Category Archives: Pet Health & Tips

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Treats That Clean your Pet’s Mouth


Did you know every February, the American Veterinary Medical Association sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month? It’s true! For years now, the not-for-profit AVMA has used this month-long event to raise awareness about this important aspect of pet healthcare that is too often overlooked. Pet dental health is an often disregarded, yet essential part of […]







4 Things to Do If You Find a Lost Pet


Losing a pet can be one of the most heartbreaking experiences of your life. But finding lost pets can be confusing and frustrating, as well. If you’ve ever seen a lost dog or cat wandering your neighborhood, you may have wanted to help get it home, but perhaps you weren’t sure where to start. Here […]



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Periodontal Disease in Dogs


Periodontal disease is essentially a gum disease which can be devastating to your dog’s mouth. Bacteria is essentially the cause of periodontal disease. Immediately after a meal, bacteria, saliva and food begin to form plaque in your dog’s mouth. The bacteria in your dog’s plaque is viewed as foreign to your dog’s body, which causes […]







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5 Things Your Cat is Trying to Tell You


Ah, cats. They’re notoriously aloof, unapologetically indifferent, and overall quite perplexing creatures. Although we develop strong bonds with our pets, the language barrier (or lack thereof) prevents them from telling us the handy tips that may help us crack the mystery of cats. Read on for a few things your cat may tell you if […]



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Why Does My Dog Drink Toilet Water?


Dogs are scavengers and naturally search out food and water. Their ancestors were scavengers and that particular trait continues to be exhibited in our modern day dogs. Have you noticed your dog interested in the garbage? Sniffing the food you’re cooking? Finding food in random places your children may have dropped? This is part of […]



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Best Ways to Exercise With Your Pet


America is facing a pretty substantial obesity epidemic. With over 68 percent of adults currently considered overweight, health education and daily exercise are more important than ever. But what about our pets? How are they doing in all this? Unfortunately, not so well. According to CBS News, roughly 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent […]