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Holidays With Pets: Important Safety Tips

Holidays With Pets: Important Safety Tips It's that time of year, when there’s plenty of festive spirit to go around, but unfortunately for your pets, the holidays can be dangerous for pets! What you may see as a harmless item of food or decoration could spell major...

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12 Photos Of Maine Coon Kittens That Will Make Your Day

12 Photos Of Maine Coon Kittens That Will Make Your Day 1) What about this one that's basically a tiny lion! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Татьяна Расторгуева (@catsvill_county) on Nov 19, 2018 at 12:07pm PST 2) Or these curious lil bubs...

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Medical Marijuana and Pets

Medical Marijuana and Pets By Dr. Bruce Little Much has been written and discussed over the past two years about marijuana and other plant derived products regarding the use of these products in pets.  Since January 2017, records indicate that as many as...

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Signs of Pain in Dogs and Cats

Signs of Pain in Dogs and Cats By Dr. Bruce Little There has been much studied and written by researchers and clinical veterinary practitioners regarding the issue of pain in these pet family members. So much so that organizations such as the American...

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12 Cats That Look Like Croissants

12 Cats That Look Like Croissants 1) Imagine you're just minding your own business and then you see this! You're like "oh! what a tasty croissant!" View this post on Instagram A post shared by October Person (@octoberx6) on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:12pm PDT 2) ...

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Why Do Cats Like Catnip?

Why Do Cats Like Catnip? For a special occasion to celebrate your cat, or even as an everyday treat, you know just the thing: catnip. For centuries, humans found – and continue to find – pleasure in this mint-smelling plant and the way felines react to it....

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Why Do Dogs Curl When They Sleep?

Why Do Dogs Curl When They Sleep? Dogs sleep in all kinds of positions: On their stomachs, on their backs, sprawled out, or curled up. Puppies especially seem to sleep in positions that make them look as if they've collapsed in the middle of something,...

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11 Fierce Photos of Maine Coon Cats

11 Photos of Maine Coon Cats That Prove They're the Fierce Rulers of the Cat World Maine Coons are known as “gentle giants” or the “dogs of the cat world” because of their playful personalities and large size. They’re a favorite of the Veterinarians.com...

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Most Common Types of Cancers in Dogs

Most Common Types of Cancers in Dogs One of the most painful and scary words a veterinarian can use when talking about your pet is cancer. The specter of cancer can cast a fearful shadow over the lives of you and your pet. You'll be concerned about...

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What are Savannah Cats?

What are Savannah Cats? There’s something unmistakably striking about the Savannah cat. Descended from African wild cats and crossed with domestic cats, these exotic hybrids are graceful, captivating and leave you wanting to know more. There’s much more to...

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Safety for Cats and Dogs at Thanksgiving

Safety for Cats and Dogs at Thanksgiving By Dr. Bruce Little Thanksgiving is the time of year when families and friends get together to express their gratitude and celebrate their blessings. One thing to definitely be thankful for is the presence of our...

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10 Things to Watch out for with Your Maine Coon Cat

10 Things to Watch out for with Your Maine Coon Cat The Maine Coon cat is a native cat from Maine and one of the oldest known natural cat breeds in North America. Because of their massive, long-haired and water-resistant coat, they adapt well to cold...

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Cancer in Dogs and Cats

Cancer in Dogs and Cats By Dr. Bruce Little Although cancer in pets differs very little from cancer in humans, it remains a complex, misunderstood, and disheartening tragedy when our four-legged family members are diagnosed with some form of the dreaded...

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What You Need to Know About Dogs With Anxiety

What You Need to Know About Dogs With Anxiety Dogs suffer from anxiety just like people do. Any dog breed is susceptible to anxiety and, if left untreated, it can lead to serious behavioral problems. There are three basic reasons that dogs become anxious:...

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National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day is observed every year on November 7th. This day helps to generate awareness about canine lymphoma, and nudge every pet parent to check their dogs regularly. According to the...

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Pet Spotlight for Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Pet Spotlight for Adopt a Senior Pet Month November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Studies have shown that older pets have a hard time being adopted than their younger counterparts. However, there are benefits to adopting an older pet, including that they're...

