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Spring Pet Care Tips

Spring Pet Care Tips

The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months. Even with gas prices as inflated as they are, hopping in the car for a joy ride with your canine companion always comes to mind when the sun begins to shine. It is important to avoid leaving your pet in the car on hot days, even with the windows...

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Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don’t like going to the dentist, I can only imagine how my pet feels about it! The truth is, the same philosophy that applies to you and your family also applies to your pets when it comes to dental care. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy dental practices for your pets and what you should do to...

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Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Cushing’s disease can be a serious condition in humans, but what about in beloved pets? Understanding Cushing’s disease in dogs can help pet owners take the best possible care of their canine companion and manage the disease for a long and healthy life. About Cushing’s Disease Cushing’s disease, also called Cushing’s syndrome, hypercortisolism, or hyperadrenocorticism, is a condition of having excess cortisol hormone in the blood, often from abnormalities in either the pituitary gland in the brain or the adrenal glands near the kidneys. It can take a long time for symptoms of Cushing’s disease to become noticeable, and because...

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Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness

Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness

Many dogs love car rides and behave well in vehicles as they see and smell the changing scenery. But what if your dog suffers from car sickness and motion sickness? Pet owners who understand these conditions can easily take steps to keep their dog feeling comfortable and avoid illness on car trips. Car Sickness in Dogs Just as in humans, car sickness is usually caused by an inner ear imbalance when a dog cannot adjust to different and conflicting sensations from its eyes, paws, and inner ear. This is a common problem in dogs, and is most often seen in...

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Pregnant Cat Diet Considerations

Pregnant Cat Diet Considerations

Any pregnant pet needs a special diet to be sure both the mother and her developing offspring receive adequate nutrition to stay healthy during the pregnancy. If your cat is expecting kittens, what dietary considerations do you need for a healthy mama and litter? About Feline Pregnancies Female cats are sexually mature enough by 4-6 months old to become pregnant, and because cats have no change in fertile status as they age – no cat equivalent of menopause – they may bear kittens all their lives. Older cats have more dangerous pregnancies with greater risks to both the mother and...

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