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articles by: Nicolas, selected from petMD

How to Pet-Proof Your Christmas Tree

Winter holidays are especially exciting, with all the sparkly lights and streamers, delicate ornaments and brightly colored garland, and donít get us started on the candies and treats! All of these th…

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Helping Homeless Cats in the Winter

Street cats, alley cats, wild cats, feral cats, homeless cats Ö there are a lot of different names we give to these free ranging felines. Most of the time, they take care of themselves, scavenging and…

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9 Myths About Spaying and Neutering

Don't let a pervasive myth stop you from spaying your pet. Learn the facts and make an educated decision.   MYTH: My dog will get fat and lazy. FACT: The only way your dog will get fat a…

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Top 3 Dog-Like Cat Breeds

When Dogs Just Aren't Allowed Cats acting like dogs? It happens, and it most certainly does not mean the end is near. Oh, and by acting like dogs we do not mean barking (that would just be plain si…

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5 Reasons to Care About Your Dog’s Health

  By PetMD We all know that proper nutrition is a cornerstone of good human health, and hopefully the petMD Nutrition Center is helping owners understand that the same is true for their dog…

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How To Reduce Pet Fear at the Vet

"Shame on me!" I thought as I stood in the lobby of my own veterinary hospital 15 years ago. I was watching as one of my valued clients was dragging her dog into the hospital. The dog was a delightf…

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10 Pet Parent Complaints That Really Annoy Vets

In a column for USA Today, I couldn't help but offer up the ways in which some clients can perturb us with their protests. I'd had a hectic week so the column just kind of wrote itself and got itsel…

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How to Stop Your Cat from Interfering With Your Sleep

Owning a cat is a fantastic and rewarding experience. And in the end, they become more like our children than mere pets. Unfortunately, just like young children, they can keep us awake at night for …

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Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Dog from Fleas

The Best Time of the Year Ah, the joys of bright days and cooler weather. This is one of the best times of the year for you and your pets to enjoy the outdoors with swimming, hiking and playing i…

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10 Warning Signs of Diabetes in Dogs & Cats

  A growing epidemic amongst our pets, recognizing and spreading awareness about diabetes in dogs and cats is vital to helping pet owners spot and treat the disorder early. 10. Weakness or …

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about Nicolas, selected from petMD

petMD is a leading online resource focused solely on the health and well-being of pets. The site maintains the world's largest pet health library, written and approved by a network of trusted veterinarians. petMD was founded to inspire pet owners to provide an ever-increasing quality of life for their pets and to connect pet owners with pet experts and other animal lovers. For more information, visit petMD.com.

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