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Hunting Dog Health & Safety

Hunting Dog Health & Safety

As hunting season approaches, many of us are eagerly looking forward to taking our canine companions hunting with us. Before taking them into the field, however, it is important to review a few precautions to help keep them safe. First, we should double-check that our...

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Wildfire Smoke and Pets

Wildfire Smoke and Pets

Throughout the summer and fall months, shifting winds seem to almost continuously carry wildfire smoke into the area. Most of us know that at times, smoke in the air can be thick enough to become a human health hazard, but were you aware that wildfire smoke can affect...

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Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough

“Kennel cough” is a catch-all term for infections of the upper respiratory tract (the nose, throat, and windpipe) in dogs. This can be caused by several different bacteria (Bordetella, Mycoplasma, and Streptococcus species) and quite a few different viruses (canine...

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Heat Stroke in Pets

Heat Stroke in Pets

Heat stroke in pets is a condition in which body temperature rises to a dangerous level, rapidly causing organ damage and, without prompt intervention, death. This can result from leaving a pet inside a car, putting them outside on a hot day without sufficient shade...

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Holiday Hazards

Holiday Hazards

What is the one of the best ways to enjoy the holidays? Be prepared! Your pet will thank you, too, as there are a number of “holiday hazards” to avoid and planning ahead will help keep the season merry for all. 1. Electrical cords. The holidays often bring lights,...

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Busting Pet Food Myths

Busting Pet Food Myths

Myth #1: If a food is labeled as “premium” or “gourmet” then it is always better for your pet. Fact: Products with these labels are not held to any higher nutritional standards than any other complete and balanced food. They do not contain any special or specific...

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Thunderstorms and/or Fireworks Noise Phobia

Thunderstorms and/or Fireworks Noise Phobia

Many pets don’t like the loud noises associated with thunder fireworks etc. We use different medications that help reduce anxiety but other things that can help include: Pulling shades, TV or radio up for noise distraction, moving to basements, cotton balls in ears to...

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