10 Facts About Ticks

10 Facts About Ticks

Sure, we all know ticks are a nuisance, but do you really know what they are and what they can do? Here are 10 facts about ticks that you probably didn’t know.
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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Eat Table Scraps

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Eat Table Scraps

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It may be tempting to let your dog eat table scraps, especially when they are staring at you throughout your meal. You may even think you are giving them a nice little treat.

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Older Cats with Behavior Problems

Older Cats with Behavior Problems

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As your cat ages, he or she may experience a decline in cognitive functioning. Your cat’s learning and memory may change, in addition to her sleep cycles, and other day-to-day behaviors. Learn more about cognitive dysfunction in older cats, and how to treat it.

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Lyme Disease: What Dog Owners Should Know

Lyme Disease: What Dog Owners Should Know

In the Northeast and upper midwestern parts of United States — the hotbed for Lyme disease — up to 90 percent of dogs may test positive for the bacteria that cause the disease. Of those dogs, typically only 5 to 10 percent will actually show signs of illness.

If they don’t appear to be sick, do they really have the disease? That’s just one of the questions veterinary experts are struggling to understand, and why diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease can be controversial.

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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

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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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