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Hypothyroidism in Dogs

What is the thyroid gland and what does it do? The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body. It is located in the neck near the trachea or “windpipe” and has two lobes, one on … Continue reading

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Dogs

My dog suddenly started asking to go outside very frequently. When I took her out, she squatted to urinate multiple times, like a male dog who is marking his territory. On walks, she did the same thing. It seemed like … Continue reading

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs – Joint Support with Nutraceuticals

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive, degenerative disease of the joints. It is one of the most common chronic diseases that affect dogs. By some estimates, 20% of dogs of all ages are affected by OA. What causes OA in dogs? … Continue reading

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Top 10 Obesity-Related Dog Conditions

Obesity seems to continue to grow in veterinary practices (no pun intended). Nationwide pet insurance reported an uptick in claims for obesity-related conditions in 2016. More than 1.3 million claims for more than $60 million amounted to a 23 percent … Continue reading

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Top 10 Obesity-Related Cat Conditions

Obesity seems to continue to grow in veterinary practices (no pun intended). Nationwide pet insurance reported an uptick in claims for obesity-related conditions in 2016. More than 1.3 million claims for more than $60 million amounted to a 23 percent … Continue reading

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Where Can I Shop With My Pet?

Do you take your pet everywhere? Ready for a socialization exercise?  Check out these canine-friendly stores that allow you to bring your pet when  you shop. Half Price Books Gander Mountain Academy Michaels Hobby Lobby Ross Sephora Tiffany & Co. … Continue reading

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How to Create Low-Stress Veterinary Visits for Cats

The ominous hissing, the mournful meows, the defensive scratching or biting, the upset bowels—feline stress is just plain unpleasant for cats and you. Many cats get stressed when it’s time for a veterinary visit. Thankfully, there are ways to help … Continue reading

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Kids Prefer Pets to Siblings

Anyone with siblings may not be surprised to be find that kids have less conflict with their pets than with their brothers or sisters. While many families have pets, there hasn’t been a lot of research done on the importance … Continue reading

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Dogs willing to reward others with food

Dogs are willing to reward others, especially dogs they are familiar with. Researchers from the Messerli Research Institute in Vienna have been testing whether dogs show signs of prosocial behavior—voluntary actions that benefit others. Originally, it was thought only humans … Continue reading

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Hypertension or High Blood Pressure in Cats

What is hypertension? Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A cat is generally thought to be hypertensive when its systolic blood pressure is above 175 mm Hg. Are certain cats more likely to get high blood pressure? … Continue reading

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