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Valentine’s Day is for pets, too

By Laura Petrecca and Sabrina Treitz, USA TODAY                    Many folks will pamper very unconventional valentines today: their pooches. And their felines. And even their feathered friends. One in five Americans will…
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Bacteria That Can Make Your Pet Sick

Image: Sirirat / via Shutterstock Bacteria That Can Make Your Pet Sick By Jennifer Coates, DVM   Pet diseases can have many causes, but those that have their origin in bacterial infections are especially important because they can often be…
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Five Ways to Appreciate Your Vet Tech

Show Your Vet Tech Some Love By Lorie Huston, DVM Veterinary technicians, aka vet techs, are the unsung heroes of your pet’s veterinary care team. Without these devoted men and women, your veterinarian’s office would be a sea of chaos…
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“Helping keep homeless people and their companion animals together.”

Via Sacramento Loaves & Fishes, Photo Credit: Gale Filter Welcome to Puplifting Moments, where we bring you our favorite stories about people making life better for pups – and pups making life better for people. This week, we’re writing about…
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Feline Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper)

Feline Panleukopenia, also referred to as Feline Distemper, is a Parvo family virus, but it is tougher than Canine Parvo. This is a tough virus because it survives a long time and orphaned kittens are particularly sensitive. It is also…
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When Vomiting Isn’t Actually Vomiting Authored by Dr. Jason Nicholas (Dr. J)

Vomiting: One of the most common reasons pets visit their veterinarian Lots of cats and dogs vomit, right? In fact, so many do it that vomiting is one of the most common reasons why people bring their pets to the vet….
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How Your Cat’s Behavior May Change with Age

Image: BrAt82 / via Shutterstock Behavioral Changes to Expect in a Senior Cat By Valerie Trumps   Few people want to admit that their beloved “kitten” is approaching her twilight years. While it is possible for cats to live into…
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Core Vaccinations for Cats

Image: Ilike / via Shutterstock Immunizing Your Cat Most veterinarians recommend vaccinations as an integral part of keeping your cat healthy. But which vaccines, and what is the proper cat vaccination schedule? Ultimately that is up to you and your…
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State Laws Require Pets To Be Restrained In Vehicles by AMY BURKERT

Yesterday USA Today published an article on the emergence of state laws requiring pets to be restrained when riding in vehicles. If you read last year’s pet travel survey by AAA and Kurgo, you might have seen this coming. The…
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Is pet insurance worth it?

It’s undeniable that we love our fur babies as if they’re our own children. So why do many pet parents not have their pets covered if an unplanned illness or accident happens? In this blog post, we will go over…
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Breaking Your Dog’s Bad Health Habits

http://www.everydayhealth.com/pet-health/pet-health-articles.aspx        By Jaimie Dalessio, Senior Editor From eating off the table to scavenging inside drawers and under beds, dogs aren’t always making the smartest choices for their health. Chewing on a rock sounds normal — and downright…
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Not So Sweet: Why the Sugar Substitute Xylitol Is Toxic for Dogs

Pet Health Today‘s Newsletter  |  December 01, 2016 By Everyday Health Guest Contributor By Jeff Werber, DVM, Special to Everyday Health Did you know that the popular sugar substitute xylitol poses a serious threat to your pet dog? You’ll find xylitol added…
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