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Hearing Loss in Senior Pets - No. 3 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

Overview - Dogs Hearing loss is one of the most common problems affecting senior pets. Through the years, most pet owners have experienced incidences where their pets ignored them. In reality, this behavior occurs quite often in cats and can be a characteristic of certain dog breeds. Given these facts, it may be challenging to determine if our pets have hearing loss or if they ar...
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Hot Cars Can Kill Pets

On a warm day, ask yourself the following question: “Is it too warm to take my pet along today”? Cool outside doesn't mean cool in the car It doesn't have to be that warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside. Here are some facts: When it's 72 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit within an hour. When it's 80 de...
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7-Tips on Caring for Senior Pets

  It’s common practice for Veterinary practices in the US to offer special Senior Care Programs. Just like humans, a pet’s “golden” years bring about changes in their overall health, mobility and neurological functions. According the Bernadine Cruz, DVM, at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital in Laguna Hills, CA, “providing that special care is fundamental to improving their qualit...
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2017 Winter Holiday Pet Food Safety Guide

A guide to the common foods we humans love to consume during the winter holidays. We’ve listed those foods that are harmful to dogs and cats, and those they can safely enjoy along with you. 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 - Mush...
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DON’T BUG ME! DOGS AND CATS MOST COMMON BUG BITES

The 7 most common bug bites, their symptoms, and how to protect your pet. Our beloved companions will most likely suffer from a bug bite once or more in their life. How much damage bites cause depends on the severity of the bite and/or the number of bites your pet receives. According to Patrick Mahaney, VMD, insects can transmit life-threatening bacteria, parasites, or viruses so it'...
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How to cool animals down when temps soar

  Practice basic summer safety The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It's difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results. The Humane Society o...
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Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease in pets is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets, in the United States, as well as in many other parts of the world. The disease is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets. Once in evidence, the heartworms cause severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the bod...
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