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What to Do If Your Pet has an Ingrown Nail

What to Do If Your Pet has an Ingrown Nail

An ingrown nail can be painful for your pet, and if left untreated, could lead to sores, infections or in severe cases, even lameness or more severe complications. Fortunately, it is easy to deal with ingrown nails and keep your pets on sure footing.  How Ingrown Nails Happen An animal's nails naturally wear down as they are used, but pets often don't get adequate exercise or other activities to wear their nails down as much as needed. If not trimmed regularly, the nails can curve around to dig into the sensitive skin of a pet's foot, causing sores and infections....

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Benefits Of Pumpkin In Your Dogs Treats And Foods

Benefits Of Pumpkin In Your Dogs Treats And Foods

With fall right around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before pumpkin becomes a part of our diet. However, did you know there are a number of benefits for using pumpkin in your dogs’ treats and foods? Pumpkin is a nutritional powerhouse and can help support healthy digestion, urinary health, and even weight loss. Take a dive to learn more about the advantages of using pumpkin in your dog’s food today. To start, pumpkin (not spiced or sweetened) is a great source of fiber for our dogs.  Incorporating pumpkin puree into your dogs’ meals will help fight constipation...

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Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

Tips for Keeping Your Cat Relaxed

If your cat is particularly ornery or you are bringing home a new kitten, here are a few tips for a stress free environment.  First, there are plenty of ways to tell if your cat is stressed.  A cat will puff out the fur on its tail when it is upset.  This is to make it appear bigger and could be a sign of a presumptive attack.  A quick flipping motion of the cats tail may also be a sign of anger and this means that the cat wants to be left alone.  It would be best to give it...

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Protect Your Dog’s Paws From Hot Pavement

Protect Your Dog’s Paws From Hot Pavement

Walking your dog is ideal exercise, reinforces training, and helps you bond with your pet, and summer is a great time for long, rambling walks. If you are walking on hot asphalt and pavement, however, your dog may be getting something you didn’t bargain for – painful burns and blisters. Fortunately, it is easy to protect your dog’s paws from hot pavement without giving up summer walks. How Hot is Hot? Quirky demonstrations of frying eggs, baking cookies, or grilling steaks on a sidewalk can be a dramatic way to understand how hot surfaces can get in the summer, but...

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Reptile Health Checklist – Annual Reptile Home Health Exam

Reptile Health Checklist – Annual Reptile Home Health Exam

Reptiles have become common pets among households in America. Often times when we think of reptiles we imagine big lizards and crocodiles. However reptiles can also be turtles, snakes, iguanas, and many other species. As pets, reptiles can require a lot of maintenance.  Reptiles need adequate space, water, heat, and a good diet. It’s a lot of moving pieces in an effort to give your pet the best environment possible. As a reptile owner, you do this because care about the health and well being of your reptile.  The purpose of this article is to walkthrough the heath checkpoints of...

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