Archive For The “Health” Category

Senior Moments: What to Feed an Old Dog to Make Them Comfortable

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Senior Moments: What to Feed an Old Dog to Make Them Comfortable

by Hindy Pearson What to feed an old dog – what a minefield that is!!   I say minefield because of the copious amounts of conflicting information that make it tough to know what to do. What is simple is knowing there is no one food that is right for every older dog.   Options…

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Podcast-Everything You Need to Know About Pain Management in 20 Minutes

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Podcast-Everything You Need to Know About Pain Management in 20 Minutes

Dr Michael Petty gives us a comprehensive look at pain management and treatment for dogs. Can you recognize the signs of pain in your dog? It may not be your dog “just getting old” that is keeping him or her from doing the normal things it has always enjoyed doing but chronic or acute pain…..

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Does Your Dog or Cat Have a Drinking Problem?

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Does Your Dog or Cat Have a Drinking Problem?

Is your dog or cat drinking more than normal? Have you noticed your cat suddenly drinking from the tap or your dog drinking out of the toilet? If so, the cause could be a significant underlying disease…. In this post, Laura Du Pre, Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Director of leading Yorkshire based vets Calder Vets,…

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Senior Moments-Dog Dental Care Adds Quality of Life

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Senior Moments-Dog Dental Care Adds Quality of Life

by Hindy Pearson Wait…don’t leave!! You saw the words “senior dog” and you think because you don’t have one this information doesn’t apply to you. Oh, but it does!   February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so I am taking this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of taking their dog’s oral hygiene…

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

Preventive oral care is not only necessary for pets, it’s also a financially sound choice for pet owners. In 2016, the average claim amount for pet teeth cleaning and polishing was $178. In contrast, the average claim amount for treating dental-related disease was $214. Periodontal disease accounted for the most dental pet insurance claims received…

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Why Probiotics are Important for Your Pet’s Health

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Why Probiotics are Important for Your Pet’s Health

by Heather Holmes I’m one of the millions of people who love their dog more than almost any human.  Because my dog, Jewel, is like my child, I’d do almost anything to make her happy and to keep her healthy. I want to ensure her proper digestion, immune health, dental health, and I want to keep…

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Senior Moments-How to Exercise a Senior Dog

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Senior Moments-How to Exercise a Senior Dog

by Hindy Pearson Are you baffled by the words exercise and senior dog appearing in the same sentence? Do you believe that senior dogs no longer need exercise? That they’re quite happy sitting, or should I say, lying around napping? I can assure you senior dogs need exercise, it is simply a matter of knowing…

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Hospice Care for Shelter Cats: The Gift of Love That Gives Back

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Hospice Care for Shelter Cats: The Gift of Love That Gives Back

By Kristin Avery Some cats, like some humans, travel a bumpy road in life. Through no fault of their own, they are bounced from one home to the next, surrendered to shelters or left to fend for themselves on the streets. Cleo was one of these cats. By the time Cleo was surrendered to the shelter,…

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Can My Dog Look Like a Show Dog?

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Can My Dog Look Like a Show Dog?

by Guzal Arslanova It is so mesmerizing to watch show dogs graciously running on the ring, showing off their flawless perfectly styled look.  They are all so gorgeous, so impeccable and polished to perfection. Some dogs don’t even look real.  Surely, the thought of having their pets looking just like show dogs has crossed many people’s…

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UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

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UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

by Amy Shojai Acupuncture for pets is considered a holistic therapy but has become a mainstay of many traditional veterinary practices. Therapies similar to acupuncture may have arisen 7000 years ago in India, and have been used for at least 3000 years in China. Acupuncture inserts needles into the skin, and is a bioenergetic therapy based…

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