Keeping My Dog Healthy

2 Tips for Calming Your Dog Before a Blood Test at the Vet

Posted by on October 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Tips for Calming Your Dog Before a Blood Test at the Vet

Just like humans, dogs have to undergo regular blood tests in order to ensure that they are in good health. Diseases and other bacterial infections can cause your dog’s blood cell count to change. A veterinarian will perform a routine test to ensure that your pet is not suffering from any infection that has gone unnoticed. These blood test can make even the calmest dog feel nervous. When your dog is nervous, it is difficult for the veterinarian to perform the blood test as quickly and efficiently as possible. Fortunately, there are a...

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Traveling With Your Service Animal? 3 Steps To Get It Prepared

Posted by on September 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Traveling With Your Service Animal? 3 Steps To Get It Prepared

You depend on your service animal to make your life easier. In fact, it’s probably by your side 24 hours a day. To provide for your needs, your service animal depends on you too. Under normal circumstances, you probably know what your service animal needs throughout the day. However, if you’re about to take your first trip abroad with your service animal, you might not know how to prepare for the adventure. To help get you started, here are three steps you should take when preparing for your vacation. Remember the Food If your...

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Puppy Ills: What You Need To Know About The Dog Flu

Posted by on July 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Puppy Ills: What You Need To Know About The Dog Flu

Dog owners everywhere have been alarmed at recent reports of a new type of flu that affects dogs. This flu seems to be causing dog lovers to keep their pets at home for fear of its consequences, but you should know the facts about dog flu before you take such drastic measures. Read on to learn more about the dog flu and the steps you can take to protect your furry friend. What is the dog flu? The actual name of this disease is H3N8, and was originally thought to only affect horses. Unfortunately, some diseases can “jump species”...

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Understanding The Hyperthyroid Cat

Posted by on July 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding The Hyperthyroid Cat

Your veterinarian has just diagnosed your cat as having a thyroid tumor. This explains the hyperactive behavior that you’ve noticed in your cat these past few weeks. Here is how the thyroid tumor has affected your cat, the treatment options, and what you can do to help your cat have a comfortable life at home with this disease. The Impact of the Tumor on the Thyroid This is a common occurrence in older cats. What triggers the development of the tumor is unknown, but genetics and environmental conditions appear to be two factors...

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Four Veterinary Waiting Room Tips For Cat Owners

Posted by on June 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Veterinary Waiting Room Tips For Cat Owners

If you have a skittish or anxious cat, taking them to the vet might be stressful for both you and your pet. One part of the trip that you can control to some degree is your cat’s experience in the waiting room. Here are four tips that can make your cat’s waiting room experience at the vet’s office a little less stressful. 1. Invest in a Sturdy Carrier There are a lot of different transport options for cats these days, ranging from those with soft exteriors to others that are more like a sling designed for carrying your cat....

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Keep Your Social Bird Happy While Away With The Help Of A Pet Kennel

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Keep Your Social Bird Happy While Away With The Help Of A Pet Kennel

While you may already be aware of how much of a help a boarding kennel can be for both dogs and cats, it’s less common to know about how they can be accommodating for pet birds. Whether you have a parakeet or a parrot, you need to make sure that they will get plenty of attention while you’re gone since most birds strive for attention each day. If you’re unsure of whether a pet kennel is the right fit for your bird, it’s a good idea to look into exactly what a kennel can offer for your feathered pet. Typically Less...

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3 Diseases Your Cat Can Get From Ticks

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Diseases Your Cat Can Get From Ticks

While your outdoor cat may enjoy roaming around the neighborhood and exploring the outdoors, they face many hazards on their adventures, including tick bites. Ticks are blood-sucking arachnids that live in long grass or other foliage, and your cat may come into contact with them. When a tick feeds on your cat, it could pass a number of dangerous diseases to your pet. Here are three diseases your cat can get from ticks. Lyme Disease Lyme Disease is a well-known tick borne disease among humans, but cats can get it, too. While this disease is...

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Doggone Nose! 4 Tips To Help Clear Your Dogs Stuffy Nose

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Doggone Nose! 4 Tips To Help Clear Your Dogs Stuffy Nose

Your dog uses its nose a lot. From making new friends, to looking for the perfect place to relieve itself, your dog’s nose is working all day long. Unfortunately, sometimes your dog will sniff something up its nose that shouldn’t be there, like a bug or a piece of grass. When that happens, your dog can develop a nasty case of sinusitis. While it’s not life-threatening, it can make your dog uncomfortable. Here are three simple steps you can take to help relieve the discomfort. Turn Up the Steam Adding a bit of moisture to the...

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Own A Dog? Take Care Of Its Teeth To Keep It Healthy

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Own A Dog? Take Care Of Its Teeth To Keep It Healthy

If you own a dog, there are many things you need to do to take care of it properly. This includes regular checkups from their vet, exercise, immunizations, and more. One thing you may have forgotten about is your dog’s teeth. Just like your own teeth, it is important that you care for them properly. If you do not, they can have plaque and tartar build up that will lead to cavities. If not taken care of at this point, your dog could get periodontal disease. Below are some tips on how you can keep your dog’s teeth healthy. Use the...

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How You Can Help Your Dog Deal With Their Fear Of Thunder

Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How You Can Help Your Dog Deal With Their Fear Of Thunder

When you are a dog owner, the summer months can mean a lot of great times out and about with your beloved pooch. However, it can also mean that your dog will be running around barking crying, and trying to burrow or hide when thunderstorms hit. Many dogs have a strong fear of thunder that can lead to problematic behaviors and even injuries or illness. Get to know some of the ways that you can help your dog deal with their fear of thunder so that you and your veterinarian at the vet hospital can keep your dog as healthy and safe as possible....

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