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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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4 Things You Need to Know About the Canine Flu Epidemic

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The canine flu makes periodic appearances in various parts of the country from time to time. This viral infection is similar to strains that affect the human population – it’s infectious and has the capability to evolve into new strains. In fact, canine influenza is believed to have originated from flu strains specific to horses. Although dog flu normally isn’t fatal to otherwise healthy and strong animals, it can sometimes be fatal in young puppies, older dogs, and those with compromised immune systems due to disease or being in the process of recovery from an injury.…

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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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