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Why Dogs Should Never be Left in the Car (Even with the Windows Cracked)

Why Dogs Should Never be Left in the Car (Even with the Windows Cracked)
July 16, 2020

One of life’s sweet moments is cruising around with your dog in the car with you, especially during the summertime. But one thing’s for sure: you should never leave your dog in a hot car.

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Caring for Older Pets with Senility

Caring for Older Pets with Senility
February 5, 2020

Both cats and dogs can experience cognitive disfunction system (CDS) as they age. This condition is also known as canine dementia or feline dementia, as well as senility. All these terms describe a decrease in mental health due to age that can cause your pets to act differently.

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When is my pet a senior?

When is my pet a senior?
January 9, 2020

Most of us understand the difference between puppies and dogs, or kittens and cats – you sense the change in size and behavior – but the shift from pet to senior pet can be more subtle. It’s important to know when your cat or dog is senior, though, as the care and attention you give them needs to shift as they age.

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Does my dog need a flu vaccine? 2019 edition.

Does my dog need a flu vaccine? 2019 edition.
November 5, 2019

“Dog flu” is the common name for canine influenza, a highly contagious and quite serious respiratory disease that can affect dogs and sometimes cats, but never humans (human strains of flu are a different virus).

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Dry Eye in Dogs

Dry Eye in Dogs
April 9, 2019

Is your dog blinking often? Does your dog have red eyes, or swollen tissue around the eye? Have you seen thick discharge from the eyes, or hair matting around the eyes from discharge? If you said yes to any of this, your dog may be dealing with dry eye syndrome, formally known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (or KCS).

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What to Expect When your Pet Needs Surgery

 What to Expect When your Pet Needs Surgery
March 27, 2019

If you’ve just learned your pet needs surgery – whether it’s for a routine spay or neuter, or a more complicated case – it can be a stressful time for you and your dog or cat. During this time, it’s very important to follow all of your veterinarian’s instructions to ensure the surgery is successful and healing goes smoothly. This blog outlines what to expect before, the day of, and after surgery to help you plan for the event.

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When pets get the sniffles: Understanding cold symptoms in dogs and cats

When pets get the sniffles: Understanding cold symptoms in dogs and cats
January 29, 2019

It’s that time of year again – colds, sniffles and even the flu start taking over schools and offices. It seems like almost everyone is carrying tissues and spending a few days in bed. With such a prevalence of colds in humans during winter, it’s easy to wonder if and how such viruses pass to our pets. Can dogs and cats catch a cold?

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Healthy Paws: Home Paw Care for Cats and Dogs

Healthy Paws: Home Paw Care for Cats and Dogs
October 29, 2018

Like you, your pets are on their feet most of the day. And like you, that means their feet need some TLC. And while you might spoil yourself with a pedicure or a massage, you know that the simplest way to keep your feet happy and healthy is to keep nails trimmed and feet clean. So what are you doing to help with the basics of pet paw care? Your cats and dogs also need trim nails and clean paws (and will also appreciate a little spoiling of paw care). So how can you do this care at home?

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