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How Do I Know If My Pet Needs an X-ray?

How Do I Know If My Pet Needs an X-ray?

The last thing any pet owner wants is for their canine companion to get injured or sick. But some things are inevitable, so you should prepare financially and emotionally in advance. It is important to take your pet for regular checkups. During these checkups, your veterinarian may have to conduct a series of tests to ensure your pet is healthy.
Flea and Tick Prevention in the Fall

Flea and Tick Prevention in the Fall

Most pets are susceptible to fleas and ticks that are found in virtually every territory and climate. Many people assume that a drop in temperatures signals the end of flea and tick season. The pests thrive in fall conditions. 
Benefits of Pet Boarding vs. Pet Sitters

Benefits of Pet Boarding vs. Pet Sitters

Do you need to leave town for an urgent family, business, or holiday trip? While you are away, who will ensure that your animal companion receives the best care in your absence? When arranging care for your pet while you are away, it is normal to focus on what will help your furry friend feel happy, comfortable, and safe. 
When Should I Get My Pet Vaccinated?

When Should I Get My Pet Vaccinated?

As a pet owner, you want to do all you can to keep your furry friend happy and healthy. Seeing your pet suffering can be heartbreaking. Thus, trying to protect your loyal friend from falling sick is important.
Top Tips for Keeping Pets Safe This Summer

Top Tips for Keeping Pets Safe This Summer

The American Humane is aware of how easy pets can overheat and suffer from other issues during summer. Pets need more attention during the hot months, that is why responsible pet owners should take proper precautions. If you want to find out effective ways on how to keep your pets safe this summer, here is what you should know.
Does My Dog Have Lyme Disease?

Does My Dog Have Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease can be severe, so if you are concerned that your dog might have contracted the illness, you want to get it checked as soon as possible. Prevention is always best, so with that in mind, here are a few things you should know to protect your dog as much as possible.
Top Signs That Your Dog May Have Heartworms

Top Signs That Your Dog May Have Heartworms

Mosquitoes tend to increase their numbers when the weather gets wet and warm. These mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance as they are carriers and transmitters of heartworms in dogs. The parasite gets into the animal via a bite from a mosquito carrying the heartworm larvae. The infestation of these worms in your dog is a silent killer. This is because it can take months before your pet starts showing signs of infection. Here are the top signs that your dog has heartworms.
Signs and Symptoms of Poisoning in Pets

Signs and Symptoms of Poisoning in Pets

A common reason for pet emergency room visits is poisoning, which usually happens after the pet ingests toxic products. The items range from food to household products, plants, and other substances. The sad fact is that, in most cases, poisoning is preventable. Proper safety precautions can ensure your pets are safe in the home. During this Pet Poison Awareness month, it is important to learn the signs and symptoms of poisoning in pets.
The Health Dangers of Poor Pet Dental Hygiene

The Health Dangers of Poor Pet Dental Hygiene

Does your cat or dog have stinky breath? Do their teeth seem discolored with visible tartar along the gumline? There’s probably nothing worse than a slobbery kiss from your pet when their mouth is teeming with oral bacteria. If you have been neglecting their dental hygiene, now is the time to have a change of heart. Otherwise, you put their health at risk of different severe diseases.
Four Health Benefits of Walks with Your Dog

Four Health Benefits of Walks with Your Dog

​​​​​​​Taking your dog out for a walk shouldn’t just be an opportunity for them to relieve themselves away from the house. Just like us, our dogs need regular exercise to keep them healthy and happy. Exactly how much exercise your dog needs will depend on their breed, age and general health, but some canines can happily walk for very long distances and should be taken on long hikes as well as shorter daily walks.

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