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Month: April 2022

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Dog Pooper Scooper Week – Here is How to Really Clean Up

While it might not be an exciting topic, cleaning up after your dog is incredibly important. Not only is dog poop stinky and unsightly, but it can also actually become quite dangerous if it is not dealt with properly. If you want to be a responsible dog owner, you should take the time to learn how to clean up after your dog. This is where we can help! To mark National Scoop the Poop Week (every April 24 – 30), we have decided to go over everything you need to know about dealing with dog poop. After we explain why
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Why Is My Cat Sneezing?

Cats may sneeze because there’s a tickle in their nose, dust or allergens in the area, or a particularly potent smell in the room. However, if your cat frequently sneezes, they could have an upper respiratory infection (URI).  Like the common cold in humans, URIs affect your kitty’s sinuses, leaving them feeling stuffy and needing rest. This article will guide you through the causes, symptoms, and potential treatment of an upper respiratory infection.   How Can Your Cat Contract an Upper Respiratory Infection? A viral infection is the most common cause (80%-90% of all cases) of URIs in cats. Different viruses

What to Do When Your Cat Hates Going to the Vet

The experience of taking your cat to the vet can be a stressful experience for both of you. Cats are attached to their home territory and are most comfortable with routine and a familiar environment. Getting into a carrier, traveling in a car, and being examined by a stranger can cause a lot of anxiety. If you struggle with your cat’s regular vet exams, here are six tips that can make your next vet visit easier for both you and your feline friend.  6 Tips to Make Taking Your Cat to the Vet Easier Taking your cat to the vet

What to Ask Before Taking Your Dog to a New Doggy Daycare

With the shortage of available spots at doggy daycares, it can be tempting to sign up for any place that has availability. However, it’s necessary to carefully consider your pet’s safety and level of care at their new daycare. Here are some questions to ask before choosing a daycare facility for your dog.  When Can I Take a Tour of the Facility?  Request a tour before you register and drop off your dog. When you walk through the facility, make sure it is clean and sanitary. If there is a foul smell or it appears untidy, the facility may be

Why Is My Dog Shaking Their Head ?

Just like a human would instinctively scratch at an itch, dogs will instinctively shake their heads to relieve the discomfort. While head shaking can be normal for your dog occasionally, frequent head shaking is a sign of an underlying issue, typically in your dog’s ears. If your dog is shaking his head, here are a few potential causes, treatment options, and ways to prevent issues in the future. 5 Reasons Your Dog Could Be Shaking Their Head While all of your dog’s head-shaking behaviors stem from itchiness or discomfort, the underlying cause for those symptoms can vary. Here are 5 reasons

Heartworms 101: Danger, Prevention, and Treatment

Heartworms are parasites that infect both dogs and cats. If left untreated, these parasites cause major health issues for pets and even result in death. When a mosquito bites an animal, it can transmit heartworm larvae into a pet’s bloodstream through capillaries in the skin. While blood flows through the heart, the larvae settle there and become adult heartworms. What Happens When a Pet Gets Heartworms? Adult heartworms cause havoc in a pet’s body. When heartworms live in a pet’s heart, the heart becomes filled with worms. These worms reproduce and release larvae into the bloodstream, continuing the parasites’ lifecycle.