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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»

5 Things Chinchilla Owners Need to Know about Fur Rings

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Chinchillas, like other types of rodents, groom themselves meticulously. They keep their own fur clean and don’t usually need assistance from their owners. However, male chinchillas can sometimes develop fur rings, which are painful rings of excess hair around their genitals, and they can’t solve this grooming problem by themselves. Here are five things chinchilla owners need to know about fur rings. What causes fur rings? Your pet can develop a ring of fur around his genitals for a few different reasons. Read More»

Three Holiday Threats To Your Dog Or Cat (And How To Avoid Them)

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When holiday time approaches, common foods and ornaments you may regard as festive may become a danger to your pet. When creating a celebratory holiday environment, don’t overlook the little things that may land Fido or Fluffy in the emergency vet clinic. As a devoted pet owner, you probably are aware of the common hazards such as ingesting tinsel, knocking over a holiday candle or chewing on electrical cords. However, there are several other threats to your pet that may be overlooked. Read More»

Pros And Cons Of Dental Implants For Your Dog

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Do you realize that most dental procedures available to humans are becoming available to pets as well? Among the dental procedures being introduced by veterinarians are dental implants. This procedure is still fairly new, and research is limited, but it is still worth considering if your dog is suffering from extreme tooth decay. The pros and cons of this procedure are outlined below. Potential Benefits of Dental Implants for Dogs Read More»

Five Smart Ways To Avoid An Emergency Visit To The Avian Pet Hospital This Holiday Season

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The holidays are a time of bustling activity, with a welcomed introduction to seasonal foods, excitement and fun. If you are a parrot owner, however, you need to be especially careful around the holiday time to avoid a potential accident or illness that could land your feathered friend in the bird hospital. Keep your parrot in fine-feathered form by following a few holiday hints for your pet’s safety and well-being. Here are five ways to avoid an unexpected incident with your parrot over the holidays: Read More»

Interesting Rat Facts For Potential Owners

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Unlike their wild cousins, pet rats aren’t considered pests at all–they’re intelligent, personable, and even capable of learning tricks or cuddling with you when trained correctly. Curious if rats are right for you? These interesting facts will help you to understand the pros and cons of owning domesticated rats. Rats are Extremely Intelligent Most rat species, including the domestic fancy rat and the Gambian pouched rat, are extremely intelligent. Their natural curiosity and love of learning results in quick and easy training for most rat owners. Read More»

Progressive Retinal Atrophy: How Can Your Helpful Changes In The Home Hurt Your Dog?

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If your beloved pooch’s vet diagnoses them with progressive retinal atrophy, you do all you can to make its life easier. But sometimes the best intentions actually harm instead of help pets with vision problems. Progressive retinal atrophy damages the tissue in your pet’s eyes that control how well it sees at night or in low lighting. The disease is progressive, which means that your pet’s eyes won’t get better with time. Read More»