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Brushing Your Dog's Teeth: Step-by-Step Instructions

As soon as you get that new puppy, be sure to get them used to having their teeth brushed! They’re kinda like a ball of clay when they’re young and will be more agreeable to trying new things. Old dog...

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Dental Health

Your dog’s dental health is sooo important! It’s natural for them to hide signs of pain. So unless you’re paying attention to your dog’s mouth, you might not have any idea that there’s a problem. Keep...

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Kidney Failure in Dogs

All dogs and cats should have 2 kidneys, just like people. The kidneys play a vital role by eliminating waste products that build up in the body, keeping good products in the body, and managing elect...

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Kidney Failure in Cats

All dogs and cats should have 2 kidneys, just like people. The kidneys play a vital role by eliminating waste products that build up in the body, keeping good products in the body, and managing elect...

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Top 3 Causes of Conjunctivitis in Cats

Conjunctivitis, sometimes called pink eye, is one of the most common causes of red eyes in cats and dogs. It causes other signs such as excessive sticky, mucopurulent, or pus-like discharge that is ye...

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Parvovirus in Puppies: A Treatment and Prevention Q&A

You just got a new puppy, how exciting! You want to bring your new furry family member with you everywhere, but your vet just recommended waiting until after she finishes her puppy vaccine series. Why...

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What Should You Do if Your Cat has Hairballs?

You love your cat's silky coat and how immaculately clean she keeps it. But the hairballs she vomits?... Not so much! Hairballs are common in cats, especially those with medium to long coats. If you'r...

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How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog - What You Really Need to Know

Finding the right food for your dog is one of the most important things that you can do to keep him healthy. But finding the “perfect” food that is high quality, budget-friendly, well-balanced, and re...

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First Aid Kit Checklist for the Cat Owner

Having a well-stocked first-aid kit on hand for your beloved cat will help ensure that you’re prepared for minor illness and injuries. Although there are many commercial kits available, you can easily...

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First Aid Kit Checklist for the Dog Owner

Having a well-stocked first-aid kit on hand for your beloved pet will help ensure that you’re prepared for minor illness and injuries. Although there are many commercial kits available, you can easily...

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A Vet’s Advice: Eye Exams and Eye Care for Your Pets

I love looking at my pets! They amuse and relax me. In fact, we probably look at our pets hundreds of times during the day, but how often do we really study their faces, particularly their eyes?Gen...

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Can My Pet Eat Grapes and Raisins? The Truth About Grape Toxicity in Dogs and Cats

Grapes and raisins are great healthy snacks for people, but did you know they can be deadly to dogs and cats, even in small amounts?!Keep reading to learn more about grape and raisin toxicity in pet...

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Everything You Need to Know About Chocolate Toxicity in Pets

While most humans love chocolate, it’s not a safe treat to share with your dog or cat! Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, which are toxic to our pets. They also absorb and break down the cho...

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Pet Euthanasia - Knowing When its Time and What to Expect

No one ever feels ready to say goodbye to a beloved pet - it’s often one of the most difficult things that you’ll face as a pet owner. Our pets are considered dear friends and members of the family, a...

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Grooming Tips and Coat Care for Your Cat

Keeping your cat’s coat clean and smooth will make them happier and petting them even more enjoyable! A dull coat can indicate possible internal diseases, nutritional deficiencies, dirty coat, etc. Re...

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Grooming Tips and Coat Care for Your Dog

Paying attention to your dog’s skin and coat is very important. A dull coat can indicate possible internal diseases, nutritional deficiencies, dirty coat, etc. Regular brushing will help keep the coat...

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How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Nail trims can be stressful for dogs and pet parents, but they don’t have to be! There are a variety of nail trimmers available, but the scissor-styles and Dremel-styles tend to work the best. Be sure...

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How to Trim Your Cat’s Nails

Cat nail trims can be quick and easy with the right clippers and knowledge. Keeping your cat's nails trimmed will help save your furniture and your skin!Continue reading for some quick, easy tips to...

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Common Ear Problems in Cats

Ear problems in cats are a common cause of scratching and head shaking. Causes can include bacterial or fungal infection, foreign material (grass seeds), and parasites (ear mites).Continue reading t...

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Common Ear Problems in Dogs

Ear problems in dogs are a common cause of scratching and head shaking. Causes can include bacterial or fungal infection, skin allergies, and parasites (ear mites).Continue reading to learn about th...

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