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Secondhand Smoke and Your Pet: Read this Before You Light Up

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Everyone knows the damaging effects secondhand smoke can have on people – but what about our pets?

More and more, scientific research is finding that secondhand smoke also poses a significant health threat to our furry and feathered friends. The American Journal of Epidemiology reported the following findings:

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Green Paw Print Tip #5: Switch to safer products at home and in the yard.

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Pets are one nosey bunch—they like to get their sniffers and paws into everything it seems! With that in mind, use products for your home and yard that are safe for pets and benefit the environment!

-- Consider ditching lawn chemicals in favor of organic fertilizers.

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Protect Your Cat from Sunburn and Skin Cancer

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Cats love sitting in the sun and catching some rays. But just like humans, your cat needs protection from the harmful effects of the sun, too. While her fur protects most of her body, the tips of her ears are fair game for sunburns -- and, with prolonged exposure, even skin cancer.

 

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How to Properly Clean the Litter Box

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Cleaning the cat’s litter box is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. According to veterinarians and animal behaviorists, cats can be fussy about where they do their business and if their plastic potty is too full, messy or smelly, they may decide to go “outside the box” on flooring, in the bathtub or some other place you’d & Read more �

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The Itchy Signs of Atopic Dermatitis

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Ways You Can Reduce Your Pet's Stress

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Just like we humans, our pets experience stress too. They just express it in different ways like chewing on our shoes or ripping up the sofa cushions.

But what causes stress in our pets and how can we help reduce it?

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Heatstroke in Cats: Know the Signs and What to Do

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Sweltering summer days can put your cat at risk for developing heatstroke. According to Dr. Robyn Jaynes, PetSmart’s vet expert, heatstroke occurs when your pet’s body temperature, normally 102 degrees, rises to 105 to 110 degrees. It is a serious medical condition that can be deadly. Learn how to spot the signs and what to do if your cat & Read more �

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Does Your Pet Have Allergies? Learn the Signs

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Just like humans, pets can experience allergic reactions from almost any substance including food, insect bites, medications, grooming products, vaccines and inhaled particles like dust or pollen.

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The Common Signs of Hypothyroidism in Pets

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If your pet is showing signs of "slowing down" or seems to be acting a bit sluggish, she could be demonstrating signs of hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of the essential hormones needed in the regulation of many vital body functions. It usually develops gradually and is rare in cats.

Pets may exhibit one of many common & Read more �

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How You Can Prevent Kennel Cough in Your Pet

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The term "Kennel Cough" sounds just awful doesn't it? It's certainly no picnic for your pet. And dogs aren't the only ones who can suffer from it - cats can contract it too. Fortunately, there is a vaccine available.

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a bacterial agent that, along with several viruses, contributes to Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis, or "Kennel Cough" disease.

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