Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do. Here are some things to keep an eye out for during hot weather:

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Dog Exercise: Keeping Your Pup in Good Shape

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Daily walks, jogs, or play sessions can pay huge dividends when it comes to your dog’s health. Not only will exercise help keep your dog fit and trim, regular activities can help channel your dog’s energy into a positive direction, like playing games or taking walks, rather than destructive ones like digging holes in the yard. Check out this guide to get tips on creating a safe and healthy canine workout plan.

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Flea and Tick Prevention in Cats & Dogs

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What Are Fleas and Ticks?

Fleas and ticks are external parasites that can cause extreme discomfort for your pet and can also cause serious diseases.

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Don't Make These 5 New Dog Owner Mistakes

By Dr. Marty Becker, DVM | Article Featured on Vetstreet

I love meeting first-time dog owners. They’re so enthusiastic about their pups — or their adult dogs, if they’ve adopted from a shelter. I want to do everything I can to make sure they get off on the right paw with their new pet.

Because I talk to so many of them, I see some of the same mistakes over and over. They probably don’t seem like mistakes, especially to a new pet parent, but they sure can cause problems with a dog’s health and behavior in the long run. If you have just acquired a dog or know someone who has, here are five common mistakes new dog owners make and my doggy do-list for doin’ it right.

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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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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Dogscaping Your Yard

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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

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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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Why is my dog throwing up bile

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Dog vomiting is a somewhat common occurrence, but it becomes a true health concern when a dog is throwing up bile. If your dog throws up yellow foam, or a yellow-green foam, it’s probably bile, and you should take your pup to the vet right away to determine the cause. Bile is produced in the liver, stored in the gall bladder and released into the small intestine to help break food down. This helps the body digest and utilize the food properly. If your dog is throwing up bile, these are the five most common reasons.

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By John Gilpatrick

Heart disease in dogs and cats can be a tough diagnosis for vets to make and for pet owners to receive. Depending on the specifics of the condition, your vet may not be able to do much, but that’s not always the case. Read more