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Giving Oral Medications to a Dog

We are often asked the best ways to give oral medications and supplements to a dog (cats too!), whether it be in liquid form or a capsule. Here’s a great, simplified article from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine on the best approaches to ensure your furry companion gets all the benefits.     […]

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Pets May Help Kids With Autism

Study Shows Bonding With New Pet May Improve Socialization By Salynn Boyles WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD By just about any measure of accomplishment, Danny Gross would be considered a successful young adult. The 25-year-old is a popular graduate student in cinematic arts at the University of Southern California, and his mother, […]

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Work With Your Veterinarian to Make Your Senior Pet’s Golden Years Healthy

When you have an older pet, the most important thing to remember is this: Dying isn’t optional, but suffering often can be. In other words, don’t assume that a sick or elderly pet can’t enjoy many weeks, months or even years of pain-free, comfortable and joyful living. And your veterinarian can help make that possible, […]

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Fat Cats: Questions and Answers for Getting Your Tubby Tabby Back into Shape

How to get overweight or obese cats back in shape. By Sandy Eckstein WebMD Pet Health Feature Reviewed by Amy Flowers, DVM An estimated 57% of U.S. cats are overweight or obese, according to a 2008 study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. So WebMD asked Rolan Tripp, DVM, for advice on how to […]

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How Caring for Pets Can Help with Depression, Anxiety, Learning Disorders and More

Professionally trained animals — such as guide dogs for the blind — offer obvious benefits to people. However, the average domestic dog or cat can also provide an array of mental and physical health benefits. Dogs particularly can ease loneliness, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional […]

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Traveling This Summer? Information to Tell Your Pet Sitter

So you’ve decided that it’s too much hassle to travel with your pet, and you think they would be more comfortable at home rather than at a boarding facility. No problem, some animals are! Once you’ve found someone you can trust to take care of your pets (and your home) while you’re on vacation, here […]

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27 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

Most pet owners don’t need reminding. Animals make people feel good! But we’re talking about more than feeling glad they’re around. Your favorite animal can make you healthy and help you stay that way. You may be surprised at just how many ways a pet can improve your health. Take a look at WebMD’s informative […]

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Why Supplement Your Pet’s Diet?

Because prevention is the most powerful cure! Not surprisingly, our animals’ health is beginning to mirror our own. Today we’re seeing many of the epidemics that have plagued humans, such as obesity, diabetes and chronic inflammation, and even cancer, manifest at epidemic levels in our pets. If you take a good look around, you’ll find […]

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Should You Shave Your Pet for Summer?

By Wendy C. Fries Reviewed by Audrey Cook, BVM&S Summer arrives in a blaze of heat and sun, and most of us shed clothes until we’re down to shorts or swimsuits. If less is more for us when temperatures spike, shouldn’t it be good for our pets, too? Though it may seem like a no-brainer […]

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Risky Mistakes Pet Owners Make

Being a pet owner can be full of rewards, but it often comes with challenges. Many well-meaning owners often make mistakes without even knowing it, mainly based on common myths that have become socially accepted. Check out this WebMD slideshow that debunks many misconceptions about pet feeding, exercising, socializing and more.        

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