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Carefully Manage The introduction of Kids to New Pets

Carefully manage the introduction of kids to their new pets so that excited children don’t stress these new members of the household by approaching them too quickly and talking too loudly, causing them to react with fear and hostility. A frightened new pet may scratch, bite, growl, or run away and hide. Do your best […]

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Ear Hematoma in Dogs and Cats

Is your dog scratching ears? Or maybe is your cat with itchy ears? They might have an aural hematoma. An aural hematoma is a hematoma of the ear. A hematoma is a collection of blood between the skin and cartilage of the ear. Although dogs with large flapped ears are more at risk for aural hematomas, […]

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What is Spondylosis

Spondylosis in dogs is a chronic condition in which bone spurs form on the spine due to progressive disk degeneration. It can result in a dog with back pain and discomfort, along with other problems. The rate and type of the disk degeneration will determine the severity of Spondylosis forming in your dog. This condition can […]

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Dog Care Tips: Dealing with A Paw Injury

If we humans ran around all day barefoot, we would have to endure frequent foot injuries. So instead, we wear shoes and boots to protect ourselves against the terrain, weather, and other hazards. Dogs, on the other hand, typically do not wear any sort of footwear and are continuously exposed to a variety of potentially […]

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Tips on Selecting a Good Veterinarian for your Dog or Cat

Your choice of veterinarian should be made in a similar fashion to selecting a family doctor.  Your dog or cat is really part of the family!  It’s important to do your research so that you can make an informed choice. It is also essential to find a veterinary clinic before your pet becomes sick. Not […]