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Hairballs: Hazardous or Harmful for Your Cat?

Most cat owners realize that cats spend a large portion of their day laying around and grooming themselves—and that’s just about it! With all that grooming, cat owners also realize that the occasional hairball is bound to appear on their floor every once in a while. It’s just something that happens with cats. But are […]

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You’ve Found a Tick on Your Dog… Now What?

Warmer weather means more walks, hikes and playtime outside with your beloved pup. Unfortunately, the dawn of spring also means that bugs are also outside. One of the worst offenders during the spring and summer months are ticks—these nasty, blood-sucking insects are not only a nuisance to deal with, but can transmit terrible diseases to […]

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Why do Cats Eat Grass and Is It Safe?

As almost any cat owner who lets their feline friends outside knows, cats have a strange obsession with grass. They’ll poke and prod at it, play with it, sniff it and even bite it—a lot. Cats eating grass is a pretty normal occurrence, and so is the pile of vomit you’re sure to find shortly […]

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Bug Bites and Bee Stings: How to Protect Your Pup This Spring

You and your pooch will likely be spending a lot of time outdoors while the weather is warm this spring. Unfortunately, warmer weather also means a great number of insects like bees and mosquitos will begin to make your backyard, nearby parks and wilderness areas their home. Dogs are curious by nature and will try […]

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Car Safety: Common Approaches to Keeping Dogs Safe on the Road

Dog owners do not want their pet to suffer on a road trip. However, not taking adequate precautions can lead to motion sickness, nausea, choking and potential injury for a beloved companion pet. Dog owners can take steps to keep their dog happy and healthy on the road. What are some of the security options […]

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How to Recognize Paw Pad Injuries and Prevent Them from Worsening

Both you and your pooch love going for runs and walks outside, playing in the yard or chasing each other around the house. All that leaping and bounding is supported by your dog’s paw pads—the cushiony parts of your dog’s feet. Paw pads are crucial for everyday movement because they provide cushion while walking, protect […]

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British Columbia Bans Cat Declawing

As most cat owners know, declawing is a widely-debated topic. By nature, cats have claws and feel the need to sharpen them by scratching on surfaces. However, this might come to their owner’s dismay when their scratching post is left untouched, but the furniture suddenly has scratch marks or gouges! It’s one of the major […]

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What’s a Good Exercise Plan For My Pet Suffering From Joint Pains?

Just like people, dogs age. It’s a fact of life. They grow silver and white hair; they become stiff in the joints and slow in their steps; they experience pain; they get crabby and moody; and they may not be quite as upbeat and peppy as they once were. As they age, they will also […]

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Making Joint Pain and Arthritis More Manageable for Your Older Dog

For many dogs, their years of running, leaping, bounding and rolling around take a toll on their bodies, specifically their joints. As they age, previously-active dogs may become sluggish, lethargic, slow to move or completely inactive. A common cause of this inactivity is arthritis. Yes, arthritis—the painful condition many humans suffer from as they age, […]

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Is Your Cat Grooming Excessively?

Our feline friends spend a lot of time laying around, napping and grooming themselves. In fact, cats can spend up to 50 percent of their time licking and grooming, which is why many cat owners don’t bat an eye when their cat appears to be bathing itself all day long. However, some cats can cross […]

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