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Caring for Pets in Their Final Days

Caring for a pet is a wonderful, heartfelt experience that brings joy, laughter and friendship to the lives of many individuals and families. Dogs and cats hold a special place in the hearts of their human parents, and watching them grow throughout the years can be a fascinating, fulfilling experience. The responsibility of owning a

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Wait a minute Doc, you’re saying my cat has a pimple?

Yep, feline acne is a real thing. Cats can develop a skin condition that makes the skin around the chin turn crusty and red. Some cats also develop clogged hair follicles that fill with pus. But no need to start washing your cat’s face daily (we wish you the best of luck with that) —

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My dog is turning into a cow.

Many of us dog owners have witnessed our pups chowing down on what seems to be an unlikely delicacy — fresh green grass. Try as we might, we just can’t seem to get through to them that grass is not food. So why exactly are dogs so eager to eat the stringy green stuff? Are

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The Most Dangerous Urinary Tract Condition: Urinary Obstructions

Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed two urinary tract conditions that pets may experience — urinary tract infections (UTIs) and feline idiopathic cystitis. (If you haven’t had time to read about either of these topics, just click the name of the condition and you’ll be directed to that blog post.) Today we’re going to

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My cat has a UTI… or not? A closer look at Feline Idiopathic Cystitis.

Felines tend to experience urinary tract conditions more often than canines. One such condition that appears to be unique to cats is called idiopathic cystitis. This syndrome occurs due to a cat’s inability to handle stress, which produces symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection (UTI) without bacteria being present in the urinary tract. Idiopathic

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I just stepped in a puddle of my pet’s pee… again.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common ailment among cats and dogs. A UTI is technically an infection present in any part of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra), but a bladder infection is the most typical form of a UTI. Today we’re going to take a swim in the pool of urinary

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National Pet Week: Prepare for an Emergency

As we close out National Pet Week, we’d like to say thank you to all of our readers. It means a lot to know that the information we provide is both informative and beneficial to the many pet-parents out there. Today’s discussion is particularly relevant as we move our way into the summer months and

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National Pet Week: Safely Socializing Your Pet

All animals require socialization to some extent, especially young and active canines. Socializing your dog or cat takes time, patience and lots of repetition. These days, it’s even harder to socialize a pet as we all practice social distancing. Today is the fourth day of National Pet Week, and we’d like to give you some

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National Pet Week: Understanding Your Pet’s Needs

All of us pet-parents know that dogs and cats are huge commitments. It’s like having a child, except instead of trying to balance doctor and dentist appointments with schoolwork and weekly activities, you’re making annual veterinarian appointments and trying to fit in play sessions and walks after work. Dogs and cats are wonderful additions to

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