It 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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We’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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Autumn 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. We will discuss some fall hazards for pets and how to avoid them and keep your furry companion safe.
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Most families adopt their pets during the summertime of the year, giving your children and you months to establish a wonderful relationship with your pets. However, school time is coming up, and when that comes your children will not have all the time they once had to dedicate to playing with your pets. This sudden shift in attention may be stressing towards your dog or cat, so its best you set up a schedule with your family to dedicate to your pet to help them get the attention they need.
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Fall and Winter are my many people’s favorite times of the year, and they both require a good bit of preparation. We will discuss some great tips you can use as a guide on how to prepare your dog for fall season. Continue reading How to Prepare Your Dog for Fall Season