How to Help Your Pup Make Friends

How to Help Your Pup Make Friends

Written by Tori Holmes | Article Featured on Freshpet

Whether you’ve got two legs or four, the prospect of making new friends can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together a list of five things you can try with your pup to help them make some new friends – and who knows, maybe you’ll make some new friends as well!

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When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

Article Featured on AVMA

Some veterinary procedures need to be performed with your pet under anesthesia (for example: dentistry, surgery, and some diagnostic imaging). Simply put, anesthesia is a controlled unconsciousness, where your pet’s level of consciousness is controlled so they don’t feel pain and don’t move. We certainly don’t want our pets to feel pain whenever possible, and it’s important that they don’t move because precision is required during these procedures and movement could lead to complications. Most healthy pets – even senior pets – don’t have any problems with anesthesia and, in general, the risks are more closely related to the procedure being done and your pet’s general health than to the anesthesia itself.

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Growing Old Is Better With a Pet. Here’s Why

Growing Old Is Better With a Pet. Here's Why

By JAMIE DUCHARME  | Article Featured on Time.com

People who are looking to stay well as they age may want to adopt a pet, according to new data from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.

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Pet Fire Safety 101: How to Prepare for the Unexpected


According to the American Kennel Club, approximately 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year. To raise awareness about this important topic, July 15th has been named been National Pet Fire Safety Day. To help ensure your pet does not become affected by fire, we’ve put together a list of five fire safety steps that will help keep your dog or cat safe.

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Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

By David Walker | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

Chronic inflammatory enteropathy (or CIE) is a disease that causes inflammation of the bowel. It has some similarities to a human disease called Crohn’s disease. The inflammation can affect any or all of the stomach, small bowel and large bowel (colon).

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Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats

Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats

Article by Anita Patel | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

Can I cure atopic dermatitis?

In one word “No”, but you can manage the condition successfully. Atopic dermatitis in dogs and cats can be compared to asthma in people. Asthma can’t be cured but it can be managed; and just like asthma the management of atopic dermatitis is life-long. It is therefore important to put in place measures that are going to have the least side-effects for your pet in the long term that will provide him/her a good quality of life and that are the most cost effective and affordable for you.

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Blood Transfusions in Dogs and Cats

Blood Transfusions in Dogs and Cats

By Mayank Seth | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

As we start to provide more advanced healthcare to cats and dogs, blood transfusions are becoming increasingly common and increasingly complex. Blood transfusions in dogs and cats may be needed for many reasons and come in many forms.

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Streptococcal Pneumonia in Dogs

Streptococcal Pneumonia in Dogs

By Simon Priestnall | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

The Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD) Group at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are currently researching a bacterial disease that has been increasingly implicated in fatal cases of infectious pneumonia in dogs over the past five years. They are calling for dog owners and vets to recognise the signs of the potentially fatal disease Streptococcal pneumonia to ensure rapid treatment and contribute to research to reduce further spread.

The bacterial infection Streptococcus zooepidemicus causes a severe, bloody pneumonia in dogs, producing signs similar to those associated with toxic-shock syndrome in humans.

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What is Normal for a Newborn Puppy?

What is Normal for a Newborn Puppy

By Samantha Bloomfield | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

If you have not bred a litter of puppies before it can be an anxious time. Knowing what is normal for a newborn puppy will help reduce some of that anxiety for you and also enable you to detect a problem early, which is vital if a sick puppy is to have any chance of survival.

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Liver Disease in Dogs

Learn About Liver Disease in Dogs

By Kit Sturgess | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body; about 3.5% of the body mass. It is situated just behind the diaphragm that separates the chest from the abdomen. The liver is very important and has many functions. Because of its central metabolic role it is affected by many disease processes that occur outside the liver such as endocrine (glandular) conditions. Liver disease in dogs can occur, but fortunately it can often be effectively managed.

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