What is Canine Distemper?

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Prevention is the key with this disease. Distemper in dogs is caused by a virus which is spread through most body fluids including saliva, urine, and blood. It is highly contagious and often deadly. At first, the disease mimics kennel cough, with goopy eyes, fever, runny nose, coughing, and tiredness . . . → Read More: What is Canine Distemper?

Keeping Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

Keeping Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

A roly poly puppy or chubby kitten might look cute, but carrying extra fat can endanger your pet’s health. Here’s how to keep your pet’s weight in check.

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Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Article by Dr. Mary Fuller, DVM | Featured on Vetstreet.com

It should be the epitome of pure joy: a dog leaping off the dock and splashing into a lake on a sweltering summer day. But for some dog owners, . . . → Read More: Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

10 Things You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit

By: Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

When a pet emergency strikes, the last thing you should be doing is scrambling for items you need. Assembling a first aid kit for pets will give you the peace of mind that you’ll be prepared in case of an emergency. Make sure to . . . → Read More: 10 Things You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit

Common Household Hazards for Pets

Common Household Hazards for Pets

Article Featured on AVMA

Every home contains a variety of everyday items and substances that can be dangerous or even fatal if ingested by dogs and cats. You can protect your pet’s health by becoming aware of the most common health hazards found in many pet-owning households.

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7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

By AMY SINATRA AYRES | Article Featured on VetStreet

Tennis balls, sticks and steak bones may be some of your dog’s favorite things. But many well-intentioned owners don’t realize that these items — and other things they may typically give their dogs — can be dangerous.

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Bad Advice for Pet Hair, Almost Never Recommended

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

It won’t be long before the weather begins to warm up, ushering in the “season of shedding” for dog parents, many of whom, up to their eyeballs in pet hair, will ask, “What can I do to keep my dog from shedding . . . → Read More: Bad Advice for Pet Hair, Almost Never Recommended

Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

By Robert Preidt

If you get medications online for your pets, be careful, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions.

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Most People Are Badly Mistaken About How to Help These Little Creatures Thrive

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

They’re small, colorful, they live in water and children usually beg to have at least one, growing up. If you didn’t have one yourself, it’s probably you know someone who has. Yes, we’re talking about goldfish, but the sad fact is, very few children (and many adults) are adept . . . → Read More: Most People Are Badly Mistaken About How to Help These Little Creatures Thrive

10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

Article By Dr. Becker | Featured on Mercola Pets

Bringing a new pet into the family is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There’s so much to remember and do to make your new animal companion’s homecoming a joyful and positive experience, it can be easy to overlook something – even . . . → Read More: 10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents