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Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs

by Donella Crigger May 12th, 2016
Some dog breeds are particularly prone to certain types of skin disease. Sebaceous adenitis is a rare skin disease that affects both young and middle aged dogs. It is a hereditary disease that causes inflammation of the sebaceous glands (oil-producing
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Don’t Run Amok! Teach Your Dog to Stop Bolting

by Marnie Bii May 5th, 2016
Certain breeds, such as Shiba Inus, beagles and various terriers, bolt out of the door or gate as soon as you open it. Since hunters frequently use these breeds to catch small game, their prey drive runs quite high. The natural instinct to give chase encourages these dogs to take flight in response to the slightest stimuli.

However, bolting does not just affect these breeds. Almost any dog will bolt at least once in their lifetime.  If something
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Cats: Interesting Facts/Behaviors

by Lori Sciame April 28th, 2016
Many cat owners tend to think that cats are little humans covered in fur.  This could not be further from the truth.  Cats, no matter how much we love and pamper them, will still behave like animals.  Knowing this fact actually makes one a better cat parent.  For instance, do you know how a cat reacts to pain, to a new baby in the family, or even to loss of vision?  If not, read on.  Vow to
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  • Organic Pet Food — Worth the Cost?

    by James Maynard April 26th, 2016
    Organic pet food – is it worth the cost? And, what are the benefits to serving your animal friend a diet free of GMO's, pesticides and herbicides? Just as in the organic food debate for humans, each side of the issue claims the other is using faulty science. Proponents of organic pet foods claim the meals and snacks reduce digestive problems. Organic pet food includes barley and
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  • 6 Ways to Care for Your Cat’s Paws

    by Donella Crigger April 21st, 2016
    Cats are curious creatures and meticulous groomers. When it comes to their paws, those two characteristics can mean trouble. Healthy paws are essential to having a healthy cat, so here are six ways to make sure your kitty’s claws are in tip-top shape.

    1. Keep Your Cat’s Claws

    Declawing is not the answer to paw care. This procedure amputates the end of the cat’s toes, which can be uncomfortable
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  • Spring into Healthy Dog Tips

    by James Maynard April 19th, 2016
    Dogs love springtime, but canines face a new set of health challenges at this time of year. Human companions should always be aware of a few simple tips to keep their canine friend happy and healthy. Check that you dog's heartworm medicine is up to date, as insects become more common. Also, don't forget to check you furry friend for ticks on a regular basis. These are
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