Helping Your Dog Stay Healthy

What To Look For In A Reputable Dog Breeder

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Getting a new puppy is a fun and exciting experience. A puppy will grow up to be a lifelong friend to you and your family and also become a wonderful protector of your home as well. However, before purchasing a new puppy, it is important to know what kind of breeder you are getting him from. These are some things to look for in a reputable dog breeder. Clean, Healthy Dogs  All dogs on the breeder’s property should look clean and healthy. This includes the puppies that are for sale, the parents of those puppies, and any other dogs...

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4 Reasons To Get A Female Cat Spayed

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Do you want to adopt a female cat but don’t want to worry about her having babies in the future? Getting your pet spayed is the best way to prevent her from giving birth. Spaying is actually beneficial to your cat in a few different ways, so it is nothing that you should feel guilty about getting done. Here are some answers to questions that you might have before getting your cat spayed. 1. No Worrying About Your Cat Going into Heat The perk of getting your cat spayed is that she will never go into heat afterwards. The reason for a cat...

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Keeping Your Canine’s Choppers Clean

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If you just acquired a dog, you will most likely want to take the needed steps in keeping it healthy and happy. Oral hygiene is an important part of caring for your new pet as failure to tend to teeth can lead to a multitude of health problems. Keeping their teeth and gums clean will alleviate the accumulation of tartar, which can contribute to gum disease. Gum disease leads to possible bacterial infection which has a direct impact on the bloodstream and could lead to to the loss of teeth as a result. Here...

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3 Ways To Protect Your Cat During The Holiday Season

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The holidays can be a fun and exciting experience for your cat, but only if you take precautions to protect its health. There are many seasonal dangers that are present that you might not be aware of until it is too late. To help keep your cat safe, here are some tips to keep in mind.  Secure the Christmas Tree A real Christmas tree needs water to remain green throughout the holiday season. Unfortunately for your cat, the water often mixes with the fertilizer from the tree to create a concoction that could leave your cat sick if it...

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Dog Odors Smelling Up The House? 4 Tips To Help Cure The Odor Problem

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If the body odor problem in the house is coming from your dog, you don’t have to send it outside. While a foul-smelling dog can make you want to plug your nose, there are some simple things you can do to eliminate the odor. Here are four tips to help keep your dog smelling fresh and clean. Monitor the Baths When it comes to bath time, every dog is different. Some dogs will require weekly baths to stay clean, while other dogs can go an entire month between baths. Unfortunately, you won’t know what type of bath schedule your dog...

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Tumors and Your Dog: 3 Types of Lumps You Shouldn’t Have Removed

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When you first notice a lump on your dog, your first instinct is to panic. Is it cancer? The truth is, it’s most likely not cancer. It’s not uncommon for dogs to develop lumps, bumps, and tumors. Fortunately, most of these bumps are not cancerous in the least. In fact, many types of lumps and bumps do not need to be removed at all. They can remain as long as they’re not infected or interfering with your dog’s range of motion. Following are three types of lumps and bumps you shouldn’t have removed if there are no...

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How To Prevent Your Pet From Nibbling On Poison Plant Debris

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If you’re a new pet owner, you likely know about how you’re not supposed to feed your pet certain foods like chocolate. You have also likely learned to keep things off the ground lest your pet chew on them. Pets, especially dogs, can be overly curious about things they find lying on the ground. The animals are prone to eating or chewing on what they find, and that’s problematic because so much natural debris is toxic to pets. Balancing your pet’s natural desire to chew and eat things with keeping them safe...

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The Best Pet To Adopt For Your Family

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Pets are an excellent way to foster responsibility and compassion in a child. The question is: which pet is best for your family? Depending on your child’s age, the family’s lifestyle, and the animal’s personality, the answer might not be what you expect. Some pets to consider for your child are: Ferrets. Ferrets are cute and cuddly pets that require a lot of maintenance. These little animals make great pets for teenagers or older people, and they can be kept indoors and taught various tricks. Since ferrets live to be around...

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Preventing Cat Sunburns

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Seeing a kitty soaking up a puddle of sunshine is one of the pleasures of being a cat owner. However, that sunshine can actually harm your cat if they’re exposed to it too often or for too long. Read this guide to learn whether your cat is at risk of sun damage and for tips on what you can do to prevent it. Cats and Sunburns Believe it or not, cats can actually develop sunburns if they stay outdoors in the sunlight for too long. Although a cat’s fur can help to shield some of the light and radiation away from their skin, UV rays...

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Two Things You Must Do To Protect Your Pet’s Health

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Every pet owner knows about the importance of taking proper care of their pet. Regular vaccinations, preventive medicine, a good diet, and lots of love are mandatory to keep your pet safe, healthy, and happy. However, good health goes beyond just the basics. There are two major things you should be doing right now to ensure the good health and longevity of your pet so you can have your furry friend by your side as long as possible. These things are often overlooked or not taken seriously by pet owners but could mean the difference between...

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About Me

As a new pet owner, I realized that I needed to work hard to keep my dog healthy and happy. I worked hard to feed him, bathe him, and help him to rest as much as possible, but I knew that there was a fundamental part of his care missing — professional medical care. I started looking around for an incredible veterinarian who could help, and I was able to find a great business in my area that offered the services I was looking for. This blog is all about helping your dog to stay healthy and happy and what to do if problems should arise.