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  • Feb 01 2012

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    Tooth Infections and Your Pets

    February is National Pet Dental Health Month. The purpose of Pet Dental Health Month is to raise the awareness that pets need dental care. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that…

  • Feb 01 2012

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    Hairballs in Cats

    Hairballs are an inevitable part of life for many cats. For some cats, hairballs may only be a problem during the shedding seasons of spring and fall. For others, especially long haired cats or cats…

  • Jan 01 2012

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    Cabin Fever and Pets

    During the cold winter months in much of the country, people often develop the winter blues due to cabin fever. It is also common for pets to get cabin fever, and they may develop behavior problems as…

  • Jan 01 2012

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    Managing Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats

    Arthritis is a complex condition involving inflammation of one or more joints. There are many causes of arthritis in pets, but the most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (or bony arthritis),…

  • Nov 01 2011

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    Ringworm, Pets and People

    Ringworm, also called dermatophytosis, is a fungal infection that occurs in the skin, hair and nails. The fungi feed on the keratin that is found in the outer layers of these structures. Ringworm…

  • Nov 01 2011

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    Cats and their litter boxes

    Cat owners often become stressed because their cats do not use the litter box properly. In fact, inappropriate elimination, which means urinating and/or defecating in an unacceptable place is one of…

  • Oct 07 2011

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    Halloween and the family pet

    As Halloween approaches, both children and adults look forward to the familiar rituals associated with ‘trick or treat’, including dressing up and indulging a sweet tooth. However, the very things…