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Cats and Stress

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Because of their sensitive nature, cats can sometimes get stressed out and display stress-related behaviors.

Some of the most common causes of cat stress are: changes in the immediate environment, introduction of a new pet into the family, sudden loud noises, unfamiliar smells or the absence of certain family members.

Some signs of stress include: hiding, unusual fearfulness or aggression, & Read more �

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Why Diabetes Causes Excessive Thirst, Hunger in Cats

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Diabetes mellitus is a serious medical condition where your pet cannot control her blood sugar levels due to problems with insulin production or function. It has many symptoms, but the most common that concerns Pet Parents are excessive urination, excessive thirst and eating while losing weight.

Glucose is the main energy source that body cells need to operate efficiently. Your cat’s & Read more �

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Salmon Poisoning

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Eating raw fish may lead to salmon poisoning, a life-threatening syndrome that can cause diarrhea, dehydration and depression in your dog. Don't be fooled by the disease's name, such fresh water fish as steelhead and other trout can also carry the disease.

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Intestinal Viruses

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Among the viruses that can infect your Pet and cause inflammation of the stomach and intestines:

Parvovirus

The deadliest of the intestinal viruses, parvovirus sloughs away the intestinal lining, causing mild to severe, bloody diarrhea and dehydration--a frequent cause of death. It also affects the bone marrow and immune system.

Coronavirus
A common virus in areas with high dog & Read more �

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Caring for Your Pet After Surgery

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Watch your pet closely for the first few days of recovery. Offer a strong dose of love, reassurance and pampering - and always follow the doctor's instructions. Here are some things to watch for:

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Prep Your Pup for a Day at the Office

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How many times have you felt guilty about leaving Fido home alone while you go to work?  You're not alone. Currently, about 20 percent of businesses in the U.S. are pet-friendly, according to Pet Sitters International (PSI).  Studies conducted by PSI have shown that morale and productivity in the workplace is higher when dogs are permitted.

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Do I Really Need to Brush My Dog's Teeth?

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As a responsible pet owner, you owe it to your pet to take her dental care seriously, both professionally and at home. If you start as early as possible in your dog's life getting her accustomed to having her mouth handled, then dental care should be as easy as feeding her.

Periodontal disease: the number one health problem

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Get off on the right paw: Training your puppy

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The first step in making your new family member happy is to help your puppy develop socially. Good social development is the result of proper, consistent training. Training your puppy how to interact with people and other pets is one of the greatest gifts you can give, because heâll not only enjoy being around other pets and people, but they'll & Read more �

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Socializing pets and children — creating lifelong friendships

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Even if you don't have children in your home, it's a good idea for your pet to get used to being around kids, because typically it will happen at some point. While it's generally easier to socialize a puppy, dogs and cats of any age can be trained to behave properly when children are around. The most important thing to remember & Read more �

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Learning to Sit Nicely

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If he does, he will do it every time you ask, the first time you ask. Teaching your puppy a reliable "sit" cue is very important. If your puppy is sitting, he is not jumping on people. The secret is to teach your puppy the action before you teach him the word. To do that, you'll need to have some & Read more �

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