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Should You Vaccinate Your Pet? Some Things To Consider

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Pet vaccinations have always been and continue to be a very controversial subject. Traditional medicine provides a schedule of regular vaccines that should be administered every few years, while holistic medicine says vaccines are not necessary and can cause more problems than they solve. When deciding whether or not to vaccinate your pet, here are some things to consider: What is Your Pet’s Lifestyle? If your pet spends time in a kennel with a lot of other animals, then vaccinations are a must.…

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Canine Cough: What Dog Owners Should Know

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One of the things that new dog owners don’t always recognize is that dogs are prone to respiratory problems, including coughing. Hearing your dog cough for the first time can be startling, and it may make you worry that your dog is sick or something is wrong. Understanding what can cause your pup to cough is important for easing that anxiety when it does happen. Here are a few common reasons why your dog might be coughing.…

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A Quick Guide to the Use of Anesthesia as it Relates to Your Dog's Professional Dental Cleaning

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If your dog frequently has bad breath or seems to have trouble chewing, it’s time to speak with your veterinarian about a dental cleaning. Although it’s recommended for many dogs to have their teeth professionally cleaned once a year, 2 out of every 3 dogs don’t get the dental work they deserve. Sadly, that leads to many dogs having some degree of gum disease by the age of three. Therefore, it’s a good idea for every responsible dog owner to be familiar with the following information about professional dental cleanings for canines.…

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Does Your Pet Need a Trip to the Vet? 3 Problems with Your Pet That You Shouldn't Ignore

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It can be easy to get caught up with the day-to-day chores, work, and caring for any children that you fail to notice your pet suffering from a medical problem. To ensure that this does not happen and that you get your pet to the best veterinary clinic, you will want to keep an eye out for the following problems Swollen Stomach Your pet’s stomach can look larger than normal after quickly eating or drinking a lot, but it usually returns to its normal size in a short amount of time.…

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Pet In Pain? Two Tips To Help You Get Affordable Veterinary Care

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Watching a furry friend writhe in agony can be one of the worst experiences of anybody’s life.  If you’re like many people, your pet means the world to you and you would do anything in your power to keep them healthy and happy.  However, if your beloved pet falls ill during a time when you don’t have a lot of disposable cash, you might think that you won’t be able to get them the medical help that they need.…

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3 Reasons To Talk To Your Vet About Acupuncture If You Have An Aging Dog

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Your four-legged pal has had a long and healthy life, but now its glory days are long gone and poor Fido is definitely slowing down. Having a senior dog will show you the canine aging process in ways you probably will not want to see, such as aching joints and problems with mobility. However, just as an aging human, there are treatments that can make your pooch a little more comfortable in spite of its age, and this does not have to involve medication or serious procedures.…

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Dog Urine Killing Your Grass? Here's What You Need To Know

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If you’ve noticed yellow spots in your yard where you dog has peed, you may be concerned about why it happens and if your dog is ill. Fortunately, yellow grass signifies that your dog’s urine has excessive nitrogen, which is a sign that his kidneys are functioning problem. However, there are several things you can do reduce or prevent yellow spots from occurring in your yard. Here’s what you need to know.…

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Does Your Dog Like To Escape The Yard? 4 Steps To Take If It's Struck By A Car

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If you have a dog in your family, you do everything you can to keep them safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, especially when your dog escapes from the yard. If your dog has escaped the yard and been struck by a car, you’ll need to act fast. Your dog is going to need immediate care. First of all, don’t panic. Keeping a level head will help you provide the care that your dog is going to need right now.…

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3 Reasons To Spay And Neuter Your Pets

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Spaying or neutering your pet is an important part of their health. Unfortunately, some pet owners continue to leave their pet unaltered, which can have devastating effects on the pet and the overall pet population. Reduce Unwanted Animals The most obvious reason to spay and neuter is to reduce the incidence of unwanted litters that inevitably end up in shelters or roaming the streets as strays. Many of the personal reasons for leaving pets unaltered are caused by people who erroneously give human traits to their pets.…

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How To Prevent Re-Injury To Your Pet After Surgery

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If your dog has recently had knee or hip surgery, you’re going to need to take good care of your furry baby so he can recover fully. Of course, you want him out fetching and playing in the yard like before, but you can’t push it too soon, or your buddy will re-injure himself and be right back where he was. Allowing him plenty of recovery time is essential. Be sure to follow the advice or your veterinarian, and see below for helpful tips on how to prevent re-injury to your little buddy.…

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