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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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Monday Morning Horse Disease - Action and Prevention

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Monday morning disease, or equine rhabdomyolysis syndrome, is a rapid-onset disease that is very painful for your horse and very frightening for you.  But what is Monday morning disease and what can your equine vet do to help your horse?  Read on to find out more.  What is Monday morning disease? Monday morning disease is also colloquially known as tying-up, set-fast, and azoturia.  The condition primarily affects horses that are usually in moderate to hard work, but have recently undergone enforced confinement, perhaps due to very wet weather, icy roads etc.…

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How Owning A Cat Will Make You Healthier

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Personal health isn’t typically the first thing people consider when they decide they want a cat. However, as long as the person in question isn’t allergic, owning a cat can do wonders for both physical and mental well-being. Cat owners have known about the therapeutic benefits of cats for a long time, but the medical advantages of cat ownership are now a matter of scientific fact. Lower Risk Of Having A Heart Attack…

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Advantages To Adopting An Adult Cat Instead Of Buying A Kitten

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When people decide they want a cat, they often start looking at kittens without considering whether it might be better to adopt an older cat from a shelter. This comes with the obvious benefit of saving a kitty who is down on their luck, but there are plenty of other reasons why it can often be the right thing to do. You’ll Know Its Personality Kittens are fun little fur-balls who will fall asleep in the palm of your hand after you tire them out with a bunch of games and toys.…

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What is Pulmonary Embolism in Dogs?

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When your dog’s blood clots in any of the major veins in their body, they are susceptible to pulmonary embolism, which occurs when a clot travels to their lungs along one of the main arteries that facilitate the flow of oxygen in the lungs. The clot then damages blood vessels and slows down the flow of blood and oxygen to the lungs. Inherited blood clotting disorders, immobility and certain medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories leave your dog susceptible to developing blood clots.…

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Become A Better Pet Owner By Taking Your Pet To The Vet Annually

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Your pets need close care throughout their entire life. Apart from the care you provide at home, they also need professional attention from a veterinarian every now and then. This is why it’s important to take your pet to the veterinarian clinic at least once a year for a thorough check. Read on to learn the importance of such a visit for your pet. Health inspection Once you take your pet to the vet clinic, they will get inspected for health conditions.…

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