2 Ways To Soothe Your Older Dog’s Arthritis Pain Naturally

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Ways To Soothe Your Older Dog’s Arthritis Pain Naturally

If your older dog suffers from arthritis, then you likely look for any way you can help relieve his aching joints. Just like arthritis in humans, there are prescription medications that can help him, but no medication can cure or alleviate his pain completely. Thankfully, there are many natural ways you can help your older dog enjoy his golden years in less pain. Here are two natural pain remedies you can try right now.  1. Joint-pain Relief Supplements The joint pain that accompanies arthritis in dogs is caused by deterioration of joint...

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Preventing And Dealing With Canine Hot Spots: What You Should Know

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Preventing And Dealing With Canine Hot Spots: What You Should Know

As a loving and proactive dog owner, you are always doing what you can to keep your dog happy and healthy. However, even the most diligent dog owner can find themselves with a dog suffering from hot spots. Hot spots are also known as moist dermatitis or pyotraumatic. This skin condition occurs when outside substances or pests cause your dog’s skin to become irritated and then infected. The moistness comes from the fact that the wounds usually look wet or damp and may be oozing clear or yellow liquid. Get to know some of the ways that...

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Tips On Caring For Your Cat After She’s Been Spayed

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips On Caring For Your Cat After She’s Been Spayed

One aspect of being a responsible cat owner is getting your cat spayed or neutered. The term “spaying” refers to performing a hysteria-oophorectomy on a female animal to render the animal infertile. A hysteria-oophorectomy involves removing the animal’s ovaries and uterus. This procedure is a fairly invasive surgical procedure that will usually leave the animal somewhat weak until the surgery wounds heal up. The following four tips can help pet owners take good care of their cats following surgery so that recovery is as fast...

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Diseases of Ducks: Keeping the Quack Pack Healthy

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Diseases of Ducks: Keeping the Quack Pack Healthy

If you enjoy having ducks on your farm or homestead, you’re not alone. Ducks in general are easy to care for and can provide plenty of entertainment for you and your family. Fortunately, ducks are one of the most disease-resistant fowl and are seldom bothered by parasites or sickness. However, when illness does occur in ducks, it can spread rapidly and be fatal in a short period of time. Taking a few measures to prevent disease will go a long way in keeping your ducks healthy. You should also be aware of duck diseases and know what...

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Visiting Friends With Your Dog? Know How To Keep All Pets Safe By Proper Introductions

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Visiting Friends With Your Dog? Know How To Keep All Pets Safe By Proper Introductions

Taking your dog with you to visit friends in another area can be a little stressful for your dog, the people you are visiting and their dogs as well. It is important to understand that the people you are visiting probably treat their dogs like family, just as you do. Everyone wants the dogs to get along and to be safe during the trip. With this in mind, use this guide to properly introduce your dog to the environment, the people and their dogs. Control the Environment Ask the people that you are visiting to choose an area of their home,...

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Tips For Before And After Pet Surgery

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Before And After Pet Surgery

A surgery for your pet can be a big deal. It can be a scary experience for a pet to get a surgery because they will not understand what is happening and that the surgery is to help them. It is very important as a pet owner to make sure that you follow certain guidelines before and after the pet’s surgery so that the pet can be adequately prepared and feel taken care of as well. The animal hospital and the vet will take care of the actual surgery, but below are some things that you can do before and after surgery to make the whole...

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Could Your Pet’s Food Or Treats Be Contaminated?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Could Your Pet’s Food Or Treats Be Contaminated?

You probably enjoy spoiling your pets with food or treats they like to eat. But how safe are the pet products you buy?  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which tracks recalls of pet food that are either required by the agency or that a company does voluntarily, listed 20 recalls through July 2015. These recalls were for reasons that included contamination from salmonella and listeria, two types of bacteria that can cause vomiting and diarrhea in affected pets. Learn About Recalls The FDA and the American Veterinary Medical...

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Great Ways To Support Your Local Cat Shelter

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Great Ways To Support Your Local Cat Shelter

Late spring and early summer are the “kitten” months for any cat shelter. Cats have their litters at that time, and people without the time or desire to take care of them, bring the kittens into the shelters for adoption. Many shelters can use additional support during the summer months. Monetary donations are always welcomed, but here are few different ways to help out your local cat shelter. Help With Pet Food Donations One of the constant expenses for any cat shelter is food. They strive to give the cats a high-quality diet....

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3 Unique Services That Animal Hospitals Provide

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Unique Services That Animal Hospitals Provide

While many people know that professional animal hospitals, like Deep Creek Veterinary Hospital, are places to take their animals when they need a check up or are sick, they don’t realize that they offer a variety of other services as well. These services are rather unique in comparison to the regular medical care animal hospitals provide, but can be just as important for your pet. This article will discuss 3 of these unique services in more detail. Bathing and Grooming Many animal hospitals have trained pet groomers right on site...

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Helping An Injured Dog After An Accident

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Helping An Injured Dog After An Accident

It’s one of a dog lover’s nightmares. You’re driving down the road and spot a dog lying in the street after it was hit by a car. Act quickly and you could save the dog’s life. But you need to approach this rescue so as not to excite the dog and get yourself bitten. Here is what you need to know to help this unfortunate four-legged victim. Call Ahead So the Vet Can Prepare Step out of your car and observe the dog from a distance. Call an emergency vet and describe the situation. This will let the vet get their emergency...

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