Benefits of Traveling with Your Dog and Pet Friendly Hotels

YlbdvdWith summer officially here, many families are traveling and and making vacation plans. If you have a dog, before you think about leaving him or her behind, consider these benefits of traveling with your furry friend.

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Keeping Your Pets Safe on the Fourth of July

presidential candidate articleThe Fourth of July is one of the most celebrated holidays of our nation, filled with fun backyard activities, barbecue dining and booming fireworks lighting up the sky. This Independence Day be sure to take proper safety precautions to ensure that your dog or cat is protected from the potential hazards.

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How to Protect Your Dog’s Paws in the Summer

Protect Dogs PawsMany dog owners take their furry friends on walks to enjoy the warm summer weather with them, but often times they forget about one important detail: hot pavement can and will burn a dog’s paws. While it can be tempting to bring your dog everywhere you go, it can cause serious harm to your beloved pet if you are not careful. Keep in mind that if asphalt and cement can get hot enough to cook an egg during the summer or it feels way too hot for you to leave your hands comfortably on the ground for at least 10 seconds, it can result in nasty burns on your dog’s paw pads, especially if your have a new puppy with tender young paws. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can protect your dog from getting burned this summer.

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Canine Influenza Vaccine and Recent Outbreaks

Dog VaccineIn our article Canine Influenza Virus we discussed the symptoms and types, diagnosis and treatment, and living and management of the virus. This article will discuss the recent outbreaks and what you can do to help prevent the virus from affecting your pet.

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Tips for Protecting Pets for Winter

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Cold Weather Activities for Pets

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Making an effort for both you and your pet to stay indoors this winter is great for the mind and body. Your pet will enjoy and appreciate the chance to play and be able to stay active and healthy at the same time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Fall Weight Management Tips for Your Pet

13634795461edmuIt is officially Fall! This means shorter days, changing leaves, a crisp breeze, football, holidays and food. And with food comes the seasonal weight gain. We seem to find more and more excuses to stay inside our homes as the temperature drops. Add this to the holiday celebrations with the natural tendency to crave comfort food for the colder months, and you have the perfect combination for seasonal weight gain.

Overweight pets face many of the same health issues and concerns as people, including: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint problems, various forms of cancers, and a shortened life expectancy, just to name a few. Fortunately, with a few simple modifications, you and your pet can avoid the seasonal weight gain.

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Could Your Dog Have Fall Allergies Too?

file1491279116895We’ve all seen or felt it before: the sneezing, the itching, the watery eyes, the irritated nasal passages and so on. But your dog is now exhibiting signs of the typical behavior for fall allergies in humans. Could your dog have allergies too? Is this even possible? What are the signs and symptoms you should be concerned about, and when is the appropriate time to call the vet?

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Fall Hazards for Pets

file000350963956Autumn is beautiful time of year, but it does bring certain hazards to our pets. Pet owners will want to be aware of these dangers, and take necessary precautions to keep their pet healthy and safe this fall. This article will discuss some fall hazards for pets and how to avoid them and keep your beloved pet safe.

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Canine Rabies Symptoms

1418535473h5g6wCanine Rabies is a severe, and often fatal, viral polioencephalitis that specifically affects the gray matter of the dog’s brain and its central nervous system (CNS). The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to dogs in the United States is through a bite from a disease carrier: foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. Infectious virus particles are retained in a rabid animal’s salivary glands to better disseminate the virus through their saliva.

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