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3 Things You Should Always Do Before Boarding Your Cat

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No matter the reason for boarding your cat, the process can be stressful for you both. But it doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience that leaves you on edge and your cat mortified by the time you’re ready to take the furball back home again. Here are three things you can do before boarding your cat that should make the experience more comfortable and convenient for both of you: Read More»

Vaccination Requirements When Traveling With Your Dog To And From Canada

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If you are going to be going to Canada for a vacation, and plan on taking your dog with you, you need to make sure you have the proper vaccinations and documentation to keep your pet from being denied entry. It is a good idea to look over the animal’s health record at least 30 days prior to your expected travel date and take any necessary action immediately to ensure you can keep your furry family members with you. Read More»

Three Signs That Your Dog May Not Be Healing Properly After Being Spayed

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After your pet has been spayed or neutered, it is important to be able to know if they are having any complications from the surgery. While some pain and tenderness is to be expected after the surgery, knowing how to spot major issues could make a huge difference in the recovery your pet experiences. The following guide walks you through a few complications to look for during your dog’s recovery after being spayed or neutered. Read More»

Protect Those Nine Lives: 4 Ways To Identify A Healthy Cat

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It’s time to get a cat for your family. To make sure your new pet has a long life, you need to make sure it’s healthy when you bring it home. If you’re not familiar with cats, you might not know how to identify a healthy cat. More importantly, you might not know how to identify potential health issues. Here are four areas you should look at to identify potential health problems. Read More»

4 Things Ferret Owners Need To Know About Influenza

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Influenza, also known as the flu, is a well-known illness among people, but you may not know that it can also affect your pet ferret. Here are four things you need to know about ferrets and influenza. How do ferrets get influenza? Ferrets contract influenza in the same way that people do: through exposure to infected respiratory droplets. When a person or ferret that has influenza coughs or sneezes, infected respiratory droplets become airborne. Read More»

Get Your Dog's Teeth Checked Before It Is Too Late

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Take a look at your doggie. Do it now. Has he or she been to the vet lately? Do you take them in for walk-in clinic hours? No, then it is something to consider. Unable to speak, your dog cannot tell you when they are in pain, have a headache or suffer from stomach cramps. Even more problematic is doggie dental care. For some reason, it is common for owners to assume that as long as their dog is able to chew food, they must be fine. Read More»

Act Fast: 4 Steps To Take When Your Dogs Have Been Burned By Chemicals

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You’ve rented an isolated cabin for a family vacation and you took your dog. You didn’t realize that the cabin came equipped with cleaning supplies and your dog has suffered severe burns caused by toilet bowl cleaner that was left out. You’re hours away from the nearest vet and your dog is in pain. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to care for your dog’s burns. Take the Collar Off Read More»

Diarrhea In Your Hamster: Causes, Treatment, And Prevention

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If your hamsters has begun to show signs of diarrhea, you may be concerned for their health. Below is a general overview of the causes of diarrhea in hamsters, how it’s typically treated, and how it can be prevented from reoccurring.  What Causes Diarrhea to Occur in Hamsters?  Hamsters have sensitive digestive tracks, as many small animals do, so the possible causes of diarrhea in your furry little friend can be numerous. Read More»