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Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthy for Dogs?

On 6 Oct, 2017

It is common for dog owners who follow a vegetarian diet to wonder if switching their dog to a meat-free diet is a good idea. While there is a variety of differing opinions about how healthy a vegetarian diet is for dogs, many vets feel it is an acceptable choice as long as it is done correctly. Before you decide, you need to get the facts and talk to your vet to ensure your pet is getting all the nutrition it needs.

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Pets With a Microchip Make Their Way Home

On 1 Sep, 2017

Pets love the outdoors, and in places where wilderness out-stretches civilization, pets can easily get lost. That's why getting them a microchip is an important part of pet protection.

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Beware of Blue-Green Algae

On 2 Aug, 2017

Algae is a fairly common bacteria that grows in the stagnant water of lakes, ponds, and oceans. This bacteria clumps together to form the viscous, slimy material that many people are familiar with, and can take on a variety of colors. When nutrient-rich water is present, the algae is said to "bloom," growing quickly and causing excess bacteria that can run off the water source. While many forms of algae are harmless, blue-green algae can be very toxic to pets, even in small amounts. It is also impossible to tell if algae is toxic just by looking at it, so it is very important to keep your pet away from all forms of algae.

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Common Worms and Parasites: Identifying Worms and Symptoms

On 20 Oct, 2016

The threat of parasites and worms are a reality for your dog and cat. Affecting particular breeds and pets that have access to the outdoors, parasites and worms can cause small ailments like stomach upset, up to extreme cases of death. The most common type of parasites and worms that affect pet dogs and cats are hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. The effects of worms are particularly pervasive, as they can lay dormant in your pet's system for quite some time before physical symptoms manifest. If your pet is experiencing rapid and random weight loss, diarrhea that isn't remedied via diet modification, anemia, scratching of the anal opening, unexplained vomiting, severe bad breath that can't be cured by regular brushing, or severe coughing, then it is recommended that you take your pet to a veterinarian – it is a very real possibility that your pet is experiencing some sort of parasitic invasion.

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Vital Pet First Aid Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Healthy And Safe

On 20 Sep, 2016

When you own a pet, there are many things to keep in mind. You not only need to make sure their environment is safe for themselves, but also have a working knowledge of what pets should and shouldn't eat, and keep their best interests at heart. In addition, it's important to know some pet first aid tips, just in case. First aid kits are not only important for humans. If you own a pet, you should have a first aid kit prepared in care of emergencies as well. That kit should first and foremost include the phone numbers of your veterinarian, the nearest emergency veterinarian clinic (if your vet doesn't offer an emergency option), and the number for animal poison control. These phone numbers will be crucial if your pet is in distress and needs help.

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Things to Do With Your Dog This Fall

On 19 Sep, 2016

The fall is one of the best times of year for your dog. Why? The weather is perfect and there is so much to do! Keep reading for some things that you can do with your dog this fall. We promise you will be so glad these next few months are coming! Firstly, the fall has far fewer risks for your furry friend. Fleas and ticks can cause issues during the summer months. During the fall, you rarely come across these creatures. Although they still may be lingering, there will be far fewer of them which reduces the likelihood of your dog coming into contact with them. Another great part of the fall is the opportunity for outdoor activities. Although many cities have outdoor activities in the summer, it’s simply too hot outside, especially in the afternoon. Because of their fur, dogs become far hotter than you, so being outside for long periods of time creates health risks for them. The fall is a perfect time for hiking, picnics, and other fun outdoor activities.

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How to Train Your Pet to be a Therapy Dog

On 19 Sep, 2016

Have you ever heard a story about a dog and owner that almost made you tear up? Many times these stories involve a therapy dog. Although there are many different types of therapy dogs, they all have one thing in common. They all want the best for their owners. Many care for their owners day in and day out, doing whatever they can to help. Keep reading to learn how you can train your pet to be a therapy dog.

