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    Your Pet's Tooth Decay Affects More Than Just the Mouth

    Every pet owner knows that it’s hard to keep their pet’s pearly whites pearly-white for very long. Routine brushing can be a battle with fussy dogs and cats, and bacterial growth seems to be constant. However, without proper oral hygiene, your pet could face a painful and potentially-devastating disease.

    Ticks Are A Year-Round Issue: Helping Your Pup Avoid Lyme Disease

    Many pet owners mistakenly believe ticks are only alive in summer. In reality, ticks stay active for almost the entire year. It is not until the weather is close to freezing that ticks go dormant. This means that ticks are alive well into fall and can easily latch onto your dog during your crisp autumn runs or hikes. Tick bites are certainly a nuisance, but the worst part about these tiny insects is their potential to carry Lyme disease, a scary illness that is all too common in dogs.

    Straining to Go: Help Identify and Treat Constipation in Your Dog

    Any dog owner can tell you their least favorite part about owning a dog: picking up after it. Unlike cats, which usually go to the bathroom in a litter box, dogs are more likely to pee on bushes and trees and to poop all over the yard. Many household guests have fallen victim to the lone dog pile that the owner accidentally missed during their daily pick-up.

    Behavior Changes That Could Indicate Your Cat's Poor Health

    Cats are creatures of habit. They tend to fall into routines, doing the same types of things day in and day out, and they prefer to keep it that way. So if your cat suddenly begins acting against the norm, it should put up some red flags.

    Hot Cars and Your Dog: Two Things that Should Never Go Together

    It is officially summer, and the temperatures across the nation keep rising. Unfortunately, summer is also the time that many dogs and other pets suffer from heat stroke due to being left in vehicles in high temps.

    Why a Dog's Mental Exercise is Just as Important as Physical Exercise

    Every dog owner knows the importance of physical exercise for dogs. We take our pups on walks, chase them around the yard, play with tug ropes and do much more to keep their bodies healthy and their hearts happy. Dogs love physical exercise, even into their older years. However, physical activity is not the only crucial kind of exercise your dog needs.

    4 Tips to Enjoy Spring While Avoiding Triggering Your Dog's Allergies

    Warmer weather is finally emerging, and many pet owners are itching to get outside and enjoy the nice, springtime weather as soon as they can. But for owners of a dog with seasonal allergies, another kind of itching may stop you and your furry friend in your tracks.

    Knee Problems in Dogs

    Having recently suffered a knee injury myself I understand how painful knee problems in dogs can be. Hind leg lameness is very common in dogs and knee injuries are the most common of the hind limb lamenesses. The most common  knee problem that occurs in dogs in rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL).  It is known as the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL in humans.  If a dog is limping on his hind leg, most veterinarians assume it is a knee problem unless proven otherwise.   The CCL can be ruptured by trauma  or it can be a degenerative problem called cruciate disease.  Certain breeds are subject to cruciate disease where the ligament is congenitally abnormal and not strong.  This predisposes the dog to ligament rupture.

    Pet Food Allergies? Try Supplementing with Health Fats

    You may have heard that essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are important for your pet's wellbeing. Especially, omega fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory and are both safe and effective to help with pet food allergies!

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