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Canine Osteoarthritis: How You Can Make Your Dog's Golden Years Golden Despite This Threat

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Like humans, dogs tend to suffer from a number of ailments as they age. And also like humans, one of the most common ailments is osteoarthritis. Although it is most common in older dogs, it can strike at any age, especially in those who have certain risk factors. Find out if your dog is at risk, as well as what signs to look for and how you and your veterinarian can best manage it. Read More»

3 Vaccinations Your Hunting Dogs Really Should Get

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All dogs should have their core vaccinations against rabies, distemper, hepatitis, and parvovirus. However, if you use your dog as a hunting dog, these are not the only vaccinations they should get. When your dog ventures out into the woods with you, they have the potential of being exposed to several other illnesses. Thankfully, there are vaccinations for many of these diseases so you can offer your dog protection. Here are three vaccines all hunting dogs really should get. Read More»

Pet Snoring: Cute Or Dangerous?

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You might find it cute or amusing that your pet is audibly snoring when they sleep. However, snoring is sometimes dangerous to a pet’s health. If your pet is snoring, and especially if they didn’t earlier on in their lives, you should read on to learn how this seemingly-harmless condition can hurt your pet. Why Pets Snore There are a few potential reasons why your pet might be snoring. For example, some breeds naturally snore: Persian cats and pug dogs, for example, have shorter muzzles and noses, which leads them to have breathing difficulties. Read More»

Natural Ways You Can Rid Your Dog of Mange

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When your dog has mange it can cause extensive damage to their coat. Fortunately, there are natural ways you can stop mange quickly and effectively. Some of these remedies contain ingredients that you may already have at home. Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax Treatment Mixing hydrogen peroxide and water is one of the most effective means of getting rid of mange. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfectant and when you apply it to your dog’s coat it helps to kill the mites that cause mange. Read More»

Think Your Dogs Are Protected? 4 Reasons They Need To Be Vaccinated Against Lyme Disease

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If you have dogs, you owe it to them to do your best to protect them against health hazards. Some of the health hazards you want to protect them against are diseases that can have negative implications on your health. One of those diseases is Lyme disease. If your dogs haven’t been vaccinated against Lyme disease, you need to take care of that right away. Lyme disease should never be taken lightly. Read More»

The Hidden Expenses Of Dog Ownership

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While you may experience sticker shock when you see the prices for specific breeds of dogs, the cost of buying a dog is only the tip of the iceberg as far as the expenses of ownership are concerned. Routine veterinary and grooming services are necessary to keep your dog happy and healthy, which can become expensive overtime. You are also likely to experience at least one trip to a pet hospital or similar venue, just as you would with a human child, which would mean additional costs. Read More»

A Guide To Getting Your Dog Spayed Or Neutered

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When you’d like to be a responsible dog owner, you need to think about getting your pet spayed or neutered. This is a measure that a lot of localities are pushing due to the effect that it has on the community. If you’re at this stage of pet ownership, you need to learn as much as you can about this procedure. To this end, read on and follow these tips, as you hire a vet that can help you out: Read More»

Want To Help Your Cat Heal After Dental Surgery? 4 Ways To Prepare Before Coming Home

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Helping your cat recover after they get dental surgery is an essential part of taking care of your cat since they could end up hurting their mouth and needing further dental work done. While the veterinarian you visit will likely have instructions for how to take care of your cat once their dental care has been finished, you may still be confused about what you need to do. The following tips can all ensure that your cat has a speedy recovery and that their dental work heals without any conflicts: Read More»

Taking A Dog To An Animal Hospital For CHF

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When a dog suddenly begins getting tired after playing for only a short period of time, it might be due to a heart condition. Get your dog examined by a vet as soon as possible if he or she is unable to run around as before. The reason why is because your dog is showing one of the symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF). If the condition is severe, taking your dog to an animal hospital might be the wisest thing to do if you don’t want to wait for an appointment to be set. Read More»

Lop-Eared Rabbits: An Overview Of Grooming Requirements You Should Know

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With a docile temperament and an adorable, sleepy appearance, there is no question that any lop-eared rabbit breed will catch your eye when you are choosing a pet bunny. While these little hoppers definitely make good companions and excellent pets whether kept indoors or out, they also have some special grooming requirements to be considered. Check out some of the basic grooming tasks you will be responsible for when you take home a lop-eared bunny as your own. Read More»