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How You Can Help An Anxious Adopted Adult Dog

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One of the best ways to get a new pet is to adopt a dog through a local dog shelter. This helps to reduce the demand for puppies and creates space for more rescue animals in the shelter. Some dogs who have been rescued can experience anxiety because of their past experiences. If you want to help an anxious adopted dog, here are some tips to help.  Create a Consistent Routine…

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This Is How A Flea Can Make Your Cat Severely Anemic With A Single Bite

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Everyone knows that fleas bite to drink blood and that that can cause anemia in pets. However, it might alarm you to learn that even one single bite from a flea could potentially trigger severe anemia. There’s a special reason why, and you’re about to find out what it is. Bacterial Parasite Fleas don’t just drink blood. They can also carry nasty parasites that can be transferred to your cat when they’re bitten.…

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3 Things You Need To Do Before Getting A New Pet

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Are you thinking about getting a new cat or dog? Will this be the first time that you’ve owned an animal without parental supervision? Whether you had pets while growing up or you couldn’t have them due to things like allergies or too-strict landlords, getting your first pet as an adult is a big deal. You obviously want to make sure that you do things right as much as you can which is why you’re doing research now.…

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Three Tips For Wound Care After Surgery On A Cat

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After your cat has surgery and comes home, it will be up to you to keep their wounds clean and tidy while they recover. Your veterinarian will no doubt send them home with the equipment you need to do this, like gauze, cotton, and antibacterial solution, but it’ll still be up to you to get the job done. Here are some tips on doing it well and doing it right, as well as what you should be mindful of when examining the wound.…

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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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