A Common Sense Approach to NSAIDs and Your Pet’s Pain Management

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Anytime you can relieve your pet’s pain, it’s a big relief for you, too. Thankfully, veterinary medicine offers more ways to do that than ever before. In fact, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are the most common pain medications prescribed for pets today.

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5 Health Problems Dog Owners Often Ignore

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

Some of the things dog owners ignore truly do make a difference to an animal’s quality of life. It can be easy for well-meaning pet owners to get caught up in one aspect of their dog’s care but pay no attention to something else . . . → Read More: 5 Health Problems Dog Owners Often Ignore

9 Secrets to Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

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There is a long-held misconception that cats need to be able to roam outdoors to be happy, but we think most modern felines would disagree. All the kitty luxuries available today make the great outdoors just seem a little less… great. Whether munching on catnip, traversing indoor climbing systems or . . . → Read More: 9 Secrets to Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

5 Common Mushrooms That Can Poison Your Pet

BY DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT | Featured on Vetstreet.com

Mushroom poisoning in pets may be underestimated. Mushroom species can be difficult to nearly impossible for even mushroom experts (called mycologists) to identify. That difficulty is compounded by the fact that little is known about the potential toxicity of many species. Mushrooms reported . . . → Read More: 5 Common Mushrooms That Can Poison Your Pet

Big Dog Basics: Everyday Issues For People With Giant Breeds

Article Featured on Vetstreet | By Kim Thorton

Thinking of sharing your life with a Great Dane, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound or other giant breed? While these giant breeds can make great companions, there are a few things you need to think about before you commit. For starters, they eat more and take up more . . . → Read More: Big Dog Basics: Everyday Issues For People With Giant Breeds

Fall Pet Safety Tips

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Fall is a fun season to get out and about with your pets, but before you jump into that first pile of leaves, sip that first pumpkin spice latte, or walk down that first fall trail, it is important to keep your pets safe. Understanding autumn . . . → Read More: Fall Pet Safety Tips

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

By Diana Bocco | Article Featured on PetMD

When it comes to post-operative care for pets, there’s no such thing as “standard procedure.” That’s because each cat and dog surgery and each pet is different.

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Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

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I’ve heard that chocolate is toxic to dogs? Is this true?

Yes, chocolate is toxic to dogs (and cats!). While rarely fatal, chocolate ingestion can result in significant illness. Chocolate is toxic because it contains a chemical called theobromine, as well as caffeine. Theobromine is the predominant toxin in . . . → Read More: Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

How to Give Your Dog Medication

There will be times when you need to give your dog medication — and that can be a tricky task, especially if you’ve never done it before or if he is uncooperative. Here is expert advice on how to get the medicine down.

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My Dog Just Came Inside and Her Eyelids and Muzzle Are Swollen. What’s Going On?

BY DR. JENNA ASHTON DVM, MS, DACVIM | Article Featured on Vetstreet

Swelling of the eyelids and face, hives and facial itching (or pawing at the face) are common signs of an allergic reaction. Essentially, this occurs when the dog’s immune system generates an exaggerated response to a foreign substance. While dogs can have . . . → Read More: My Dog Just Came Inside and Her Eyelids and Muzzle Are Swollen. What’s Going On?