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Don’t Go in the Water

Don’t Go in the Water

Something deadly to your pet may be lurking in the water this summer…and it isn’t that great for humans either. Blue-green algae is cyanobacteria that infests freshwater lakes, streams, and ponds in the summer months. Unlike other algae, it is toxic and can be fatal. It thrives where there is heat, low water flow, and
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Gesundheit!

Gesundheit!

Don’t Ignore Your Cat’s Cough Has your kitty been coughing a lot lately? It could indicate a more serious problem. The most common cause of persistent coughing in cats is chronic bronchopulmonary disease, which encompasses conditions including feline asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic broncho-pneumonia. But a cough can also
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Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Dogs possess an amazing ability to sniff out changes in human physiology, even drawing attention to diseases such as cancer. Their ability to detect low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and alert humans in well established. People with type I diabetes can experience abnormal drops in blood sugar – potentially resulting in fatigue, unconsciousness, or seizures. That’s
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Ain’t It the Truth? Your Dog Will Know.

Ain’t It the Truth? Your Dog Will Know.

You may have heard that dogs are good judges of character. But did you know they can tell when people are liars? Akiko Takoaka, Ph.D, of Kyoto University, conducted a study of 24 dogs. A researcher pointed to a container with food concealed underneath. All the dogs went to the container. The researcher then pointed
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Knowing CPR Could Save Your Pet’s Life

Knowing CPR Could Save Your Pet’s Life

No one wants to think about finding their dog unconscious or in need of urgent medical attention, but knowing basic CPR skills could save your pet’s life. The Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care published the following guidelines on how to perform CPR on your pet.   First, evaluate the need for CPR. Check
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