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Your Puppy’s First Veterinary Visit: What to Know

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Background information about your pup can help the veterinary staff better care for the little guy. And whether the pup acts healthy or is under the weather, it’s important to bring samples from your baby’s (ahem) output for the vet to evaluate. Here’s what you should plan on bringing to the visit. Documentation Shelters and […]

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Boxes: Your Kitten’s Safe Spaces

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If you spend any time online, you’ve seen photos of cats and kittens in cardboard boxes. Little kittens in big boxes, large cats squished into tiny boxes, and multiple cats all in the same box. People are fascinated by the feline species’ love of boxes. More Than A Cardboard Box For cats it’s more about […]

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Medicating Your Pet: How To Get Pills And Liquids Down The Hatch

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Reading Time: 3 minutes You can expect that at some time during your pet’s life, you will need to give her some medications. It may be antibiotics for an infection, daily thyroid medication, or a supplement to help keep her healthy. Some pets will end up on daily treatments for life. To ensure that medication does its job, you […]

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8 Ways To Prepare Your Dog for Pet Sitting Visits

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Staying in a strange place can be frightening for dogs. If your pup is a homebody, you may prefer to have a pet sitter come in and care for him if you and your family are traveling without him. To ensure that your dog and the pet sitter get off on the right paw, take […]

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Help Kittens Have Happy Vet Visits

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Starting life with a kitten is an adventure for both of you. And the first big hurdle the two of you may face as you navigate your life together is the visit to the veterinarian. How it goes can determine the path of your new pet’s health care throughout her life. The goal of Fear […]

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Help Newly Adopted Kittens Overcome Fear

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Many an owner of a newly adopted kitten has become concerned when the new family member is found hiding under the sofa rather than coming out to play. This is especially true if the kitten seemed bold, social, and playful at the shelter, foster’s home, or the home where she was born. The Causes of […]

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10 Tips To Safely Handle A Fearful Injured Dog

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Your dog has been injured or you come across a dog who has been hit by a car or sustained some other injury. A dog who is hurt can be fearful. What’s the best way to proceed? When it comes to handling an injured, fearful dog, take the advice of Leni Kaplan, DVM: less is […]

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Brain Drain? How To Recognize and Manage a Dog’s Cognitive Decline

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If your senior dog seems to be a little forgetful these days, has started howling at what seems like nothing, and behaves fearfully in situations that were never traumatic for him in the past, he may be undergoing some age-related cognitive decline. Yes, dogs can develop what’s called canine cognitive disorder—sort of a doggie version […]

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What’s New In Pain Relief For Dogs

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Humans and animals share many things, including unpleasantness such as acute and chronic pain. As anyone who has experienced pain knows, life can be pretty miserable if the pain isn’t controlled. Normal activities such as sleeping, eating, and moving can be difficult for people and animals in pain. Pain also affects health and can cause […]

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Antibiotics Aren’t Always The Solution To Feline Urinary Woes

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Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you know how distressing the signs can be. It hurts, and you feel the urgency to urinate but can release only a few dribbles. Cats can also have urinary signs, although infections are less common than in humans. The discomfort of LUTS, as veterinarians call lower urinary […]