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rvts

Learn about Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) and Unregistered Assistants and how they help care for your dog or cat. You know your veterinary clinic has registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) and assistants on staff, but what exactly do they do? Are they just there to fill in when your veterinarian isn’t available, or do they have their …

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canine diabetes

Getting a handle on diabetes – it’s causes, treatment options and prevention. Your dog is diabetic.” It’s a diagnosis no one wants to hear, but it’s becoming increasingly common. While the equivalent of human juvenile diabetes is rare in dogs – most are born with a fully functional pancreas that produces adequate insulin – middle-aged …

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urate stones

Some breeds are more susceptible to this than others. Here’s what you need to know about protecting your best friend from urate stones. Good urinary tract health is crucial to your dog’s overall well being, happiness and longevity. A number of issues and diseases can affect this part of his “plumbing”, and among these are …

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cat litter

IF YOUR KITTY IS SNUBBING HER TRAY, SHE MAY NOT LIKE THE CAT LITTER YOU’RE USING. FIND OUT WHAT TO AVOID AND LOOK FOR WHEN SELECTING A PRODUCT. Does your cat steer clear of her litter box? Inappropriate elimination has many causes, both physical and behavioral (and these need to be ruled out first), but …

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Accidents

Most canines love car rides, but accidents and messes are sometimes inevitable, and getting rid of odors, stains and hair can be challenging. Check out these solutions. Everyone loves summer road trips, especially the family dog. While your furry pal can make your vacation more fun, hours spent in a cramped vehicle can be a …

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doggie daycare

You have a new dog and would like to take him to doggie daycare for exercise and enrichment while you’re away at work. Daycare is a wonderful outlet for an energetic, sociable canine, and gives him a great opportunity to play with other well-behaved dogs rather than sit at home alone all day. The first …

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As our society become more mobile, so do our animals. Most people move several times during their lives, and long-distance vacations and business trips are commonplace. Whether you’re traveling to another state, or just going around the corner to the vet, you need a convenient and comfortable way to transport your dog or cat. In …

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dr. khalsa

Dr. Khalsa’s desire to enhance nutritional wellness for companion animals led her to create a unique line of vitamins for dogs and cats. Good nutrition helps prevent a host of health issues in animals. It’s a fact that Dr. Deva Khalsa lives by. Her 30 years of experience as a holistic veterinarian have brought her into …

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odors

First, it’s important to understand what odor is and where it comes from. It seems simple, but the science of odor is actually very complex. Once you understand something about this science, it becomes clear why so many so-called odor eliminators fail to live up to their names. Bacterial-based odors are the most prevalent in …

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litter box

Litter box problems can occur in any household, regardless of the number of cats, but the chances certainly increase as you add more cats into the mix. I think it’s pretty safe to say that if you have several cats, you’ve probably dealt with a litter box problem or will at some time in the …

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hair analysis

You’ve heard about hair analysis, a holistic procedure in which a sample of your hair is tested for levels of harmful and nutritional minerals in your body. Hair analysis for humans has been around for some 40 years, used by alternative practitioners to detect potential health problems long before symptoms even begin to manifest. Considering …

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17 IS HE PRONE TO PERIODONTAL DISEASE? Dental problems are common in all dogs, but factors such as breed and mouth conformation make some pooches more susceptible. 20 FROM FLABBY TO FIT Spring is on the way, and with it comes more time spent outdoors. Start getting your dog in shape with a calorie-smart diet …

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urine odor

The smell of cat urine can be incredibly strong and stubborn, but these non-toxic solutions can help eliminate these problems. Janet has six cats. She loves them all, even though two of the males persist in urinating outside the litter boxes. Janet took them to the vet, but no physical problems were found. She’s now …

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Zoonoses

Zoonoses are diseases transmitted from animals to humans, or vice versa. But don’t panic – taking the right precautions can keep you both healthy. Many of us assume that because dogs and people are different species, diseases can’t spread from one to the other. But the fact is, about 60% of the nearly 1,500 diseases …

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foster dogs

Want to foster dogs? It’s rewarding, but can also be a challenge, as we discovered when we took in an elderly beagle. She wasn’t a herding dog that would try to round up my cats, or a puppy that would need to be housetrained. Just an aging beagle with a slight limp. A nice, easy …

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Dog with diabetes at vet prepping for surgery.

Does your dog have diabetes? Don’t panic. This common disease doesn’t have to be fatal, and in most cases can be easily and effectively treated. Katya was devastated when her veterinarian broke the news that her seven-year-old poodle had diabetes. “Maddie had always been healthy, so this really threw me for a loop,” she says. …

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