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Preparing for Life with a New Puppy

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Caring for a new puppy can be a challenging task. However, it is essential as the puppy will be totally dependent on you to keep it safe and ensure its needs are met. This will require an active approach by the puppy’s owner, but individuals will often underestimate this as they are adjusting to life as a pet owner. Take the Time to Remove Potential Harm Prior to bringing your pet home, you should take the time to review the potential threats in the home to the animal.…

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Spay And Neuter: How Your Pet Will Change

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While most pet owners feel it is their responsibility to spay or neuter their animals, some may wonder how their trusty companions will be affected. Pet neuter can affect your animal in many ways. Before you start stressing too much, though, you should know that most of these changes are actually beneficial for you as a pet owner. Personality One of the largest concerns for many pet owners before spaying and neutering their animal is how it will affect their pet’s personality.…

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Here's Why You Shouldn't Ignore Excessive Itching with Fleas

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Fleas can cause cats to itch for the obvious reasons: a flea bite causes a small wound that can become infected and irritated. But while that’s bad enough, cats can suffer from other kinds of problems from flea bites, too. Some of these issues can cause excessive itching that doesn’t get better with time. Here’s what you should do if you think your cat is scratching too much. What It Is…

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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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