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  • Kneading In Kitties

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    Have you recently adopted a kitten? Congratulations! Your tiny pet will probably have you wrapped around that little paw in no time. Kittens are beyond cute. They’re also a bit of a handful. One thing you may find yourself dealing with quite a bit over the next few months is little Fluffy’s habit of kneading, or making biscuits, as it is sometimes called. What’s that all about? A vet looks into this cute—and somewhat painful—habit … Read More »

  • Fido’s Year In Review

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    Happy New Year! Over the next few days, we’ll be seeing lots of best-of lists for 2021. Of course, no annual recap would be complete without Man’s Best Friend! A vet lists some top doggy highlights of 2021 below. The Name Game This year’s analysis of popular pet names found Covid-related dog names, as Fauci, Pfizer, and Zoom becoming quite popular. High-tech names, such as Siri and Google, are also on the rise. Stress Hate … Read More »

  • New Gadgets For Pets

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    Happy Holidays! It’s December, and for many of us, that means it’s time to start our holiday shopping. Don’t forget to pick up something for your pet! Classic options, such as toys and treats, are always a safe bet. However, if you want to get your furry friend something a bit more modern, read on! A vet lists some gadgets for pets in this article. Camera/Treat Dispenser There are few things cuter than seeing Fido … Read More »

  • Meet The Maine Coon

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    Do you like fluffy cats? If so, you’ve probably found yourself absolutely charmed by a Maine Coon at some point. These big, lovable felines are not only super cute, they’re also very personable. In fact, you’ll probably be seeing a lot of Maine Coon kittens on holiday cards over the next few weeks. A veterinarian discusses this beloved breed below. History No one is quite sure exactly where Fluffy originated. One possibility is that Maine … Read More »

  • How Old Is Your Dog?

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    If you’ve adopted a dog or taken in a stray, determining how old he is can be challenging. Fido may act like a big clumsy puppy, but looks can be deceiving. And that old formula, “Dogs live seven years for every one human year” isn’t really accurate, as that calculation only works if you know a dog’s age. However, you can “guesstimate” your canine pal’s age by tracking a few telltale signs. Genetics First and … Read More »

  • Canine Lymphoma Awareness Month

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    November 7th is Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day. Canine lymphoma is one of the most common cancers often found in dogs. In fact, it could make up as many as 20 percent of canine cancer cases. A local vet discusses canine lymphoma below. Basics While any dog can be affected, and at any stage of their life, it’s most often seen in dogs that are middle aged or older. It does seem to be more prevalent … Read More »

  • Pit Bull Awareness Month

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    October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month! Pit bulls and pit bull mixes make up a whopping 20 percent of American dogs. They are also one of the breeds most often found in shelters. A vet discusses the pit bull below. Basics The term pit bull is actually an umbrella term for several dog breeds: the American Bully, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bulldog. However, there is … Read More »

  • Spotlight On Fire Dogs

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    Today, October 1st, is National Fire Pup Day. Man’s Best Friend has held many different jobs throughout history. Fido has been a shepherd, guardian, tracker, and guide, to name just a few. However, fire dogs definitely rank up there with the best and bravest of our canine companions. A vet shines the spotlight on fire dogs in this article. The Dalmatian As you probably know, the Dalmatian is the breed most often found in firehouses. … Read More »

  • Meet The Pug

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    Our canine companions come in all shapes and sizes. Big, small, sleek, fluffy, we love them all! One of the most beloved and unique-looking pooches is the pug. Fido’s adorable face and expressive eyes have definitely earned him some fans! A veterinarian discusses the pug below. History Pugs were originally bred as companion dogs for ancient Chinese nobles, including several Emperors. As one might expect, being the Emperor’s favorite pet is a pretty sweet deal. … Read More »

  • 9 Signs That Your Pet Is In Pain

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    September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Pets may be very good at making their points when they want treats, walks, or lap space, but they often have trouble letting on when they are in pain. To complicate matters, some animals also try to mask signs of illness or injury. It’s important to know what to look for. A vet lists some key ones below. Changes In Appetite Most dogs and cats are very, very enthusiastic … Read More »