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How to Provide an Enriched Environment for Your Bird

Birds are highly intelligent, adventurous, and curious creatures. They can be an entertaining, loving, and active companion. As any bird owner knows, they like to be busy! Enriching the environment of...

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Mammary Tumors in Cats

It can be very scary when you find any sort of growth or tumor on your cat. Unfortunately, mammary tumors are some of the most common types of tumors found in cats. They can be malignant or benign, bu...

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Mammary Tumors in Dogs

It can be very scary when you find any sort of mass or tumor on your dog. Mammary tumors are one of the more common tumors found. They can be malignant or benign (non-cancerous) but how can you tell a...

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Distemper in Dogs

Have you ever heard someone say their dog is going to the vet for their “Distemper” shot? Have you ever wondered what is wrong with their temper? Sadly, even the nicest dogs can get Distemper! It is a...

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Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Dogs

When dogs suddenly don’t want to lift their head, cry out when their back is touched, knuckle on their paws, or drag their legs, this can be a sign that they ruptured an intervertebral disc. Discs are...

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How to Give Your Dog Oral Medication

Giving a dog his medicine is rarely easy, but knowing the proper procedure and what to expect can make the process more pleasant — for you and your dog. To start, prepare all the medications that you’...

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Snake Bite Prevention and Treatment for Pets

Like many pet owners, you may want to enjoy the outdoors with your dog or cat. In many parts of the United States, venomous snakes can pose a serious and often forgotten threat to companion animals. ...

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Common Causes of Coughing in Dogs

A common concerning symptom you may notice in your dog is a new cough. Is this something to worry about? What could be causing it? Follow below for more information regarding the common causes of coug...

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How to Care for a Pet With a Broken Bone

Just like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from broken bones. Read on to learn about the symptoms of fractures, what you can do to help your four-legged family member before you get to the vet, and ho...

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Your Guide to Kitty Body Language

Cats use their body and movement to communicate with us and each other more than their voices. They use cues all over their body to make a statement. Keep reading to learn more and become a cat body l...

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Tips to Prevent Dog Bites

Responsible pet ownership starts with education and having the right tools for success. And let’s face it - it really is a community effort! Veterinarians, animal behaviorists and trainers, emergency ...

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Your Guide to Doggy Body Language

Our dogs are “talking” to us and other animals all the time, but often not using their voice to do so. It’s important to know what different body language means for dogs and to take all the cues toget...

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Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is an extremely serious viral disease that affects cats, and only cats, worldwide. It is considered one of the least understood of all cat diseases. You may have he...

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Rodenticide Poisoning in Pets

Rodenticides, also known as rat bait or mouse poison, are products people often use to control and kill rodents such as mice and rats. These products are also poisonous to dogs and cats. Rodenticides ...

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs and Cats

Vaccine reactions can range from mild to severe in both dogs and cats. The immune system can have a variety of responses to vaccines, and some allergic reactions will develop within an hour and others...

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Microchip FAQ: Everything you need to know about microchipping your pet

For more than 30 years veterinarians have been suggesting putting a microchip in your pet. But what actually are these microchips? Are they safe? And what is the purpose of doing something that sounds...

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Bloody Noses in Dogs and Cats

Nose bleeds in dogs and cats can be mild with only drops of blood, but often the bleeding is severe and feels like it will never stop. There are many causes for a bloody nose to develop and your vet c...

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Horner Syndrome in Dogs and Cats

Horner Syndrome is not a disease itself, but a combination of clinical symptoms that can have multiple potential causes. This can affect dogs and cats of any age, from juveniles to seniors, but it is ...

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Lipomas in Dogs

Simple lipomas are very common, benign tumors of dogs. They are made of fat cells and are typically soft, mobile, and are not painful. Middle age to older dogs tend to develop lipomas more frequently,...

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Dog Park Safety Tips

Dog parks are popular places to take your pup for fun, sun, and socialization. Off-leash parks are also a great place to exercise your dog and burn off some of that unspent energy. If you have a well-...

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