Keeping Outdoor Cats Healthy

Two Diseases That Your Dog Can Get from Brown Dog Ticks

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Brown dog ticks are reddish-brown in color with flat bodies and eight segmented legs. While they do not carry Lyme disease like the better-known deer ticks, they do spread a number of other serious diseases. If you find one of these pests clinging onto your dog, make sure you keep an eye out for symptoms of these two diseases. Canine Ehrlichiosis The symptoms of canine ehrlichiosis may not appear until months after your dog has been bitten by a brown dog tick, but they tend to be pretty severe and pronounced. Common symptoms include Loss of...

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Things A Little Loose? 4 Ways To Treat Canine Diarrhea

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If your dog spends a lot of time outdoors, it’s just a matter of time before it picks something up that gives it diarrhea. Nibbling on a piece of garbage, or dining on an unfamiliar weed can upset your doggy’s tummy. If something that your dog ate has it suffering from diarrhea, there are some simple steps you can take to alleviate the discomfort and get your doggy back on solid ground. Postpone Meals If your dog has diarrhea, the first thing you should do is put the food bowl away. The last thing you want to do is add food to an...

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Protecting Your Dog At Summer Cookouts

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Although family cookouts wouldn’t be the same without the family dog, there are various dangers that must be considered. Dogs get as excited as anyone else about the bounty of food that is available at cookouts, but have the reason and impulse control of a small child. Owners must plan ahead and prepare for possible risks that may send their beloved pet to an emergency animal hospital. Danger from grilling Although any type of grill is dangerous, portable grills such as inexpensive tripod type setups or hibachi table top grills pose...

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Brush Your Cat’s Teeth? Was The Vet Kidding? How To Accomplish Home Dental Care For Your Cat

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If your veterinarian has advised you to brush your cat’s teeth, rest assured, it was not a joke. Cats and dogs develop dental disease just as their human counterparts if their pearly whites are not cleaned and maintained. Admittedly, most dogs are amenable to being trained to tolerate the tooth-brushing ritual. Cats, on the other hand, tend to take offense to having their personal oral space invaded. Acclimating your cat to a home dental care routine can be accomplished as long as you proceed with patience, praise, and perhaps a bit of...

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Core And Non-Core Vaccinations For Your Dog

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Just like there are vaccines to help prevent disease and illness in humans, there are vaccines to help do the same in your dog. When you first get your dog, you might be wondering what sort of vaccinations they will need. Your vet might talk about core and non-core vaccinations. You should know what the core vaccinations are, as well as what non-core vaccinations are and when to get them for your dog. Core Vaccinations For Your Dog Core vaccinations are vaccinations that are highly recommended for every dog. They are vaccinations that help...

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5 Plants That Are Toxic To Dogs

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The thought of your sweet pup eating a toxic plant and getting sick or potentially dying is truly terrifying. Some innocuous-seeming plants in your home or garden are in fact harmful to dogs. The good news is that once you know what they are, you can identify them and make sure to keep them away from your dog. Here are five plants that can make your dogs sick: Poinsettia While ingesting a poinsettia plant is unlikely to kill your dog, it is mildly toxic to pets. If your dog eats a poinsettia he may get an upset stomach and feel quite sick all...

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Answers To Your Questions About Dog Vaccines

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Vaccinations are a commonly misunderstood preventative care treatment, even when it comes to pets. Understanding the facts can put you more at easy when you take your new puppy to the vet. The following guide can help answer your questions on this common and life-saving procedure. Do vaccines actually contain the disease? As a general rule, pet vaccinations work by containing a modified or inert form of the disease. It is no longer active and cannot infect your dog. Instead, your dog’s immune system has a minor response to the inert...

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Keeping Your Dog Healthy And Safe In The Winter

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Your pooch may enjoy playing in the snow, but being exposed to cold temperatures for long periods of time can be dangerous. When winter rolls around, it is important to watch your dog extra carefully. If you don’t, he could develop frost bite and other serious conditions. Here is some helpful advice on keeping your dog healthy and safe in the winter: Put Booties on Your Dog’s Paws Salt might melt away ice and prevent you from falling on the ground, but they can be rough on your dog’s paws. If salt gets on your dog’s...

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Tips For Easing Your Cat’s Recovery After A Spay Or Neuter

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It’s no secret that responsible pet owners spay or neuter their cats. The procedure is completed in a vet office or hospital and it is considered routine, so there is very little to worry about. Your cat will likely be kept overnight, although male cats are sometimes sent home the same day since neutering is less invasive than the female spay procedure. Making sure your home is ready for their return can aid your cat’s recuperation. These tips can help. Tip #1: Create a Kitty Haven Your cat will likely need to sleep for the first...

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Doggy Dentistry: Tips For Pet Dental Care

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Like humans, pets health can depend largely on their oral health. Improper dental care or undiagnosed oral problems can lead to very serious health complications, including weight loss, loss of appetite, and many other problems. Keeping your pet’s pearly whites in tip-top shape might seem very challenging, but between simple at-home practices and routine vet care, the process is actually quite simple. At-Home Care The best dental care starts at home. There are many specialized products available for maintaining Fido’s beautiful...

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