Monthly Archives: July 2018

Structure and Function of the Immune System in Cats

Today’s post focuses on information about the structure and function of the feline immune system. We will tell you about the general structure of the immune system, how the immune system works in cats, common diseases that affect the immune system, and common diagnostic tests performed in cats to evaluate the immune system. The immune […]



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How Old is My Pet in Dog Years or Cat Years? A Veterinarian Explains

Veterinarian Jesse Grady writes in an article for The Conversation: “Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a regular basis. People love to anthropomorphize pets, attributing human characteristics to them. And most of us want to extend our animal friends’ healthy lives for as long […]



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Other Than Dogs and Cats, What Are the Most Popular Pets?

Dogs and cats are undoubtedly the most popular pets across the nation, but there are plenty of Americans who own hamsters, lizards, snakes, and a surprising amount of ferrets. Trusted Housesitters conducted a study that traced animal popularity by social media presence in each state. You might be surprised when you find out what they result was […]



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Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought

Think you live in a place that’s free from disease-carrying ticks? Don’t be so sure. Citizen scientists found ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, a new study reports. Contact us to talk about parasite control […]



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Dogs and Injuries

There’s a pretty good chance your dog will get injured at least once or twice in his life. Dogs are often adventurous and some are even fearless. Most dogs explore the world barefoot and uninhibited. Unfortunately, the world is full of things that can harm your dog. Accidents happen; do your best to be prepared for them […]



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Summer Heat is Dangerous for Your Dog

Pets can easily become dehydrated during the summer, and symptoms such as decreased skin elasticity, dry gums, lethargy and sunken eyes are not always easy to spot, says veterinary internal medicine specialist Jennifer Reinhart, who notes dogs should be given ample access to clean drinking water, especially during exercise. Veterinary critical care specialist Caroline Tonozzi […]



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Why Does My Dog Lick Me?

It’s not much of a conundrum, really. The bottom line is that most of the time, dogs will lick their people as a sign of affection. “You are the sun and the moon,” their silky tongue would have you know. “And guess what? You taste good, too!” But much as barking can be, licking is also a […]



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Tips for Raising a Healthy, Happy Kitten

If you have a new kitten — or if you are looking for one to adopt or buy — we have some good information and advice for you. See the best way to feed, groom, and housetrain your new bundle of fur.



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