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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»

What To Do If Your Cat's Tail Gets Shut In A Door

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Cats’ tails are one of their most pleasing features, but they can also get cats into a lot of trouble. A swishing tail can potentially get caught in things that it shouldn’t, including house or car doors. If your cat’s tail has been recently caught in a door or you want to know what to do in case it ever happens, this guide can help. Plan To Open the Door Read More»

Three Tips For Surviving Your Pet's Stay In An Animal Hospital

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Pets quickly become beloved family members, so it can be very stressful and upsetting when a pet needs to be hospitalized for critical care due to illness or after a serious injury. Luckily, most pet hospitals employ experienced and compassionate veterinarians and vet techs who work around the clock to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible. Use the following tips to help you survive their hospitalization: Try to Stay Calm Read More»

Your Dog's Allergies: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment Options

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According to WebMD, 55 percent of Americans suffer from at least one type of allergy – whether it is tree pollen, mold, or their pet. While you’re dealing with the sniffles, itching, and all the other irritating symptoms associated with allergies, you may not realize your dog is suffering right along with you. Dogs can suffer from several types of allergies, and if you don’t understand the signs and symptoms, chances are you won’t even know your dog has a problem. Read More»

Mealtime Manners: Curb Your Dog's Enthusiasm For Hasty Gobbling

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Does your dog attack his food so ravenously that guests might suspect that the poor thing is not fed every day? Dogs who devour their entire meal in the blink of an eye are not uncommon. While your kids might giggle at their furry friend’s impression of a vacuum cleaner, eating too fast is not a laughing matter. Scoffing down food at warp speed can result in some problems. Luckily, by understanding the causes of speed eating in dogs, you can take steps to correct this voracious behavior. Read More»

Dealing With A Road Traffic Accident And A Dog: Four Do's And Four Don'ts

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Hitting a dog with your car is a traumatic experience, but the steps you take immediately after the collision could become the difference between life and death for the animal. Emergency first aid for dogs is not a skill that many people have, but some basic steps can improve the animal’s chances while you wait for a vet to arrive. If you ever need to help an injured dog, make sure you observe the following emergency first aid do’s and don’ts. Read More»