2021

Getting A New Puppy? 5 Reasons to Start With A Puppy Vet Check-Up

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If you have a new puppy, the first thing you want to do is schedule a puppy check-up with the veterinarian. You might think that you can wait a few days for the check-up, but that’s not the case. In fact, it’s a good idea to schedule the exam for the day you bring your puppy home. Here are five areas that will be addressed during the puppy vet check-up. …

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Do You Know the Signs of Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs?

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Xylitol seems to be popping up in more and more products lately and for good reason. It’s a natural sweetener with a lower glycaemic index than sugar and is considered to have antibacterial properties. It’s often found in baked goods, gum and toothpaste. You may also notice it as an ingredient in sugar-free or low-sugar sweets that are marketed toward diabetics. Xylitol is, however, not good for dogs. In fact, it’s poisonous to dogs and can cause them to experience liver failure as a result of causing a rapid drop in their blood sugar levels.…

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Why Your Cat or Dog Needs a Regular Dental Check-Up

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You are probably well aware that you need to see a dentist regularly. However, you may not realise that the same is true of your pet. An annual check-up for your dog or cat is a vital part of its health care. Here are some reasons why. Prevention Firstly, cats and dogs can be subject to the same kinds of dental problems that afflict humans. Dogs and cats can experience a build-up of plaque and tartar that can attack the tooth and lead to tooth decay, which may need surgery to fix.…

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