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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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Preventing Tick-Borne Infection in Your Pet

Preventing Tick-Borne Infection in Your Pet

The weather is quickly heating up and so are the ticks. The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) predicts an increase in several tick-borne diseases this year. We recommend the following prevention tips to protect you and your furry friend from those pesky pests:   Check your pet for ticks daily. Research shows that it takes
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Xylitol and Your Dog: Danger, Paws Off

Xylitol and Your Dog: Danger, Paws Off

Your six-month-old puppy, Hoover, will eat anything that isn’t tied down. Like many dog owners, you know chocolate can be dangerous to your pooch. But you may not know that if Hoover sticks his nose in your handbag and eats a pack of sugarless chewing gum, the consequences could be deadly.   Sugarless gum may
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