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5 Senior-Friendly Pets

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Scientific research has helped support the idea that pets are good for overall physical and emotional well-being by encouraging frequent exercise and helping reduce depression and anxiety. For home-bound seniors who feel lonely or isolated, having a companion at all times may be just the medicine they need. Some pets require more exercise and are costly, while others are low-maintenance ...

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Know the Signs of Hyperthyroidism in Cats

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Hyperthyroidism in cats is unfortunately a rather common problem, particularly for our older feline friends. If your cat is aging, it’s best to know the signs of hyperthyroidism so you can catch it early before it leads to further complications. What Is Hyperthyroidism? The term hyperthyroidism is used to describe an overactive thyroid that produces above-average levels of the thyroid ...

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Traveling With a Sick Pet

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For many Americans, the holiday season means travel, visiting family and friends and occasionally bringing our furry family members along for the ride. Traveling with a pet already creates additional responsibilities, but what if your pet is ill? Is traveling with a sick pet safe? Are there limitations you should consider? Unfortunately, some of our canine and feline companions have ...

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Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?

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Are essential oils safe for pets? We may be instinctively tempted to think they are, as these natural products are used to help relieve conditions such as anxiety and other common ailments. And if they’re safe for humans, they’re safe for our pets, right? Not always. The American Kennel Club urges us to remember that “natural” doesn’t always mean “safe” ...

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Five Exotic Pets That Are Great for Apartments

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Living in an apartment doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a friendly, forever pet. Of course, some apartments have restrictions on how many pets you can house and how much they weigh, but there are still plenty of options that would allow for all sorts of pet friends to live with you. If you like exotic pets, have no fear. ...

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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease: What You Need to Know

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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, also known as FLUTD, is a common cat health problem that can affect both male and female felines. In fact, FLUTD is responsible for sending a large handful of cats to the vet each year. If you’re concerned your furry friend may have a lower urinary tract disease, it’s important to identify the symptoms, seek ...

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Can Dogs Eat Mushrooms?

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During spring and summer, most of our dogs love running around outside and exploring the backyard, local park or any area they can easily let loose. While the exercise is great, sometimes our pets may roam out of our sight and experience the world with their taste buds. Most of the time this is harmless, but occasionally, it can pose ...

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Do Pets Help Reduce Anxiety and Depression?

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An alarmingly high number of people both in the U.S. and abroad suffer from anxiety and depression. While dealing with these can be dreadfully difficult, did you know pets can help? Study after study has shown that pets help improve both mental and physical health in a plethora of ways. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or stress, or you ...

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Should You Shave Your Dog for the Summer?

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In the summer, we humans like to shed as many clothes as possible to cool down. Is the same true for your dog? When the hot, South Carolina sun starts beating down, what are the best ways to cool off your pet? Is shaving the way to go? Debating About Shaving? You Might Want to Hold Off… While it may ...

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Preventing Cat Litter Tracking

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Have you ever been walking around the house and found little tiny grains of cat litter – or worse – sticking to your feet? If so, you’re not alone. While cats are overall clean animals that spend much of their time cleaning themselves and grooming, sometimes they still track cat litter around your clean home, which can be frustrating for ...

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