Tag: dog health

What to Do When Your Pet Hates Nail Trims

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As your pet’s nails grow longer and longer, you know that dreaded day is coming. You’ll bring your pet to the groomer or vet, or attempt to trim at home, and they’ll throw a fit that seems to get worse every time. Your pet might even scratch or bite to get away. When your pet…

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Why Are So Many Pets Getting Cancer?

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November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder to stay in-the-know about cancer symptoms, treatment options and possible causes so you can enjoy the longest, healthiest life possible with the animals you love. Cancer accounts for almost half of dogs and about a third of cats over 10 years old. It’s more common in dogs…

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Canine Heat Stroke: Signs and Prevention

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Dogs love to play outside, but they don’t know how to tell us when they’re getting dangerously hot. It’s up to us to be proactive in keeping them comfortable and safe. Get to know how heat stroke affects dogs and what you can do to prevent it: What IS Heat Stroke, Anyway? Your dog’s core…

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How to Protect Your Pets from Poor Air Quality and Wildfire Smoke

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Smoke from Canadian wildfires is currently blanketing the DC area, triggering air quality alerts and making it difficult to breathe. But it’s not just people who are affected by poor air quality, our pets are too! In fact, our pets may even be at greater risk than we are from wildfire smoke due to their…

4 Creative Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

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With the temperature rising, give these creative ideas to keep your dog cool a try. 1. Homemade Frozen Dog Snacks You’ve probably noticed how much better you feel after eating an ice cream cone on a hot day. Dogs also feel cooler when enjoying frozen treats. Since they have to lick instead of chomp, frozen…

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The Benefits of Walks for Your Dog

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If you’ve had a dog for any length of time, you already know it: dogs love to go on walks! As soon as your pooch hears the jingle of the leash, no matter how deeply asleep they were or how engrossed they were in another activity, there they are at the door waiting and ready…

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