Human Medicine vs. Pet Medicine

Medication - Over the Counter - otcAnimal health and human health are inextricably connected. So much so, that initiatives to unite human and veterinary medicine which have existed for centuries. This article will discuss the differences between human medicine and pet medicine, as well as what medicines are safe and not safe for pets.

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All About Hairless Pets

Hairless PetHairless cats and dogs have not just been subjected to a bad experience with an overzealous groomer. They are born with no hair. Here are is everything you need to know about hairless pets, from history, breeds, health and care.

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Chiqa Vs. Granulomatous Meningoencephalomyelitis

Chiqa, a 3.5 year old short-haired Chihuahua, arrived at All Pets on emergency basis in early September after a rapid onset of startling neurological symptoms. Suddenly, she was walking in continuous counter-clockwise circles, tilting her head to the left, and suffering from partial paralysis of both legs on her left side. Several laboratory tests were Continue reading Chiqa Vs. Granulomatous Meningoencephalomyelitis

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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Oral Hygiene for Cats

Adjuvanted vs. NonadjuvantedWhile there is a lot of information regarding the importance of good oral health, few pet owners regularly take the single most effective measure to prevent periodontal disease: toothbrushing. This is especially true with cats.

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Difference Between Adjuvanted and Non-Adjuvanted Vaccines

catvaccinesCats are a unique species in many ways. One of the more harmful of these is their tendency to develop injection site reactions. Therefore, when given certain types of injections, cats may react at the site of the injection. Adjuvanted vaccines are the type of injection with the most risk for your cat is an adjuvanted vaccine. We will discuss Adjuvanted and Non-Adjuvanted Vaccines.

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Tips for Protecting Pets for Winter

10172828_711107185614321_5747443987048895088_nWinter is the season of cold and for some areas, numbing wetness. Make sure your pets stay safe and warm  by following these simple guidelines.

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Planning a Trip with Pets Who Get Car Sick

file000267016039Many people have experienced “that look” with their pets. The one where it’s like he’s trying to say, “What? You’re leaving me?!?” No matter how many times you try to explain it to him that he gets sick in the car and he’ll be miserable if you take him along, he doesn’t understand what you’re saying. All he knows is that you’re going on a vacation, and he’s not.

Having a dog who gets car sick when traveling can definitely present its challenges, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t all enjoy the holiday vacation together! Here are a few helpful tips for traveling with a pet who gets car sick.

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Cold Weather Activities for Pets

10172828_711107185614321_5747443987048895088_nDoes this cold winter weather of you and your pet feeling a little antsy? If you’re used to spending time outdoors, then chances are you’re both probably starting to feel a little restless by now.

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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