5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Pet's Dental Health

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Pet's Dental Health

Article By Laura Cross | Featured on VetStreet

Are your pet’s pearly whites more yellow-brown in color? Does his breath make you plug your nose? We wouldn’t be surprised if many of you answered yes and yes. By the time they’re 3 years old, most dogs and cats suffer from some degree of dental disease — and yellow-brown tartar and stinky breath are just two of the warning signs. But your pet doesn’t have to be part of that disheartening statistic! There are steps you can take at home — and with the help of your veterinarian — to help combat dental disease.

Read on to learn how you can improve your dog or cat’s dental health.

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Heartworm Treatment for Dogs: What You Need to Know

Heartworm Treatment for Dogs: What You Need to Know

Article by DR. Marty Becker, DVM | Featured on Vetstreet.com

Odds are, you’ve visited at least one veterinary office that prominently displayed a photo or drawing of a canine heart infested with heartworms. This gruesome image illustrates what can happen to your dog when the spaghetti-like worms clog his heart.

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Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

By DR. MARTY BECKER DVM | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Ticks are trouble! We all know that they spread the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, but another tick-borne disease that is steadily increasing is ehrlichiosis. Once limited to western Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the incidence of ehrlichiosis is expected to rise in those areas, as well as in southern California and the southeastern United States, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council.

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Hypertension Can Trigger Sudden Blindness, yet Often Goes Unseen and Undetected

Hypertension Can Trigger Sudden Blindness, yet Often Goes Unseen and Undetected

Many cat parents don’t realize that just like us, kitties can develop high blood pressure (hypertension). The primary difference between the two conditions is that in humans, the cause of hypertension is often unknown, whereas in cats, it’s usually the result of another disease or health condition.

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Common Snail & Slug Killer Extremely Deadly to Pets

Common Snail & Slug Killer Extremely Deadly to Pets

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Dogs explore the world with their noses and often, their mouths. In addition, most are indiscriminate eaters. This combination can lead to all sorts of challenges for dog parents — some funny, some gross, and unfortunately, some that are potentially deadly.

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Say Goodbye to Begging, Leash Pulling and Jumping

Say Goodbye to Begging, Leash Pulling and Jumping

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Experts generally agree that a dog’s behavior is almost always linked to something his owner, caretaker and/or trainer did or didn’t do at some point in his life. Interestingly, there are three behaviors in particular that most dog parents don’t appreciate but may be unintentionally reinforcing: begging, jumping and leash pulling.

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Can Dogs Have Asthma?

Can Dogs Have Asthma?

By: Dr. Sarah Wooten | Article Featured on PetMD

Can dogs have asthma? While asthma is much less common in dogs than in cats, dogs can suffer from asthma in much the same ways humans do.

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5 Senior Pet Questions Answered by a Vet

5 Senior Pet Questions Answered by a Vet

Article Featured on PetMD

You asked, and we answered. Here are some questions our petMD Facebook audience had about keeping their senior pets happy and healthy. If you have a senior pet of your own, take a look at what veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Coates has to say about helping your senior pet thrive in their golden years.

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Dogscaping Your Yard

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Dogscaping Your Yard

Article Featured on NetPets

Creating a yard that is dog-friendly is one of the most important things you can do for your pet. However there are several mistakes that owners commonly make. By avoiding the following pitfalls you can help to increase your chances of ending up with a space that’s perfectly suited for your pet’s needs.

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10 Most Common Human Medication Dangers for Pets

10 Most Common Human Medication Dangers for Pets

Article Featured on AVMA

Anyone who takes medication prescribed for someone else puts themselves at risk of illness or even death – and this applies to your pets, too! Although there are many medications used in both animals and people, the effects, doses needed, and other things aren’t always the same.

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