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Deicing Dangers

The winter season is here with the cold, snow and ice. When snow is on the ground, municipalities apply commercially prepared snow and ice melting products. Home and business owners also apply similar chemicals to sidewalks, porches and driveways. Most ice melting compounds contain salt products that can damage vegetation and hard surfaces and are […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Pets

We all make New Year’s Resolutions that most of us break within a few weeks of making them but have you ever considered making a New Year’s resolution for your pet! Here are some suggestions for Pet’s New Year’s Resolutions. Spend more time exercising your pet.  If you normally walk your dog a few minutes […]

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Five Tips for Avoiding Chapped and Bleeding Skin and Paws This Winter

Many  dogs and cats  develop dry, chapped skin and paw pads that can lead to cracking, bleeding, pain, licking, and infection. This problem is seen more frequently in the winter due to drier air created in part by the use of furnaces, wood stoves, and fireplaces. Allergens in the air can be at higher concentrations […]

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When it’s Time to Say Good-bye – Pet Euthanasia

If only our beloved friends, who have been by our sides through thick and thin, could stay forever. But we know they can’t and that is hard to face. Maybe your dog has a chronic disease or has lived a very long life and you know that soon it will be time to say goodbye […]

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Pet Parents Coping with Cancer

Cancer is a common diagnosis in pets. There are many types of cancer that can afflict pets. If your pet is diagnosed with cancer you may feel overwhelmed and terrified. Here are some suggestions to help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer in your pet. Be Sure You Understand the Diagnosis The first thing […]

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Relationship Between Diet and Hyperthyroidism

The Relationship Between Diet and Hyperthyroidism in Cats Hyperthyroidism is a commonly-diagnosed glandular condition in cats. The condition is most frequently caused by a benign (non-cancerous)  tumor on the thyroid called a thyroid adenome.  In only 2 % of the cases, this tumor is cancerous. The tumor produces an abundance of thyroxine (a thyroid hormone) […]

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Pet Obesity: Facts and Risks

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% of American pets are estimated to be obese. The Canadian Veterinary Medical association estimates that around 60% of Canadian pets are obese or overweight. Being overweight or obese puts pets at significant risk for many health problems and shorter lives. The unfortunate thing is that fat […]

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3 Ways to Make Halloween Safer for Pets

Halloween is a fun time for many people, but it isn’t always fun, or even safe, for pets. Every year, pets become lost around Halloween. They may run away because they are frightened by all of the noise, commotion, and people wearing strange costumes. Sometimes they escape because doors are being opened more than usual, […]

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Adjusting Your Pet for Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time for people, and we often like to include our pets in the festivities. Unfortunately, this can be a scary time for dogs and cats, so it’s important to know how you can prepare them and protect them during this festive season. How Can Halloween Be Dangerous for My Pet? […]

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Getting Your Home Ready for a New Kitten

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