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Fatty Holiday Foods are a Leading Cause of Pancreatitis in Pets

Rich, indulgent foods are a part of celebrating the holidays. After all, it’s a time of celebration, home, and family.

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The Dangers of Antifreeze for Pets

If you live somewhere that gets cold winters, you take steps to prepare for the cold weather. Firewood is stocked

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5 Tips to Calm Your Dog During Thunderstorms

Thunderstorm anxiety is very stressful for dogs, and it’s tough for a pet owner to watch. Although many dogs are

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Tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season with Your Pet

Sadly, the holidays are a very busy time at many pet hospitals. Dogs, and even some cats, love to scarf

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Sugar-Free Gum and Candy an Extreme Danger for Dogs

Xylitol is a common sugar substitute used in sugar-free gum and candy, baked goods, toothpaste, and more. It has become

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8 Winter Safety Rules for Pets

It’s getting cold in many parts of the country and many of us are waking up to frigid temperatures. Although

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The Dangers of Hookworms and Roundworms for Pets and People

Most pets have the run of the house. They share the bed, the couch, and wander through the kitchen as

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Trick or Treating with Your Dog (Is it a Good Idea?)
Trick or Treating with Your Dog (Is it a Good Idea?)

For some dogs, Halloween is a time of stress and fear. Between the doorbell ringing constantly and the strangers dressed

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Does Your Dog Have Impacted Anal Glands? Here’s What to Do
impacted anal glands

As dog owners, we have to deal with some foul-smelling things, but anal glands have got to top the list!

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Natural Ways to Relieve Joint Pain in Dogs
Natural Ways to Relieve Joint Pain in Dogs

Many dogs suffer from joint issues, and it can strike at any age. Even dogs you are less than a

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Does Your Dog Need a Probiotic?
Does Your Dog Need a Probiotic

Does your dog eat grass or have problems with diarrhea or gas? Is he prone to ear and skin problems?

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Feline Upper Respiratory Infections (How to Help)
Feline Upper Respiratory Infections (How to Help)

Feline upper respiratory infections are much like colds in humans. And, just like a human cold, feline URIs can be

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Canine Kennel Cough (What It Is and How to Help)
Canine Kennel Cough (What It Is and How to Help)

Canine kennel cough, also known as Bordetella, is a contagious cold that usually lasts for a week or two. It’s

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What to Do About Your Cat’s Stinky Breath
What to Do About Your Cat’s Stinky Breath

Unfortunately, your cat will probably never have breath that smells minty fresh. But that doesn’t mean it has to smell

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park
How to Keep Your Dog Safe at the Dog Park

Every dog loves a trip to the dog park, and it’s a fun way for pet parents to meet up

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4 Ways to Make Your Dog Walks More Fun
4 Ways to Make Your Dog Walks More Fun

Taking a walk with your dog is a great way to get someone on one bonding time, as well as

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Fun Things To Do With Your Dog This Fall

The leaves are starting to turn color, and the weather is finally cooling off. Dogs love the drop in temperature

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Essential Oils That May Be Toxic to Dogs and Other Pets

You may have noticed that essential oils have become a hot topic on social media lately… particularly their potential danger

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Everything You Need to Know About Microchipping

Microchipping could bring your pet home if he gets lost, or worse yet, stolen. If your pet isn’t microchipped, there

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Put a Stop to Your Dog’s Urine Marking

Does your dog pee on the corner of the couch? Or, perhaps on one specific spot on your rug? Urine

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