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Canines And Limb Amputation: What To Expect After Surgery

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Trauma as well as several diseases, such as bone cancer, may leave you with the heart wrenching decision to amputate one of your dog’s legs. While this treatment course if never a first option, it is a very viable option and can help save your dog’s life as well as restore their quality of life. If your dog’s life is in danger or if they’re likely to be in pain for the rest of their life, amputation may be the best course. Read More»

So You Think Your Schnauzer Has Pancreatitis? Taking Emergency Action

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Owning a schnauzer can be rewarding. These terriers are loyal, playful, and full of personality. Unfortunately, schnauzers are also prone to episodes of pancreatitis. Being able to identify some emergency steps you can take when you think your dog has pancreatitis will help you alleviate your furry friend’s pain and suffering until you can get an appointment with your vet. Here are three simple things you can do at home to manage your schnauzer’s pancreatitis in the future. Read More»

Sniff Sniff: Signs Your Dog Might Have Allergies

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While it’s common knowledge that human beings experience allergy symptoms such as sneezing and coughing when exposed to substances such as pollen and dust, a lesser known fact is that dogs can also be sensitive to allergens and often exhibit the same symptoms. If your pooch seems under the weather during certain seasons or tends to scratch more after rolling around in the grass or enjoying the outdoors, chances are you’ve got a canine with allergies on your hands. Read More»

What Should You Do About A Cat's Over-Grooming?

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Grooming is part of life for cats. However, excessive licking and chewing could be a sign of an underlying condition that requires medical assistance. If you are concerned that your cat is grooming too much, here is what you need to know. What Are Signs That Your Cat Is Grooming Too Much? Whenever a cat is over-grooming, the signs will be noticeable in its behavior and appearance. If your cat is over-grooming on a regular basis, it is likely that you will notice it through daily observations. Read More»

2 Reasons Why It Is So Important That Your Dog Receives Their Vaccinations

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If you have a dog, it is essential that you take the necessary steps to make sure that they are well cared for. One of these steps is taking your dog into the vet to get their vaccinations. This article will discuss two reasons why it is so important that your dog receives their vaccinations.  It Protects Them Against Fatal Diseases Perhaps the most important reason to get your dog all of their vaccinations is because they can essentially save your dog’s life. Read More»

Don't Want To Neuter Your Dog? 4 Things That May Change Your Mind

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If you’re thinking about not having your dog neutered, you’re not alone. According to the ASPCA, nearly 90 percent of dogs that end up in shelters have not been neutered. Keep in mind that this number only reflects dogs that end up in shelters, not those who live out their life with their owners. This is a very important distinction as you will see later. So why don’t people get their dogs neutered? Read More»

Adopting A Dog? 3 Reasons To Consider A Senior Dog

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If you’re thinking of adopting a dog, there’s a good chance that the pet that you’re imagining is a small and cuddly puppy. However, there are some good reasons why you may want to consider adopting an older dog instead. Take a look at some of the reasons why a senior dog might be the right pet for you. Older Dogs Are Less Demanding Any potential pet owner should be willing to put in the time, money, and energy that it takes to take care of that pet. Read More»

Canine Incontinence: 4 Things That May Be Causing Your Dog's Chronic Leaking

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While incontinence is usually associated with old age, it can occur at any time during your dog’s life. Infection, disease, physiological defects, and even obesity can make it impossible for your dog to hold their urine. The result is a leaky dog that leaves dribbles of pee everywhere. While the urine is difficult enough to deal with, the simple fact that your pet is dribbling could indicate that something is going on with their health. Read More»

Five Safe Ways to Celebrate the Halloween Season with Your Dog

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With the arrival of cool breezes, falling leaves, pumpkins, and glorious fall foliage, thoughts turn to Halloween celebrations. For many, no holiday revelry is complete without the inclusion of their beloved canine companions, but many of the human customs can be hazardous to dogs. Keep your dog happy and safe this Halloween by following these five tips when planning your dog’s fall festivities. 1. Costume Caveats As the pet-supply retailers display vast inventories of wickedly adorable Halloween costumes, it’s easy to get caught up in the marveling as you picture how your pooch will look in them when he struts along the local canine-costume parade route. Read More»

Are You A Rescuer At Heart? 3 Steps That Will Help You Care For A Stray

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If you’re a rescuer by nature, you want to make sure you’re prepared the next time you see an abandoned animal. If you see an animal roaming the street, you can’t just stop and put it in your car. You need to make sure you’re prepared for the rest of the rescue. Here are three tips that will help you care for an abandoned animal. Be Prepared It’s a heart-breaking scenario. Read More»