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New Puppy? Don'T Forget To Take Care Of Its Paws

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If you have a new puppy you need to make sure it gets all the right vaccinations and regular checkups from the veterinarian. You also have to remember to do some things on your own at home. One thing you may neglect to think about is your puppy’s paws. Below are four tips to keep your puppy’s paws free from infection and injury. Trim the Fur Make sure you keep the fur trimmed between your puppies pads often.…

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Diagnosing Your Pet's Itchy And Scratchy Show

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If your furry family member is scratching and biting at himself excessively, it is important to determine the cause of his misery sooner than later. A persistent state of itchiness is a source of discomfort for your dog or cat, and his constant attempts to relieve the itch can lead to further complications. Parasitic Pests   Flea infestations are the most common cause of itching and scratching in dogs and cats.…

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4 Things Chinchilla Owners Need To Know About Diarrhea

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Your new chinchilla can develop a wide range of health conditions, including familiar ones like diarrhea. Here are four things chinchilla owners need to know about chinchillas. Why do chinchillas get diarrhea? Chinchillas can get diarrhea for many reasons, ranging from minor to serious. Dietary changes are a common cause of diarrhea, so avoid straying from the recommended diet of hay and pellets. Unlike other small pets, such as guinea pigs and rabbits, chinchillas shouldn’t eat greens as they will get diarrhea from these foods.…

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Five Ways To Keep Your Cat's Food Fresh

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If you are a first time cat owner, you may have some questions about how you should take care of your cat’s food. In order to ensure that your pet’s food stays fresh and bacteria free, there are a few measures you can take. Five of them will be listed below, so that you can keep your cat healthy. Always Keep Original Packaging Cat food bags are not just for packaging, most of them are intended to keep your cat’s food fresh for as long as possible.…

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How To Prepare Your Rabbit For Spaying Or Neutering At The Veterinarian

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Getting your rabbit spayed or neutered can not only help ensure that they can safely be kept with rabbits of the opposite gender, but it can also be good for their overall health. With a lower chance to get different cancers, spayed or neutered rabbits will also be more comfortable with less drastic mood swings due to changes in their hormones. If you have decided to get your rabbit spayed or neutered, take some time to prepare your rabbit so that you will not have any issues during their recovery.…

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The New Cat Owner's Guide To Keeping Their Cat Safer At Home

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The well-known saying, curiosity killed the cat, can unfortunately hold some truth. The naturally curious personality of cats can get them in a world of trouble. As an owner, it’s your responsibility to protect your cat from both obvious and less obvious dangers. If you’re a new cat owner, here are a handful of tips to get you started. Swinging Doors Do you have swinging doors installed? If so, consider removing them, particularly if you have a new cat in your home.…

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Dog Summer Safety: 3 Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe While Swimming

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Whether you just adopted a new dog or you have had your pooch for years, now is a good time to learn how to keep your dog safe when you are frolicking together in a pool, lake, or ocean. Whether you have a hard time keeping your dog out of the water or he only likes an occasional dip, follow these tips to make sure your dog stays safe and that you know what to do if he does get himself into trouble.…

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Alternative Treatments For Cats With Diabetes

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If your cat has diabetes or you suspect your cat has diabetes, you should consult with your veterinarian to determine a treatment plan for your cat. However, if your cat is already receiving treatment, there are additional steps to follow that may help. Raw Diet Reducing the amount of carbohydrates your cat consumes will help to decrease their body’s dependence on insulin. Like with humans, when a cat eats carbohydrates or sugar, their body has to produce insulin to break down these components and turn them into energy.…

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