Keeping My Dog Healthy

Is Your Pooch Packing On The Pounds? 4 Tips To Get It Back Into Shape

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Your Pooch Packing On The Pounds? 4 Tips To Get It Back Into Shape

Obesity isn’t just a problem that affects humans. It can also affect your pets. In fact, recent studies show that just over half of all US pets are overweight or obese. Obesity can cause serious health risks for your four-legged friends. If you’ve noticed that your dog has been packing on the pounds, here are some steps you can take to curtail the problem. Visit the Vet Before you begin your overweight pet on any weight-loss plan, it’s important that you pay a visit to the veterinarian. Most weight gain is caused by...

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Three Natural Ways To Keep Fleas Off Your Cat

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Natural Ways To Keep Fleas Off Your Cat

When your cat becomes infested with fleas, the situation can be a nightmare – for both you and your cat. Not only does your cat have to deal with itchy skin, but you have to deal with pesky fleas in your carpet biting your legs. There are many flea repellants on the market that will keep fleas from taking up residence on your cat. But some cats are sensitive to the chemicals these treatments utilize – and some owners don’t want to be putting such strong pesticides on their animals’ skin. Using one or more of these natural...

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Does It Sound Like Your Dog Swallowed A Goose? Understanding The Reverse Sneeze And How You Can Quell A Spell

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does It Sound Like Your Dog Swallowed A Goose? Understanding The Reverse Sneeze And How You Can Quell A Spell

It can be disturbing to owners the first time they observe their dogs in the throes of reverse sneezing episodes. Reverse sneezing can sound and appear as though the dog is in respiratory distress and has something lodged in his nasal passages. Some owners describe the sound of a reverse sneeze to that of a goose honking. If your dog launches into episodes of frantic snorting, understanding the cause of reverse sneezing will put your mind at ease and reveal a simple trick that you can perform at home to quell the attack. Sneezing vs. Reverse...

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What Should You Do After Your Cat Has Gotten Into A Fight?

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Should You Do After Your Cat Has Gotten Into A Fight?

Cats have never been the most sociable animals, and territorial squabbles between neighborhood pets are a relatively common occurrence. Most of these fights are small and never witnessed by humans, but every once in a while your cat may get involved in an all-out brawl. If you see your cat fighting another or your pet comes home scratched and roughed up, you should walk through these four steps to make sure your pet has emerged from the scuffle unscathed.  Bringing Your Cat to a Safe, Secluded Place After a major fight, your cat will...

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What Pet Owners Should Know About Electro-Stim For Pets

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Pet Owners Should Know About Electro-Stim For Pets

The idea of using electricity on your pet in the form of electro-stim may initially seem frightening. After all, electricity can be very dangerous, and even mild electrical shocks can be painful. However, there’s nothing to fear from electro-stim, and there are many ways that your pet may benefit. Keep reading to learn more about electro-stim, how it works, and why you don’t need to be afraid of it. What Electro-Stim Is Used For Electrical stimulation or electro-stim is medically referred to as neuromuscular electrical...

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Essential Steps To Make Your Home A Flea-Free Zone

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Essential Steps To Make Your Home A Flea-Free Zone

Fleas may be wingless, but these pests really get around. Fleas can live without hosts for several months according to the RSPCA. Make sure it’s not your home they’re thriving in. Follow these steps to make your home a flea-free zone. Get Busy Dust-Bustin’ Be sure to vacuum your carpets and rugs regularly. Getting rid of fleas takes more than the average weekly vacuuming, though. Also use a hand-held or vacuum attachment to clean sofas, chairs, loveseats, curtains, and other cloth furniture. Don’t just vacuum, though....

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4 Tips To Help You Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips To Help You Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean

Your furry friend is subject to tooth decay, cavities and tooth pain just like you are. If you want to make sure that your dog’s mouth stays healthy and pain-free, then you need to take the proper steps to ensure that your dog’s teeth stay clean. There are a number of things that you can do for your dog help improve their oral hygiene. Use A Water Additive To easily rid your dog’s mouth of built-up plaque and bacteria, you can insert a water additive to their daily drinking water. Water additives contain certain enzymes that...

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4 Must-Have Cat Grooming Tools

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Must-Have Cat Grooming Tools

Although cats are known for grooming themselves, it is still important for pet owners to take the time to aid cats with this task. Not only will your cat have a shiny coat as a result, but it will also be much healthier in the long run. Below are four must-have cat grooming tools that you won’t want to be without.  Cat Brush Start off brushing your cat’s fur on a regular basis. Not only will this reduce the amount of fur found on your furniture, or around the house, but it will also help eliminate hair balls. If you...

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Time-Tested Strategies To Help Your Newly Adopted Dog Behave At The Vet Center

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Time-Tested Strategies To Help Your Newly Adopted Dog Behave At The Vet Center

If you recently adopted an adult dog with an unknown veterinary visit history, then you are likely stressing out about taking the dog to the vet center for the first time. While you may be worried about the dog’s ability to behave itself while confined in the strange surroundings of a new veterinary clinic, you will be pleased to learn that there are many things you can do to ensure that your dog will behave and even enjoy the experience. Here are some time-tested dog behavior strategies you can use to help your dog stay calm when...

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Care Options For Your Pet When You Are Traveling This Summer: Options For You

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Care Options For Your Pet When You Are Traveling This Summer: Options For You

When the summer season comes around, many people cannot wait to get away from home for a while and go on a vacation or trip. However, when you and you family are traveling your beloved cat and/or dog cannot just be left alone to fend for themselves. There are numerous care options available for your pet(s) when you are traveling and vacationing this summer. The important thing is to get to know your options and make your selection early so that your pet gets the care and attention they need while you are gone and you can maintain the peace of...

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