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Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

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Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don’t like going to the dentist, I can only imagine how my pet feels about it! The truth is, the same philosophy that applies to you and your family also applies to your pets when it comes to dental care. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy dental practices for your pets and what you should do to ensure they...

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Best Practices for Caring for Your Pet During Extreme Cold

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Best Practices for Caring for Your Pet During Extreme Cold

The dangers extreme cold poses to humans are well known – hypothermia, frostbite, dry skin, breathing problems, increased risk of heart attack, and more. But do you know that extreme cold can be just as dangerous to pets? Fortunately, there are easy steps you can take to keep your pets safe and comfortable no matter how low the temperature drops. How Extreme Cold Can Hurt Pets Many pets are naturally equipped to tolerate cold, with dense fur, insulated foot pads, and layers of fat under their skin, plus the ability to shiver to raise their body temperature and controlling their...

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What Should You Feed Fido? Regular Vs. Grain-Free Dog Food

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What Should You Feed Fido? Regular Vs. Grain-Free Dog Food

As a dog-lover, keeping your canine companion healthy and happy is your top priority. You're likely informed on the newest trends in nutrition and diet, including the ongoing investigation by the FDA on regular versus grain-free dog food in relation to instances of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (or DCM). Before you start meal prepping for your dog, have a look at the science and explanations behind these claims. What Is DCM?  To understand where the debate originated from, we must dig into the science behind these claims. Canine dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease that affects the cardiac muscle, resulting in a decrease in the ability...

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Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

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Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations. While many of these decorations are considered benign to the health and safety of you and your family, you may want to consider how they affect your pets. Dogs are the most likely culprits of gobbling up a poisonous holiday plant, so its important to take certain precautions when decorating your home for the holidays. First, beware of the poinsettia. This vibrant green and red plant indigenous to Latin America is a timeless decoration in the holiday season that garnered attention in the past for...

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Why Your Dog Digs and How to Stop It

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Why Your Dog Digs and How to Stop It

When a dog is digging up your backyard, you're going to wonder about two things. First, why in the world are they digging? Second, what can you do to stop them? We're going to take a look at some of the reasons that dogs dig in your yard and what you can do to stop them.  Reason 1: Your Pup is Bored The first reason that your dog is digging in your yard could be associated with boredom. Dogs have a lot of energy and if they don't have the proper outlet, they'll make their own fun. Don't be surprised...

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