How To Hide Pet Odors In Your Home

  Source   Have you seen those “nose-blind” commercials? I have, too, and I think it’s true: Some pet owners really just live in a stench they’re not aware of. Many dog and cat owners take precautions to avoid a stinky house, like making sure the dog doesn’t track in mud or hastily brushing the […]

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Springtime Pet Safety

BURNS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree, Chemical & Electrical

Just like in humans, the skin is the largest organ in your dog or cat’s body, and heat, chemicals and electrical sources can cause it great harm. Second and third degree burns are highly susceptible to infection since many layers of tissue have been destroyed. A visit to your Veterinarian is in order, but cooling […]

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Clothes Dryer Injuries

To our feline friends, there may be nothing more inviting than a nice warm spot to stretch out on, curl up in or just plain relax.  A sunny window sill, a sun beam on the floor, rug near a heater or fireplace, a stove top or…even an open clothes dryer that has just finished tumbling […]

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Falls & High Rise Syndrome

Contrary to popular belief, cats do not always land on their feet. Many are injured from falls, so take care to prevent the worst from happening to your feline friend. From a fall out a window, off of a balcony or from a rooftop, cats can sustain a variety of injuries including broken bones, jaws, […]

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Signs of Arthritis in Dogs and How to Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Degenerative joint disease, or Osteoarthritis, usually occurs after years of wear and tear on the joints but can in fact, affect a dog or cat of any age. Large dogs are most vulnerable but feline pals too can feel the pain. It can affect one or more joints and is found in one out of […]

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Hot Weather Pet Safety

Heat:  If it’s too hot for you…it’s too hot for your pets! Hot concrete and asphalt can burn precious paws. Place the top of your hand (not the more toughened palm) on the surface and hold for 5 seconds.  If it feels comfortable to your skin, then it should be safe for your dog or […]

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Tips for Dealing with Diabetes in Cats

Dealing with a diabetic cat certainly brings about more owner responsibility. When hearing of your cat’s diagnosis, one may feel disheartened or worried about the cat’s wellbeing and health. While diabetes is something that must be treated daily, there are ways to make things easier. Here we will offer tips for dealing with diabetes in […]

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Springtime Pet Safety Tips

One Spring morning, two Dachshund pups were playfully exploring their fenced yard when Rudy caught Abigail off guard and bounded at her from behind the rose bushes.  As Abby took a tumble landing dazed and confused, a bumble bee buzzed passed her.  The twosome, quickly distracted by this new found fun, attempted to play a […]

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HEARTWORM DISEASE: Annie’s Saga

Affectionate, gentle, energetic and built for long days in the field.  Vizslas are known to be an athletic breed – eager and graceful trotters possessing great stamina and making them ideal jogging or biking companions.   Picture Annie:  a Heartworm positive two-year-old Vizsla who is currently on restricted activity during treatment.  Annie arrived at the […]

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BITE WOUNDS, Including Sucking Wounds to the Chest

Bite wounds are often disguised by fur and can develop into an abscess if they are not discovered and immediately treated. Just because you don’t see blood, DO NOT assume that your dog has not been bitten after a squabble with another animal.  Feel him all over gently and carefully. He will let you know […]

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Six Components of Your Pet’s Health & Safety Team (aka their body guards, entourage, people)

Through research and conversation with other pet parents and professionals, you must assemble a team to care for your pet. These caregivers, also known as your pet’s ‘second best friends’ (you are #1 after all), should include your Veterinarian, Emergency Center Personnel, Obedience Trainer, Groomer and Professional Pet Sitter. Depending on your lifestyle or pet’s […]

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Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family & Lifestyle

Pets that end up in shelters aren’t broken!  People who don’t take time to care, train and nurture the animal are most often to blame.  Sometimes the problem starts even earlier when an adopter chooses on an impulse and doesn’t take the time to research various species & breeds as well as assess his or […]

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