Archives: General Health

  • Winter Care for Senior Dogs

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    Is your dog aged six or older? If so, Fido may be approaching—or already in—his senior years. While your pooch may always be a puppy at heart, his needs will change as he ages. Cold weather will also affect your dog more as he grows older, so you’ll want to take extra care with your pet in winter. Here, a vet discusses winter care for senior dogs. Doggy Clothes Unless Fido has thick fur, he … Read More »

  • Keeping Pets Safe in the Snow

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    Plenty of pets love frolicking in the snow. Keep in mind, though, that our animal companions and the fluffy white stuff don’t always mix! Read on to find out how to keep your pet safe the next time it snows. Indoor Time One of the simplest ways to keep your pet healthy and happy when there’s snow on the ground is to keep outdoor time very limited. This way, you don’t run the risk of … Read More »

  • Maintaining Your Pet’s Wellness

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    What do veterinarians and veterinary professionals mean when they use the term “wellness?” In essence, wellness means maintaining your pet’s health over time, rather than dealing with a problem after it has already manifested. This approach to your pet’s health is not only more cost-effective, it’s much simpler and less stress-inducing. Learn about the specifics of maintaining your pet’s wellness below: Veterinary Visits A major part of maintaining wellness is bringing your pet to see … Read More »

  • Running With Your Dog

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    Have you ever considered taking your dog running with you? It’s great exercise, both for yourself and your canine companion! Going on a run with your dog is more complicated than simply clipping on the leash and heading outside, though. Learn more below: Breed Considerations Before going on a run with your pooch, take his or her breed into consideration. Brachycephalic dogs—breeds with “squashed” faces like pugs, bulldogs, Boston terriers, and the Pekingese—don’t do well … Read More »

  • Probiotics for Pets

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    You’ve heard of antibiotics—these medicines destroy or stop the growth of harmful microorganisms in both human and animal patients. You may not be familiar with probiotics, though! Although probiotics have been commonplace in human medicine for a while now, the use of probiotics for our furry friends is still a relatively new pursuit. Read on to find out more. What Exactly Are Probiotics? A probiotic is a beneficial microbe—a bacteria or yeast—that lives in a … Read More »

  • Helping Your Dog Get Through Mosquito Season

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    Hot weather tends to bring with it a few pet hazards, one of which is outdoor pests. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance to us humans—they can bite our canine companions as well! Read on to find out more about the dangers these pests pose and how to keep your four-legged friend safe from harm. Mosquito Bites A dog’s coat of fur does offer some protection against mosquito bites, but mosquitoes can still bite … Read More »

  • Antifreeze and Your Pet

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    As cooler weather approaches, many vehicle owners will be adding antifreeze to their car engines. Doing this helps a car’s cooling systems function better in cold-weather conditions. Unfortunately, antifreeze is highly toxic to our animal companions! Below, learn more about this dangerous poison and how to protect your pet from danger. Why Is Antifreeze Poisonous? Most antifreeze products use an alcoholic substance called ethylene glycol as the main ingredient. Ethylene glycol is a toxin, and … Read More »

  • Holiday Plant Hazards

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    The holidays are full of food, fun, and family. They also present a few hazards for our animal companions! Read on to find out more about keeping your pet safe from plant hazards during the holiday season. The Tree If you’ve set up a holiday tree in your home this year, it’s important to be aware of a few potential dangers. Not only can the ornaments and lights adorning your tree prove hazardous if a … Read More »

  • Prevent Your Dog From Becoming Dehydrated

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    Your retriever mix Rudy is the most rambunctious pooch you’ve ever met. This four-year-old canine housemate regularly romps at the dog park, and his daily walks often resemble brisk trots. During fetch games, he almost knocks you over with his enthusiasm. To fuel his energetic lifestyle, he consumes a hearty vet-approved diet that contains vital nutrients. He also swigs plenty of water daily, helping him to stay hydrated regardless of the weather. Even better, your … Read More »

  • Warning Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

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    Many of us look forward to summer and all the fun activities it offers, such as swimming, grilling, and camping. Kitties certainly enjoy napping in sunbeams, but summer’s heat can be very dangerous for our feline friends. Cats don’t have many options when it comes to cooling themselves off. They can only sweat through their paw pads, and panting isn’t as effective for them as it is for dogs. Heat exhaustion, and eventually heat stroke, … Read More »

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