Archive For The “Health” Category

Keeping Your Pup Safe During the Winter-Less Stress For You!

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Keeping Your Pup Safe During the Winter-Less Stress For You!

  Tis the season of celebration! As the holidays are a joyous time to gather around with loved ones, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure your furry family member will be comfortable and safe. Whether you are staying at home or traveling, there are many things that can be harmful to your pup or…

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Senior Moments: Keeping Your Old Dog Warm in the Cold

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Senior Moments: Keeping Your Old Dog Warm in the Cold

by Hindy Pearson Red, my sweet old dog, the love of my life, really feels the cold. I was living in Florida volunteering at a shelter when I found my little sweetheart. Shelter staff guestimated her age at 8 years old, and I can only assume she spent her life in Florida. Being a Chihuahua/Min…

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Dogs Who Hate Grooming: My New Puppy

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Dogs Who Hate Grooming: My New Puppy

Get Your Dog Used to Being Groomed at an Early Age by Guzal Arslanova   I received a call the other day from a friend of mine who was very concerned about her dog. She sounded very worried. She said that her dog was absolutely terrified when it came to grooming. She could not understand why….

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Your Cranky Cat May Have IBS: Get the Poop on IBS

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Your Cranky Cat May Have IBS:  Get the Poop on IBS

by Annie Anderson If your feline has been showing continuous signs of symptoms such as diarrhea, accompanied by occasional vomiting and/or bloating, chances are that he is suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that is characterized by discomfort and inflammation of a cat’s bowels, but it is not linked…

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Treat Your Dog to a Day or Two at a Spa!

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Treat Your Dog to a Day or Two at a Spa!

Your dog will thank you! by Guzal Arslanova   We are happy to see our dogs greeting us at the door with wagging tails when we come home after a long exhausting day. Our hearts melt when they look at us with their innocent puppy eyes. They bring us so much joy and unconditional love. We…

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Feline Diabetes Is Not a Death Sentence: help is available

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Feline Diabetes Is Not a Death Sentence: help is available

  by Janea Kelley   When I adopted my cat, Belladonna, I knew she had diabetes. That made it easier for me to learn what I need to do to keep her healthy and be emotionally and financially prepared to take care of her special needs. However, a lot of people find out their cat…

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Integrative Veterinary Medicine: Why is it so hard to find?

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Integrative Veterinary Medicine: Why is it so hard to find?

by Jo Singer Is there a integrative veterinarin near you? The practice of integrative veterinary medicine is growing by leaps and bounds. Integrative veterinary practices use a combination of conventional medicine along with a variety of alternative therapies. Integrative veterinary medicine focuses on caring for both the pet’s body and mind and is an integral…

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Two Alternative Therapies YOU Can Do To Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy

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Two Alternative Therapies YOU Can Do To Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy

by Healey Lockett   As an aware, compassionate pet parent , you want to do as much as you can to care for your pet. This is especially challenging when they’re undergoing a health crisis. Even routine, non-emergent healthcare practices – spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations, grooming – can cause our pets stress and fear. What…

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Super food dog treats you can make for your pup

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Super food dog treats you can make for your pup

If you think your dog gets excited when you reach for the treat jar, just wait until you see their tail wag when they get their paws on these homemade dog treats. Instead of buying processed, store-made treats, try baking them from scratch using a secret ingredient that is actually heart-healthy for your dog –…

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Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Summer Heat

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Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Summer Heat

by Erin Askeland, Training and Behavior Expert at Camp Bow Wow    Watch for Heatstroke Dogs can develop heatstroke fairly quickly. Signs of this include excessive panting, staring, anxious facial expressions, warm skin, refusal to obey commands by owner, vomiting, collapse and rapid heartbeat. If you suspect that your pet is suffering from this, lower…

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