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First Aid for Pets

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Accidents happen, and dogs can be like small children in the way they’ll come home with all sorts of scraps from the adventures they have in the great outdoors. From farm animals to other domesticated types of animals and from emotional support animals to service animals, injury is inevitable. Over the years your dog may have a few accidents, but …

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How Second-Hand Smoke Affects Your Pet

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If you smoke, you should have first thought about its adverse effects not only on your health but also on your pet’s health.  Besides the obvious danger of lung cancer, cats and dogs lick the residual tar and nicotine from their coats, which can contribute to throat and mouth cancer. If you want to have this be your emotional support …

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Flea Treatment for Dogs

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Nothing irritates both a dog and an owner quite as much as fleas. In fact, most types of animals such as cats, cows, monkeys even humans are affected by these tiny nuisances. They are common parasites, but can be very difficult to remove. Even when you do manage to kill the fleas, their eggs can remain for months afterward, guaranteeing …

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Is Prednisone Safe for Dogs?

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Prednisone is one of the most commonly prescribed steroids in both human and veterinary medicine. It’s used to treat a variety of ailments from joint pain to cancer. If your dog has been prescribed prednisone, there is a long list of things you should be aware of before you give them that first pill. Always work with your veterinarian to …

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Looking After Your Dog’s Teeth

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Your dog’s oral health is just as important as all other aspects of caring for them, but it’s often overlooked. Tartar that sits on dog’s teeth is about 80% bacteria and can get into the bloodstream and infect vital organs. Dental disease is very painful for your dog as it damages gums, bones, and ligaments and can lead to teeth …

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Is Claritin Safe For Dogs?

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Claritin, the popular brand name of the drug loratadine, is commonly used for treating allergies. Claritin is a H1 histamine antagonist (anti-histamine), which, unlike many other popular anti-allergens such as Benadryl for dogs, does not tend to induce sedation in those who use it making it a highly popular alternative. Aside from allergies, the drug is also typically employed immediately …

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Benadryl for Dogs

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Spring season may be the most pleasant in the year, but it’s also the season for some pretty gruesome allergies. Some include: sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, and runny nose. If your dog is joining you in this allergy-induced misery, don’t make the mistake of just giving them a dose of your trusty Benadryl unless you know the ins and outs …

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Noise Control For Your Pet

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Excessively loud noises, which also constitute as noise pollution, can not only be dangerous for humans, but for pets as well. Dogs and cats have pretty sensitive hearing, which means being overexposed to loud television, music or external noise can put them at a health risk. Remember that because your pet ifs there to help improve your health, they need …

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Dog Paw Balm – A Dog Owner’s Guide

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Most dog lovers will agree that the obsession with their dog’s paws ranks pretty high on the list of things they love most about their dogs. Then there is that nose, those manipulative but heart-melting eyes, the tail and of course, the smile that on the darkest of days can make life worth living. People (of privilege) are able to …

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Babesiosis – What Dog Owners Need To Know

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We love our dogs, especially if they are there to serve as our emotional support dog partners. But, we do need to always be sure we are taking care of our pet because diseases like babesiosis can creep up on our furry friend at any second. This fatal disease transmitted by ticks and affects mammals. It causes severe anaemia in …