Keeping Outdoor Cats Healthy

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 It is no longer active and cannot infect your dog.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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Tips For Spaying Or Neutering Your Cat

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You well know the importance of spaying or neutering your new cat. Spaying or neutering cats makes them more likely to stay at home, prevents unwanted behaviors related to sexual maturity, and even reduces the risk of certain diseases developing. Naturally, spaying a cat also prevents pregnancy. Find out how to care for your cat both before and after the spaying or neutering procedure. Choose the Right Time If you adopt an adult cat who hasn’t been spayed or neutered, the operation should be performed as soon as possible. Adult male...

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Three Ways You Could Be Harming Your Dog

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About 37% to 47% of households own a dog. When you have a dog as a pet, it is not uncommon to treat them like a member of the family. As a dog owner, you want to believe that you treat your dog well and your pet is in good hands. Unfortunately, many dog owners are harming their dog without even knowing it. The last thing you want is to shorten your dog’s lifespan unintentionally. In an effort to ensure your dog lives a happy and healthy life, here are some ways you could be harming your dog without knowing it.  Gaining Too Much...

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Your Dog’s Dental Health: What You Should Know About CUPS

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When you become a proud dog parent, you want to be sure that you are doing everything that you possibly can to take care of your dog’s health and overall well-being. However, you may not realize how vital your dog’s dental health is to their overall health and happiness. CUPS, also known as chronic ulcerative paradental stomatitis, is a dental issue that many dogs develop if they do not get the proper care they need. Get to know more about CUPS and the care that can treat and prevent it so that you can take the best possible care...

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Causes Of Extreme Vomiting In Dogs

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When a dog eats something it shouldn’t or has an upset stomach from eating too much, the dog will probably vomit. This typically helps the dog feel better, but vomiting can also be a sign of a serious health problem. If your dog keeps vomiting and acting strange, you may want to rush it to an animal hospital to be examined. While the vomiting could simply be a sign of an upset stomach, there are also times when this is a sign of a medical problem that requires treatment from a vet. Other Symptoms To Look For If the dog is acting fine...

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