Say Good Riddance to Nasty Pathogens That Riddle Pet Toys

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

Dogs love to chew, fetch and carry around their favorite toys, which means those that are the most loved will also be those that quickly become covered in dirt, slobber and grime. Your dog may bury his toys in the yard, sleep with them at night and drag . . . → Read More: Say Good Riddance to Nasty Pathogens That Riddle Pet Toys

10 Mistakes Even Loving Pet Parents Make Way Too Often

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

Even the most well-intentioned pet parent makes mistakes every now and then in caring for their dog. Sometimes, we don’t even recognize a mistake for what it is! However, it’s important to know when something we’re doing (or not doing) might cause . . . → Read More: 10 Mistakes Even Loving Pet Parents Make Way Too Often

Frostbite on Dogs

Even if they have thick fur, dogs who are exposed to extreme low temperatures run the possibility of freezing their extremities—the tips of their ears, tail and toes. Frostbite on dogs is not usually a life-threatening condition in and of itself, but it does often proceed hypothermia in dogs, which can be fatal.

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Your Cat's Dental Health

By Arden Moore | Featured on carecredit.com

A sudden boycott at mealtime might be due to dental pain.

Ever chomp down on a piece of taffy only to have it tear out a filling? This is a surprising – and painful – event. Trust me, I know.

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What to Do If Your Pet has an Ingrown Nail

Article Featured on Douglas Feed & Pet Supply

An ingrown nail can be painful for your pet, and if left untreated, could lead to sores, infections or in severe cases, even lameness or more severe complications. Fortunately, it is easy to deal with ingrown nails and keep your pets on sure footing.

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10 Best Training Tips

Ok, he’s finally home. Training needs to begin immediately, considering the new pattern on the rug, not to mention the dog’s breakfast he’s made of your new Manolo Blahnik strappy sandals. But where should you start?

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Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

When ordering pet medications online be sure you’re dealing with a reputable pharmacy.

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Alcohol Risks for Pets: Beer, Wine, and Liquor

By Brielle Gregory

Whether you’re having a few friends over for dinner or hosting a large family get-together, parties can be stressful for pet parents. The last thing you need is to discover your pet nose-deep in a pitcher of spiked punch.

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5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

By Paula Fitzsimmons | Article Featured on PetMD

You already know that not taking care of your dog’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease, a condition that results in bleeding gums, bad breath, and ultimately tooth loss. “Periodontal disease starts under the gum line with a substance called plaque, which is made up of . . . → Read More: 5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

10 Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving

Article Featured on ASPCA | Image Credit: Petfinder

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also a time for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink.

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