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Common Health Problems Affecting Small Breed Dogs

  Patellar Luxation Patellar luxation, commonly known as dislocated kneecap occurs with such frequency in small and miniature dog breeds that it ranks as the #1 health problem according to most pet healthcare experts. This problem is usually a congenital defect but can also result in a blunt trauma injury. Veterinarians grade this condition on a scale of 1-4 wi...
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Fun Facts About Small Animals

  This week’s blog introduces children to some fun facts about small animals. Since spring and the Passover and Easter holidays are a time when many families gift children with small animals, we thought this was a good time to introduce information on small animal care and introduce our readers to our Pet Education Series – Just 4 Kids. Aquatic Turtle The shell of a ...
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KISS THEM – THEY’RE IRISH

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re pleased to bring you this information on Native Irish Dogs from the Irish Kennel Club. “The Native Irish Dogs which have been developed down the centuries in the mountains, woods and bogs of Ireland are the legacy we have inherited from our forefathers. We are proud of the number of counties, which have adopted our dogs and are pleased with the way th...
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Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Pets

The middle of an emergency is no time to plan — if you have pets, taking some simple steps now can prevent tragedy in case of a fire, flood, or other disaster. Although no one likes to think about these things, it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared. Here are some tips: PET CARRIER Be sure you have at least as many pet carriers as number of cats or other small anima...
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