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Kennel Cough In Dogs

Kennel cough, the common name given to infectious canine tracheobronchitis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease among dogs. As the name suggests, it is typified by inflammation of the trachea and bronchi. This disease is found throughout the world and is known to infect a high percentage of dogs at least once during their lifetime. It is also sometimes referred to as bordetello...
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​ Does your cat have allergies?

Like people, cats too can develop allergies.This occurs when their immune systems become sensitive to substances present in their surroundings.Feline allergies are generally divided into 3 main categories: flea allergy, environmental allergies (atopic dermatitis), and food allergy. Flea allergy and environmental allergies – the ones that cause “hay fever” symptoms in humans – are...
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6 Popular Myths About Pets - Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction #1 - Table scraps are good for dogs FICTION According to Dr. Shelby Neely, DVM, a Philadelphia-based veterinarian and the director of operations for the online vet service whiskerDocs. “Dogs are not humans and they have very specific diet requirements to keep them healthy, which are different from ours.” For instance, common “people” foods such as garlic, onions, grapes, po...
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Does Your Dog Have Allergies?

There are numerous reasons that cause a dog to itch leading to scratching and chewing at itself. The itch may be caused because fleas are biting at him, or because his skin is irritated and/or dry. Allergens can also cause itching in dogs, quite often the itching is caused by a combination of dry skin, fleas, allergens and irritation. In some cases, the symptoms involve the respi...
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Holiday Pet Food Safety

Holiday foods that are safe for dogs and cats to eat and those that are harmful to them. YES – Turkey. It’s a great lean protein to share with your pet. REMOVE any skin, fat and bones and stick to white meat. NO– Mushrooms, onions, garlic, leeks, or scallions. Mushrooms are dangerous! If a dog or cat ingests mushrooms, side effects can be quite severe. They may include vomiting, ...
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Are You Allergic to Dogs? Best Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

Love dogs, but have allergies every time you pet a pooch? There are dog breeds that are considered “hypoallergenic,” and that can minimize your allergic symptoms. A dog that doesn’t cause allergic reactions sounds too good to be true, and it is, sort of. No dog is one hundred percent allergen free, and there is some controversy as to whether or not a hypoallergenic dog even exists....
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