Preventative Veterinary Dentistry and What Pet Owners Should Know

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Most pet owners take their animals to the veterinarian on a routine basis. Some go twice a year, while others treat the visits like check-ups for children, meaning they only go once a year. During these visits, the pet owners tend to have vaccinations updated and new medicine issued for heartworm treatments and flea treatments. One of the areas the pet owners may overlook is preventative veterinary dentistry. Here are some of the preventative treatments you should consider and what to know about each one for your pets.…

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Dog Vomiting: When Do You Need an Emergency Vet?

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If your dog has started to vomit, then it may just have eaten something that disagreed with it or it may have a minor bug. Sometimes, however, vomiting can be a sign of something more serious. If this is happening outside of your vet’s clinic hours, then you may not be sure whether your dog needs to go to a vet emergency clinic or not. What signs should you look out for?…

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Does Your Pregnant Mare Need a Tetanus Booster?

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You may make sure that your horses are up to date with their tetanus vaccinations; however, you may need to take extra steps to protect pregnant mares who are about to foal. For example, you may be told that your mare should have a tetanus booster towards the end of her pregnancy. Why is this a good idea? Why Give a Pregnant Mare a Booster Shot? If you give a mare a tetanus booster a few weeks before she gives birth, then the vaccine and its antibodies will still be in her body after she foals.…

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3 Steps To Help Your Beloved Dog Get Ready For Surgery

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Taking care of your pet is important, so if something is wrong and your dog needs surgery, then you probably will do everything you can to ensure it is successful. Here are some steps to help you get your beloved dog ready for vet surgery. Avoid Feeding Your Dog On The Morning Of The Surgery Pets should ideally be given anaesthetic on an empty stomach because they will not be able to swallow and may inhale any food or vomit that spews out while they are asleep.…

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How to Make Your Dog More Comfortable After TPLO Surgery

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If your dog has a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), surgery may be on the horizon. A tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery is one of the best ways to get your pooch back to his old self, but the procedure can be taxing. If you’re preparing for or thinking about TPLO surgery and your worried about your dog’s recovery, here are three things you can do to make him more comfortable in the weeks following the operation.…

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3 Tips on How to Make Going to the Vet a Less Scary Experience for Your Dog

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Most dogs don’t normally associate going to the vet with happy times. In fact, going to the vet can be a huge source of stress for your dog. At times, you can see how stressed your dog might become at the mere mention of going to the vet or as you approach the clinic. Going to the vet doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative and scary experience, as most dog owners believe.…

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3 Signs Your Guinea Pig Might Be Suffering From a Vitamin C Deficiency

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Humans are unable to create their own supply of vitamin C. As many people now know, failing to get enough vitamin C in your diet means getting scurvy. What many people do not know is that guinea pigs also lack the ability to produce their own vitamin C, so a healthy dose in their diet is crucial if yours is to remain fit and healthy. Scurvy in guinea pigs is serious business; in fact, it can lead to bone and tissue deformation, blood clotting problems, and general pain.…

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Top Tips On Keeping Your African Grey Parrot Happy and Healthy

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African Grey parrots can make interesting and entertaining pets.  However, African Greys are highly intelligent birds, and being caged can lead to boredom and stress, causing health problems and predisposing the birds to conditions such as feather plucking.  Here are some top tips on how to keep your African Grey parrot happy and healthy. Regular vet checks It’s very important that you take your African Grey parrot to your vet for regular check-ups.…

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Type 2 Diabetes In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Options

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When your dog develops type 2 diabetes, the way their body processes insulin changes and their body gradually becomes resistant to insulin. This then prevents glucose levels being regulated efficiently, as muscles and organs in your dog’s body can’t process glucose for energy in the normal way they would be able to if their insulin levels were stable. Glucose builds up and can put too much strain on your dog’s liver and pancreas as they struggle to process it, and this can lead to organ damage over time.…

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How to Buy a Healthy Portuguese Water Dog Puppy From a Breeder

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Portuguese Water Dogs are cute, but they often suffer from serious health problems. To avoid taking home a puppy that is going to develop serious health issues in later life, you should first carry out a few basic health checks. These involve examining the dog, as well as checking its health records and finding out as much as you can about the dog’s parents. Physical Signs of Health in Portuguese Water Dog Puppies…

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