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Save On Your Pet’s Dental Care Throughout February
Your pet’s world revolves around their mouth, so regular dental care is essential for keeping them healthy and happy. Without regular dental care, your pet can develop dental disease, which not only causes oral pain and smelly breath, but can also spread to the kidneys, heart and liver. Thankfully, it can be prevented with routine
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What is the Toxic Dose of Chocolate for Dogs?
Dogs are usually the pets that get into trouble because their nature is to eat A LOT of whatever tastes good to them. All chocolate is not created equal. The darker the chocolate, the more toxic it is. Dark Baking Chocolate Potentially fatal dose of dark baking chocolate is ½ ounce per pound body weight.
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Chocolate Toxicity
Halloween tricks and treats are fun, but chocolate can be disastrous for our four-legged family members. Chocolate is toxic to pets and can cause severe illness and even death. Keep goodies out of reach of pets to avoid accidental poisoning. Why is chocolate bad for pets? Chocolate contains theobromine, which is similar to caffeine and
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My dog is not active and has been vomiting and he won’t bark…. He just lies around. What’s wrong with him? What do I do? I can’t afford to take him to the vet.
My dog is not active and has been vomiting and he won’t bark…. He just lies around. What’s wrong with him? What do I do? I can’t afford to take him to the vet. I’m so sorry about your dog. If your dog is laying around, vomiting, sick- it would be impossible to say what
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My cockerspaniel has a some what deep hole on her right leg just ontop before reaching the hipbone, you can see inside but its like 1 cm.
My cockerspaniel has a some what deep hole on her right leg just ontop before reaching the hipbone, you can see inside but its like 1 cm. Theres no puss and shes not limping or crying. Shes acting perfectly fine but im afraid it might be something more serious, could you tell me what you
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My dog is a 3yr old rottewieler and she has not eatin in about a week
My dog is a 3yr old rottewieler and she has not eatin in about a week she just want to drink water and she was throwing up food please help I don’t know what to do help. Her stomach is bloatted and she is sweating like a wet puddle? I’m sorry – I wish I
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Does My Dog Need Glasses?
Ever wonder if your dog sees the world the same way you do? Do they see in color? Are they near sighted? Do they see as well as humans do? The anatomy of the eye in dogs is pretty much the same as in people. The most important structure for vision in both people and
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Top 10 Human Medications That Poison Pets
Dogs and Cats are not like humans when it comes to drug metabolism. Although some human medications are used in veterinary medicine, the dosages are vastly different (especially in cats). When pet poisonings from human medications happen, they can be life threatening. Here are the top 10 human medications that are the most commonly seen:
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Allergy Relief May Be In Your Reach
Just like humans many dogs suffer from allergies. The major difference is how allergies affect dogs. Painful red and itchy skin can drive dogs and pet parents to near madness. cartoon dog scratching As a pet parent you may be suffering right along with your furry friend listening to nonstop scratching, whining and panting. Those
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I-20 Animal Medical Center is a Certified Cat Friendly Practice
I-20 Animal Medical Center is certified as a Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Certification requires completing a comprehensive checklist of performance criteria to verify that staff members are especially qualified and dedicated to making every visit as pleasant as possible and beneficial for you and your cat. What is
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