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Top 5 Aging Problems in Cats & Advice by Veterinarian, Dr. Janice

Top 5 Aging Problems in Cats and preventative advice by our expert Veterinarian, Dr. Janice: As cats age they experience changes in their health.  As the guardian of an older cat, it is important to understand the most common illness and conditions that affect geriatric felines. Take action. Many of these geriatric issues can be detected […]

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Maggie wins against cat’s kidney disease

Here’s another hopeful story for cat lovers and pet owners: a true “back to life” story of an 18-year-old cat: “My cat Maggie was diagnosed with cat’s kidney disease in 2012 and  I started taking her to the vet for fluids every three days. This got expensive but she’s my baby so I dealt with it. Eventually the […]

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Outdoor dangers for your pet: Heat stress, dog parks and poisoning

Heat stress and exhaustion are common summer problems, however there are several outdoor dangers for pets such as poisoning can happen all year long. Your pets can be in danger even in your backyard, hence the swimming pool or other toxic hot tub chemicals, and need to be kept out of paw’s reach! So here […]

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Itchy Pets? Skin allergy, itch and inflammation relief

Itchy Pets? So many pets have allergies, that if your pet is among them, you’re certainly not alone!  Did you know – skin allergies in pets are the number one reason dogs are brought to their veterinarian; sixth most common reason for cats? In fact, five out of ten reasons for veterinary visits are due […]

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Kaci’s victory against dog kidney disease

I had suspected that Kaci, my senior Jack Russell Terrier was experiencing dog kidney disease. She had decreased appetite and simply appeared to be going downhill, which I initially thought was due to her age. Then I noticed her increased drinking and urination, and it seemed to get worse with each passing day. I started […]

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Canine Pancreatitis: why high amounts of fat in your dog’s diet is unhealthy

It’s summer BBQ season and that means lots of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and lots of grease from the grill. Often well-meaning party attenders give dogs hot dogs, hamburgers or whatever else is on their plate. Most of these things are quite high in fat and can trigger a condition called pancreatitis. When most people […]

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Preparing your Pet for Emergencies

A little bit of planning may just save your pet’s life in case of an emergency. With the onset of summer comes storms and for parts of North America, hurricanes and tornados and sometimes floods. Preparing your pet for emergencies in advance is how you ensure that your entire family is looked after! Depending on where you live […]

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Sassy overcomes cat kidney disease

A heart-warming customer story, especially if your pet is also going through urinary tract infection and cat kidney disease. “Our Sassy was one of five kittens born in our bedroom over 16 years ago, an unexpected and delightful addition to our family.  All but Sassy and her brother Tiger were placed with other willing “parents” and when […]

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Cat Heartworm – Everything you need to know

 Everything you need to know about Heartworm in cats (but were afraid to ask!) Although it is a dog parasite, cats do get heartworm disease. Felines are an abnormal host for the heartworm, but it can cause devastating disease in the cat. Here are some important facts: Heartworm has been diagnosed in all 50 States […]

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10 Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

The first summer long weekend is behind us and with several more long weekends ahead we should put some thought into traveling with your pet safely. When the weather is nice more of us travel with our pets there are potential dangers we should be aware of. Here are some tips to make car travel […]

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