Category Archives: Pet Health

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween is all about having spooky fun and collecting loads of candy. It's also a great excuse for dressing up your pet and taking them with the family for tricks and treats. But sometimes there are more tricks than treats for pets what with people looking to start trouble and celebratory items that can be…
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10 Most Googled Questions About Cats

Cat pictures and videos dominate the internet as we laugh at their quirky antics, but they don't do a whole lot to demystify the feline mind and body. One could argue that the pictures and videos make cats even more inscrutable, if that's even possible. Chances are good you've turned to Google a time or two…
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Tips on Hearing and Sight Loss in Pets

Hearing and vision loss in pets can happen at any stage of their life, but these conditions are more likely to affect them when they're older. Some conditions can be treated while others are chronic in nature and can't be reversed. However, vision and hearing loss in pets is not the end of their world…
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A Guide to Pet Health Insurance

The arrival of September marks the return of National Pet Insurance Month. It's an annual event designed to raise awareness among pet owners about the value of carrying a health insurance policy for their pets. It's estimated that only one in three pets is covered by a pet health insurance policy even though pet insurance…
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How to Tell If Your Pet Is in Pain?

Pain is the last thing you want your pet to experience. When your pets hurt, you feel it along with them because they can't tell you what's going on, where the pain is, and how bad it is. Sometimes you don't know if you have a pet in pain because animals tend to be stoic…
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Tips for Safely Introducing Kids and Pets

Families are adopting new four-legged family members in record numbers and enjoying the rewards that come with pet ownership. In turn, many families are introducing pets and children together for the first time ever. Parents have to be vigilant when it comes to making sure that kids and pets interact safely as they get to…
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What To Do About Seasonal Allergies in Your Pets

The concept of a pet having seasonal allergies may seem unusual, especially when they're often the cause of allergies. Pets can and do suffer from allergies, and the irritants are ones you're probably familiar with if you have allergies yourself. Both cats and dogs can be made miserable from these irritants, but they also react differently than…
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6 Common Eye Problems in Your Pets

Pets are prone to eye conditions the same as their human counterparts. Sometimes the issue is temporary and easily resolved with a trip to the veterinarian while others are chronic and need ongoing maintenance. Still others require surgery as a permanent treatment for eye problems. The causes of eye conditions are many and various with…
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What You Need to Know About Flea and Tick Season

Spring heralds the return of warm weather and the start of the flea and tick season. Both types of bloodsuckers lie dormant throughout the winter and wake when the risk of frost is gone. Fleas and ticks wake up from their nap hungry and mean. They go hunting for a meal and waste no time latching onto…
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Four Important Tips for Adopting a Pet

One outcome of Oregon's stay-at-home order is the number of pets that have been adopted while families are stuck at home. Pet adoptions have surged, and many shelters have been emptied of adoptable animals as households are formed with four-legged family members. New and experienced pet owners need to do their due diligence and get…
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