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How to Choose Safe Toys for Your Puppy

There are so many puppy toys for sale out there, how do you know what’s safe? We’ve got some great tips and suggestions! Keep reading to learn more.

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Can cats develop heart disease?

While cats can develop heart disease, it isn’t seen as often as in dogs or people. Continue reading to learn more about possible causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease in cats. We...

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Puppy Socialization

Training and socializing your puppy (or new dog) are important responsibilities! Keep reading for expert advice and proven techniques for successful puppy socialization.

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Puppy Training Toolbox

If you’re like most pet owners, your goals and dreams with your pet include good behavior, cooperation, and a bond that gets stronger as time goes on. No matter the age, breed, or gender of your dog, ...

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Training a Perfectly Polite Puppy

Everyone pictures puppy training as “sit,” “lie down,” and “shake.” And while those things can play a big part in training a well-behaved puppy, there are a few other surprising fundamentals that you...

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Is my dog hypothyroid?

Hypothyroidism is a common hormonal disorder in dogs. Continue reading to learn about the signs, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of canine hypothyroidism.

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Diarrhea in Cats 101

Many pet lovers have experienced caring for a cat with diarrhea. So don’t worry, you're not alone! Diarrhea is characterized by frequent passing of stools, often watery or containing mucus. Although u...

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My dog has Addison’s Disease. What does this mean?

Hypoadrenocorticism is a very long medical word. In this article, we’ll unravel its meaning to help you understand this condition. Hypoadrenocorticism, also known as Addison (or Addison’s) Disease, is...

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Cancer (Neoplasia) in Cats

In this article, you can learn more about the most common cancers seen in cats. We’ll discuss some of the causes or risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. We also provide help for living wi...

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Have you noticed that your cat’s appetite has increased yet she seems to be losing weight? Does your cat seem to be drinking and urinating more than usual? Or have you noticed your cat vomiting more f...

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Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis, or more correctly, osteoarthritis (OA) causes pain and discomfort and may make your cat slow down or change behavior. Keep reading to learn more about the signs and symptoms of OA, and how ...

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Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL) in Pets

Do you have a small dog? Do they skip or hop on 3 legs occasionally, holding up a hind leg? Your dog may have a “trick knee” or an “MPL” as we call it in veterinary medicine. Keep reading to learn abo...

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Nothing to bark about! Causes of Limping in Dogs (and what you should do!)

Have you ever twisted your ankle stepping off a curb? Have you woken up with a sore or stiff back? Have you ever been bitten on the foot by a fire ant or stinging insect? Life, we know, is full of nu...

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Common Causes of Corneal Disease in Cats

Diseases or injury to the surface of the eye can cause vision impairment or even blindness in pets. If this occurs, it’s very important that your cat’s eyes be treated quickly. Continue reading to lea...

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Top 3 Diseases of the Surface of the Eye (Cornea) in Dogs

Any disease affecting the surface of the eye can threaten vision. Therefore, it’s important to treat them quickly and effectively. Below is a summary of the most common corneal conditions affecting do...

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Blindness in Cats and Dogs

It’s hard not to feel sorry for a blind pet. However, this worry is mostly our human feelings taking over and imagining what it would be like for us (this sentiment is called anthropomorphism!) Fortun...

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Cataracts in Dogs and Cats

Cataracts are a common cause of vision problems in humans. They’re often treated with surgery which can be a straightforward day procedure. Cataracts occur somewhat commonly in pets, though in contras...

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Is it normal for my puppy to bite?

Puppies and adult dogs bite for various reasons. A clear understanding as to why this happens and some good, simple training can make all the difference! Read on for more information and helpful tips ...

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The Facts About Pet Health Insurance

Considering purchasing a health insurance policy for your dog or cat? Overwhelmed by all the options? Don’t worry! You’re not alone! Because having pet health insurance can be a helpful way to provide...

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7 Important Things to Know about Rabbits

Thinking of adding a rabbit to your family? Or do you just want to learn a little more about rabbits in general? Here’s our list of 7 of the most important things you need to know about bunnies!

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