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The Dogs of 9/11

On 19 Sep, 2016

September 11th, 2001, was a scary day for Americans. There were so many brave individuals who risked their lives to help others. It is easy to confuse service dogs with therapy dogs. Service dogs were used on this day and the days following the attacks. Their care helped many people immensely. However, therapy dogs can continue to help the victims of 9/11. Keep reading to find out how dogs helped and are continuing to help victims of the attacks on 9/11.

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13 Common Pet Emergencies That Need Immediate Attention

On 20 Aug, 2016

Having a pet is a commitment. Most people misunderstand the most common pet emergencies, and don't call for help until it's too late. Understanding and keeping a list of the most common emergencies that require a veterinarian's attention will help keep a pet healthy for a long time.

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Common Household Poisons and Toxins

On 20 Jul, 2016

Within our homes are dozens of substances and food products that, while safe for human use and consumption, are toxic or deadly for our pet companions. While many of these dangers are obvious and avoidable, there are some items we might not consider a danger...

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5 Tips to Promote Fire Pet Safety in Your Home

On 20 Jun, 2016

Many people who have pets understand that they quickly become part of the family. Unfortunately, many people don't understand the importance of fire pet safety, in fact, it is mistakenly believed that pets will simply follow us out the door if there is danger.

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Heartworm 101 for Dogs and Cats

On 19 May, 2016

Heartworm disease is generally considered a condition that only affects dogs, but many other mammal species can suffer from it or act as carriers. Heartworms have been known to infect dogs, cats, ferrets, wolves, coyotes, sea lions, and there have even been reported cases of human infection as well.

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Pet Travel Safety Tips

On 10 Apr, 2016

Going on vacation? Read up on these travel safety tips to make sure your trip goes smoothly for you and your pets.

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Ticks Are Out!

On 28 Mar, 2016

Ticks are out! Eight dogs have tested positive for Lyme disease so far this spring!

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Senior Pet Wellness

On 10 Mar, 2016

As pets age, their body chemistries change and their healthcare needs do too. Learn more about how to care for your senior pet.

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Spring Equine Event!

On 7 Mar, 2016

Prepare your horses for an active summer at our Spring Equine Event!

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Parasite Prevention

On 10 Feb, 2016

Parasites living in your pet’s body are not only unseemly, they can cause serious health issues. Learn how to protect your pet.

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Tips For A Safe New Years and Holiday For Your Pets

On 19 Dec, 2015

The holidays is a festive moment for us human beings. We celebrate family and life through music, large gatherings, and decorations. However, it may be a precarious time for your pets who may not be accustomed to the noise.

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Protect Your Furry Friend with These Holiday Pet Safety Tips

On 19 Dec, 2015

It's time to "deck the halls" and enjoy time with your friends and family, including the furry members of your family. However, along with the excitement of the holiday season, this time of year also brings hazards for our pets.

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Fire Safety

On 10 Dec, 2015

Being aware of how to prevent and respond to fires is life saving information. Protect your pets and family with these fire safety tips.

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Exercise for Pets

On 10 Nov, 2015

Exercise keeps pets healthy and happy! An active pet is less likely to be obese and develop health issues.

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Common Pet Emergencies

On 10 Oct, 2015

Being able to recognize and respond to emergency situations can be the difference when your finds themselves in a potentially life threatening situation.

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Adopt a Pet

On 10 Aug, 2015

There are millions of homeless pets out there that will never know the love and compassion of an owner. Adopt a shelter pet!

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Pet First Aid

On 31 May, 2015

As a pet owner, it’s important to know some basic first aid in case your loved one is ever in need of aid.

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Cats and Lilies Don't Mix!

On 31 Mar, 2015

Cats and lilies don't mix! Lillium species ("true lilies") such as Easter, Tiger, Asiatic, Oriental, etc., and daylilies (Hemerocallis) are highly toxic to cats, but not dogs or people.Ingesting petals, leaves, the pollen, or just water from the vase can result in kidney failure and death. If your cat eats any part of a lily, seek veterinary attention immediately. Early treatment is imperative!

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