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  • 3 Excellent Services That A Dog Dentist Can Provide For Your Dog

    While many pet owners may not think about taking their dogs into the dentist, it is actually very important. Dogs can suffer from some of the same teeth issues that humans can suffer from, so it is very important that these issues are either prevented, or resolved if they happen. To do this, you are going to need to take your dog into a dog dentist, like one at Kenmore Veterinary Hospital.
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  • Can Dogs Drink Water From Outdoor Sources Without Getting Sick?

    When you're outside, your dog drinks out of puddles. When you're inside, it drinks out of the toilet. Is there any water your dog can't drink? In fact, dogs can be susceptible to contaminated water just like humans can. While their gastrointestinal tracts are better suited to managing bacteria than those of humans, there are some guidelines you should follow for giving water to your pet dog. Dangers of Outdoor Water
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  • Preparing Your Dog For The Pet Boarding Experience

    For many pet owners, placing their dog in a boarding kennel for even a few days can be an emotional decision. After all, it is always difficult to be away from someone that you love. However, with just a bit of planning, you can help to ensure that the time your dog spends in the kennel will be enjoyable for both of you. Make Sure Your Dog Is Up-To-Date On Their Shots
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  • 2 Very Real (& Very Important) Advantages Of Dog Ear Cropping

    When it comes to dog ear cropping, there are many who purport that such procedures offer little benefit to either to the dog or the owner. However, while research varies from one veterinarian to the next regarding whether or not doing so will reduce your dog's risk of ear infection, there are quite concrete, tangible benefits to having this procedure performed. This article outlines two of the most legitimate benefits that dog ear cropping can provide: increased value for purebred breeders, and increasing the intimidation factor of guard dogs.
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  • Behind The Scenes: Three Situations Dog Boarding Staff Members Encounter

    Have you ever dropped off or picked up your dog from a boarding kennel and marveled at the organized chaos in the facility? From the outside looking in, a boarding kennel may seem like a loud, disorderly place. Boarding facility staff are quite possibly among the most coordinated and composed group of dog lovers you will ever find. Here is a peek into what staff members deal with each and every day, and how you can help.
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  • Raw Place On Cat's Neck? How To Treat It

    If your cat has scratched its neck so much that there is now a red area that is obviously sore, there are things you can do at home to help it. If the redness does not go away, you should take the cat to the veterinarian, as they need treatment that is more aggressive. Clean the Area Before you get started, you need to clean the area well. As most cats do not like to get a bath, you can put some water in a spray bottle, and spray the area.
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  • Tongue Twister: What Your Dog's Mouth Can Tell You About Its Health

    You can't make your dog stick its tongue out and say "Ahhh," but you can tell a lot about how your pet is feeling based on its mouth. A dog's mouth is home to all sorts of bacteria, (much of it is species specific, so even if you are in the habit of letting your dog lick you, you're probably okay...). So remember that after you carefully inspect your dog's mouth for signs of a health issue, you should wash your hands.
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  • Special Considerations When Boarding A Younger Pet

    If you recently have gotten a puppy or kitten but have to take an unexpected trip, pet boarding can be a good option. Here are five things to seek out when boarding a younger pet that might need a little extra attention. 1. Make Sure that Your Pet is Prepped Some facilities require more vaccines than younger animals have received, or that aren't usually administered common indoor cats. Double check with your vet and boarding facility so that you know ahead of time that your pet is good to go with their records.
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  • Cats With Intestinal Worms: Why Prompt Medical Attention From A Vet Is Necessary

    Have you noticed that your cat has been tired and vomiting a lot lately? If so, he or she may be showing signs of an infection of the intestines with worms. Find out why it is important for your cat to have prompt medical attention for the worms and how much you should expect treatment to cost. Why Should a Cat Have Prompt Medical Attention for Worms? The main reason prompt treatment is necessary for a worm infection is because the infection can be passed to your other pets if you have any.
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  • What You Need To Know About Getting Your Dog Spayed Or Neutered

    Many new puppy owners are curious about the details of spaying and neutering. There are many compelling reasons to spay or neuter your dog. These reasons range from preventing specific health conditions, to quelling overly aggressive or roaming behavior. Spaying or neutering your dog can improve your dog's health According to the ASPCA, spaying can potentially decrease the rate of breast cancer or ovarian tumors in female dogs. Also, neutering male dogs before six months may reduce the likelihood of testicular cancer.
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