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Getting A Cat Used To Getting Their Teeth Brushed

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Cats can suffer from severe oral health problems that put their health at risk. One of the most problematic of these is gingivitis. Keeping cats out of the vet by getting them used to brushing their teeth is a great way to protect their oral health. Gingivitis Is Problematic For Cats Cats are prone to gingivitis due to a variety of influences, such as eating soft food, breathing with their mouth too often, or not getting adequate oral care from their owners.…

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Tips For Choosing The Right Pit Bull Puppy From A New Litter

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If you are one of the many people entranced by the type of dog commonly known as the pit bull, it is important to understand that the description of a pit bull can actually include several different kinds of dogs. For example, the American Staffordshire Terrier, The American Pit Bull, and The American Bull Dog will often be classified as a pit bull in the United States. Therefore, before you pick out the perfect pup for your home, it is a good idea to consider the following advice.…

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Too Many Treats? How To Tell When Your Dog Is Under The Weather

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Worried that your dog isn’t feeling well? Dogs are resilient, but there are some sure signs that they are under the weather and need you to consult with their vet. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms and clues that it is time to visit your vet: Changes in appetite. Dogs are creatures of habit so any changes in appetite can be a sign that something is wrong. Pay attention to how much water your dog is drinking, too, as decreased thirst may be a sign of stress while excessive thirst could point to kidney failure.…

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Feline Stomatitis: A Guide For Responsible Cat Owners

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Tooth decay and gum disease are quite common in cats. Usually, they cause mild to moderate pain that’s alleviated once your vet pulls the affected teeth and puts your cat on a soft diet. However, for some cats, dental problems go deeper than simple decay and gum disease. Feline stomatitis is a serious, highly painful, life-threatening oral condition that all cat owners should be aware of and watch out for.…

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Mite Infestation In Hamsters: An Overview

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Mite infestations are a common occurrence among rodents—wild and pets alike—and for the most part, they don’t pose much of a threat. If the mite infestation gets out of hand, however, your hamster could suffer. To learn more about what causes mite infestations, what symptoms your hamster may show, and how mite infestations can be treated and prevented, read on below. What Causes a Mite Infestation? Mites are a generally harmless pest that live around rodents, so as previously mentioned, it’s not uncommon to find a mite or two on your hamster.…

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Four Things You Can Do To Manage Your Dog's Separation Anxiety

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If your dog seems anxious when you leave, tries to escape the house through chewing and digging, or excessively drools, it may be suffering from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety occurs when your dog cannot cope with being separated from trusted people. Help your dog overcome separation anxiety with these tips. 1. Give Your Dog a Task to Complete Dogs benefit from physical and mental stimulation. When you have to leave, give your dog a puzzle toy filled with dog food or a safe treat.…

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That's Bleeding A Lot: 4 Steps To Take If Your Pet Manicure Results In An Injury

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When dogs and cats have long nails, they can wreak havoc on your home. Scratched wood floors and shredded window curtains can make you wish that they didn’t have nails at all. If you trim your pet’s nails on a regular basis, you know how easy it is to accidentally trim off too much of the nail. When that happens, you’re going to notice a lot of blood. Here are four steps you can take to help get the bleeding stopped and prevent infections.…

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3 Benefits Of Spaying Your Pet

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Whether you just got your first pet or you’ve been a pet owner for years, one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is whether to spay or neuter your animals. While at first glance the whole process might seem like a hassle, it is actually hugely beneficial both for pet owners and the pets themselves. So if you’re unsure of how exactly spaying and neutering your pets can be advantageous, take a look below at three of the biggest benefits.…

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Acupuncture For Dogs: 3 Tips To Prepare For Each Session

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Acupuncture for dogs can be used to treat a variety of ailments from arthritis to skin disease to gastrointestinal problems. Your dog should feel relaxed after each session. However, one session alone cannot typically treat the conditions your dog is struggling with, so be prepared for four to eight weekly or biweekly sessions. If you’re interested in trying this form of treatment, here are 3 tips you can use to prepare your dog for the session.…

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Two Reasons Why You Should Have Your Dog's Teeth Professionally Cleaned

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As a responsible dog owner, you understand that their dental care is just as important as your own.  Because of this, you may regularly brush your dog’s teeth, or even invest in chew toys that can help remove some of the plaque that could build up after meals.  However, you may stop short of taking them to a veterinarian to have their teeth cleaned by a professional.  Use this information to learn more about why you should start having your dog’s teeth cleaned by a professional as soon as possible.…

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