Category Archives: Pet Health

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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Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets

Pets aren't fans of hot weather what with their fur coats and limited abilities to eliminate heat from their bodies. What that means for you as a pet owner is that you need to limit your pet's exposure to hot weather conditions, keep them hydrated and provide as much cool comfort as you can. Paying…
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Flying With Your Pet

Airlines have loosened their rules and regulations for passengers who travel with pets. Now they're accepted in the cabin as long as they can fit underneath the seat in front of the passenger or on your lap. Therapy animals are also allowed on flights even if they don't fit into the designated space. And in the…
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Celebrate National Pet Month

Pets give us unconditional love and affection and make our lives better in so many ways. They play with us, snuggle with us, entertain us, rest by our feet and make us feel better physically and emotionally. And now the month of May has been dedicated to raising awareness of the love and care for these wonderful…
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Welcoming Your New Adopted Pet

Adopting a new dog or cat is a wonderful and fulfilling experience! But if you're not prepared to welcome your newest family member, you could be in for a few challenges down the road. To ensure a smooth start to your relationship, here are five steps you should follow to welcome your newly adopted pet…
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Heartworm Awareness for Dogs

Heartworm is a parasite commonly found in dogs and can be fatal if not prevented or treated. Larvae are transmitted to a dog via a mosquito bite and eventually find their way into the heart and respiratory system. Once the larvae have reached the heart, they begin to grow and do their damage. Heartworm parasites have a slow…
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Spring Safety Tips for Your Pets

With spring comes the opportunity to spend more time outdoors with our pets, bring in new items of the food and plant varietals, and do some cleaning. What you may not realize is that these activities and actions can be detrimental to your pets if you’re not careful. Sometimes spring-related activities can cause a trip…
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Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy and Healthy

Cats get the most out of their nine lives when they live indoors and away from the dangers of the outside world. And it's a well-known fact that they sleep anywhere from 12 to 16 hours in any given day. But that doesn't mean your feline friend doesn't need a lot of stimulation to keep…
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March is Poison Prevention Month

March is National Poison Prevention month, focusing on awareness of harmful toxins and poisons for both pets and their owners. We want to help keep your pets safe, so we’ve posted a list of both indoor and outdoor toxins that are dangerous for your pet on our website. You may not think certain types of…
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