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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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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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The Humane Way to Keep Herons Out of Koi Ponds

For those with decorative ponds that contain Koi and other expensive fish, keeping large, long-billed birds from eating them can be a challenge—especially if you don’t want to harm these beautiful ani…

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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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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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I’ve been ADD all my life – since way before Attention Deficit “Disorder” was a …

Good to know. Thank you.