• National Heartworm Awareness Month Focuses Attention on a Potentially Deadly Disease

    Heartworm disease can have a devastating effect on your pet's health. National Heartworm Awareness Month, observed annually in April, reminds pet owners about the health dangers this preventable disease poses for pets. What Are Heartworms? Thin, white heartworms look like cooked pieces of spaghetti.

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  • Who's Healthier: Purebreds or Mixed Breeds?

    For years, pet owners have disagreed about whether purebred or mixed breed dogs are healthier. Until recently, there was no scientific data to back up their opinions, but UC Davis researchers recently helped answer the question with a landmark health study. The Arguments Pet owners who thought that

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  • Caring for Your Older Pet

    Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ensure that your pet stays healthy and happy as the years go by. Look for Common Signs of Illness Changes

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  • The Myth of Natural

    Other Herbal Products and Their Possible Side Effects in Pets 1. Tea Tree Oil, also known as Melaleuca. This can cause vomiting and diarrhea, weakness, paralysis, aspiration pneumonia, and death when applied topically or ingested. 2. Guarana has more caffeine than coffee beans and can contain

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  • Ringworm in Cats and Dogs

    Does My Pet Have Ringworm? In animals, ringworm usually appears as a crusty or scaly patch on the skin with some hair loss. The affected areas may become red or irritated looking. Ringworm is sometimes itchy. Occasionally, ringworm will fluoresce under a black light. Unfortunately, a cat can

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  • Orthopedic Care for Dogs

    Weight Loss for Healthier Joints Is your dog carrying a few extra pounds? If so, then he might be facing joint pain down the road. Veterinarians warn that obesity can put extra stress on the weight-bearing joints, causing osteoarthritis or other degenerative joint diseases. Excess weight also

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  • Natural Stress Relief for Pets

    How Do I Treat My Pet’s Stress? Depending on the cause of your pet’s stress, your pet may benefit from working with an animal behaviorist – especially in severe cases. If behavior modification through counter conditioning or desensitization is not fully successful, your pet may need medication

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  • How to Take Care of Your Pet's Nails

    Should I Take My Pet to the Veterinarian? When to take your pet to your veterinarian: Broken toe nails. If your dog breaks or completely tears off a toenail he needs to see a veterinarian. Each nail encompasses a bone and when the nail tears off then that bone is exposed. This requires medical

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  • Does Your Young Dog or Puppy Have Pain or Lameness?

    Pain and Lameness in Puppies or Young Dogs Need Speedy Attention If your young dog or puppy experiences lameness, pain or discomfort in its legs or joints get prompt attention from your family's veterinarian. A fever may accompany the pain or lameness. Your puppy or young dog may seem lethargic

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  • How to Clean Your Pet's Teeth

    Chew Toys Chew toys can do more for your pet than satisfy playful tendencies or keep them from chewing your furniture. Some chew toys can actually help build and protect strong teeth. Gnawing on chew toys can eliminate some softer tartar and stimulate your pet’s gums. However, choosing the

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  • Bringing Dog Vision in Focus

    Veterinary ophthalmologists are often asked, "How well do animals see?" Visual function involves a combination of many factors, including: the field of view, depth perception, acuity, perception of motion, and color differentiation. All of these functions must then be integrated by the brain to produce

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  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Dog's Hearing

    Hearing Helpers Promote your dog's hearing by having his ears checked during regular visits to your family veterinarian to: Identify any current concerns Monitor hearing loss or improvement Recommend measures to improve hearing or delay loss of hearing Show you how to communicate with a

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  • How to Control Bad Breath in Pets: Tips & Tricks

    What’s the Best Way to Treat Bad Breath in Pets? 1. Brush your pet’s teeth daily. Brushing is the best way to keep your pet’s mouth free from bacterial buildup and help control bad breath. 2. Give your pet safe chew toys to gnaw on. The natural process of chewing will help clean your dog’s

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  • Bird Grooming - Wings, Beaks & Nails

    Bird Grooming Help Ask an Expert Contact your veterinarian to schedule a grooming appointment. During the grooming appointment be sure to ask for information and tips, in case you want to try it yourself at home the next time. Imitate the Wild Unlike the wild, caged environments tend to have

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  • Home Dental Care

    Dental Care at Home Step 1: Bring your pet in for a dental exam. Don't wait for his annual checkup if you suspect a problem. Step 2: Begin a dental care regimen at home. Brushing your pet's teeth daily is very important. We also recommend using a specially formulated dental rinse, and dental

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