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What To Do When Your Dog's Been Quilled By A Porcupine

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Your dog may enjoy spending time roaming your large property, barking at smaller animals and rolling in interesting smells. However, a rural setting can go from canine paradise to purgatory very quickly when our dog encounters porcupine. Spines can often sink in deep, usually in your dog’s face, causing bleeding and swelling. If you see your dog with several prickles and don’t know what to do, this guide can help you give your dog the care they’ll need to get better.…

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4 Reasons To Keep Up With Routine Vet Appointments

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If you’re a pet owner, you likely love your fur ball just as much as the rest of your family members—if not more. It’s important that you take your pet to the vet on a regular basis to ensure they’re healthy and happy. While your pet may seem well, there may be issues present. Your vet can also help your pet live an even better life. Keep reading to better understand the reasons as to why you should keep up with routine vet appointments.…

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Are Fleas To Blame For Your Cat's Diarrhea?

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Fleas can do a lot of negative things for a cat. They can spread blood-borne diseases, cause anemia, and make a kitty feel itchy all over with flea dermatitis. Unfortunately, that’s not the limit of what a flea can do to a cat. If your cat has diarrhea and fleas, there’s a good chance that the two are connected. Read on to learn how fleas can cause diarrhea and what you should do about it.…

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3 Common Signs Of Canine Separation Anxiety

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Most people know when they are feeling anxious or stressed. You may experience a rapid heartbeat, tightness in the chest, and clammy skin. While these signs are noticeable for humans, your dog will not be able to display these same symptoms. Separation anxiety is actually a very common form of emotional distress that affects an estimated 20 percent of the nation’s dogs. Of course, this anxiety disorder occurs when you (and other members of the family are not around) so you may not know they are in this type of emotional distress.…

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Prevent A Catastrophe - Feline Grooming Tips

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Your ball of fluff (kitten or cat) needs to be cared for and groomed, even though felines groom themselves, you should be doing some of that work too. Cats need a little bit of help here and there to keep their fur looking fluffy and smelling clean. Of course, most cats don’t really like water, so you may need to take your cat to a groomer or veterinarian for help with some of these tasks.…

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Laser Therapy Can Be An Effective Treatment For Your Dog's Joints

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As your dog becomes older, he or she may begin to experience joint pain. If you have tried everything else, you may want to consider having your dog undergo laser therapy. How Laser Therapy Works When your dog has joint pain, low-level laser therapy can help alleviate the pain by stimulating cells and encouraging blood circulation. This blood circulation can help reduce pain signals. Those who have dysplasia, tendon damage, and arthritis can all benefit from laser therapy.…

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Four Ways To Reduce Your Cat's Stress Levels

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Stress can affect cats just as significantly as it affects humans. If your cat is feeling stressed out, they might pull their fur out, over-groom themselves, act out by urinating outside of the litter box, or even experience significant weight gain. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can reduce your cat’s stress levels – including the following. Provide isolation from other animals. Cats who feel threatened by other animals need a place where they can get away from these other pets.…

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4 Things All Pet Owners Need To Know About Vaccinations

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No matter what type of domestic pet you have, there’s a good chance there are specific vaccinations recommended by your vet to keep your pet safe. For example, most dogs and cats should be vaccinated against rabies once every year or every three years (depending on the vaccine used). Keeping your pet up-to-date on vaccinations helps to protect your pet’s health, as well as the health and wellness of those around you.…

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How To Relieve The Symptoms Of Atopic Dermatitis In Your Dog

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If your dog is suffering from atopic dermatitis, you may be wondering what you can do to help your pet. Itching, scratching and watery eyes are typical symptoms of this condition and they can make your dog uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can help to alleviate these symptoms in your pet. Avoid Allergens While it may not be possible to completely avoid all allergens, there are a few things you can do to reduce exposure.…

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Stay Safe Kitty: How To Protect Your Feline Companion During The Holidays

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During this festive time of year, you’re probably planning parties, and decorating your home. What you might not know is that the things you’re doing around the house could be putting your cat at risk. Cats are particularly susceptible to injuries and illnesses during the holiday season, especially once the decorations go up and the parties begin. Don’t risk your cats health during the holidays. Here are four things that can be harmful to your cat.…

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