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Cutting Dog Nails at Home

How to Prepare your Dog Before Trimming Before you start trimming your dog’s nails, let your dog get used to you handling his paws. A few days before you start cutting dog nails, practice holding your dog on your lap — or on a table if the dog is bigger than average — and gently […]

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Pet Dental Care – A Guide to Pet Oral Health

It’s 3 a.m. Pet Parent–do you know where your best friend is? Speculation doesn’t last very long. You roll over to be greeted by a smell that’s beyond description—bad breath emanating from Tuna’s or Bandit’s mouth. You know that your fur-suited kid needs a vet. Perhaps you’ve known this for an embarrassingly long time, yet […]

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Itchy Ouchy Ointment for Winter Paw Care

Winter weather can be very tough on your dogs paws if you live in the north. With the onset of ice and snow comes salt to melt the ice. This salt can cause havoc with your dog’s paws. Prolonged contact with road salt and other chemical deicers can cause severe chemical burns to your dog’s […]

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Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is a gland that, in dogs, sits tucked up underneath the stomach. As a gland, its job is to secrete substances that aid in bodily functions. Most people know that the pancreas secretes insulin and helps regulate blood sugar. Too little insulin = diabetes. But the pancreas also secretes digestive enzymes that help […]

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Understanding Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney disease, also known as renal (or kidney) dysfunction, insufficiency, or failure, is a fairly common condition in dogs. The kidneys are hard-working organs that contribute to the normal function of many bodily processes, a few of which are: Removing waste from the body in the form of urine. Regulating the amount of water in […]

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Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Medical Information Causes Loud noises Electricity in the air Air pressure changes Family fear Genetics Past experience Symptoms Crying and whining. Panting Pacing Dilated pupils Rapid heart rate Drooling Becoming very clingy Hiding in a closet or bathtub Digging at door frames in an attempt to escape Jumping through windows to get away Treatments Anti-anxiety […]

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What is Allergic Dermatitis in Cats and Dogs?

Medical Information Causes External parasites Fleas Food Bacterial, yeast, or fungal infections Symptoms Pruritic (itchy) skin, feet, or ears Scabs and bumps on the skin Foul odor Changes in skin color and texture Hair loss Frequent head-shaking Fur-staining Treatments Exterminating fleas and ticks Immunotherapy Cool baths Antihistamines or prednisone Alternative Therapies Acupuncture Homeopathy Herbal Remedies […]

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Feline and Canine Vestibular Disease

Vestibular disease is a disruption in the balance, or vestibular, system of a dog or cat. This system has components in the inner ear and the brain. It is responsible for determining what position the animal is in and telling his eyes and extremities how to respond in relation to it. When something interferes with […]

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What You Need to Know About Anesthesia and Your Pet

So the time has come for your pet to be spayed or neutered and you, like many pet parents, may be concerned about your pet’s anesthesia.  When your puppy or kitten is spayed/neutered or undergoing another type of surgery, he/she is put under general anesthesia which means he/she is unconscious and not able to feel […]

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Infographic: Holistic Dog Diarrhea Remedies

Find everything you need to know about treating diarrhea in your dog with our helpful infographic.

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