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Protecting Your Pets From Dangerous Plants

Hunger and curiosity can make for a bad combination. I don’t know about your pet, but most seem to have both traits in spades. The second pets get outside, they often sniff and munch on anything they see from grass to strange plants. And if your pet can’t eat it, you can bet he’ll roll around in it.

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Cat Bath Time Survival Guide

We’ve all been taught since we were kids that cats hate water. Whether it was from Saturday morning cartoons or real-life experience playing with felines, it’s become common knowledge to fear the wrath of any cat irritated by wet fur.

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Do Dogs Need Sweaters or Jackets?

Some people think dogs in sweaters simply look cute, while some think it is absurd for the descendants of wolves to be dressed in fluffy jackets. Regardless of your stance on the matter, dog jackets and sweaters can be a useful tool to keep your furry best friend safe and healthy in the colder weather.

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Does My Pet Need a Dental Cleaning?

How often do you brush your teeth? Answer honestly! Don’t worry, this isn’t a guilt trip to get you to the dentist. Speaking of dentists, though, how often do you go in for a checkup? Once or twice a year? Last question. How much did it hurt the last time you had a cavity?

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10 Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

Winter can be a magical time. However, if proper precautions are not taken, it can pose several dangers to your pets! This blog will go over some of the most important safety precautions to take to ensure that your furry friends are kept safe and warm during this season.

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A Guide To Vacation With Your Cat Or Dog

Around half of all US dog owners take their pets on vacation with them. This practice is becoming increasingly common and while it’s fun to have your furry friend traveling alongside you, at sometimes it can be a bit of a hassle. It’s important to plan ahead before traveling with your pet. With that in mind, here are some things to consider before you hit the road with your furry friend!

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Giardia in Dogs

Many animals have the habit of eating and drinking just about anything––much to the chagrin of their owners. For this reason, some pets eventually end up catching an illness. Giardia is a protozoan parasite that pets, mostly dogs, catch from water that is contaminated with feces. Giardiasis is a common occurrence in environments that are densely populated, such as kennels, pet stores, or animal shelters.

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Brachycephalic Breeds and Their Health

Do you have a brachycephalic dog? The term, brachycephalic, defines short-muzzled dog with a flattened face. It is the result of a genetic mutation which alters the way that the bones in their skulls grow. As a result, the shape of their skull is wide and short. This mutation can occur in a wide range of breeds, from breeds with flat faces to less exaggerated brachycephalic dog breeds.

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Warm Weather Pet Safety

In the summer months it is very important to think about the way your pet will handle the warm weather. We’ve created a quick guide for any pet owner that wants to keep their furry friends safe during the warmer seasons of the year.

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Should Your Dog’s Food be Grain Free?

Your dog is important to you, so it follows that you want to treat him or her right and provide only the highest quality food. This makes sense, as better food will lead to a healthier, happier life for your furry friend. By researching and finding the best dog food, you are doing a favor for both your dog and yourself. In recent years, grain-free food has become a popular trend among dog owners. The concept behind grain-free food is that dogs in the wild did not consume grains – rather, they hunted and scavenged for protein-rich foods, mostly meats. Their digestive system has not changed much since those days, so the presence of too much grain, proponents say, may cause stomach problems for your dog.

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