Stop Scratching: 3 Steps To Treat Your Dog’s Pyotraumatic Dermatitis

If you see your dog gnawing or scratching away at one particular spot on its body, it might have a painful irritation caused by a flea bite or other skin problem. Unfortunately, its chewing could lead to a painful inflammation of the skin known as pyotraumatic dermatitis. If left untreated, your dog can develop bald spots and infections caused by the continual chewing or scratching. Here are four ways to treat your pets pyotraumatic dermatitis....

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4 Common Overlooked Ailments In Dogs

As a dog owner, you always want them to be in perfect health. Unfortunately, most dog owners tend to miss the subtle signs of pain dogs exhibit while suffering from certain maladies. Read on for advice on common, overlooked disorders that could be causing your dog pain.  Corns and other foot pad lesions Few dog owners realize how painful and life-altering foot pad lesions such as corns, scrapes and calluses can be to a dog. Nail-related...

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How To Protect Your Puppy From Parvo

Canine parvovirus, also known as parvo, is a highly contagious virus that causes severe intestinal illness, malaise, and weight loss. The disease is difficult to treat, and thus most cases end in death. Dogs of all ages are susceptible to parvo, but the disease is most common in puppies. So it’s important to take action to protect your little one. Vaccinations Thankfully, there is a vaccine available for parvo. The parvovirus vaccine is...

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Staying Safe Around Your Cat’s Litter Box When You’re Pregnant And Single

If you’re single and there’s no one you can rely on to clean your cat’s litter box, you might be worried. Cat fecal matter can carry toxoplasmosis, which is a dangerous pathogen that can harm pregnant women and their fetuses. If you have a cat and don’t know how you can keep it and stay safe, read this guide for advice. Self-Scooper Since toxoplasmosis is transferred through a cat’s poop, one of the best ways to...

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Recognizing And Responding To Feline Asthma In Your Cat

Asthma is a relatively common disorder in cats, but watching your pet suffer an episode is still often a frightening and upsetting experience. Typically characterized by wheezing and difficulty breathing, feline asthma, like human asthma, is an allergic reaction that can be triggered by many environmental factors from pollen to your common household cleaning chemicals. Because it is often nearly impossible to identify and then restrict access...

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