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Kitties And Puppies And Worms, Oh My! Creepie Crawlies You Can Get From Your Pet

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Worms are not something you want to find in your pet’s poop, but even more disturbing is finding them wriggling around in your baby’s poop, or even your own. Worms can cause serious illness and can be passed from your pets to your family in a variety of ways. It’s important to learn to recognize the symptoms and know the treatments to keep your pets and your family worm free. Roundworm Also called nematodes, roundworms are the most common parasitic infection in humans. The infection usually is contracted when you get infected soil gets into your mouth. Ascariasis is the most common roundworm in humans, affecting up to a billion people worldwide. Symptoms of roundworm infection include: Presence of the worm in the stool or vomit. Pets often vomit up worms as a way of ridding themselves of the...

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4 Tips For Turning Bathtime Into A Fun Activity For You And Your Dog

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Getting your dog to love baths can be a challenge if you recently adopted an older dog or a puppy that isn’t accustomed to grooming just yet. Luckily, you can make the experience of getting a bath much more enjoyable by following some expert tips. With a proper bath, you can have your dog relaxed and in a good mood while you scrub away grime so that your dog looks and smells fresh afterwards. Take Your Dog Outside to Exert Energy The easiest way to ensure that your dog stays calm while being bathed is through getting any energy released before bringing them into the bathroom. Taking into consideration what kind of physical activities your dog enjoys can help a lot in getting them worn out and relaxed for their bath. The following examples can all help your dog...

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Don’t Let Your Dog’s Barking Annoy Your Neighbors

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your dog is probably your best friend. However, if your dog has a number of annoying behaviors, your neighbors probably see your dog as anything, but friendly. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, you don’t want your dog to be a nuisance. Learn how to curb your dog’s unruly behaviors and prevent your pet from being a pest. Barking It’s okay for your dog to bark when excited, during play or when trying to get your attention; however, barking non-stop is a nuisance. If you live in a close-knit community like an apartment complex, the barking can literally disturb your entire apartment building. In addition to noise complaints from your rental office, you risk your dog being picked up by animal control or you being asked to vacate the property. There are a couple of options...

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Using Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medications On Your Pet

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many pet medications are formulated specially for cats, dogs or other domestic pets. Some are derived from the same ingredients found in medications for people. When you can’t get to your veterinarian right away, here are some OTC medications that you can use to treat your pet. Before using any of these, contact your vet or a complete pet hospital to get the correct dosage for your dog or cat: Gastrointestinal Distress Pepcid AC, Tagamet HB – These drugs reduce the amount of stomach acid produced when your pet has eaten something disagreeable with them. They will also reduce the gastric juice production and salivary response that your pet may have. Imodium AD – This will relieve diarrhea in your dog. This medication is not safe for cats. Mineral Oil – This can be used on a dog or...

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What Your Dog’s Tongue Is Trying To Tell You

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just as your tongue and mouth can tell you a lot about your health, your dog’s can do the same. You should be familiar with how your dog’s mouth and tongue look normally. It’s also important to know how health problems can present themselves on the tongue. Read on to learn more about what the color of your dog’s tongue could be telling you. Tongue Color Your dog’s tongue should be pink when it’s healthy unless you have a breed of dog that has black on their tongues normally, such as the Chow-Chow. These tongue colors indicate trouble: White or pale tongue: This is a sign that your dog’s body is weak. It could mean leukemia, anemia, malnutrition, loss of blood, gastric or GI issues, fluid retention, or blood pressure problems. Yellow or orange tongue: A tongue this color...

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