Traveling With Your Dog

Traveling With Your Dog

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The number of people who travel with their dogs is growing, and so too are the options for pets on the road. From “ruffing it” at campgrounds to enjoying fabulous four-star hotels, the time has never been better to pack up your pet and go.

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6 Things in Your House That Could Be Triggering Your Pet’s Allergies

6 Things in Your House That Could Be Triggering Your Pet’s Allergies

Did you know that your pet could be allergic to everything from their own beds to your other pets? Unfortunately, figuring out what could be causing allergies in your dog or cat can be a lengthy process—and a particularly hard one when dealing with household allergens.

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Coping With Cancer in Pets

Coping With Cancer in Pets

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  • Cancer is extremely common in pets.
  • Cancer can be successfully managed in many cases.
  • Most pets tolerate treatment extremely well.
  • An accurate diagnosis and proper staging of a pet’s cancer are essential in order to pursue the best treatment and achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Cancer treatment in pets is designed to provide the best quality of life for the pet for as long as possible.
  • Monitor your pet closely throughout treatment.
  • Discuss euthanasia options with your veterinarian and outline a plan so you know how to proceed if necessary.

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July 4th fireworks can be stressful for dogs. These 6 tips can keep them calm and safe

July 4th fireworks can be stressful for dogs. These 6 tips can keep them calm and safe

By MUNA MOHAMED | Featured on ABC

The Fourth of July rings in the peak of summer quite literally as fireworks fly into the sky from cities to backyards alike. While the celebration is often colorful and exciting, it is also a time that can be very loud and frightening for dogs around the country, causing it to be the weekend more pets go missing than any other time of the year, according to the American Kennel Club.

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How to Give Your Cat Liquid Medicine

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Giving a cat his medicine is rarely easy, but knowing the proper procedure and what to expect can make the process more pleasant—for you and your cat.

Many people find liquid medicines easier to administer than other types, such as pills, capsules, eye drops or injections. But it still takes patience, precision, and a bit of strength to get your cat to sit still and swallow the right amount. Here, how to make the medicine go down easier.

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What is Coccidiosis?

What is Coccidiosis?

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The microscopic organism called coccidia lives in the intestines of a dog or cat and causes a disease referred to as coccidiosis. Signs include diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and lethargy. Puppies and kittens can become dehydrated and even die from an infection, though some pets never show any signs at all. A pet can pick up the infection from the soil, an infected animal’s feces or by eating an infected rodent. Fortunately, there are medications to treat coccidiosis in both dogs and cats.

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5 Tactics to Get Your Dog to Potty in the Rain

5 Tactics to Get Your Dog to Potty in the Rain

BY MIKKEL BECKER | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

My Pug, Willy, is a picky pottier under the best circumstances. He sniffs for minutes on end, spins a little, then changes his mind at the last second and goes searching for a better area. Any changes in the weather, such as wind, snow or rain, complicate his already-picky potty habits and make his bathroom quest even longer. But since we live in a part of the country where rain is common, it is crucial that he learn to deal with doing his business in a downpour.

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Chronic Ear Infections (Chronic Otitis) in Cats

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Chronic otitis is basically a long-lasting ear infection that can affect any cat, causing itchy, painful ears. Quite a few things can cause the disease — parasites, allergies, growths, and more — which is progressive and can lead to rupture of the eardrum or even permanent narrowing of the ear canal. Treatment starts with cleaning the ear and using medications like antimicrobials and anti-inflammatories. However, in some cases, surgery may be the best option.

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Sick Sinus Syndrome - A Heart Condition in Dogs

Sick Sinus Syndrome - A Heart Condition in Dogs

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Sick sinus syndrome has nothing to do with the respiratory system, as one might think. It is a serious cardiac condition that causes abnormal heart rhythms in dogs. It is unclear what is behind the disease, but signs are weakness, fainting, seizures, and even death. There are drugs to help mildly affected patients, but a pacemaker is really the best treatment for symptomatic dogs.

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My Pet Won’t Stop Eating Grass. What’s Going On?

My Pet Won't Stop Eating Grass. What's Going On?

Who hasn’t wondered, “Why does my pet eat grass?” The truth is there isn’t one clear reason. What we do know is that eating small amounts of grass can be a harmless, albeit curious, thing for a perfectly healthy dog or cat to do. But when nibbling turns into gulping great hunks of the stuff — and grassy vomit hits the kitchen tile — it’s time to wonder what’s going on.

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