Archive | Pet Health Tips

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Regular wellness exams are vital for ensuring your kitty has a long, happy, and healthy life. August 22nd is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day, and the perfect opportunity to schedule your cat’s routine preventive care exam.  Contrary to popular belief, even indoor cats are susceptible to disease. Postponing your cat’s wellness check-up […]

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A Healthy Pet is a Happy Pet

When your family includes a four-legged loved one, you vow to love them unconditionally, in sickness and in health—hoping for much more health than sickness. Keep your furry friend as healthy as can be with this go-to guide to animal wellness. Calling the Shots Vaccinations are an important step in protecting your pets from common […]

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Medical Issues or Poor Training?

Dogs can’t tell us what they’re feeling, so it can be difficult to determine the right course of action when it comes to resolving bad behavior problems. How do you know if you should take your pet to a trainer — or if you should go straight to your vet? There’s a growing trend of veterinarians and trainers […]

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Common Dog Behaviors

Aggression – is the most common and most serious behavior problem in dogs. Different forms of aggression require different treatments. The term “aggression” refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur for a multitude of reasons in various circumstances. Virtually all wild animals are aggressive when guarding their territories, defending their offspring and protecting […]

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Pet Nutrition Myths

Myth #1: “Natural” pet food is better for my pet. Fact: Although the word “natural” is found on some pet food labels, it’s really hard to know exactly what that means. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates pet food labeling, offers no official definition. There’s an assumption, but no evidence, that pet food free of […]

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Is your pet overweight? Diets that can help!

Did you know that obesity affects more than 50 percent of America’s dog population? If your pooch is overweight, he can develop all kinds of health problems, such as painful arthritis, heart disease, breathing difficulty, diabetes and even bladder cancer. For your dog, the excess weight and the resulting health problems can mean less play time and depression. What causes […]

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