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10 Ways To Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day

February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day! The concept of a day to show your love for your pet may be a bit extra as you already love your pet, but it's more than that. The National Love Your Pet Day gives you a reason to reflect on how these furry companions have made…
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2 Different Ways to Spay: Ovariohysterectomy vs. Ovariectomy

There are many reasons for which your veterinarian may recommend that you spay your female dog or cat. Spaying (surgically sterilizing) your pet does more than just prevent her from having puppies or kittens. It has been well established that not spaying your female dog or cat will increase her risk for certain cancers, including…
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February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month Have you noticed that your pet has stronger-than-usual bad breath? Or has your pet been off their food and you can't figure out why? Chances are that their teeth are causing problems in the form of plaque, periodontal disease or a tooth is failing. Pets suffer from issues…
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5 Cold Weather Tips for Pets

With winter comes snow, sleet and ice -- conditions that aren't always delightful. Pets tend to tolerate cold weather more than humans due to their fur coats, but they can't always cope with freezing temperatures and walking on icy surfaces or ones treated with anti-ice measures. Here are some tips from to help keep your…
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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The holiday season means we bring in a lot of things into our homes that we don't always have throughout the year. And we travel long distances which means making the decision to travel with pets or leave them at home.¬†Some holiday decorating items are toxic to pets and you want to exercise caution when…
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What You Need to Know About Kenneling Your Pet

Unfortunately, pets can't always come with you on vacation, and sometimes keeping them at home with a pet sitter isn't an option. Your best bet is to take them to a kennel or boarding facility and minimize the worry that comes with leaving them behind. The benefit of kenneling your cat or dog is that…
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Keeping Your Pets Safe

Cold weather drives man and dog inside to escape the harsh conditions outdoors. But not all dogs are content to spend their days and nights lying beside the fire. They still need exercise to keep their minds stimulated and the opportunity to get rid of their excess energy. That means braving the weather to find…
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Thanksgiving Dinner for Pets

Thanksgiving dinner means delicious smells throughout the house to tempt your four-legged dinner guests. You probably find yourself sharing some of the best parts of the meal with your pets and don't think further about it. Most of the food you serve at Thanksgiving is safe for your pets and one ingredient, pumpkin, is an…
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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November marks National Pet Cancer Awareness month and is designated as such to help pet owners learn more about the signs and symptoms of cancer, and what kind of action they should take. No one wants to think of the possibility that their pets can have cancer, but it's something that's a reality for cats…
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Questions to Ask Your Vet About Orthopedic Surgery

Sometimes, pets need orthopedic surgery for injuries that are similar to your orthopedic needs as a human. Complications from arthritis, limb amputations, spinal disc problems in the back and neck, patellar luxations¬†and fracture repairs are some of the reasons why a pet would need to undergo a surgical procedure. When your veterinarian suggests surgery for…
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