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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 Do Dogs Lick Their Paws? – What to Look for and When to Be Concerned

There are plenty of reasons why dogs lick their own paws. In some cases, the dog is simply licking his or her paws as part of their grooming routine and it is nothing to be concerned with. On the other hand, excessive licking can be a sign of a serious mental or physical health condition. It could be anything, from a food allergy to dry skin to itchy paws, and excessive licking could lead to long-term skin irritation. As a pet owner, if you are unsure whether or not your dog’s paw licking is normal, we can help! To make
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Why Is My Cat Throwing Up?

If you own a cat, you have probably come across more than a few unpleasant piles of cat vomit around the house. While cat vomit can be annoying, it is not always a cause for concern. Cats throw up to eliminate hairballs, expel grass and other non-food items, and regurgitate food they have eaten too quickly. With that said, there are other situations when a cat’s vomiting can indicate a more serious issue. To help you understand why your cat is vomiting, we’ll go over the different reasons why felines throw up. We will also explain what you can do
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Does Your Dog Have Kennel Cough? – What Pet Parents Should Know

Our dogs rely on us to keep them happy and healthy. Even if your canine companion receives a nutritious diet, plenty of exercise, and regular check-ups with a veterinarian, your pooch can still be susceptible to various types of illness. If you’re worried that your dog might have picked up a case of kennel cough, we can help! Since kennel cough is highly contagious and can easily pass from one dog to another, it makes sense why so many pet parents worry that their dogs could be carrying it. Not only will we explain what kennel cough is, but we
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Help! My Dog Has Diarrhea – Why Dogs Get Diarrhea and What To Do About It

While it is a fairly common condition, it can be quite concerning when your canine companion is dealing with an episode of diarrhea. If you want to know what causes the condition and what you can do to help your dog get over it, we are here to help! What Causes Dog Diarrhea? Diarrhea is a common canine ailment caused by a variety of factors. In most cases, diarrhea occurs when the dog’s gastrointestinal tract is unable to absorb nutrients properly. This problem can result from inflammation within the gut and other areas of the digestive system. Infectious agents, like
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What Are Hot Spots on a Dog?

One of the most common reasons dog parents seek veterinary care is to treat skin-related issues. Many dog owners have at some point found what is referred to as a “hot spot” on their dog’s skin. They can range from mildly irritating to very painful for dogs, so it is no surprise that dog owners do everything they can to prevent them. If you don’t know what hot spots are or want to know how to identify and treat a dog hot spot, you’re in the right place! What Are Hot Spots? A canine hot spot is a generalized term
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What to Do When Your Cat Has Diarrhea

Many of the concerns cat owners bring to their vets are related to diarrhea. If your cat is producing loose or wet stool, you might be wondering what you should do. Luckily, we are here to help! Why Do Cats Get Diarrhea? Just like humans, cats are susceptible to the occasional episode of diarrhea. In fact, cats often develop diarrhea for many of the same reasons that humans do! In most cases, cat diarrhea occurs because their gastrointestinal tract cannot absorb nutrients properly. It may also result when the digestive system cannot function at full capacity, often the result of
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Why is My Dog Throwing Up?

Anyone that has a dog has witnessed their canine companion throw up more than a few times. While it may be worrisome to us, throwing up is fairly natural for dogs. With that said, it can still be really to understand what can cause this physical reaction. We are here to help! In this article, we cover some of the most common reasons dogs throw up and explain what you can do about it. Why Do Dogs Throw Up? A variety of factors causes vomiting in dogs. While some of the causes are rather mild, like situational stress and motion
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How to Calculate Your Dog’s Body Condition Score and BMI

Managing your dog’s size and weight with a healthy diet and exercise is one of the best ways to mitigate health issues and extend the life of your pet. For dogs that are above or below a healthy weight, a veterinarian can outline a specialized plan that adjusts feeding and exercise and put your pet on a path to better health. But what if you’re not sure if your dog is at a healthy weight? This guide will explain how to inspect your dog’s body using what is called a Body Condition Score (BCS) and how to calculate your pet’s
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How to Tell if Your Pet is Overweight and Why it Matters

There is a worldwide obesity crisis amongst the global population leading to a rapid rise in cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and even certain types of cancer. While this is certainly a serious issue that deserves our attention, relatively few people know that pet obesity is also common and is one of the most preventable health issues we find in dogs, cats, and other types of pets. The simple truth is, overweight pets tend to live shorter lives than lean and fit pets. Not only are obese and overweight dogs and cats at a higher risk of developing a variety of