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Managing Arthritis in Pets

Creaky joints, stiffness, pain. Dogs and even cats get arthritis, just like people. Intermittent limping, reluctance to exercise or jump, stiffness upon rising, limping made worse by colder weather, and even licking painful joints can be signs of arthritis in your pet. Most often it’s an age-related issue, however joint conformation as seen in hip

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Identifying Pet Poisons

When thinking about household items that are toxic to pets, one normally gravitates to the obvious, like household cleaners, pest and insect control treatments and even anti-freeze, which is especially appealing because of its sweet taste. Also consider these items equally dangerous to pets, yet hiding in plain sight: Medications In addition to prescription drugs,

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Keeping Hunting Dogs Safe

As with any outdoor sport, the Golden Rule is Stay Safe, and that holds true for both hunters and hunting dogs. Hunting Season offers great outdoor adventure for both dogs and owners, and just as hunters prepare their gear, so should they prepare their dogs for a safe and memorable hunt. Here are Some Tips

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Cancer in Pets

While most of us are keenly aware of the effects of cancer on human health, many do not realize that it affects our pets as well. Here’s why you need to know. Cancer is the #1 disease-related cause of death in dogs and cats. 1 in 4 Dogs and 1 in 5 Cats will develop

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Being a Good Pet Parent

You know that your pet is good to you. Sure, there is the occasional “oops” on the carpet or the shoes that were just too tempting, and we won’t even mention the box of croissants that disappeared off the table or the backyard “landscaping”. But your pet is always there for you, and is the

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Keeping Pet Eyes Healthy and Bright

Happy dog is a white happy looking dog with cute floppy ears and his adorable pink tongue and glowing brown eyes giving a great big smile to you.

It’s said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and that is particularly true with pets, who are able to communicate so much through expression in their eyes.  And those eyes have grown sharp and alert as generations of dogs have become hunters, herders, protectors and beloved Service and Seeing Eye dogs. With

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Your Guide to Pet Ear Care

Purebred adult Welsh Corgi dog outdoors in the nature on a sunny day during late spring and early summer.

We all know that pets can have selective hearing, but keeping those ears healthy is an important part of pet wellness. Canine Ear Infections can come from a variety of sources, such as bacteria, yeast, ear mites, moisture, wax, allergies, tumors, and foxtails.  Unlike humans, dog ear canals are mostly vertical, so it’s easy for

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Understanding Pet Insurance – Why It’s a Good Idea

You insure your family’s health, your car, your home, and even your toys like boats and RV’s, so why not insure your pet? After all, pets are family, too! The cost of dealing with pet health expenses can quickly add up, and may leave you totally unprepared for the financial burden of surgery and care