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From Puppy Breath to Painful Plaque: How to Take Care Of Your New Pet's Teeth

It’s puppy season, people! Tiny paws that smell like Frito’s (why we’ll never know), playful behavior, soft fur, so many snuggles, and the piece de resistance - puppy breath! Let’s face it, though. As time goes on, the puppy breath typically changes to something, well, a bit more ominous. So many of us dog owners get caught up in all the other aspects of raising a puppy - including obedience training, nutrition, vaccinations, and so much more - that we forget about their teeth, gums, and mouths in general.


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How to Avoid The Dangers of Harmful Algal Blooms To Your Dogs

As the beaches, lakes, and other recreational areas begin to reopen, many of us will be venturing into the outdoors as the summer season approaches. However, reports of increasing occurrences of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in bodies of water across the United States pose a great risk for both you and your pet. If you plan on getting out and getting your dog some exercise around bodies of water, paying attention to these reports is crucial to dog wellness. 


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The 4-1-1 on Pet Microchipping, and Why You Need it For the 4th of July

When most people hear the term “microchip”, they think of computers and robots. When you’re told that you should get your pet should be microchipped, you might picture some SciFi version of what is actually going to happen but, trust us, there is nothing quite so ominous involved in the procedure. So let’s talk about what microchipping is and what it isn’t. It’s particularly important to discuss this around this time of year, as the main job of a microchip is to help lost pets get back to their owners.


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How to Recognize and Treat Separation Anxiety in Dogs

All you have to do is scroll through your social media feed to see that dogs, on the whole, are lovers. From giant Mastiffs who think they are lap dogs to Pugs who have no concept of personal space, most dog breeds are very affectionate. That’s because dogs love their pack members and, yes, that’s you! Being around them often is crucial to dog wellness.


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Avoid This CAT-astrophe! 10 Spring Flowers That Are Toxic to Cats

Spring is in full swing, with summer fast approaching. This means that flowers are on every corner, freshly cut on most tables, and possibly blossoming in your own garden. If you’re partaking in this extravaganza, more flower power to you. Be aware, however, that if you’ve got a furry feline that is fairly curious (read: all of them), there are some plants and flowers that are toxic or at least potentially toxic to cats. We’ve listed 10 of them below so you know what you can buy for optimal cat wellness and what to leave for other, non-cat households.


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Fear-Free Veterinary Practices - Hype or Helpful?

If you have a pet, are thinking of getting a pet, or are simply "in the know" when it comes to pet care, you've probably heard the term "fear-free" in regards to veterinary services. Some might think it's a passing fad but, the truth is, more and more veterinarians are embracing this approach in order to make veterinary visits less stressful for all involved.


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8 Signs of Separation Anxiety in Cats And What to Do About Them

We’ve all seen the memes since this COVID-19 pandemic started about dogs who have had enough of you walking them, thank you very much. And in turn, the cat memes are all about them wondering when we are going back to work and giving them their much needed personal space back. We get it. Dogs tend to be goofy and friendly while cats are, ahem, a bit more discerning about their company. The truth is, though, cats have plenty of different personality types, and many of them do experience separation anxiety. This is particularly true of cats who were orphaned.


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The Secret to Helping Your Senior Dog Face These Common Health Issues

"Will you still need me, will you still feed me - when I'm 64?" - The Beatles...and your dog (in dog years, of course).

Dogs experience similar age-related changes to people, such as diminishing senses, cognitive ability, and arthritis. This article will explore some common changes and how we can help them with proper senior dog care.


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