Monthly Archives: February 2015

Quick Tips to Determine if Your Pet is Sick

Pet Health FAQs These frequently asked questions are intended to help you learn information about common pet health problems, but are not intended to diagnose you pet. If your pet has ANY signs of illness, including constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, broken bones, bleeding or seizures, contact your veterinarian. Q. My pet ate something that could be poisonous. Who do I contact? A. Call your veterinarian immediately. If you have packaging for the substance, have it handy, so you can better answer your veterinarian’s questions. Q. My pet has swollen paws. What should I do? A. Swollen paws can occur for a … Continue reading

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How To Break the Flea Infestation Cycle

Fleas are parasites and can easily invade your home.For every flea on your dog or cat, there are probably at least nine more in your home.  Adult fleas lay eggs which hatch into larvae and get everywhere—in carpets, between floorboards, in upholstery and in your pet’s bedding. To stop repeat infestations, you need to break the flea life cycle once and for all. So you might think you’ve accomplished getting rid of fleas, only to find a new generation emerging days to weeks after you’ve started treating your pet. This can be triggered by a change in temperature. To avoid … Continue reading

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Understanding the Best Way to Treat Fleas & Ticks

There is controversy with every kind of flea treatment, we are outlining the facts so you can best understand how each treatment benefits your dog. As you will see, all flea treatments have risks and you need to understand your dog and their reactions.  Also, in several regions of the country, it may appear that a product is ineffective because fleas have actually become resistant to the drug. If your dog is allergic to fleas, it’s best to use a topical treatment to kill adults fleas before they have a chance to bite your dog. Here are the options for … Continue reading

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe on Valentine’s Day

People love spoiling their pets on Valentine’s Day. Who can resist a new red sweater or adding a red bow to show their love for their best pal ? Enjoy Valentine’s day with your dog but look out for these hazards: Chocolate is toxic to animals, and if enough is ingested it can create complications. Symptoms from chocolate ingestion include hyperactivity, tremors, racing heartbeat and seizures. Damage to the liver can also occur. It is risky to leave boxes of candy out in your home. As little as four ounces is enough to kill a 10-pound pet. As for flowers, … Continue reading

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