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  • Preparing Your Pet for the Arrival of a New baby

    Helping your pet adjust to the arrival of a new baby is much like preparing a young child for a new sibling. An infant brings many changes to a household, however, you can help your pet adjust to the big changes with minimal time and effort by making gradual adjustments to your lifestyle before the baby

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  • My Cat Grooms Excessively — Is Something Wrong?

    3 Ways to Keep Your Indoor Cat Entertained If your cat is bored, he or she may develop behavioral problems. To help prevent boredom, here are three ways to keep your indoor cat entertained. Toys filled with dried catnip are irresistible to most cats. Made from a mint plant,

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  • Preparing for Your Next Vet Visit

    Pet Insurance  A pet insurance policy can make it much easier to afford veterinary bills, but policies may offer substantially different levels of coverage. Before you buy a policy, compare: Coverage It's important to determine what services are covered by the policy. Some policies

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  • Quick Facts About Cancer

    Cancer Detection in Pets If your pet is experiencing certain symptoms, remember to get to your veterinarian. Suspicious symptoms your vet will want to discuss with you speedily include: Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Bleeding Wounds that don't

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  • Multiple Pets Benefit Families

    More Than One Pet Can Be Good For Whole Family A family that has more than one pet in their home could be providing more good for the family - and the pet - than they realize.  Multiple pet families may have multiple dogs, cats, rodents or a mix of several

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  • Pet Travel Tips

    Pet First Aid  You likely keep a first aid kit for your pets at home; it is just as important to have one with you when you travel. For the most part, you can bring the same first aid kit you use at home for your pets with you when you travel with them. Pet first aid kits should include

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  • Questions to Ask When Considering Which Pet Health Insurance to Buy

    Pet Health Insurance Companies: Embrace Trupanion VPI Pet's Best Hartville Petfirst Healthcare Petplan USA AKC 24PetWatch PurinaCare ASPCA

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  • Microchipping Your Pet

    Tags vs. Microchipping  Many people question the need for a microchip if their pet already has a collar tag, and vice versa. The truth is, microchipping is only one part of the equation. Your pet should always have a collar with an identification tag, as well as an implanted microchip.

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  • Plants That Are Poisonous to Pets

    3 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Pet  It's a rare pet parent who has never slipped a treat to a pet. After all, those pleading eyes are awfully hard to ignore when you are enjoying your favorite meal. Unfortunately, some foods that are perfectly healthy for humans can cause serious

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  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    Ask Your Veterinarian About Pet Dental Care You are not alone in the fight against pet dental decay. Ask your veterinarian to show you how to brush your pet’s teeth and look for dental problems. Your pet care professional can also recommend pet dental care products,

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  • Pet Therapy

    How Your Pet Can Help Others While you may not require pet therapy, your pet may be able to help someone else suffering from a health problem or disorder. Your pet will have to take part in a selection process to determine if he or she is suitable for therapy. First, your pet will undergo

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  • Planning for Your Dog's Health Care

    Your Dog's First Visit to the Veterinarian During your pet's appointment, your veterinarian will likely ask you a few common questions. Consider these questions before you arrive to ensure an efficient check up. 1. How long have you had your pet? 2. Where did you adopt him or her? 3.

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  • Matters of the Heart

    Signs of heart disease include: Coughing Fluid build up in the abdomen Difficulty breathing, using the abdominal muscles to help breathing

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  • Nothing Heartwarming about Heartworm

    What Can I Do to Prevent Heartworm? Luckily, there are several excellent heartworm preventatives available. Before starting preventative treatment in the dog though, a veterinarian will do a blood test to check for adult heartworms.  If a dog is given the preventative medicine but it already

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  • Pet Ownership and Your Health

    Responsible Pet Ownership While your pet provides plenty of health benefits that boost your well being, it relies on you for all of its own health needs. Establishing a relationship with a trusted veterinarian ensures that your pet gets the necessary care for long-term health. Your pet

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  • Marijuana Toxicity in Pets

    Marijuana Is Not a Treatment for Pets Some people ask about intentionally giving their pet marijuana for arthritis or other pain relief. Dr. Lori Green, a critical care veterinarian at the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital, discourages using marijuana as a treatment. Marijuana has

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