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Early Warning Signs Of Kidney Failure In Your Dog

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When your dog is having kidney issues, the best way you can help preserve their health is to get them veterinary attention quickly. Here are some early warning signs of kidney failure that you may notice in your dog. If you do, get them medical help right away. Dogs that are at higher risk of kidney disease If your dog is older, they are at a higher risk of kidney disease than their younger counterparts. Make sure to begin feeding them a dog food that is lower in protein so their kidneys don’t have to work as hard to flush toxins out of the body. Some breeds of dog are also predisposed to kidney issues, including German Shepherds, Cocker Spaniels, and Bull Terriers. Talk to your veterinarian about special care or diets that you can give your pooch if they are at...

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Why Annual Pet Wellness Visits Are Important

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people visit their vet clinic when their pet needs vaccines, is ill or has had an accident. It is important that pets receive annual wellness visits even outside of these instances. Even if your pet is feeling fine and is not due for vaccinations, an annual checkup is a good idea. Here’s why. 1. Discussion When you take your pet to the vet for a wellness visit, you and the doctor will talk about your pet’s health since its last visit. This can alert your veterinarian to anything that warrants further investigation. You and the doctor can determine a vaccination protocol that is based upon your pet’s age, health and unique risk factors. Your veterinarian can also make the proper recommendations for flea, tick and heartworm prevention. 2. Signs of Illness Your veterinarian is trained to spot signs of...

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When Your Dog Is Growing Older: What You Need To Know

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As your beloved pet gets up in years, you may wonder what the normal characteristics of aging for dogs are, and what might be cause for concern. This is a brief guide of what to expect, and what to be aware of. Normal or Fairly Harmless Changes There are plenty of things that are common to pets as they age, just like with us. Hearing loss is one thing that can occur, and there really isn’t much that can be done about it. This will be evident if a dog seems extra jumpy or aggressive at a person’s approach, because he/she didn’t hear someone coming. If you clap your hands or stomp on the floor the dog will still be able to sense it, and will know you want its attention, or you can use a light as a signal. Sometimes a dog can develop cloudiness...

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Introducing A Dog Into A House With Cats: Tips And Advice

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a cat (or multiple cats) at your home and are thinking about adding a dog to the mix, it’s important to be realistic. That is, you shouldn’t expect dogs and cats to be best friends right away. By nature, they’ll likely take some time to get acclimated to each other. Still, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible. Make Sure the Cats Have a Safe Zone First of all, start with a slow introduction. When you bring the dog into the house for the first time, don’t just let it run rampant; after all, you don’t know for sure how it will react to the cats just yet. Instead, keep it on a leash and introduce it to the cats as slowly as possible. If the...

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New Puppy In Training? 3 Steps To Cleaning Up The Messes

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your kids got a new puppy. If you don’t want puppy puddles and droppings all over the house, the first thing you should do is housebreak your new addition. There are many different training systems you can try, and it’s important that you find the one that works best for you and your new puppy. While you’re housebreaking your puppy, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of messes. How you clean them up is as important as the house breaking. Here’s a few quick tips for cleaning up the messes. Clean It Up Fast The worst thing you can do is leave the mess to sit in your home. When piles and puddles are left for too long, they can soak into the carpet fibers. Once they are embedded in the fibers, your new puppy will...

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