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3 Optional Vaccinations for Dogs

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If you are like many dog owners, you probably love your pet very much and will do anything you can to keep it safe and healthy. This is one of the reasons you probably take your dog to a veterinarian clinic each year for a checkup and vaccinations. Your vet will offer the vaccinations your dog needs, and this will primarily include the required vaccinations; however, there are other types of vaccinations you can choose for your dog that are not required. Read More»

Five Common Care Mistakes That Might Make Your Guinea Pig Sick

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Guinea pigs make lovely pets, with their cute personalities and soft fur. Though they are small and live in cages, they do require careful and regular care in order to keep them healthy. To ensure your guinea pig does not end up in the vet’s office, make sure you avoid these common care mistakes. Mistake #1: Using cedar or pine bedding. Though some companies do market cedar bedding for pets like guinea pigs, it is not the best thing to be using. Read More»

3 Things To Know About Dental Problems With Dogs

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If you’ve ever had a tooth ache, you can probably to the pain this can cause, but did you know that dogs can also have toothaches? Dogs can get toothaches for a number of reasons, and you will need to know what to watch for in order to know if your dog has tooth problems. Here are three things you should realize about dogs and the dental problems they can have. Read More»

3 Summer Issues & Solutions to Avoid a Canine Emergency Vet Trip

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Your dog is a part of the family. So it’s only natural to do everything in your power to keep him or her safe. While accidents can happen any time of year, summer can be a particularly risky time for your dog. Fortunately, many of these accidents can be prevented if you know what to do. Here are a few potential threats to your canine as well as simple tricks you can implement to avoid a trip to the emergency vet this summer. Read More»

5 Parasites That Might Be Infecting Your Dog

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When a parasite infects your dog, you have good reasons to be worried. A parasite infection can cause a litany of problems for your dog and by extension, you. There’s nothing worse than worrying yourself sick over a problem with your beloved pet. There are a number of parasites that can infect your dog, and you should know what they are and the symptoms your dog will exhibit if infected. Read More»

6 Ways To Help Your Pooch Lose Weight

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The number of overweight dogs in the United States keeps rising. According to a 2012 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 52.5 percent of dogs in the country are obese. While a chubby pooch might look adorable, the extra weight is not good for his health. Obesity can increase a dog’s likelihood of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic health conditions. If your dog is carrying extra weight, it is not too late to do something about it. Read More»