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Invisible Dangers in Your Pet’s Food Bowl

It’s one of the first promises a child makes when a new pet decision is being made: “I promise I’ll help take care of the dog/cat.” Helping usually includes walking, washing, and feeding the pet, all seemingly benign activities, but one of which may hold serious health risks — and it may be the one […]

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10 Tips for New Cat Owners

Important Things You Should Know Before Bringing a Cat Home Cats make great companions. Not only do they look good, they also keep mice away and have built-in motors. That’s pretty cool. But there’s more to owning a cat than having a cute, soft, purring companion. Before you get one, there are a few things […]

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10 tips for successfully moving with pet

Moving can be stressful for people, so just imagine how anxious it can make your pets. They can easily get stressed out when there’s unexpected activity in their home or when they’re introduced to a new environment. I’ve moved with four cats and a fish, and it’s not an easy task. These challenges don’t come […]

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Get Your Dog Ready for the Colder Seasons!

Now that the long summer days have started becoming shorter and the nights cooler, it is time to start thinking about buying stylish clothing, coats, and shoes for your best friend – your pooch! Just like humans, smaller dogs could always use the warmth and protection that a sweater, vest or coat provides to guard against the cold […]

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Recognizing and managing pain in dogs and cats, Ouch!

Recognizing and managing pain in pets

Pain is something that we as doctors know is universal to humans and pets alike. But the difference with our pets is that it can be hard for them to tell us they are in pain, and sometimes their signs of pain are easy to miss. Typical signs of pain that a client may report range […]

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Rat that sniffs out land mines receives award for bravery

Magawa, a 5-year-old African giant pouched rat, was recognized with a prestigious honor for his work detecting mines and explosives in Cambodia. The medal awarded on Friday lauded the “lifesaving bravery and devotion to duty” for work detecting land mines in Cambodia. Its recipient: a rat named Magawa. Magawa is the first rat to receive […]

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Pets and COVID-19

What you need to know We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but we know that it originally came from an animal, likely a bat. At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Based […]

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Tips for selecting a new dog for your family

If you are thinking about adding a new dog or puppy to your family, it is always a good idea to do some research on the breed of dog you are considering. When you decide to become a dog owner, you are making a lifelong commitment to the puppy you select, so the more you understand about […]

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Dog Grooming is Beneficial to Your Puppy’s Health

There is no doubt that having a dog is a fabulous experience for everyone in your family. Puppies and dogs are great companions. It is important for dog owners to not only provide the basics like love, food water and shelter, but also accommodate their basic care needs such as being groomed. Grooming is beneficial to keep […]