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Want To Switch To A New Vet Clinic? 3 Ways To Narrow Down Your Options

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Making the switch to a new veterinarian clinic can be a big decision, but it may be necessary if your current vet has increased prices or you’re unhappy with their services. You may also need to switch to a new vet if you’ve moved or adopted a new pet the clinic isn’t experienced with. Whatever your reason may be for needing to switch to a different vet, it’s a good idea to look into exactly what makes some clinics better suited for your pet and any of your needs.…

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Cat Tooth Extraction Aftercare Tips

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As your cat ages, it’s common for them to suffer from a myriad of dental-related issues, including gingivitis, tooth decay, and cavities. Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions, or FORL, is a painful condition that occurs on cat’s enamel. As FORL worsens, the lesions eat through the enamel and expose the dentin underneath. Your veterinarian might recommend tooth extraction if your cat is suffering from FORL or any of the other above-mentioned issues.…

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Breaking Down 3 Top Myths About Declawing Your Cat

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Cats are known to scratch. Cats like to work out their claws on all types of surfaces, which can become a problem if your cat is working out their claws all over your home and damaging your furniture and belongings. One way to stop your cat from scratching all over the place is by having your cat declawed. Declawing is a surgical procedure where your cat’s claw is amputated. Your cat’s claw is attached to a bone in their toe, hence why this is a surgical process and not merely an issue of cutting your cat’s fingernails.…

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It's Cold Outside: 4 Simple Ways To Protect Your Dogs This Winter

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Now that winter is in full swing, you need to take steps to protect your dogs. The cold weather can cause them serious harm, especially if you haven’t taken precautions to keep them safe and warm. Here are four steps you can take to protect your dogs from the biting cold of winter. Take Advantage of the Sun If you live in an area where extreme winter temperatures are common, it’s important that you take advantage of the sun.…

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Treating Cat Anxiety Without Heavy Medicating

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Cats are susceptible to anxiety and nervousness just like humans are, especially since there’s no real way to explain to a cat what’s going on in any given situation. If your cat normally experiences high levels of stress and anxiety, you may have already been told that veterinarians can treat it by prescribing anti-anxiety drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs can leave your cat feeling off, sleepy, or even cause unwanted side effects.…

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3 Pet Healthcare Costs To Keep In Mind

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Owning a pet can bring a lot of joy into your life. Whether it’s a dog, a cat, or a different type of animal companion, pets can thoroughly enrich your life and offer years of companionship. However, before getting a pet, it’s important to consider the responsibilities that come with ownership. You will need to cover more than just food. Just like with humans, healthcare is important for your pets. Here are three pet healthcare costs to keep in mind if you are planning on getting a pet.…

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2 Treatments For Anxiety In Your Cats

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Just like you, your cat can suffer from things like anxiety. Your cat can’t tell you that they are very anxious about something, so you have to know how to see what they are telling you in the way that they are telling you. If your cat is doing something like pulling out their hair, overgrooming to the point where they have bald spots or sores, and they are peeing and pooping in places other than their litter box, they may be having issues with anxiety.…

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Preventing Lyme Disease By Eliminating The Ticks

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The growing tick population in this country has created a serious problem for both humans and pets. Tick bites can cause Lyme disease in humans, and your dogs and cats. If you have any pets that spend time outdoors, there’s several thing that you need to be doing to ensure those little ticks don’t cause your family or your pets to fall seriously ill with Lyme disease. Here, you’ll find a few tips to help maximize the level of protection for your family and pets.…

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Side Effects To Watch For In Your Dog After Vaccinations

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Vaccinations for your puppy are important to keep your dog safe from disease and illness. These vaccinations are very important and a big responsibility as a pet owner. If you don’t give your dog these vaccinations as instructed by your veterinarian, you are leaving your dog open to these diseases, which could potentially cause life-threatening illnesses. Even with vaccinations, your dog could have side effects or reactions to the vaccinations that you need to watch out for.…

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