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Pet Health

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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6 Pet Health Myths You May Have Fallen For

Like that old game of telephone, misinformation has a way of getting around — and around again. Pet care isn’t immune to the game. To help clear things up, here’s a list of some of the most popular mi…

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5 Steps to Reduce Your Pet’s Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month. As humans we have a multitude of choices regarding ways to reduce our overall stress level, including taking yoga classes, drinking green tea, meditating, kee…

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Fruits & Veggies You Should Never Feed Your Dogs

Fruits and veggies can be healthy and inexpensive treats or snacks for your dog, but some of these foods can be downright dangerous. The wrong snack can cause vomiting, stomach upset or worse for your…

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The New Pet Gadget That Can Improve Your Dog’s Well Being

Yep, they’re here, and like Fitbit fitness monitors for people, these pooch monitors are designed to track the physical activity of your active or inactive dog. The new canine monitors will soon be as…

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The Worst Pet Advice (Video)

The Internet is full of awful pet advice. Here, we humbly present — in the style of Jimmy Kimmel's Celebrities Read Mean Tweets — just a small sampling of actual bad advice found on the Web. If you…

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9 Ways Being Overweight Can Hurt Your Cat

Do you have a fat cat? It's estimated that half of all cats seen by veterinarians in the United States are overweight, with many being obese. If your cat has ribs that are hard to feel, no visible wai…

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Myths About Rescuing Deaf Dogs

Sadly, there are thousands of deaf dogs born each year. Some simply grow deaf due to age, illness, trauma or adverse reactions to drugs. Many uninformed people still believe that such dogs are brain d…

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