Grain Free Diets and Heart Disease

The pet food business is big these days, as you can tell from the amount of advertising that you see regarding pet foods.  But just like anything else, some of that marketing is hype, without any science behind it.  One …

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Feline Litterbox Problems

Litterbox use problems in cats can be diverse and complex. There are many reasons why a cat might stop using their litter box consistently.  Sometimes it is due to things going on in the environment such as a conflict between …

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Heartworm Prevention

Regular heartworm prevention for dogs and cats – usually on a monthly basis (or according to medication instructions) – is crucial to avoid severe medical issues that can result from heartworms. The American Heartworm Society (www.heartwormsociety.org) recommends year-round administration of …

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National Pet Week (5th – 11th)

National Pet Week® celebrates the pets that enrich our lives and encourages responsible pet care every day of the year. Created by the American Veterinary Medical Association, it is observed during the first full week of May each year. Whether …

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Heartworm Disease

One of the more common and easily prevented heart diseases is heartworms.  This disease affects dogs, cats, ferrets and many other wildlife species. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that affects dogs, cats, and up to 30 other …

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Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heart disease doesn’t necessarily mean one specific type of condition but encompasses a wide range of heart-related problems that can affect your cat or dog. While there are several heart diseases that your cat or dog can contract or develop, …

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Allergic Dermatitis

For any pet owner, seeing your dog or cat in a state of itching is always troubling.  Itching may be caused by a variety of things, such as mites, infection, or fleas.  But one of the more common causes is …

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Flea Control

Like any pet owner, you want to keep fleas and ticks from bothering your pet and moving into your home.  The best way to treat a flea infestation is to stop it before it can start! Effective flea prevention requires treating every pet in …

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