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Cleaning Dog Ears

Ear cleaning is an aspect of dog grooming and care that shouldn’t be neglected. Without regular cleaning, wax and oils build up inside the ear, increasing risk of ear infection and hearing damage. With this in mind, it’s a good … Continue reading

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Dog Bite Prevention

70​ million nice dogs…but any dog can bite National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the second full week of April each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. The dates in 2019 are April 7-13. … Continue reading

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Poison Prevention For Your Pet

March 17-23, 2019 is National Poison Prevention Week. Although human and veterinary drugs are the most obvious sources of pet poisoning, some seemingly innocuous things around your home can be harmful—even fatal—to your pet. A growing epidemic Each year thousands … Continue reading

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Don’t let boredom ruin your puppy’s brain

Your new puppy likely won’t need to fight for food in the wild. That means you’ll need some fun, err, enrichment at home to keep your canine cutie happy, healthy and out of trouble (from boredom). You’ve taken the first … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Pet – February is Pet Dental Month!

Why Dental Care? Dental care of dogs and cats is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health care. In fact, a recent AAHA study showed that approximately two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care … Continue reading

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Debunking the myths about spaying and neutering

There are many reasons why it is important to spay or neuter your pet – including the over-population of domesticated cats and dogs. Last year, over 13,000 animals were euthanized in Hillsborough County alone (that’s over 250 pets per week!). … Continue reading

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Common Conditions Annual Costs for Dogs

Below are conditions and associated costs most likely to occur to certain dog breeds based on Trupanion’s claim data. Click on the breed of dog below for each breed’s information. LABRADOR RETRIEVER GERMAN SHEPHERD GOLDEN RETRIEVER BOXER GOLDENDOODLE LABRADOODLE CHIHUAHUA … Continue reading

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Getting Your Cat to the Veterinarian

Providing good health care, especially preventive health care, can allow your cats to have longer, more comfortable lives. However, this cannot happen unless they see the veterinarian for needed care. Many cats dislike going to the veterinarian… Continue reading

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I’ll be [bringing my pet] home for Christmas…

Tips and tricks to manage your pet’s food during holiday travel … or what to do so the dog—or cat—doesn’t puke under the table. For those of you who might be traveling during the holidays, the following can help manage … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Feline Winter Toxins

During the winter, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center sees an increase in certain toxicants. During the holiday seasons, there seems to be more antidepressant ingestions by cats. The following covers the most common feline winter toxins, and the best … Continue reading

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