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Vitamin D Toxicity in Dog Food
The FDA has become aware of vitamin D toxicity in certain dogs that have consumed dry dog food under several different brand names. The only pet products that have been impacted have been for dogs, and pet owners need to discontinue feeding their pets these contaminated products—this is currently a developing situation, as more foods
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Canine Flu: A Risk During Any Season
Canine influenza (CIV) is a highly contagious viral infection that has been spreading across the country over the past couple of years. Almost every state in the nation has reported cases of CIV, and it’s been on the rise in north Texas for some time. CIV is also active year-round, and dogs have no natural
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Feast on These Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips
It can be tempting to want to share Thanksgiving treats with our pets, but you should be careful. Here are some tips to keep your animal companion feeling great during the paw-liday: • Don’t leave wine glasses at snout or tail level. Alcohol can cause severe drops in body temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar.
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Check the Chip Day on August 15th!
Did you know that one out of every three pets will become lost at some point in their lives? While this is an unfortunate reality, the good news is that there is a steadfast, reliable and affordable way to bring lost pets back to their warm, friendly homes—microchipping them. Microchips are contained in minuscule, biocompatible
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Summer Parasites and How to Contain These Nagging Pests
Our hot and humid climate means your best friend has a high chance of encountering pests like fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and heartworm-transmitting mosquitoes—it’s also important to note that this threat is heavily increased in the summer. Not only are these creatures unpleasant, but they can cause serious health issues, too. Fleas can cause anemia
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My dog is a little over 2 years old, she’s a pit bull.
My dog is a little over 2 years old, she’s a pit bull. When I first got her she didn’t have any problems but over the past couple months she’s been getting a rash on her underbelly and she won’t stop scratching it so it turns into a lot of little scabs. My mom thinks
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I bought two baby turtles about 6 months ago
I bought two baby turtles about 6 months ago and one of them I believe has shell rot going on. I’ve looked online how to treat it and such , using hydrogen peroxide to scrub the shell and let it dry . Recently I found her shell is getting more and more affected and I
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I have budgie and I don’t know if it has an egg
I have budgie and I don’t know if it has an egg but now it acts funnier like it’s pregn4 So sorry that you are having problems with your bird! There are too many things that could be going on to cause the problem you are seeing. It would be difficult to guess without seeing
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i have a cat that is 5months old.
i have a cat that is 5months old. she has been fixed has all shots and is an indoor cat. the last few days shes dropped in mood, drinking, eating and most of all playing. what could be wrong? i know nothing about cats other than i know something is wrong, If I understand this
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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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