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What’s Up with Your Dog’s Hacking Cough?

It can be startling to hear your dog cough. Like in humans, dogs can get dust or food particles stuck in their throats and will need to clear them, so a few coughs every now and then is usually no cause for concern. But if your dog begins to cough regularly and forcefully, there is […]

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Motion Sickness Keeps Your Cat from Being a Road Trip Companion

Anyone with a pet knows how fun it can be to bring our beloved furry friends on the road with us. Traveling with a cat sounds like a great time. Unfortunately, though, many cats have a strong aversion to traveling and will usually get sick in the car, turning a fun road trip into a […]

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A Few Tips for Keeping Your Pup’s Pearly Whites Clean

Most dog owners have endured the gross experience of playing with their dog, only to have it come up to your face, panting and giving you a whiff of its foul doggy breath. A lot of pet owners assume that bad breath in dogs is normal. But while your dog’s breath will probably have a […]

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Recognizing Eye Irritation in Your Cat

A cat’s eyes are extremely recognizable—the round shapes, the brightly-colored irises and the narrow, slit-like pupils help distinguish cats from other animals. As pet owners, we know that our cat’s eyes are supposed to be clear and bright. This is why it’s so easy to tell when cats are experiencing eye problems. Eye irritation is […]

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How Much Shedding Is Too Much Shedding and What Does It Mean?

Visit a dog owner’s house and you may come face-to-face with furniture, clothes and carpeting covered in fur. Although it can be a nuisance, shedding in dogs is perfectly normal—it’s simply their process of removing dead or damaged hair from their coats. However, excessive shedding may be indicative of an underlying health problem. Knowing your […]

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Clip Your Cat’s Nails to Prevent Paw Pad Punctures, Infections and Swelling

Cats are active creatures, running and pouncing on their paws at all hours of the day. The pads of their feet, made of cushioned layers of fat and keratin, are sensitive, though, and can be easily injured by scrapes and sharp objects. If you notice your cat is limping or in pain while walking, there’s […]

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Straining to Go: Identifying Constipation in Your Dog and Helping Them Get Over It

Any dog owner can tell you their least favorite part about owning a dog: picking up after it. Unlike cats, which usually go to the bathroom in a litter box, dogs are more likely to pee on bushes and trees and to poop all over the yard. Many household guests have fallen victim to the […]

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Have You Ever Wondered Why A Cat Scratch Itches and Swells?

If you own a cat, you know that scratches can happen when you least expect it. They might be accidents, such as when your cat’s rear claws scratch your legs when it leaps off of your lap, or they could be intentional, often a product of your cat feeling stressed and needing to protect itself […]

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Does Your Pooch Get Nosebleeds? Understanding Epistaxis

If you’ve ever seen your dog run up to you with blood dripping from its face, you know how scary this experience can be. The source of the bleeding may be a cut or scratch on the head, but it could also be from another problem: a nosebleed. Much like in humans, dogs can experience […]

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Can You Brush a Cat’s Teeth?

Oral hygiene is a priority for most pet owners—most of us brush our teeth twice a day to minimize the risk of cavities and gum disease. Despite this being part of our everyday routine, a lot of pet owners fail to also keep up with their pet’s oral hygiene. If you own a cat, you’ve […]

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