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How To: Help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas and Ticks

How To: Help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas and Ticks

As temperatures begin to rise and you and your family begin to enjoy the warmer weather, it's important to get a jump start on protecting your dog from fleas and ticks. Getting rid of pesky fleas and ticks can be a hassle, but with the right products and if you follow these steps, fleas and ticks will not stand a chance. There are two major steps to take to protect your dog against fleas and ticks. The first step to protect your dog against fleas and ticks is to keep the parasites out of your yard. Ticks can survive the...

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Spring Pet Care Tips

Spring Pet Care Tips

The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months. Even with gas prices as inflated as they are, hopping in the car for a joy ride with your canine companion always comes to mind when the sun begins to shine. It is important to avoid leaving your pet in the car on hot days, even with the windows...

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Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don’t like going to the dentist, I can only imagine how my pet feels about it! The truth is, the same philosophy that applies to you and your family also applies to your pets when it comes to dental care. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy dental practices for your pets and what you should do to...

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Suggestions to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

Suggestions to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

Obesity is one of the most common health issues afflicting pet cats, and being overweight or obese can severely compromise the health, quality of life and even lifespan of your cat. Taking steps to help your pet shed excess pounds isn't difficult, but it does need to be done carefully to keep your cat happy and healthy. Consequences of Feline Obesity A cat that is even a few pounds overweight can suffer from poor health, and severely obese cats can face a number of devastating health issues, including… Arthritis and swollen joints Hip dysplasia and lameness Diabetes High blood pressure...

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Why Should I Take My Dog To A Training Class?

Why Should I Take My Dog To A Training Class?

As a member of our family, we expect our dogs to be playful at times and docile at times, but always on their best behavior for guests. It is important to give your furry friend the chance to establish those behavior skills that will be a benefit for a lifetime. Why Training Classes? Simple: ● Social Interaction: Dog training will provide the opportunity to develop interaction skills with other dogs, other people, and will groom your dog for how she or she should behave in new environments. Studies show that socialization is a key ingredient for the overall psychological well...

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