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A Couple Of Safety Tips For Taking Your Dog To The Lake Or River

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Spending time at the lake or river can be a great way to enjoy the weather on a beautiful summer day, but if you plan on taking your dog with you, it is important to take steps to protect your pet against some common safety threats. In particular, the following couple of tips can help you to reduce the risks posed by two commonly overlooked health and safety hazards. Use Flotation Devices Read More»

What You Need To Know To Spot A Concussion In Your Dog

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One thing that many dog owners don’t realize is that dogs are just as vulnerable to brain injuries and concussions as people are. For dog owners whose pet has suffered any kind of head injury or accident, it’s important to understand the causes and indications of brain injury. Since dogs can’t verbally tell you when something isn’t right, it’s in your best interest to be informed. Here’s a look at what you need to know to identify a potential concussion in your pup. Read More»

3 Things Chinchilla Owners Need To Know About Diabetes

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Diabetes is a well-known disease of people, but your new chinchilla can develop it, too. Here are three things chinchilla owners need to know about diabetes. What are the signs of diabetes in chinchillas? One possible sign of diabetes in chinchillas is a poor appetite. Your chinchilla may not eat their hay and pellets as quickly as they used to, and they may even lose interest in their treats. Lethargy is another possible sign. Read More»

Did Your Dog Get Hit By A Car? 3 Simple Steps To Help Your Pet Recover

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Dogs love to go outside unsupervised. Unfortunately, that can often lead to accidents involving cars. If your dog has been hit by a car – and sustained severe injuries – it’s going to need a lot of time to recover. Once the animal emergency clinic gives the okay for your dog to go home, there are some things you can do to speed up your pet’s recovery and to keep your pet comfortable during the process. Read More»

It's Going Around: 4 Simple Ways To Help Your Cat Get Over The Flu

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If flu is going around your house, you might want to take a look at your cat. While your cat can’t get the same strain of flu that you have, they are susceptible to their own strain. Cat flu can make your cat feel just as miserable as you do when you’re sick. Some of the symptoms of cat flu include sneezing, weepy eyes, runny nose and a lack of appetite. Read More»

Pet Obesity: Is It A "Thing?" If So, What Can You Do About It?

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Pets in America are becoming obese. You may not have known about this issue. You yourself may have an obese cat or dog and think it’s perfectly normal. Yes, pet obesity is a “thing?” And the problem is only growing. According to the APOP, over half of the cats and dogs in America are overweight or obese. What’s at Stake? You may think that having a pet that’s a little chubbier than the norm is fine. Read More»

Bad Kitty! Why Your Cat's Bad Behavior Might Actually Be Your Fault

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If your cat has behavioral problems, these might be things you are inadvertently encouraging or even setting your cat up for. Scheduling a checkup at the vet’s office and explaining the situation is a good idea, but here are four common behavioral issues that your cat can most likely overcome with the right steps on your part. 1. Early AM Wake Up Call If your cat is constantly waking you up in the early hours, this is something that you might be able to avoid with a schedule adjustment. Read More»

Why Some Dogs Hate Car Rides And How Mobile Veterinarian Services Can Solve This Problem

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Some dogs love going for rides in the car, but there are others that absolutely hate being in moving vehicles. If your dog does not like car rides, it makes it difficult to go to the veterinarian for checkups or medical treatment. Instead of skipping your appointments because of this, you could also hire a mobile veterinarian. Here are the reasons dogs hate car rides, the symptoms they may experience, and the solution for this problem. Read More»