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  • Ear Problems for Pets

    Ear Canal "No, No's" Q Tips are abrasive and pose the danger of being pushed too far and damaging the eardrum. They also push discharge further back into the canal.Alcohol is irritating to the ear canal lining and will cause severe pain if there are any open lesions.

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  • Flea Prevention Is Important for Cats Too!

    Not All Flea Preventions Are Equal All flea preventions are not created equal, especially when it comes to cats. Often times topical products for fleas and ticks made for dogs are labeled NO CATS. This is not a labeling trick or a marketing ploy. Cats are very sensitive to many

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  • Keeping Pets Cool This Summer

    What to Know About Heat Stroke in Pets If your animal does overheat, it’s important to know the warning signs. Certain breeds and animals are more susceptible to heat stroke. If your animal is overweight, elderly or already has a heart condition, is it imperative that you take

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  • Grooming Is About Health Too

    How Do I Groom My Cat? Effective at-home grooming starts with the right products. Talk to your veterinarian about what brush is best for your cat; long-haired cats will need a different brush than short-haired cats. Once you have the right products, brush your cat on a daily basis.

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  • Don't Sneeze at Pet's Cold or Flu-Like Symptoms - Get to Your Vet

    Stop H1N1 Flu Virus in Pets Family pets may become ill when H1N1 influenza virus is passed to them by their owners. Known animals in which this virus has been found include birds, pigs, a dog, cats and pigs. Stopping transmission

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  • Glaucoma in Pets: What You Need to Know

    What You Can Do for a Pet with Glaucoma When your pet is three years old, particularly if you have a breed with a predisposition for glaucoma, make an appointment to have your veterinarian check for the disease. Although glaucoma can be difficult to treat, your veterinarian has several options. 

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  • Don't Delay Pet Care While You Surf For Answers

    Technology Can Jeopardize Pet's Health "Get(ting) Dr. Google's Opinion" is Nancy Kay's perspective of the electronic pet care owners are providing for their beloved pets.  Kay, a veterinarian and author of Speaking for Spot, believes that technology jeopardizes pet health when owners

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  • Dogs Going Green

    Green Do's & Don'ts Do use all-natural yarn when knitting your doggie a sweater. Do frequent your nearby dog park for a free afternoon of outdoor fun. Don't forget to bring along your recyclable, eco-friendly doggie waste bags. Don't think

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  • A Moving Experience

    Did You Know? Fish are the only pets that require no certificates or permits of any sort when they are relocated from one state to another. The more exotic the pet, the more complex the regulations are surrounding its entry into a new state of residence. Moving, whether across the street or

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  • Camping With Your Pets

    Items to Include in Your Pet's First Aid Kit Ongoing Medication Betadine Solution - to clean and disinfect wounds Hydrogen Peroxide Topical Antibiotic Ointment Basic Bandaging Materials: gauze squares,

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  • Are You Leaving Your Pet Alone?

    Many of us can't stay home with our pets all day long, but that doesn't mean you can't have a happy dog or cat. As with children, quality can help make up for lack of quantity, according to animal behaviorist and CALLING ALL PETS host Patricia "Trisha" McConnell. "What's really important is what happens

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  • Dog Allergies and Lesion Locations

    Common Allergic Lesion Locations A flea allergy primarily affects the back half of the dog, especially over the hips and base of the tail.Food allergies are said to affect "ears and rears." It can also cause itching in the face and paws.Allergies to pollen, molds,

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  • Dog Bite Prevention

    DID YOU KNOW? About 1 million people a year require medical attention as a result of dog bites. **2 Dog Bite Prevention week is held during the third week in May each year. Neutering dogs has been proven to prevent dog bites. Neutered dogs are not as aggressive as other dogs. An estimated

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  • Dogs and Kids

    The image of your child and dog as inseparable, best friends is a great one that we'd all love to be reality. With the right awareness, our children and pets CAN have the wonderful relationships we hope for. Here are some tips that all families with children and dogs will want to know.

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  • Canine Juvenile Orthopedic Diseases

    If your puppy acts ill, is lethargic, limping, or acts painful, it needs to be seen by a veterinarian promptly.  A history and examination may help to narrow the possibilities, but radiographs (x-rays) will probably be needed, and blood and urine tests may be required as well. Discuss the

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  • Deciding to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

    Did You Know? Cats and dogs can be fixed as soon as they turn 4 months of age. Studies show that spaying a pet before her first heat cycle will reduce the chances of mammary cancer later in life. When purchasing a pet from a breeder you may be required to sign a contract or agreement

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