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Tips on exercising your cats

Tips for Exercising Your Cat

From going on a walk with a leash to a good game of fetch, dog owners know there are many ways to stay active with their pet. These same activities and many others can be enjoyed with cats too. Just l...

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Introduce dog and cat

How to Introduce Cats and Dogs

Wait, aren’t cats and dogs sworn enemies? How can they live together much less become friends? Perhaps you have a dog and are thinking about adopting a cat or just the opposite. While it is an excitin...

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Exercise dog

Tips for Exercising Your Dog

Dogs were designed to be on the move! Breeds were developed for specific purposes, like hunting, herding, and protecting. These days, many dogs are simply companions and it's up to us to remember to k...

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Pet med amlodipine

Pet Medication 101: Amlodipine

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what amlodipine is used for, how...

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Pet Med Benazepril

Pet Medication 101: Benazepril

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what benazepril is used for, how...

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Pet medication 101 prednisone

Pet Medication 101: Prednisone / Prednisolone

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what prednisone and prednisolone...

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Dog road trip

How to Road Trip With Your Dog

Going on a road trip with a dog is not as easy as it sounds. The road-tripping experience can be a fun adventure both for you and your dog, but you need to know and prepare for challenges you might ex...

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Umbilical Hernias in Dogs and Cats

Umbilical Hernias in Dogs and Cats

An umbilical hernia is a congenital abnormality where the body wall does not close properly at the location where the umbilical cord was attached (the belly button). This results in an opening, or gap...

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Pet meds gabapentin

Pet Medication 101: Gabapentin

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what gabapentin is used for, how...

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Pet Meds Levothroxine

Pet Medication 101: Levothyroxine

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what DES (diethylstilbestrol) is...

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Pet medication methimazole

Pet Medication 101: Methimazole

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what methimazole is used for, ho...

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Chiggers in dogs

Symptoms and Prevention of Chiggers in Dogs

Chiggers, scientific name Trombiculamites, are also called harvest mites, itch mites, scrub mites, and red bugs due to their red to bright orange color. While they don’t actually penetrate or burrow i...

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Brucellosis in dogs

Brucellosis in Dogs

Brucellosis is a bacterial infection in dogs caused by the bacterium Brucella canis. It is one of the leading causes of reproductive problems in dogs but can cause other symptoms as well. You may hear...

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Pet med amitriptyline

Pet Medication 101: Amitriptyline

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Amitriptyline is used for, ...

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Ped Med Clavamox

Pet Medication 101: Clavamox

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Clavamox (amoxicillin/clavu...

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Pet Med Simplicef

Pet Medication 101: Simplicef

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Simplicef (cefpodoxime prox...

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Miscarriage in cats

Miscarriage in Cats: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Pregnancy and the act of giving birth can present with complications in any living being. From the simplest form of reproduction, a single-celled organism dividing into two, to the more complex form o...

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Common skin problems in cats

Common Skin Problems in Cats

It’s no fun having a cat that is uncomfortable, and skin diseases are a common cause of discomfort. The skin is the largest organ in the body and can respond in a handful of ways to numerous assaults....

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DES for dogs

Pet Medication 101: DES

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what DES (diethylstilbestrol) is...

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Hot spots in cats

Hot Spots on Cats

Hot spots, also known as acute moist dermatitis, are skin sores characterized by hair loss, redness, and purulent oozing. These sores are often considered to be self-inflicted. They form when cats exc...

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