Plants That Are Poisonous to Cats

Plants That Are Poisonous to Cats

Have you wondered about what plants are poisonous to cats? Plants can add a certain ambiance to your home, and some are even great for cats to chew on or hide in. But quite a few are toxic to cats and can be deadly. Here is a list of some common houseplants that are toxic to cats.

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What Should You Expect If You Adopt A Senior Dog?

What Should You Expect If You Adopt A Senior Dog?

Article by Paige Towers | Featured on Barkpost

If you’re thinking about adopting a dog, don’t overlook the senior dogs patiently waiting for homes. Shelters are often filled with them. Although many people lean towards adopting or buying a puppy or young dog, older dogs also have many wonderful qualities. As well, like all dogs, senior dogs deserve a safe and loving home.

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How to Take Care of a Dog with a Broken Leg

How to Take Care of a Dog with a Broken Leg

It’s upsetting to see your dog in pain. Limping, whining, yelping and other signs that your dog is hurting will make you want to take steps to comfort him and help his pain right then and there. But if his leg is broken, trying to examine or treat his injury on your own could only make things worse. A veterinarian can better determine the seriousness of the injury and determine whether the broken leg requires treatment.

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Cats

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Cats

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When the heart can’t deliver enough blood to the body and fluid consequently backs up into a cat’s lungs, it’s called congestive heart failure. There are many causes of congestive heart failure in cats. Most commonly it results from a condition that causes the walls of the heart to thicken (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), but it can also be brought on by thyroid disease, high blood pressure, or birth defects, among other possibilities.

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Is Your Pet Safe When Riding in the Car? Tips to Help Ensure the Answer Is Yes

Is Your Pet Safe When Riding in the Car? Tips to Help Ensure the Answer Is Yes

BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

You put your dog or cat in a crate, car seat or harness when he rides in the car. Seems like the right thing to do, doesn’t it?

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Calming Your Dog During A Thunderstorm

Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

I once had a dog named Lightning that was so afraid of thunder he would dart behind our couch for cover. Ironic, I know. Dogs are often afraid of the booming noise and will sometimes be so nervous that they shake. As a dog owner you should do as much as you can to help calm down their nerves during those storms:

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Helpful Tips for Living With a Pet Who Is Deaf or Hearing-Impaired

Helpful Tips for Living With a Pet Who Is Deaf or Hearing-Impaired

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One of the sweetest things about my profession as a veterinarian is the opportunity to see the love shared between people and pets. What’s even more special is seeing the accommodations people make for pets with disabilities.

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Cardiac Exam Procedure in Pets

Cardiac Exam Procedure in Pets

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  • A cardiac exam evaluates the function of the cardiovascular system. The exam is performed by your veterinarian to determine the health of your pet’s heart.
  • The exam is especially important for older animals, pets with a history of heart problems, or breeds that are at increased risk for developing heart problems.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease are very important.

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Asthma in Cats

Asthma in Cats

For cats with asthma, just as with humans, the airways in the lungs become restricted and inflamed. If a cat coughs, wheezes, has a hard time breathing, or breathes with his mouth open, he might have asthma. Veterinarians don’t always know what causes it (allergies are suspected) and there is no clear cure, but there are medications that can help your cat breathe easier.

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My Pet Has Red and Irritated Eyes. What's Going On?

My Pet Has Red and Irritated Eyes. What's Going On?

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This easy-to-spy problem is common in both cats and dogs and can be caused by an injury, an irritation or even a disease. Regardless of the cause, your pet’s eye may look roughly the same: Some or all of the structures surrounding the eye will be red and/or visibly swollen, a condition commonly known as conjunctivitis.

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