Feline Heartworm Disease

Feline Heartworm Disease

Active Image Did you know cats can get heartworm disease, just like dogs? Anywhere mosquitos buzz, heartworms are transmitted, so indoor cats are just as susceptible as outdoor cats. Heartworm disease in cats usually causes death, but other symptoms such asActive Image a chronic cough or ascites (fluid in the abdomen) can occur. Heartworm disease in cats is preventable with a seasonal, monthly preventative such as Interceptor or Revolution. Revolution has the added benefit of

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Pets Keep You Healthy

Pets Keep You Healthy

Dog owners 50 and older see their doctors less often, have fewer illnesses, and recover more quickly when they are sick than is the case with their criitterless counterparts. And the benefits go beyond what you’d expect from the added exercise of regular walks. “The simple act of petting an animal has been shown to lower blood pressure by inducing an instant relaxation response,” says Alan Beck Sc.D., director of the Center for the Human-Animal

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Poison or Not?

Poison or Not?

ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center dispels common misconceptions related to poisons such as Swiffer WetJets, Poinsettias, Macadamia nuts and more…. FALSE: If eaten, poinsettias are deadly. Poinsettia ingestions typically induce only mild to moderate stomach upset. Keeping the plant out of reach to avoid stomach upset is a good idea, but pet owners don’t need to banish poinsettas from their homes for fear of a fatal exposure. FALSE: Swiffer WetJets contain an ingredient similar to

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Choosing a Dog

Choosing a Dog

What Kind of Dog Should I Get? Choosing a dog is a 10-20 year commitment and there are some important things you should consider. In considering the differences among dogs, breeds help us understand the physical and behavioral traits typical of the various types of dogs. Choosing a dog with characteristics suited to your family’s care-taking abilities makes a safer and happier experience for the dog as well as the family. Breeds are so different

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Crate Training

Crate Training

Crate training is an excellent way to teach your dog good behavior, as well as give your dog his own space. Benefits of crate training include: Prevents damage to your furniture and other household valuables while you are away or sleeping Helps you teach your dog proper chewing and elimination (bathroom) behavior Provides security for your dog and safety for young children in your home Easy traveling Improves your relationship with your dog Before you

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