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How to Spot and Treat Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats

How to Spot and Treat Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats By Dr Bruce Little Otodectes cynotis, more commonly called ear mites, have been found in dogs, cats, foxes and ferrets worldwide. Ear mites are common in young dogs and cats, and generally confine themselves...

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Which Cats are Hypoallergenic?

Which Cats are Hypoallergenic? Are Sphynx Cats Hypoallergenic? Read on. Most people think their allergic reactions to cats come from the animals’ fur. In reality, the source of the allergy originates in the saliva of the cat. When cats grooms themselves,...

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Cat Sounds: What Do They Mean?

Cat Sounds: What Do They Mean? Every cat owner knows that cats are good at vocalizing their needs. Some cats talk more than others, but you know your cat wants something when he starts meowing. He might want to go outside, or maybe he is hungry. But beyond...

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5 Signs Your Cat is Sick

5 Signs Your Cat is Sick Some cats seem almost smart enough to talk – in fact, many of them have no problem vocalizing their needs. But cats in pain tend to do the opposite. They may grow quiet and reclusive. Therefore, it's a good idea for you to know...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips By Dr. Bruce Little Halloween is almost here! While Halloween is a joyous and thrilling time of year for us, it can create a lot of stress and anxiety for our pets. The constant doorbell ringing and strangely dressed people, with lots...

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Anxiety in Dogs and Cats

Anxiety in Dogs and Cats By Dr. Bruce Little Fear and anxiety in pets can come from many different sources. Pets can become fearful of people, sounds, sights, and other pets, either within your home or out in public. The cause can usually can be traced...

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What Are Veterinary Technicians?

What Are Veterinary Technicians? Next week, October 14-20, is National Veterinary Technician Week! Veterinary technicians are the people in scrubs who assist veterinarians while maintaining the well-being of the patients. They have a demanding job that...

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How to Travel with Your Dog: Three Quick Tips  

How to Travel with Your Dog: Three Quick Tips Your dog is your family member, so time away from home isn’t the same without them. But, how do you make your next excursion a pleasant and stress-free experience for both you and your canine? Here are a few...

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What Are Bearded Dragons?

What Are Bearded Dragons? The Bearded Dragon is like a primeval character that would be a welcome pet for any “Game of Thrones” fan. This friendly Australian lizard has a gentle nature, and his spiky skin is quite soft. Bearded dragons are easy to keep,...

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Canine Influenza Virus: What Is It, How to Spot It

Canine Influenza Virus: What Is It, How to Spot It By Dr. Bruce W. Little A little more than a year ago, it was reported that at least 41 states had experienced outbreaks of canine influenza. Today, it's safe to assume that canine influenza has spread to...

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What Are Munchkin Cats?

What Are Munchkin Cats? With its short legs and whimsical nature, the Munchkin cat is like a living cartoon. You've likely seen pictures of them on social media. These cats tend to generate a universal "awwwww!" response. Here are some fun facts about this...

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Bombay

The Bombay is extremely friendly. This breed needs one-on-one time with its cat parents and does not do well alone all day.

Turkish Van

The Turkish Van is both beautiful and fascinating breed. They’re independent and affectionate at the same time.

Cornish Rex

The Cornish Rex is a slim, svelte and elegant cat. They are always ready to play and will actively seek you out with meows of anticipation.

Norwegian Forest

Scottish Folds are affectionate cats and make wonderful, loving companions. These cats are docile, and adapt easily to new environments.

Kidney Failure in Cats

Read this article to learn about kidney disease and kidney failure in cats. Know the signs of kidney failure in cats and call a veterinarian if you have any concerns.

Breathing Problems in Dogs and Cats

There are a number of reasons why your pet may be experiencing breathing problems, read this article for some possibilities.

Cat Health: A Checklist

In this article find a checklist for cat health. You’ll learn daily, weekly and monthly tips for cat healthcare. And call a local veterinarian if you have any concerns.

Common Illnesses in Dogs and Cats

Watch out for these common illnesses in dogs and cats, including skin conditions, upset stomachs, urinary tract infections, and arthritis.

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