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How to Handle Hairballs

Cats are typically fastidious groomers and therefore ingest a significant amount of hair. Hair is undigestible and can sit in the stomach until enough hair is accumulated to produce a signal that induces vomiting. Even though people often say their cat is “coughing up a hairball,” this is not the correct terminology. The hair is coming from the gastrointestinal tract, not the respiratory tract.

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Professional Pet Dental Cleaning

Did you know that dental disease affects nearly 85 percent of dogs and cats over three years of age? Imagine the equivalent—a human not brushing his/her teeth for 20 years—and you can easily understand why! Fortunately, dental disease is a treatable and preventable problem in most pets.

Need an additional incentive or two to make an appointment for your pet? Here are five great reasons to consider a professional dental cleaning:

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Will My Cat Hate Me If I Take It to the Vet?

If the thought of wrangling your cat to get them to their vet appointment makes you cringe - you’re not alone. Who doesn’t enjoy peeling their cat out from under the bed, somehow coercing them into the carrier, and then driving them to the vet office?  This can be a highly stressful event, not only for your cat, but for you as well.  And, the experience at the cat’s clinic hasn’t even begun yet.

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Canine Training: No Free Rides!

When we first get our dogs, our intentions are always very noble. We have every intention of training them and exercising them. We have been told this will produce a balanced and well-behaved dog, but real everyday life seems to slowly sneak in - we go back to our hectic schedules and your dog gets pushed down on the priority list. Because we feel guilty we feel guilty for not giving them the leadership and time they deserve we substitute treats and belly rubs for exercise and training. This produces a dog that will only obey if given a treat while developing a pudgy pooch.

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Indoor Cats: The Keys to an Enriched Life

While cats confined to an indoor environment generally live longer and are at less risk for contracting infectious diseases or injuries due to trauma, they are at greater risk for a variety of behavioral problems. These problems include urinating and defecating outside the litter box, anxiety, eating disorders, attention seeking, aggression, self-injury and compulsive disorders like excessive grooming and scratching.

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