Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) in Dogs

Dogs can develop a wide range of illnesses and ailments, and can often leave their owners feeling rather helpless – especially since it is often difficult to figure out what’s wrong with your dog. Sometimes the symptoms may be obvious, but others… not so much. When it comes to osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), the symptoms are…

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Dog Eye Infection: Types & Treatment

Just like people, dogs are prone to different types of eye infections. As a pet owner, it’s important to know not only the causes, but the signs of eye infection in dogs. If you notice your fur baby is exhibiting certain symptoms (such as redness, discomfort, discharge or even light sensitivity), it’s imperative to contact…

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Kennel Cough in Dogs

A hacking cough from your pup is cause for concern for any dog owner, but can you differentiate between a regular cough and the highly contagious, kennel cough? And do you know what to do if your dog has it? While not overly serious on its own, it can lead to other medical issues and…

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New Puppy Checklist

After a long search, you’ve finally found your new furry friend. Now what? Any visit to a pet supply store overwhelms you with an abundance of food, supplements, toys, and gear. But what do you really need? Should you get refrigerated food or dry? Collar or harness? Supplements? What kind of toys are appropriate for…

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Cat Eye Infections: Recognizing & Treating Your Cat’s Symptoms

When it comes to your cat’s eye health, knowing the symptoms of eye infection is instrumental in protecting her vision and quality of life. There are a variety of different causes for feline eye infection, including bacteria, a virus, or even fungi. Depending on the area of the eye that’s infected, your vet will be…

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Dog Coughing: What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know

For most pet owners, there are times of uncertainty when it comes to their dog’s health. For example, when people find themselves coughing, it’s usually indicative of a few different conditions – we may be fighting or cold or merely clearing our throats. In some instances, it may signify something more serious, such as a…

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Is it Safe for Your Dog to Eat? [QUIZ]

Sharing bites of your favorite meal with your beloved pooch may seem harmless. After all, how can you resist those puppy dog eyes? However, certain foods can have serious, even fatal, consequences if consumed by dogs. Before treating your pup to a few bites of human food, take this quiz to learn what foods are…

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Understanding Obesity in Cats

While your cat might not be munching on potato chips or ordering Big Macs for dinner, they can still be overweight or obese, often without an owner even realizing it. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over 50% of cats were either overweight or obese in 2011, and this number is increasing. Just…

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What to Do If Your Dog Is Having a Seizure

Epileptic seizures in dogs can happen at a moment’s notice and pet owners might wonder what to do if the time comes. Just like in humans, seizures in dogs can be unpredictable and scary, which is why it is crucial to understand what canine seizures look like and what to do if your furry friend…

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Periodontal Disease in Senior Dogs

From shots and vaccinations to deworming, maintaining your dog’s health and happiness involves so many different elements that it’s easy to forget about your pup’s mouth. Too often, owners forget about canine dental health, which can lead to a variety of potential problems. Periodontal disease is one of the most common health problem found in…

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