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  • What to Do When Your Pet Goes on the Carpet

    Incontinence in Pets     Incontinence is also very common in dogs, especially middle -aged to older female dogs. This does not cause pain though, unless there is a secondary UTI.  Incontinence causes the dog to leak urine, usually while lying down or sleeping. A small to medium volume

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  • Spring Hazards

    Everyone looks forward to spring with its fresh air, colorful flowers, and sense of renewal. But there are many hazards associated with this season. We should always be on guard when it comes to our pets and potential dangers. Many areas of the country have a problem with snails; people often put

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  • Six Tips for Keeping Your Dog Cool

    What To Do If You Think Your Dog is Heat Stressed The normal temperature of a dog is 100 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit . You should worry if the temperature is 105 degrees or above. You can use any human oral thermometer in the dog; place it two to three inches into

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  • The Most Expensive Dog Breeds

    Other Problems Associated with Certain Breeds Dachshund - Back Problems Cocker Spaniel - Glaucoma Chihuahua - Hydrocephalus Dalmation - Bladder stones Westies - Yeast Infections Cavalier - Heart

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  • Saving On Pet Costs Doesn't Mean Reducing Care

    Maintain Pet Care While Reducing Costs The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reported that spending on annual veterinary care for dogs and cats rose from $11 billion to $23.2 billion during a 10-year period.  You can maintain your pet's care and well

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  • Rescue Dogs

    Canine Heroes On average, it takes 1 1/2 to 2 years of training for a search and rescue dog team to become mission ready. Among the many heroes in the days and weeks following September 11 were search and rescue dogs. These dogs and their handlers were

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  • Pets With Benefits

    The Best Pets for the Job  Whether you prefer small animals over large animals or reptiles over rodents, any and all forms of pet ownership can be beneficial for your overall health. Here are just a few of the many animals who can keep you happy, healthy and stress-free. Dogs Research

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  • Pets Can Teach Children How to Nurture and Care

    Children Develop Caregiving Skills with Pets Children in homes with pets have great opportunities to develop critical caregiving abilities and social skills.  When children are encouraged to participate in caring for family pets at age appropriate levels they can

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  • Pretty Poisonous Plants

    Tips for Avoiding Toxic Plants Many common plants can be toxic.Do research before choosing plants for your yard.Tell your florist to not use any type of lily in arrangements sent to friends or relatives if they have a cat.     If you think your cat or dog has

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  • New Pets Help Families in a Changing World

    Preventing Illness Your veterinarian will save you money and heartache by providing advice about vaccines and preventive care. Although internet sites and forums might seem like great places for education, many sites provide poor advice and even wrong information.

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  • Pets Can Show Warning Signs Before Cancer Diagnosis

    Warning Signs to Look for in Pet's Health Your pet can give you advance notice that he or she isn't feeling well.  The trick is to be aware of the signs, present them to your vet and determine the need for treatment or assistance. Tuning

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  • Pet Care During Tough Times

    Studies have repeatedly shown that a large majority of pet owners consider their pets as a family member. We spoil them with birthday parties, presents, and all manner of toys and treats to keep them happy. But, when money is tight, extra expenses need to go. Sadly, some pet owners choose to avoid veterinary

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  • Reading Pet Food Labels

    Questions to Ask What questions should you ask in order to judge a food?  You may need to call the company to attempt to get these questions answered. 1. Who makes the food?  Many times a pet food company will not make their own food, but will contract with another company that may

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  • Preparing Your Pet for the Winter

    This winter, while you curl up next to the fire with a cozy blanket, a good book and some hot chocolate, don't forget about your pet! Winter can play it rough with your pet and you have to look out for his health and well-being. Here are some preparations you should make to help your pet prepare for

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  • New Pet? 7 Questions to Ask Your Family Veterinarian

    Questions Will Guide the Focus of Your Visit with the Vet As a new pet owner you'll want to get to know your new veterinarian quickly and easily.  Most importantly, you'll want your veterinarian to get to know your new pet. Include questions on your

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  • Rabies- Not a Disease of the Past

    Did You Know? If a person or a pet is bitten by an unknown or unvaccinated animal (dog, cat, or wild animal), the local health department or your veterinarian should be consulted. The animal that bit should be apprehended, if possible, and your veterinarian

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