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Your Dog and Pregnancy

Posted by Nikki Wardle on August 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Many pet owners choose to spay their female dogs—the best option if you're not planning on breeding. On the other hand, some owners want to embark on the exciting journey of breeding and caring for a litter of puppies. If you're up for the challenge, breeding and raising puppies can be a rewarding experience. Here are a few things you should know about your female dog going into the pregnancy and delivery journey.

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Is Your Pet Obese?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on July 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM

You're probably fairly used to hearing about the obesity epidemic among humans. It's in the news, it's in public policy, and it's in our minds while we begin to learn how to help individuals lead healthier lives. But did you know that humans are the only ones whose weights are on the rise? Recent studies have shown that pets are now becoming more overweight and obese. Here's how you can help your dog or cat buck the trend and stay healthy.

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Can You Guess the Most Important Part of Your Pet's Annual Check-up?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on June 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM

When you take your pet to the vet for an annual visit, you're probably thinking the most important parts are vaccinations, tests, blood work, or prescription medication renewals. All of these are vital pieces of what your veterinarian does to keep your pet healthy, but often the most important aspect of a visit is the physical exam. Examining your pet's body gives your veterinarian a clear picture of overall health and helps him or her make quality decisions for your pet's care.

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4 Rainy-Day Activities to Do With Your Dog

Posted by Nikki Wardle on April 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM

No matter what time of year it is, there's a chance you'll end up stuck inside with a drizzly, gloomy day. Although you may be ready to curl up with a cup of coffee and a book, your furry friend will likely have a bad case of cabin fever—especially if the rain stretches over a few days.

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7 Health Essentials Every Dog Owner Should Know

Posted by Nikki Wardle on March 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Nothing is more important to a dog owner than maintaining your pet's health and happiness. If you just brought home your furry friend, it's important to start with a plan of action to keep your pet healthy. Here's a dog health checklist to get you started.

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Could My Dog's Suspicious Lump Be a Mast Cell Tumor?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on December 5, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Tumor. If there's a word that strikes more fear into the heart of pet parents, we're not sure what it is. Fortunately, new advances and acquired knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine have given dogs with mast cell tumors a much better prognosis for a long and happy life.

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Combating Pet Obesity

Posted by Nikki Wardle on August 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Pet obesity can lead to a number of health problems over time. While it's tempting to give in to Fido and Fluffy when they stare at you with those longing eyes, taking measures to avoid overfeeding will give you a happier, healthier pet.

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How to Find an Animal Hospital

Posted by Nikki Wardle on July 23, 2015 at 10:03 AM

If you've moved to a new area, or just purchased a pet, or perhaps just haven't encountered a pet emergency yet, you might be wondering "is there an animal hospital near me?"

This is an important question to answer. You want to find a vet that will love your pet almost as much as you do. Stay ahead of the game with checkups and examinations to ensure that your pet is healthy.

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