Monthly Archives: July 2016

International Pet Travel: Do You Meet The Requirements?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has launched a new Web site devoted to international pet travel. Pets are often considered part of the family, but traveling with a pet isn’t as simple … Continue reading

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Bones, Muscles and Joints… Keep your pet moving this summer!

Musculoskeletal diseases (conditions that involve bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains like we do. But sometimes these diseases are hard to spot. Think about your furry friend for a moment… … Continue reading

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Felines can predict where prey hides

Feline patients are smarter than you may think. In fact, they have a cause-and-effect logic, and understand some elements of physics, according to a new study. Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan have concluded that cats understand the principle of … Continue reading

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Obese dogs are four times more likely to rupture a cruciate than non-obese dogs

Extra weight puts undue stress on the body. In fact, obese canines are four times more likely to rupture a cruciate than non-obese ones, say the authors of Canine Medical Massage: Techniques and Clinical Applications, citing a 2011 study published … Continue reading

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Still Unsure if Pet Insurance Saves Lives?

Pet Insurance Pet insurance is an affordable way to make certain your pet receives the best possible care. Its purpose is to help cover the costs of unexpected illnesses and accidents that may occur in the future. It is also invaluable … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward them with scraps from the … Continue reading

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