Pets

Caring for Diabetic Cats

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Just like humans, more and more cats are becoming diabetic, and a panel of experts has issued some guidance on … Read More→

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Medicines and Your Pet

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Your 9-year-old German Shepherd is limping, and you think that arthritis may be setting in. A trip to the veterinarian … Read More→

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When Your Pet Has Cancer

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Any pet owner who has been told their animal has cancer knows the two emotions: anxiety for the beloved pet’s … Read More→

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Vitamins + Supplements

Should Your Pet Take Supplements?

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Our pets are like our family, right? Even pet food manufacturers now refer to “pet owners” as “pet parents” in their marketing! This humanization trend has been fueled by us Baby Boomers who are refocusing our discretionary spending on our pets rather than spending it on feathering our now empty nests. So it’s no wonder we “pet parents” are now pondering the question of vitamins and other supplementation for Fido and Fluffy. But what’s the real scoop of pet supplements? Good idea or bad?

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Fight Fleas And Ticks The Right Way

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Fleas and ticks can be real problems for pets – and for their owners. In animals, according to the federal Food and Drug Administration, flea bites can cause flea allergy dermatitis , an allergic reaction to proteins in flea saliva.

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Keep Pets Safe On The Fourth

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The Fourth of July weekend, with its barbecues, firecrackers and fireworks, is a festive time for millions of families. And it’s also a time to remember your animal companions. The experts at the ASPCA have some strategies for making the holiday a relaxing time for the furry friend(s) in your home.Don’t leave alcoholic drinks within reach of pets. Alcohol can poison animals. Your pet could also go into a coma, the ASPCA says. In severe cases, fatal respiratory failure has occurred.

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Keeping Your Pet (and Yourself) Healthy

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We Americans love our pets – and we’ve got millions of them. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are 164 million owned pets across the country, in 62 percent of our households. But while pets provide love, comfort and companionship, they may also have health issues, and some of them can affect us. Here, from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), are some tips on keeping your pet (and your family) healthy.

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Healthy And Safe Exercise For Your Dog - And You

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Now that spring’s here, it’s a perfect time to get out and exercise – and having a canine companion will make it ever more enjoyable. But just as you follow safety measures for yourself, you need to know what will keep your dog from danger. Here, from the ASPCA, are some tips: Get your pet a check-up

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