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Everything You Need to Know About Your Pet’s Anal Glands

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Health

How could that ghastly scent emanate from your lovely cat? And why does your dog shockingly splay his legs and scoot his rear along your Berber carpet? Few people consider anal glands when they sign up for a pet, but, like it or not, they’re part of the package. What Are Anal Glands? Anal glands, …

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Is Pet Anesthesia Really Necessary for Veterinary Dentistry?

Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Health

Why do pet dentists (or veterinarians who also take care of dental issues) suggest anesthesia? Imagine if your dentist lifted your lip, took a quick scan around your mouth and excused you from the dental chair in a minute or two. Some people might be delighted, but most of us would look for another dentist. …

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Dos and Don’ts of Winter Pet Vacations

Thursday, January 5, 2017 | Pet News

Let’s face it: there’s only so much shoveling you can do before your arms go on strike and demand a winter vacation. Whether you want to surf the waves at the beach or rip through the moguls at a ski resort, your dog or cat shouldn’t always have to stay behind. Why not consider a …

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‘Tis the Season to Avoid Pancreatitis in Pets

Thursday, December 22, 2016 | Health

With all the parties, events and gatherings this holiday season, who can resist those buttery rolls or that second helping of pork roast and gravy? Certainly not most of us. Nor our pets, who cast their beseeching brown eyes at us from under the tablecloth. And the holidays are all about sharing, right? The trouble …

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Winter Safety Tips for Pets

Thursday, December 15, 2016 | HealthPet News

If you live in a region that’s expecting cold weather, you’ve probably already battened down the hatches for winter. You’ve fluffed up the down comforter, mounted snow tires or resurrected the thermal underwear from the bottom of your drawer. But what about your dog or cat? How can you help promote pet safety for them …

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Destructive Behavior in Pets: It’s Not Spite

Thursday, December 8, 2016 | Pet NewsTraining & Behavior

When you’re not home, does your pet have his way with your belongings? Are the mangled boots, the peekaboo hole in the cashmere throw, or the gnawed window frame a statement of your dog or cat’s dissatisfaction? While it may seem like an overt case of vindictiveness, rest assured that your pet isn’t doing it …

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Some Pets Need More Cold Weather Care. Here’s What You Can Do.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 | Health

Winter is hard for everyone, but it can be especially rough on pets. While people typically bundle up when facing the elements, we often forget that our dogs and cats don’t have the luxury of donning waterproof boots, warm hats and toasty mittens without a little help. This isn’t a huge problem for healthy pets; …

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Litter Box Scoop: Why Does My Cat Urinate So Much?

Thursday, November 24, 2016 | Health

Cats have been dubbed the masters of disguise for their skill at masking the signs of illness. Fortunately for their owners, cats can’t always bury the evidence. In fact, leaving behind larger amounts of urine, or urinating more frequently in general, may be your cat’s way of hinting at a serious health issue. What Goes …

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Adopting Pets With Chronic Illness

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | Pet News

Of the 7.3 million dogs and cats that enter U.S. shelters each year, those with chronic health issues are at a distinct disadvantage. Among those considered “less adoptable,” these pets can take four times longer than average adoptable pets to find a home, according to research by Petfinder.com. For some dogs and cats, the wait …

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