One of the Most Untreated Types of Pain in Dogs

One of the Most Untreated Types of Pain in Dogs

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola

The practice of scoring pain is almost exclusively a human medicine tool. A doctor or nurse asks a patient to rate the pain he or she is experiencing with a number, for example, 0 to 10, with 0 indicating no pain, and 10 signifying excruciating pain.

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All About Kidney Disease in Dogs

Dogs and Kidney Disease

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Kidney disease is a serious health problem in dogs that require medical attention. Other common terms for kidney disease include renal failure, kidney failure, and renal insufficiency. As a dog owner, it will be helpful for you to understand the different forms of kidney disease and the signs that indicate kidney disease. When a dog’s kidneys are not working properly, it can affect every other system in the body.

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Tips for Preventing Cancer in Cats

Tips for Preventing Cancer in Cats

Cats are susceptible to many of the same diseases that can affect humans. Cancer is no exception. Cats can and do get cancer, albeit not as commonly as dogs and people. Unfortunately, in cats, cancer tends to be more aggressive.

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Overweight dogs may live shorter lives

Overweight dogs may live shorter lives

New research from the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare’s WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition reveals overweight dogs are more likely to have shorter lives than those at ideal body weights.

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5 Common Causes of Choking in Pets

5 Common Causes of Choking in Pets

By Sarah Wooten, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

When a dog or cat chokes, it can be a scary situation for any pet parent. Fortunately, if you know the most common choking hazards in pets, then you can get your pet the help she needs and, in some cases, prevent choking all together. Here are five common causes of choking in pets.

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What to do if Your Dog has Separation Anxiety

Does your dog get nervous when he sees you getting ready to leave the house? Does he go bonkers with joy when you come home? Did he destroy your shoes, claw the door, or chew the corner off an end table while you were gone? Your dog could have separation anxiety.

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7 Ways to Protect Your Pet During the Holidays

5 Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

The holidays are filled with joy, laughter and time spent with family and friends. In the bustle of the season, however, it’s easy to forget these festivities aren’t always pet friendly.

Purina veterinarian Dr. Zara Boland explains which holiday foods, décor and more pose a risk to pets. She also offers expert holiday pet safety tips to ensure a fun-filled season for the whole family, including the four-legged family members.

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Frostbite on Dogs

Frostbite on Dogs

Even if they have thick fur, dogs who are exposed to extreme low temperatures run the possibility of freezing their extremities—the tips of their ears, tail and toes. Frostbite on dogs is not usually a life-threatening condition in and of itself, but it does often proceed hypothermia in dogs, which can be fatal.

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Busted! 9 Common Cat Myths Debunked

9 Common Cat Myths Debunked

By Jacque Lynn Schultz, C.P.D.T., Companion Animal Programs Adviser. National Outreach | Featured on PetFinder

Myth 1 – Cats have 9 Lives

The myth most likely originated from Egyptian gods and religions, where sun god Atum-Ra, one of the Ennead, or the Nine would assume the form of the cat when visiting the underworld. Throughout the ages, cats continued to be considered magical and otherworldly, and their resilience in surviving falls from high places and long confinements without sustenance continue to amaze us.

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How to Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

How to Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

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Worms are one of the most common health problems for a dog. Fortunately, most cases are also very treatable. Since your dog can’t speak English, you need to be vigilant and watch for any unusual behavior.

Unfortunately some types of worms do not cause noticeable symptoms until they dog’s health is at risk. But the most common types are fairly obvious.

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