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Pet Health

Everyday Issues For People With Giant Breeds

Thinking of sharing your life with a Great Dane, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound or other giant breed? While these giant breeds can make great companions, there are a few things you need to think about …

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What Every Pet Owner Should Know About Preventing Fleas and Ticks

The thought of insects crawling on your skin and living off your blood probably, well, makes your skin crawl. Yet, too often as pet owners, we allow fleas and ticks to treat our pets like bed-and-brea…

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‘Little Nurse’ Cat Cares For Ill and Injured at Animal Shelter

A couple of years ago I wrote about a nursing home cat, Oscar, that seemed to know when death was imminent for elderly dementia patients. He would enter their room, jump on their bed and keep them pur…

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Allergy Plants for Dogs: Avoid Planting These in Your Yard

Like people, dogs suffer from allergies that can become quite irritating.  A pollen allergy can make your dog scratch and itch, and result in a runny nose, red eyes and sneezing. A dog’s nose and mout…

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What to Do if You Can’t Afford Veterinary Care

Sadly, too many pets are relinquished to shelters needing veterinary care that couldn't be afforded by their owners. Everyone suffers when this happens. Pets are confused and even sometimes euthanized…

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What Kind of Music Do Cats Like? (Probably Not What You’re Listening To)

Animal shelters, zoos and primate centers are increasingly playing music for their animal inhabitants. While some animals, like dogs may find music soothing, particularly classical, a recent study rev…

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Working on Home Improvement Projects? 7 Pet Hazards to Look Out For

Spring is in the air and so are the scent of paint fumes and the buzz of power tools. Warmer weather encourages many home and apartment dwellers to spruce up their abodes with a little project or two.…

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5 Sneaky Ways to Keep Dogs and Cats Slim

According to the latest veterinary surveys, more than half of our nation’s dogs and cats are overweight. This means almost 90 million pets are at a higher risk for developing arthritis, diabetes, hear…

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12 DIY Tasks This Vet Says You Can Do at Home

As a rule, we veterinarians aren’t big on the DIY approach to animal health care. We’ve known too many pets who suffered the wrath of makeshift splints, botched wart removals, backwoods tail-docking m…

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Dog Flu Outbreak in American Midwest: What Dog Owners Should Know

Dogs, like their human companions, can catch the flu, and when they do they suffer from uncomfortable upper respiratory symptoms and fevers. However, unlike human flu which is winding down for the sea…

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