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  • Chronic Pain in Pets

    It's hard to see your pet in pain day after day, particularly if your formerly energetic friend has now become lethargic and withdrawn due to a health condition or disease. Unfortunately, pets suffer from chronic pain just like people do. Learning about types of chronic pain and treatments can help you keep your pet more comfortable.

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  • Traveling with Your Pet

    Traveling with your pet can be rewarding but challenging if not enough preparation has been made. Planning will help your trip go smoother and should include acquiring any paperwork that is needed, consideration of the temperatures to be experienced and how to deal with them, and obtaining equipment

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  • Veterinary Laser Therapy Eases A Pet’s Pain

    Is your pet a good candidate for laser therapy? If your pet suffers from arthritis, your pet may be a good candidate for laser therapy. Symptoms of arthritis include limping, or a general “slowing down” in movement; your pet may be unable to jump as

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  • White House Pets

    A surprising issue that has arisen in the American political arena is not foreign policy, but rather which breed of dog the Obama's chose to join their family in the White House. Barack Obama has announced that his family narrowed their breed choices to a Labradoodle, a mix between a Labrador retriever

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  • Take Preventative Measures When Sleeping With Pets

    Share Sleeping Space With Pets - Not Disease! Use easy to remember prevention methods to keep your sleeping area pest and parasite free when you share it with your pets.  All family members can be affected by bacteria or parasites, so prevention is critical - and

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  • When Your Pet's Food Is Recalled

    Handling Pet Food Recalls Pet product and food recalls come in by the dozens each year, most often for bacterial contamination of Salmonella. But, what if your pet's food was recalled because of misrepresented ingredients, or worse, a production error that could be deadly? Be sure your pet's

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  • Vaccine Reactions in Pets

    Maintain Records for Pet health Just as in human medicine, it is important to have all medical records available to your veterinarian. However, there are times when obtaining those records can be difficult; such as weekends or during the holidays.  Be sure to ask your veterinarian for

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  • Do You Know the Facts About Canine Lyme Disease?

    If your dog shows signs of stiffness or begins limping, you may assume that arthritis is to blame. Unfortunately, joint pain can also be a sign of canine Lyme disease. Learning the facts about this tick-borne disease can help you ensure that your pet receives prompt treatment.

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  • When Is a Goopy Eye a Problem?

    Diagnosing Eye Problems in Pets Many eye problems in dogs and cats can look the same, at first glance. Everything from allergies and dry eye to ulcers and glaucoma can look very similar. It is important to realize that any change in the way your pet’s eye looks can be an emergency. If

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  • The Truth behind K-9's and Chocolate

    Did you know? The National Animal Poison Control Center Hotline phone number is 1-800-548-2423. If less than two (2) hours has passed since your dog ate chocolate, we can induce vomiting to get the Theobromine containing chocolate out of their

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  • Unnecessary Risks Cat Owners Take

    Cats Can Be Unknowingly Jeopardized Even the best of cat owners may not recognize small signs or signals in their pet's health that a veterinarian would consider noteworthy.  Feed, groom and vaccinate your cat and take simple steps for maximum health and well being.

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  • Staph Infections & Your Pet

    The Culture of Staph MRSA and the other resistant bacteria are considered zoonotic, that is, they can be transmitted from people to pets, or pets to people. This does not happen in every case of MRSA. It is thought that transmission from people to pets occurs more

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  • What You Need to Know About Rabies

    What to Do If You Think You Might Have Rabies  If you think you may have been infected with rabies, take the following steps: Wash the wound with anti-bacterial soap and rinse it thoroughly. Washing will help remove some of the saliva; although you cannot rely on washing alone

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  • Understanding Renal Failure in Cats

    Could My Cat Have Kidney Failure? Renal failure can occur in cats of any age, although senior cats are at increased risk for chronic renal failure. For both acute and chronic renal failure, early diagnosis can make a significant difference for a cat's long-term health

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  • Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs

    Xylitol and Your Dog 1. Xylitol is becoming a more frequent cause of toxicity in dogs. 2.  It can cause severe symptoms, even death. 3.  It most commonly happens with dogs eating products made for people, including medications. 4.  If you choose to get medications from a human

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  • The Pet Economy

    If there's still any doubt whether the pampering of pets is getting out of hand, the debate should be settled once and for all by Neuticles, a patented testicular implant that sells for up to $919 a pair. The idea, says inventor Gregg A. Miller, is to "let people restore their pets to anatomical preciseness"

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