All About Cat Whiskers — More Important than you Thought

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The value of your cat’s whiskers is more than skin deep. They are a crucial navigational tool, a pointer to impending danger and even an indicator of mood. Cats typically have a dozen whiskers arranged in four neat lines on each cheek, a few more where we have eyebrows, some under the chin and also on the wrists behind their paws. Each of them serve the same basic purpose: they are sensory, they help them work on where they are spatially.

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Oral Hygiene for Dogs

teethsThe oral cavity of dogs is a perfect incubator for all kinds of bacteria, partly because the mouth is warm, moist and has significant nutrients present for organisms to grow on. While most are normal and natural, once plaque and calculus (tartar) form on the teeth the normal microbial flora gets out of balance — and if pathogenic organisms proliferate, trouble ensues.

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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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Heartworm Disease Awareness

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Heartworm disease is a serious and likely fatal disease among pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by worms that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets. These foot-long worms can cause severe lung disease, heart disease and damage to other organs. This disease is most commonly known in dogs and cats. It can also live in many mammal species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, sea lions and, although rarely, in humans. With wild animals like coyotes and foxes now living closer in proximity to many cities, they are thought to be important carriers of heartworm disease.

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Importance of Pet Vaccines

Like us humans, there are dozens of illnesses that your dog can be exposed to at any minute. In an effort to keep pets safe, vaccines have been developed and improved upon over the years. Like many things in this world, vaccines do carry their pros and cons, along with certain key risks ranging from minor to major. At All Pets Veterinary Medical Center, we want you to be advised about the careful planning of getting your loved pet vaccine injections, and we will cover with you the different routines followed.

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