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Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End

Posted In: Feature Stories June 4, 2018 Karen Glander and Mobility Assist Dog Austin By Winona Schultz When Karen Glander was just one year old, she was infected with the Polio virus which affected her right arm and left leg. Then…
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Never Do This After Losing a Pet

Story at-a-glance When two pets are closely bonded and one of them dies, the surviving pet can experience grief that is similar to human grief Signs of grief in a companion animal include changes in sleeping or eating habits, lethargy,…
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This Slow Progression of Dying Is Often Masked Till It’s Too Late- Kidney Disease

Download Interview Transcript Story at-a-glance Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is damage to a pet’s kidneys that has been present for months to years There are many potential causes of CKD, including malformation of the kidneys, bacterial infection, high blood pressure,…
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Ear Mites in Cats: Symptoms and Treatments

WebMD Veterinary Reference from the ASPCA There are several types of ear mites that can live in cats’ ears, but the most common are Otodectes cynotis, tiny, eight-legged parasites that feed on the wax and oils in a cat’s ear canal. An…
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How to Avoid a Dog Bite

https://trudog.com/ If you’ve ever been around a dog that’s bitten someone, you know the pet parent usually says, “I don’t know why he did that! He’s never done that before!” The truth is any dog will bite given the right…
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Do cats feel love? Do we get a hormonal boost from loving cats?

http://www.catfaeries.com/index.html                                    Posted on May 15, 2018 by Cat Faeries When someone I was buying greens from at the farmers market wished me Happy Mother’s Day, she put…
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How Often Should You Vaccinate Your Cat or Dog?

In part 1 of this 4-part series, Dr. Becker talks with Dr. Ronald Schultz, a pioneer and expert in the field of veterinary vaccines. Listen as the doctors discuss the history of dog and cat vaccines, and the real reason…
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Protecting Pets in a Disaster

Preparation It is best to prepare an emergencyresponse plan prior to any crisis to avoid suffering to our four-legged friends. The American Red Cross provides excellent materials that will also help you and your family to develop an emergency plan. You…
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Pfizer to Discontinue ProMeris Flea and Tick Treatment

According to a spokesman for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, the company will stop distributing ProMeris, a topical flea/tick treatment for dogs and cats, in the fall. Introduced in 2007, ProMeris was marketed as the first spot-on treatment containing the chemical metaflumizone….
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How Do Animals Sleep?

LAST UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2017 While sleep patterns vary widely among animal classes and species, there are a few general rules of thumb. Sleep serves important evolutionary functions for all animals, but sleep patterns and positioning are based in large…
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How Much Do Cats Sleep?

LAST UPDATED ON JANUARY 11, 2018 Curled up, stretched out, or with fluffy tails across their face, no one can deny that cats are professional sleepers. Spending more than half the day asleep, our feline companions can count themselves among the ranks…
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Do Dogs Have a Special Magnetic Sense?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC Canine Corner Dogs may have an internal compass that senses Earth’s magnetic field. Posted Jan 02, 2014 Over the years there have been many reports of lost dogs traveling hundreds, or even thousands of…
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