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Heading Out Of Town? How To Prep Your Pooch For Board And Care

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If you’re going on an overnight trip, it’s usually safe to leave your dog home alone, providing you leave plenty of fresh food and water out for it. However, if you’re going to be gone longer than that, it’s a good idea to either leave your dog with a family friend or check them into a boarding facility. Boarding facilities have everything your dog will need while you’re away and will ensure that they’re well-taken care of.…

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How To Handle Cat Scratching: Know Your Options

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Does your cat seem to have a problem with scratching everything in sight? Even if you’ve bought certain items for your cat to use, such as a scratching post and scratching pad, the animal may still be scratching you, your furniture, and lots of other items inside the home. If you’re not sure what to do but you do want to keep the cat because you love your pet, there are some alternative options for you to consider.…

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Having Guests In During The Holidays? How To Keep Your Dog Safe During The Chaos

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If you’re going to be having a houseful of guests, you’ve got to take your dogs safety into consideration, especially if the door is going to be opening and closing a lot. Each time the door opens and closes, it presents the perfect opportunity for your dog to get out and run away. Even if your dog has never escaped before, the additional chaos can get your dog stressed-out, which increases the likelihood that it will run away.…

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Prepare For The Addition Of A Kitten To Your Home

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If your neighbor owns a cat that is going to have kittens in the next few weeks and you are thinking about accepting one of the kittens and giving it to your teenager as a gift, use the tips below to make sure that your child is willing to help care for the new addition to your family and to prepare the kitten for the arrival to your home: Speak To Your Teenager And Provide A List Of Expectations…

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4 Signs Of Feline Heart Disease

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If you are like most people, your cat is part of the family. You probably feed, train, and play with your cat daily, but other tasks are needed to keep your pet healthy AND happy. Most veterinarians recommend a medical exam each year to rule out underlying medical conditions. One common condition that may affect your cat is heart disease. While this disease develops with age, heart disease is also present in many cats at birth.…

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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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