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How Often Should I Bathe My Pet?

Is your dog starting to smell a bit? By all means, give him or her a bath! This can seem like a trivial point, but is actually a very common question posed to veterinarians. Owners want to know if too much bathing is harmful for their pets, or if too little bathing can predispose them […]



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Nasopharyngeal Polyps – A Tricky Airway Problem in Cats

The airway is a complicated system that can be affected by many different problems, including pneumonia and asthma. A common problem in younger cats is nasopharyngeal polyps. CriticalCareDVM shares information about this disease that can dramatically and negatively affect quality of life. READ MORE



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Dogs May Protect Babies from Some Infections, Study Says

Babies who spend time around pet dogs have fewer ear infections and respiratory ailments than those whose homes are animal-free, according to a recent study. The study, published in the U.S. journal Pediatrics, did not say why but suggested that being around a dog that spends at least part of its day outdoors may boost a […]



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Strains and Sprains Spell Pain for Dogs

Our dogs stand on their toes, ankles in the air, knees forward. Imagine doing that all day and you’ll have a better idea of the weight and stress your dog puts on his muscles and joints. It takes lots of energy, strength, and flexibility to chase squirrels, scratch behind ears, wrestle with playmates, jump on beds, and leap for toys. […]



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Cats May Seem Finicky, But Eating a Little at a Time is Normal

Owners of cats that eat a few bites of food and walk away may worry that their cat is finicky, but a few bites of dry cat food adds up to about 30 calories and is enough to fill most cats’ stomachs, while owners of cats that “scarf and barf” have more cause to worry, […]



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When to Bring Your Pet to the ER

Emergencies happen. They are an inevitability for pets and their families. So, it’s imperative pet parents are prepared for them, that they know what constitutes an emergency, and they know when to see immediate veterinary medical care. Here from CriticalCareDVM are two articles about common emergency situations and what you should do about them: Dog […]



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Check the Chip Day is August 15

Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen, but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. The American Veterinary Medical Association sponsors Check the Chip Day every August 15 as a reminder for pet owners to check and update their microchip registry information. […]



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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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