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Do Dogs Experience Muscle Soreness?

Like most dogs, your dog probably loves to jump, run, roll and zoom around. Exercise is a critical part of dog ownership because our precious pooches need to release their extra energy and build up strong muscles to stay healthy. But sometimes, certain levels of exercise can be too much. Much like in humans, dogs […]

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Winter Weather Poses a Threat to Your Pooch’s Paws

Winter is right around the corner, and for many dog owners, that means, so are ice and snow. Dogs have an amazing ability to withstand very low temperature in their feet. But that doesn’t mean that continuously walking on ice, snow and road salt won’t have an effect on their paws. In preparation for the […]

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What Your Cat’s Body Language is Trying to Tell You

Cats are known as temperamental animals; one moment, they could be cuddling you on the couch, and the next, they’ll be across the room, not wanting to be touched. For this reason, it can sometimes be difficult to understand what your cat wants or what it is trying to tell you. Because our cats can’t […]

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10 Fall Dangers That Could Affect Your Pet’s Health

Fall is a fun season for so many reasons—pumpkin picking, Halloween decorations, cozy sweaters, the changing of the leaves and the upcoming holidays, just to name a few. Pet owners tend to love fall because it’s a great time to take your four-legged friends out on beautiful, scenic walks and enjoy the crisp autumn air. […]

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Your Dog’s Bowel Problems Might Be a Sign of Distress

Picking up poop is one of a dog owner’s least favorite activities, but higher on that list is discovering that your dog had an accident inside the house. A dog’s inability to control its bowels or a dog having diarrhea or constipation usually poses a red flag for owners, and rightfully so. Gastrointestinal (GI) issues […]

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Eradicate Fleas in Your Home Before Winter

It’s almost winter, which means that most of the creepy, crawly insects that hover around your home in the summer months are either dying off or preparing to lay low. However, one type of pest might actually be making its way inside your home before the cold settles in: cat fleas. Cat fleas are the […]

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Choking Hazards and Toxic Foods: What You Should Know About Pets and Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is coming up in the United States, and for thousands of pets across the nation, that means they’re in for a feast! With the serving dishes and pans brimming full of delicious food, it’s almost a given that your cat or dog will emerge from its hiding space to beg for table scraps. And, […]

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What is Hypothyroidism and How Does it Affect Your Dog?

Thyroid diseases are unfortunately common in pets. The hormones produced by this small gland in the neck control essential components of your dog’s everyday life. If something starts to go wrong with the gland or your dog’s hormone levels are imbalanced, it won’t take long for you to notice. The most common disease affecting the […]

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An Unquenchable Thirst: Signs Your Cat Has Diabetes

Cats are creatures of habit, which is why changes in behavior are so alarming to owners. If you’ve noticed your cat suddenly lapping up water like it’s been in the desert for days and you’ve been needing to change the litter in the litter box more frequently because your cat appears to be peeing constantly, […]

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Tooth Decay Affects More Than the Mouth: Understanding Periodontal Disease

Every pet owner knows that it’s hard to keep their pet’s pearly whites pearly-white for very long. Routine brushing can be a battle with fussy dogs and cats, and bacterial growth seems to be constant. However, without proper oral hygiene, your pet could face a painful and potentially-devastating disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum […]

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