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Laser Pointers: A Good Idea for Your Cat But Not For Your Dog

Most cats love laser pointers. You can press the button and let the red laser land in a pinpoint on the floor, or the wall...just out of reach of your cat, and watch him pounce. It’s entertaining to watch and it’s entertaining for your cat. They’re not so good, however, for your dog. But first, let’s look at how they benefit your kitty. 

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How to Spot Early Cancer Signs in Your Dog

Cancer. It’s a word none of us want to hear and it affects 50% of senior dogs older than ten. While that alarming statistic has grown in recent years, the good news is many cancers are treatable if caught early.

As a pet lover, you may wonder what causes cancer in dogs and how can you recognize the symptoms.  In this post, we’ll share some of the common cancer symptoms as well as a few of the typical types of cancer that dogs get.

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What is Kennel Cough?

What is kennel cough?
The medical term for kennel cough is canine infectious tracheobronchitis. This term localizes the most common clinical sign, coughing, to the trachea (windpipe) and bronchi (within the lungs). It may be caused by several viruses and bacteria. These include adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza virus and bacterium bordetella bronchiseptica. The infection spreads rapidly from dog to dog in close quarters, such as a boarding kennel, which is the origin of its name.
 
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The Truth About Ice water and Bloat

Every year as the weather heats up, so does a widely-spread warning about the dangers of giving dogs ice water.  

This well-intentioned rumor, which claims ice water causes bloat, has been circulating the internet for years. Fortunately, it’s just that—a rumor!

We want to take the opportunity to set the record straight for concerned pet parents and help stop this belief in its tracks.

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Deaf Dogs: Living with Hearing Loss

 

While most dogs experience some degree of hearing loss during their lifetime, deafness does not have to mean a decreased quality of life—for you or your dog! Learn the signs of hearing loss in dogs and how to manage deafness at home here.

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is October 9!

According to a 2012 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 55 percent of U.S. dogs and cats are now overweight.

Many people think fat cats and pudgy pups are cute, but consider this:

Overweight pets don’t feel good. Overweight pets often appear tired or lazy, lack energy and playfulness, are reluctant to jump or run, have difficulty grooming, lag behind on walks and pant heavily. In addition, the extra weight puts stress on their joints, hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys are more.

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