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Pet Health

5 Pet First Aid Tricks You Can Do At Home

I've had dogs most of my life. For some reason, the emergency vet visits almost always happen after business hours. The last one was at 7 PM on a Friday night, and I was very glad I had my local Veter…

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Am I a Bad Pet Owner If I Don’t Brush My Cat’s Teeth?

No pet owner is perfect, not even us professionals. We might skip playtime or serve meals late or not train our animals as thoroughly as we could. Admit it: You know you could do a better job of trimm…

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Why Heartworm Prevention Matters

My parents have always been dog owners, from before I was born until today. Since my childhood they have had four dogs of various breeds. Each one has lived a long and full life, some even making it t…

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6 Superfoods for Your Dog

Superfoods, which are foods packed with nutrients, aren’t just for humans. Your dog can get great benefits from these nutrient powerhouses, including disease prevention, increased energy, and better o…

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Why You Should Save Your Pet from Thirdhand Smoke

We all know of the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke, but do you know about the dangers of thirdhand smoke? Sometimes known as ETS (environmental tobacco smoke), when residue from smoke remains…

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7 Signs Your Cat May Be Sick

It happens all too often — by the time an owner realizes her cat is sick, the cat is very sick. Cats tend to hide their illnesses, and they even hide themselves when they're ill. But many problems are…

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Sad Ending for Bela the Dog

Bela, a German Shepherd who stole hearts all over the world last month, died Sunday at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. The dog from Indiana made international headlines when word got out th…

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5 Signs Your Cat May Revolt Against the Litter Box

I relish thinking outside the box and love other people who do, too. But when my cat thinks outside his box - the litter box that is - I am less than pleased. I am obviously not the only cat-owning hu…

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How Often Do I Need to Walk My Dog?

As a veterinarian, I hear from lots of people who worry that they’re not being good dog owners if they don’t do certain things or don't do them frequently enough. One of their bigger concerns is the a…

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Petco Pulls Chinese-Made Dog and Cat Treats From Shelves

Following through on a promise it made in May, Petco has removed dog and cat treats made in China from all 1,300 of its stores over concerns that they’re linked to the deaths of 1,000 dogs and sicknes…

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There's nothing more soothing that a nice, warm soft cat, purring in your ear. Cats are endlessly fa…

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Fruit and nuts on top of a salad sounds wonderful to me :O) TYFS

Meh. I'm not worried about eating mindfully; I barely pay attention to what I'm eating, just like I…