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How to Stop and Prevent Dog Barking

How to Stop and Prevent Dog Barking

Dogs are motivated to bark by a variety of reasons.Greeting – This playful barking is often accompanied by tail wags and happy jumping. Desire – Dogs may communicate a ...

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Cat Exercise: Do You Really Need to Exercise Your Cat?

Cat Exercise: Do You Really Need to Exercise Your Cat?

Cats can benefit greatly from owners encouraging them to move. Physical activity is essential for overall wellness and maintaining a healthy weight. More than half of all cats ...

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Choke, Prong and Shock Collars: Effective Tool or Unnecessary Risk?

Choke, Prong and Shock Collars: Effective Tool or Unnecessary Risk?

Dog collars used in combination with appropriate behavioral modification techniques can be efficacious; however, overuse and inappropriate use are common. The use of these collars ...

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Cut, Pill, Feed or Radiate? Treating a Hyperthyroid Cat

Cut, Pill, Feed or Radiate? Treating a Hyperthyroid Cat

Hyperthyroidism is commonly found in middle-aged and older cats. This disease is caused by too much thyroid hormone in the blood stream. The increase in thyroid hormone is most ...

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Folliculitis in Dogs

Folliculitis in Dogs

Folliculitis in Dogs What it is: Dogs have pouches called follicles at the base of their hair shafts.  These follicles most commonly become inflamed secondary to bacterial or ...

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Fleas in Dogs

Fleas in Dogs

Fleas in Dogs What they are: For most dogs and owners, these small insects are a minor nuisance and easily prevented; however, some dogs have sensitivity to flea bites and can ...

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Fanconi Syndrome in Dogs

Fanconi Syndrome in Dogs

Fanconi Syndrome in Dogs Cost of Treatment: $8,500 to $11,000What it is: A disorder of the kidneys, Fanconi Syndrome results in excessive loss of substances needed by the ...

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Rewarding Your Dog: Why and How it Works

Rewarding Your Dog: Why and How it Works

Teaching dogs to behave in response to a command is an integral part of enjoying canine companions. Learning to sit, stay and walk on a leash make it possible for dogs and humans ...

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Most Common Causes of Dog Diarrhea

Most Common Causes of Dog Diarrhea

Diarrhea is never pleasant for anyone. And diarrhea in a dog is flat-out horrible. When your canine companion has “to go” every five minutes, or frequent and watery bowel ...

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Top 5 Easter Hazards for Dogs and Cats

Top 5 Easter Hazards for Dogs and Cats

Easter is a wonderful time of year for celebrating. It’s a fabulous time to enjoy our families and friends, including our furred companions, but with the festivities comes a ...

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