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Laney and Jerry: friends fighting kidney disease

Seven years ago, Laney brought a stray cat to her home in Washington, DC. Since then the pair has been inseparable. Laney’s baby led a happy life and never had to leave the house to see a vet until his health started failing. Jerry became lethargic, he refused to eat and he was not going […]

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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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Is your Pet our next Pet HERO?! New Contest

JOIN PET WELLBEING PHOTO CONTEST: It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s inspiring! Every month STARTING JULY, 2016, there is a lucky winner and a featured Pet HERO shared in our newsletter and social media! Each Winner receives $200 of Spark The ultimate healthy supplement!  What makes every pet – a Pet HERO?  The amount of joy, laughter and happiness […]

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Tracheal Collapse – Airway obstruction in dogs

 Collapsing Trachea—what are the options? Collapsing trachea is a common medical problem seen mostly in small breed dogs. It is the number one cause of airway obstruction in dogs. The trachea (windpipe) is made up of stiff cartilage rings through which the air is transported in and out of the lungs. If the rings are […]

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Sandy’s victory against kidney disease

Four months ago, Sandy’s mom was given the devastating news that her beloved nine-year-old Yorkshire Terrier had kidney disease. There was more bad news to come for this long-time dog lover who lives in Illinois. Sandy had congestive heart failure and was overweight. The vet talked to Sandy’s mom about facing the harsh reality that […]

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Brothers reunited after Cushing’s disease

About a year ago, Geraldine returned from a holiday to her home in Benbrook, Texas, to find Sterling, her three-year-old Miniature Schnauzer, in very poor condition. The dog was severely dehydrated and lethargic. A family member had rushed Sterling to the vet as he was having spasms. After running a series of tests, Sterling’s mom […]

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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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Miracle for Tux’s kidney disease

Two years ago, Kendall bought a new water fountain for his favourite furry friend, Tux. Not too long after, Tux, a strictly indoor cat, started drinking from the fountain all the time. At first, dad did not think much of it, but when his seven-year-old beloved cat started losing weight, he got worried and took […]

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The Essential Pet First Aid Kit

This blog offers preventative care to take care of your pets in times of need, including the essential pet first aid kit! Pet Specific Supplies Pet first-aid book Phone numbers: your veterinarian, the nearest emergency-veterinary clinic (along with directions!) and a poison-control centre or hotline (such as the ASPCA poison-control centre, which can be reached at […]

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Tanner recovers from kidney disease

Robin has worked in an animal shelter for the last 15 years in Illinois, and she has seen it all. She recently took Tanner home, a spaniel who had been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dog had been on fluids, I.V.s, and every medication that was available, with no results. “I took him home to […]

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