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Common Cat Skin Problems

Skin disorders are common in cats. They can be caused by parasites such as fleas or mites, fungal or bacterial infections, allergies, stress, injury, or more rarely, by hormonal imbalances. Here are some common skin conditions commonly found in felines: Abscess: A painful collection of pus at the site of a bite or puncture wound. Abscesses form […]

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Healthy Skin & Coat

An important part of maintaining a healthy pet is ensuring he or she has healthy skin and a healthy coat. Just like humans, a dog and cat’s skin and coat is a barrier of protection to the outside world.  The skin and coat protect the bones, muscles and internal organs, and it helps maintain a […]

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National Kids and Pets Day (April 26th)

April 26th is National Kids and Pets Day! Created in 2005, this day is dedicated to celebrating the magical bond between kids and animals. This day also encourages pet adoption through local animal shelters – with an importance placed on safe interactions between kids and pets. Here are some safety tips between kids and pets: Dogs […]

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Myths from Facts about Heartworm Disease

Myth: Heartworm is not in all states. Fact: This is not true. Cases of heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 U.S. states. Get your pet tested and take preventative measures to protect them. Myth: Heartworms are contagious. Fact: The disease is not directly contagious.  It cannot be passed directly from one animal to another or to humans. Heartworms are […]

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

What Is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is a severe and potentially fatal disease caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected dogs, cats and ferrets. It causes severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Mosquitos spread the disease. When a […]

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The Pet Effect

What is the Pet Effect? There’s something mysterious between us and our pets. It’s more than love and loyalty.  Every year, scientists learn more about the effect pets have on our own physiology. From slowing down our heart rates to preventing heart disease, allergies, and depression The Pet Effect is real. Benefits of Dog may […]

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