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What should You Do if your Pet has Diarrhea?

Just as with humans, our pets may occasionally experience loose bowel movements. The onset might be sudden and can either be short in duration or protracted, depending on the cause. A single bout is typically no cause for concern, but if the condition persists or is accompanied by other irregular symptoms, there may be a larger issue at play.

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Should Flea and Tick Medicine be Used Year Round?

Flea and tick medicine is vital for ensuring your dog does not contract tick-borne diseases or flea infestations. But a lingering question for many dog owners is whether this prevention program should be administered all year long, or just during the warm seasons. One thing everyone agrees on is that prevention is preferable to the treatments that would be required once a disease or infestation has manifested.

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Dachshund Care Issues to be Aware of

The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied breed of hound, although some countries actually tend to classify it in the terrier group of dogs. According to the American Kennel Club, the dachshund is among the top ten dog breeds in the United States. This lovable companion is often playful, but can be quite stubborn at times, especially when it comes to any type of training. Known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners and families, they can be somewhat antisocial with strangers, at least until they warm up to them.

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Indoor vs Outdoor Cats – What is best?

Some cat lovers may wonder whether it is better to keep your cat strictly indoors, or let them be part of the greater outdoor world. After all, wouldn’t they love to frolic through the grass, enjoy fresh air and sunshine or chase birds with their natural instincts? This may very well be true, but there are some issues to ponder when making this decision.

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Foods that You should Avoid Giving your Pets

Although dogs are generally considered to be carnivores, they can adapt to a wide-ranging diet, and do not depend solely on meat to satisfy their dietary requirements. Dogs can digest a variety of foods, including grains and vegetables; an all-meat diet actually lacks calcium and iron, but most commercially available dog food addresses this issue.

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Tips for Potty-Training your Puppy

Getting a proper plan together for potty-training your new puppy is one of the most important steps in succeeding, both in your teaching and in the puppy learning. Training your puppy to go to the bathroom in the right place ensures a long, happy life together. Unfortunately, soiling in the home is among the top reasons why animals end up in shelters, and the habit is harder to break later in life than in the formative, early stages.

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is among the most common glandular disorders in cats. If your feline family member is 12 years of age or older, this condition could manifest. Typically caused by an excessive concentration of thyroxine, a thyroid hormone in the blood also known as T4, your kitty may begin to show weight loss and increased appetite as the first warning signs. Yowling is a trademark indication that your cat is really hungry, even at times when they would ordinarily eat or after having been fed as usual. Other things to pay attention to are excessive thirst, increased urination, hyperactivity, unkempt appearance, panting, diarrhea, vomiting and increased shedding.

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Keep Your New Puppy Healthy and Happy with These Puppy Grooming Tips

Grooming is going to be a part of your dog’s entire life, so it’s important to start a grooming routine when your dog is just a puppy. Not only does grooming keep your dog healthy and looking good, it’s a great time to build understanding and trust with your new pet. Here are a few puppy grooming tips you can use to keep your new puppy healthy and happy.

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Essential Tips and Tricks for Doggie Dental Care

You work hard to make sure your dog stays happy and healthy. You head to the vet for regular checkups, make sure he gets exercise, and ensure he’s eating healthy food. However, have you thought about your dog’s oral health? Keeping your dog’s teeth healthy is important for your pooch’s overall health.

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SILEO Administration for Your Pets

Some dogs experience fear and anxiety when they hear loud noises like fireworks, thunder, workers or anything that goes BOOM! It has been very difficult to treat and is stressful for not only the dog but the owner as well. SILEO is a new treatment that blocks certain chemicals in the dog's brain that cause the anxiety and fear.

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