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Are Pain Medicines Safe for Pets?

Are Pain Medicines Safe for Pets?

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of drugs extensively used in both human and veterinary medicine for their anti-fever, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, and they are the most commonly prescribed pain relievers for animals. Inflammation—the body’s response to irritation or injury—is characterized by redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. NSAIDs work by blocking the production
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Good Dog, Bad Food

Good Dog, Bad Food

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods meant for human consumption can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog.   Among the foods you want to withhold from your dog are:   Raw meat, which can
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Tips for Swimming with your Pup

Tips for Swimming with your Pup

Are you considering taking your dog for a swim to beat the heat this summer? Whether taking a dip in the ocean, lake, or in the pool, stay safe with these tips from the American Kennel Club:   Take it slow, and don’t force your pet into the water. The majority of dogs can swim
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The Benefits of Pet Ownership for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

The Benefits of Pet Ownership for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

Research abounds on the benefits of pet ownership for the young and old alike. A new study adds to this body of research finding that caring for a family pet helps children manage type 1 diabetes. Study authors analyzed the HbA1c (an average of blood sugar control over the past two to three months) of
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Polyphagia and Your Cat

Polyphagia and Your Cat

Does your cat gobble up meals in one session or eat so fast they throw up afterwards? Does he or she constantly beg for snacks or eat food they once refused to eat? Polyphagia, better known as excessive hunger or an increased appetite, is usually a sign of a larger problem that may require veterinarian
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