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Managing Your Older Cat’s Kidney Disease

As your cat ages, it’s likely that it will begin to develop some kind of health problem. The unfortunate side effect of aging is that the body begins to shut down and stops working how it used to. Outside of common age-related conditions like declined cognitive ability and arthritis, another common health condition that tends […]

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Is Your Dog Just Panting, Or Is it having Trouble Breathing?

The sight and sound of a dog panting is very familiar to dog owners—all dogs will pant at some point or another, letting their tongue hang out as they catch their breath after a strenuous run or on a hot day. Panting is a normal bodily process that dog owners should expect, but it can […]

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What Dark-Colored Discharge in Your Dog’s Ears Can Mean

If you are petting your dog’s head and get a peek into its ears, the insides should look clean, pink and healthy. If you notice that the insides are coated in a dark-colored discharge, instead, you may be alarmed, and for good reason—discharge in the ears is a tell-tale sign of an infection or health […]

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Brrr: It’s Cold! Understanding Your Cat’s Body Temp

When adjusting your home’s temperature to keep yourself and your family comfortable, you probably don’t think twice about your cat. After all, if you’re comfortable, it’s likely that your cat is too, right? However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that a cat’s normal body temperature is not the same as a human’s. […]

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My Dog Feels Warm: Does it Have a Fever?

Dealing with a sick pet is often much harder than dealing with a sick child. While children can vocalize their concerns and how they are feeling, and quick at-home tests can provide proof of fevers and illness, dogs are unable to provide us such accurate information. Instead, sick dogs will show us they are ill […]

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If Your Cat’s Eyes are Cloudy, It May Have Cataracts

Cat eyes are universally recognizable. Large and wide, with a slit-like pupil, they are constantly observing their surroundings or staring us down. Because we see these eyes so often, it is very easy to notice when something doesn’t look quite right with them. One common complaint from cat owners is that their cat’s eyes look […]

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Phew! How to Manage Your Dog’s Stinky Gas

Just like humans, our dogs can’t help but let out a little toot every once in a while. Flatulence, or farting, is a perfectly natural part of your dog’s daily bodily functions. However, sometimes dogs get a bout of the most offensive-smelling farts possible and just can’t stop tooting. If your dog constantly produces gas, […]

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The Best Ways to Maintain Your Cat’s Beautiful Coat

Unless your cat is hairless, you’re probably used to seeing your cat with a fluffy, shiny coat of hair. But your cat’s coat is more than just a bunch of soft hairs to stroke. It actually plays a big role in its day-to-day life. Cat hair protects your cat from temperature shifts and keeps it […]

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Allergies Might Be at the Root of Your Dog’s Hair Loss

Almost all dogs shed their fur (often to their owners’ dismay), but this usually does not affect the look and feel of their coat overall. That’s why, if you notice that your dog is shedding tons of fur, its coat is thinning in places or it is even developing bald spots, there is probably a […]

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Should Cats Wear Collars? Choosing the Right One for Your Kitten

It’s not uncommon to see a dog wearing a collar around its neck for both leash and identification purposes, but it appears different when it comes to cats. Not only are cats more finnicky when it comes to things around their necks, but many cat owners mistakenly believe their cat doesn’t need a collar because […]

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