by the scent that a human emits thats…

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petmd editorial published may 21 2019 share this pets bring joy to peoples lives and positively impact your health and wellbeing but they can also unintentionally cause tripandfall injuries even resulting in visits to the emergency room petrelated fall injuries occur more often than you might think so being aware of the hazards and taking steps to prevent trips and falls can help you avoid emergency situations how common are fall injuries caused by pets a 2010 study by the centers for disease control and preventions cdc national center for injury prevention and control revealed that…

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jennifer coates dvm updated february 10 2021 published march 07 2019 share this flatfaced dogs like the french bulldog pug boston terrier and english bulldog are among some of the most easily recognizable dog breeds many of the most famous dogs on social media fall into these breeds while flatfaced dogs are undeniably cute the physical attributes that make them so unique are what cause them to require special care considerations so before taking the leap and adding a flatfaced dog to your family it is important to do some research into brachycephalic dog breeds to learn about the specific…

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jennifer coates dvm updated february 10 2021 published march 04 2019 share this flatfaced dogs also known as brachycephalic dogs are born with noticeably short muzzles youll recognize this smushedin look in dog breeds like the french bulldog boston terrier pug and english mastiff to name just a few no matter how cute they might look flatfaced dogs are at risk for a number of potential health conditions because of this one is brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome the characteristics of having small nostrils an elongated soft palate extra larynx tissue and a windpipe thats smaller than…

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petmd editorial updated april 08 2020 published february 25 2019 share this reviewed on february 25 2019 by dr jennifer coates dvm indoor cats may seem like mysterious creatures when one doesnt 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 jillian orlando dvm dacvb and owner of carolina veterinary behavior clinic in raleigh north carolina says i think there are people who might get a cat because they think of them as lowmaintenance pets however cats require just as much…

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petmd editorial updated february 08 2021 published february 25 2019 share this image via istockcommoniquerodriguez by rebecca desfosse february has been designated national pet dental month to serve as a reminder to take care of your pets dental health to prevent gum disease and other health problems cat and dog gum disease is surprisingly common up to four out of five pets likely have dental or periodontal disease by 3 years of age says dr stephanie liff dvm and owner of pure paws veterinary care in new york city gum disease in cats and dogs is much more than a cosmetic issue dental problems…

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sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp updated july 22 2020 published february 22 2019 share this 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 ferrets and tortoises that are available for adoption there are even rescues and organizations dedicated to finding forever homes for nontraditional and exotic pets if you are interested in adopting a nontraditional pet here are a few things you should consider first 1 nontraditional pets have special care needs nontraditional pets have care needs…

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petmd editorial updated august 05 2020 published february 21 2019 share this image via istockcomkkolosov 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 in new york city that isnt an exact calculation for determining dog age the sevenyear rule is a simplified explanation of caninehuman aging she says according to dr lippman a mediumsize dog thats well cared for will live roughly 17th as long as their owner but different breeds of dogs age differently…

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petmd editorial published february 18 2019 share this image via istockcommikkelwilliam michigan law states that every owned dog must have a dog license to the county you live in according to wilx 10 the purpose of a dog license if to let everyone know that your dog is updated on their rabies vaccination and it enables animal control officers to return your dog quickly if found according to the ottawa county website a dog license could be the difference between your dog being lost permanently or brought home by an animal control officer if it was to get out kate turner from ingham county…

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petmd editorial published february 14 2019 share this image via facebookthe horse barber global equine clipping education one woman is turning horses into her own creative canvases melody hames a united kingdom resident and horse owner has taken the internet by storm with her elaborate horse clipping designs she started out clipping her own horsewho had cushings disease and required frequent coat careand then began clipping her friends horses then one day one of her clients requested a creative clipping design for their horse hames tells cnn i had never done it before but ive got the…

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petmd editorial published february 13 2019 share this image via vicefacebook a deceased great white shark was found floating in formaldehyde in an abandoned wildlife park that closed in 2012 in melbourne australia according to vice the shark was caught in 1998 off the south australian coast it was then preserved for display at a victorian ecotourism center devoted to fur seals when that facility closed the shark was rehomed to a wildlife park that was devoted to the preservation of the giant gippsland earthworm according to the outlet many owners and operators later the venue eventually…

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petmd editorial updated october 17 2018 published july 16 2008 share this video trichuriasis in dogs the whipworm trichuris vulpis parasite is generally transmitted to dogs when they ingest infested matter although whipworms can be contracted from other infected animals as well whipworm eggs can live in an environment anywhere from a few months to years and can be present in soil food or water as well as in feces or animal flesh additionally whipworms can infect dogs of any age if you would like to learn how this disease affects cats please visit this page in the petmd health library…