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Symptoms and Treatment Options for Dogs with Seizures

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It was late one summer evening and just about time for bed. As the children headed upstairs for the night, they heard their mom downstairs start to panic. Their miniature schnauzer, Duncan, who was always happy, energetic and full of life, was now writhing on the floor, convulsing and foaming at the mouth. When he finally stood up, he ran ...

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Chronic Vomiting in Dogs

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Chronic vomiting in dogs is often indicative of an underlying health issue. Occasionally, some dogs may vomit after eating a meal or drinking too much water. If Scrappy goes on his way after getting sick without significant behavioral changes, most likely it was an isolated incident. However, if vomiting continues for two to three days, it is time to start ...

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What to Consider Before Hiring a Pet Sitter

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Hiring a pet sitter for the first time can be a lot like going on a first date. The first meet and greet is that initial, blind date, get-to-know-you type of meeting. Are we compatible? Am I comfortable around this person? Do I trust them? Can I entrust this person with important things (including my pet)? After all, your pet ...

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Sweet and Spooky Halloween Treats for Your Pet

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Halloween is one of the few times a year where we can munch on chocolate, candy and totally indulge in the fun, sweet aspects of the holiday with very few repercussions. Growing up, whenever the kids in our family would get back from trick-or-treating, we would dump our newly collected edible treasures all across the floor. Our poor pup would ...

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Finding a New Home for Your Pet

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This is something we don’t often like to think about, but in certain cases, it does become necessary for a pet owner to find a different home for his or her furry friend. It may be that the owner is aging and is no longer able to care for Scruffy anymore. Perhaps Fido has developed major behavioral and aggression issues ...

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Caring For an Aging Cat

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Caring for an aging cat can sometimes throw curveballs, even to long-time cat owners. Senior cats are more susceptible to diseases and health conditions, which at times can be difficult to navigate. If you are also a canine owner and need tips on caring for an aging dog, feel free to check out our post on How To Care for ...

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What Should Be In My Pet’s First Aid Kit?

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I was born to a very cautious, overly prepared mother. From day one, she always had a first aid kit handy, and if we ever went on vacation, it was always packed in with the rest of the luggage. In fact, this is probably common for most homes across America, and even workplaces have them on site. If you’re a pet ...

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The Truth About Declawing Your Cat: Is It Okay?

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Cat declawing in the United States is a controversial topic. With many people and organizations, including the Humane Society, leading the way in actively fighting against the procedure, some associations say that declawing your cat can be okay, if it’s done for medical reasons. That still leaves the question: Is declawing your cat okay? There may be some misconceived notions ...

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Saltwater Poisoning in Dogs: How to Keep Your Pet Safe

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August is arguably one of the hottest summer months. With such heat, it can be tempting to bring our dogs along to the beach with us and let them splash around in the ocean for hours. However, doing so can have devastating consequences. After one Florida man lost his dog to saltwater poisoning, he and other veterinarians have been using ...

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Should My Cat Be an Indoor Cat or an Outdoor Cat?

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It’s not uncommon to see cats wandering around outside and exploring. Many times, those cute little kitties look like they’re loving the adventure they’re on – exploring new smells, chasing bugs and getting fresh air. However, is having an outdoor cat preferable? What about letting your cat outside for a few hours a day so he can enjoy some sunshine ...

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