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  • Diabetes in Cats: Prevention and Treatment

    Diabetes in cats, also known as feline diabetes mellitus, is an increasingly common disease affecting 1 out of every 400 cats. Obesity is the leading risk factor for diabetes. "Overweight or obese cats are two to four times more likely to develop diabetes than cats with a healthy body weight," says board-certified

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  • Cat Backpacks: The New Trend in Feline Transportation

    Wearing your cat is all the rage these days. Find out why more cat lovers are making the switch to cat backpacks.

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  • Can My Dog Give Me a Blood Infection?

    Can a few affectionate licks from your dog make you sick?

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  • Homemade vs. Store Bought Pet Food

    Not sure if homemade or store-bought food is best for your pet? Consider these important factors.

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  • Pet Health Insurance

    Worried about paying for veterinary care? Pet health insurance can help cover your costs.

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  • Nail Trimming Do's and Don'ts

    Is pet nail trimming a hectic experience at your house? These tips can make the process a little easier.

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  • Should Your Dog Wear a Backpack?

    Thinking about buying a backpack for your dog? Consider these factors before you visit the pet store.

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  • The Benefits of Pet Massage

    Want to ease your pet's aches and pains? Try massage!

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  • Small Dog Health Problems

    Do you know which health problems are most likely to affect your small dog?

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  • How to Help Your Cat Get More Exercise

    When's the last time your cat worked out? Daily exercise can help keep your furry friend healthy.

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  • Pet Blood Donors: Helping Other Animals in Need

    Could a selfless act by your pet save another animal's life?

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  • Protect Your Hairless Pet's Sensitive Skin with These Tips

    Want to protect your hairless pet's skin? Try these tips.

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  • Your Big Dog May Be More Likely to Develop These Health Problems

    Big dogs can have equally big health problems. Find out what conditions and diseases typically affect larger dogs.

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  • Try These Tricks the Next Time You Have to Give Your Pet Medication

    Would you rather do anything than give your pet medicine? These tips may make the process easier.

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  • From Dalmations to Siberian Huskies: How the Big (and Little) Screen Influences Pet Fads

    Should you adopt the same type of pet as your favorite TV or movie character?

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  • Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Be Looking For

    Ticks may be tiny but that can cause bacterial infections that make your pet very sick.

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  • What is Taurine and Why do Cats Need It?

    Does your feline friend get enough taurine? Serious health problems can occur if this essential amino acid is in short supply.

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  • How to Tell A Pet's Age from Its Teeth

    How old is your pet? Taking a look at your furry friend's mouth can provide some clues.

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  • Should my pet get a summer haircut?

    Planning a haircut for your pet this summer? That might not be the best idea.

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  • Can My Pet Get Me Sick?

    Feeling a little under the weather? You may have caught an illness from your pet.

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  • Why Do Pets Hide When They're Sick?

    Do you know why pets shun wide open spaces when they're ill? Find out why sick dogs, cats and rabbits want to be alone.

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  • Reducing the Spread of Disease When You Have Multiple Pets

    Do your pets do everything together, including sharing illnesses? These tips will help reduce the transmission of viruses and diseases.

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  • What Your Pet's Stools Say About Their Health

    Want to know if your pet is healthy? Take a look at his or her stools.

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  • All About Shedding: Is My Pet Shedding Too Much?

    Not sure why your pet is shedding more than usual. We explore a few reasons that your pet may be losing hair.

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  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and

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  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other

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  • Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it

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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive

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  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet.

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  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for

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  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases

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  • Rats

    Did you know rats make surprisingly affectionate pets? If you're thinking of bringing home a pet rat, here's what you need to know. Health Rats that are bred especially as pets are safe to keep and should be free of disease. But common conditions may affect your rats from time to time. Your veterinarian

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  • Chinchillas

    Chinchillas are playful, loveable, and amusing pets. If you want yours to remain in your family for long, you should ensure that it has a good diet. Chinchillas require a lot of attention due to their playful nature; therefore, it is best to have supervised playtime with yours if you want to create a

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  • Guinea Pigs

    Curious and inquisitive by nature, guinea pigs make great pets. These little bundles of fur are quite social and enjoy spending time with the people who handle, feed, and groom them. As a pet, guinea pigs are relatively low maintenance, rarely aggressive, and fun to own. How to Care Guinea pigs are playful,

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  • Hedgehogs

    Shy animals that roll into a ball when scared, hedgehogs are covered with spiky quills. They're small, clean, and fun to watch so they're quite popular as pets. Even so, these little guys need lots of activity to stay healthy. Health Hedgehogs can have health problems, including dental diseases, skin

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