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How to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy

Did you know the condition of your pet's teeth is essential to his or her health? Just like you, your pet only has one set of adult teeth, and poor hygiene can lead to serious medical problems. If ...
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The First Veterinarians: A Brief History

Humans have relied on our animals for thousands of years—first as food, then as labor, and then as companions. From the moment human beings decided raising animals was easier than stalking them, ...
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Pets and Antifreeze Poisoning

Roughly 90,000 animals suffer from antifreeze poisoning every year, according to the Humane Society. It only takes a few tablespoons to poison an average-sized dog, causing acute kidney failure or ...
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Keeping Your Pet Safe on Car Rides

Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because their owners leave them in parked vehicles. Most people don't realize that the temperature inside your vehicle can rise by nearly ...
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Why You Should Always Take Your New Pet to the Vet

Getting a new friend is always an exciting time for you and your household. Newly acquired pets can end up being a fantastic long-term addition to your family. While owning a pet can be a worthwhile ...
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Advantages of Spaying and Neutering Pets

When you decide to spay or neuter your pet, you're helping to control the pet homeless population, which has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Because we have too many cats and ...
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All About Dog Park Etiquette

A lot of dog owners will attest that their dog's favorite thing to do is to spend an hour or two in the sunshine at the dog park. While a trip to the dog park can be great because your dog gets ...
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Considering Crate Training?

If you're new to the concept of crate training, you may be wondering why people do it. After all, isn't a dog much happier having free reign of the house or backyard? Believe it or not, crate ...
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Dangers of Frostbite in Cats & Dogs

Cats and dogs have fur, but it's a common misconception that they can handle freezing temperatures. While there are large dog breeds, such as the Alaskan Malamute that are naturally equipped for ...
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Horses and Broken Bones

In the past, it was very difficult to treat fractures in horses, and often a broken bone meant the horse had to be euthanized. Fortunately, advances in veterinarian medicine and technology has made it ...
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Increasing Your Dog’s Lifespan

As dog owners, we want what's best for our pet. We show them love, bring them on car rides, and feed them the best dog food we can afford. Some of us give our dogs lots of love and attention, ...
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Cats and Depression

You probably don't have difficulty reading dogs because they're pretty much happy all of the time, unless of course their owner goes on vacation, or they're rehomed and moved to a ...
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Adopting a Retired Racing Greyhound

Greyhounds are gentle and loving, and because of their short fur, they don't shed a lot, which makes them an excellent choice for warm climates. Greyhounds are generally good around children and ...
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Can Cows Be Pets?

If you've spent much time around cows, you might have noticed that some cows are as friendly as dogs, some are aloof, and some are aggressive. If you desire to have a pet cow, it's actually ...
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What Causes Cats to Spray?

Some cats engage in urine spraying or marking, commonly referred to as "spraying." In this case, the cat will back up to an object, hold his tail erect and release urine onto an object. The ...
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Should I Stop My Cat from Eating Bugs?

Humans have domesticated cats and dogs, but despite the fact that both species are well-fed by their owners, few dogs will drop dead birds and rodents on their owners' doorsteps as precious ...
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Puppy Nutrition 101

When you shop for puppy food, you'll find hundreds of different foods to choose from. It can get a little overwhelming as you're faced with a sea of brands, but remember, NOT all puppy food ...
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Is Dog Saliva Actually Clean?

If you're like most people, you've heard people say that dog saliva is clean, and that a dog's mouth is cleaner than yours. Is this true, or is it just another old wives' tale? The ...
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Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Summer can be a lot of fun for dogs, especially when their owners are active people who take them on hikes, camping, fishing, and to places, such as rivers, lakes and beaches. For many dogs, the ...
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Do Dogs Need Animal Companionship?

Dog owners often ask, "Does my dog need canine companionship?" Pet owners will often ask this question when their dog is home alone for long periods of time, or when their dog seems to love ...
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