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  • Summer Hazards

    Filed in Dogs, Safety

    The hot summer months present some special hazards for pets, whether they are playing in the park, swimming in the pool, romping at the beach or just riding around in the family car. Here are some common dangers to avoid:… Read more

  • Nail Care & Declawing

    Filed in Cats, Grooming

    Your cat's nail consists of two parts called the quick and hard cuticle. Trimming the nail too far back and cutting into the quick will cause pain and bleeding. So, if you have any doubts about how to how to… Read more

  • In Season (AKA In Heat)

    Filed in Cats, Health, Sanitation

    How do you tell if your cat is in season? You can tell if your female cat is in season, also known as in heat, by a pattern of specific behavior she'll begin known as "Calling." She'll start out by… Read more

  • Hamsters & Children

    Filed in Small Animals, Hamster

    Hamsters make great pets for children above the age of five and six, depending on maturity and activity levels - of both the hamsters and the children. You'll want to make sure that your child is ready to take on… Read more

  • Chew Toy Safety

    Filed in Dogs, Behavior and Training

    Clare is a sweet lovable Basset Hound who loves her chew toys. Her owner Terri, says that she has given Clare many different kinds of chew toys, and she seems to like them all. “The one thing I do, is… Read more

  • Infectious Diseases

    Filed in Cats, Health

    If cats aren't properly vaccinated, they can pass on diseases to other cats and sometimes even to humans. Diseases are passed on through cat fights, flea bites, feces, vermin and through discharges from the eyes, nose or mouth of an… Read more

  • Feeding The Pregnant Bitch

    Filed in Dogs, Nutrition

    Feeding for a successful pregnancy starts long before conception. Ideal body condition is critical for normal litter size and normal delivery of the pups. � Less than ideal body condition can lead to failure of conception, small litters, or even… Read more

  • Ants, Mites, Flies, and Ticks

    Filed in Dogs, Sanitation

    Although fleas are the number one enemy of dogs, there are several pests that are formidable foes to dogs as well. Ants, sarcoptic mites, flies, and ticks can be a major pain in the neck for dogs and their owners.… Read more

  • Spay & Neuter

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Nothing provokes an argument among pet lovers as much as a discussion about whether to spay or neuter your pet. Should you or shouldn't you? And if you do, what is a good age? Is it painful? Will my cat's… Read more

  • Heatstroke and Summer Hazards

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Safety

    Heat stroke is a life-threatening situation for your dog or cat. Dogs and cats can't sweat like we can, so they have a much harder time dissipating their heat than humans do. The only way they can cool down is… Read more

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