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The What, Why, & How Behind The Canine Influenza Vaccine

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One of the vaccines that your veterinarian may present you with for your dog is the canine influenza vaccine, which is designed to fight against the flu and is administered on a yearly basis, just like the flu vaccine for people. However, it is not the exact same vaccinate as the ones for humans. Here are three things you need to understand about the canine influenza vaccine: What The Canine Influenza Virus Is Read More»

Four Things You Need To Do If Your Flea Medicine Isn't Working

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The rise in temperatures also brings an increase in pests that plague pets, like fleas. If you notice your pet excessively scratching or see small specks of black on your pet’s skin (this is known as flea dirt), it is likely that your pet has fleas. You have may even spot a flea or two crawling directly on your pet. This is especially troubling if your pet is taking flea medicine. Read More»

Take Your Dog To The Veterinarian

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When it comes to your dog, you want to make sure that it is taken care of in every aspect of its life. A big part of that life is going to be medical care. Dogs have to get shots and they will inevitably have to get medical treatment. You want to make sure that you have a veterinarian that you know and trust. No matter how diligent you are with your dog, there may be times when you are going to need an emergency trip to the veterinarian. Read More»

2 Reasons Why It Is So Important To Have Your Dog's Teeth Cleaned

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Just as with humans, animals have a mouth full of teeth that are going to need to be cleaned. However, many pet owners don’t seem to realize just how important it is that they take the time to clean their pet’s teeth themselves, as well as by the veterinarian. Having your dog’s teeth cleaned by the vet is going to allow them to have a full cleaning and analysis done to ensure that you are brushing their teeth while and that they have good oral health overall. Read More»

Allergen Alert: Common Culprits That Can Make Your Kitty Miserable

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Your cat can be afflicted with allergies, just like any human member of the family. When cats suffer from allergies, they can experience severe itchiness to the point of scratching open wounds into themselves. Other symptoms of allergies may include gastrointestinal upset, sneezing, or hives. The symptoms that plague your cat depend on which allergen your cat is reacting to, and the severity of the symptoms can vary from persistent annoyance for your cat to a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. Read More»