Heat Stroke: Knowing Your Dog’s Had Too Much

Written on July 27th 2020.
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Playing outside with your dog is a summer tradition, but sometimes excessive fun in the hot summer sun can be too much for your pet. We’ll outline the prevention, symptoms, and initial treatment of heat stroke so that you and your dog can have a safe summer of fun together.

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Weight Matters More as Pets Age

Written on January 28th 2020.

Ah, January: the month when many people pledge to lose weight and exercise more. While this lifestyle change is often a good goal for humans, it is most certainly a great goal for pets – especially older pets. If you have a senior dog or cat (see our previous blog to know if your pet is a senior), i… read more

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Can I share Thanksgiving food with my pets?

Written on November 25th 2019.

Thanksgiving is the holiday of great food and lots of it. As you’re cleaning up the dishes in a festive mood, it can be tempting to share the holiday bounty with your pets. But these rich foods are not healthy – and can even be very dangerous for pets.

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How (and why) to get in shape with your dog this year.

Written on January 9th 2019.

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape? If so – and if you’ve got a dog at home – you’re in luck. Getting in shape along with your dog is not only a good idea for both of you, but it’s easier and more fun to do together.

Why should I get in shape with my dog?

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How to Care for Long Cat Hair

Written on November 8th 2018.

Long-haired cats are handsome, elegant, and wonderful to pet. For all the beauty that long, luxurious hair offers, it also requires upkeep and can lead to problems. Do you know how best to care for your long-haired cat?

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Basic hair care for cats.

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