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Pet Care After an Insect Sting

Pet Care After an Insect Sting

Insect stings can be painful or itchy, or may cause more severe skin or allergic reactions. What should you do to care for your pet after an insect sting to keep the animal comfortable and avoid any other possible complications? Insects That Sting A wide variety of insects can sting, including bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants, yellow jackets, mosquitos, spiders, and more. Other insects, such as fleas and ticks, may bite but not necessarily sting, though the reactions can be the same. Many insects, whether they bite or sting, are not typically aggressive, but bite or sting only as a...

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Is The Swimming Pool Safe For Your Pets?

Is The Swimming Pool Safe For Your Pets?

The pool is a great place for your family and pets to spend their summers. It’s the perfect solution to cooling down, soaking up some sun, and having lots of fun. However, like with small children, your dog can potentially be at risk of getting hurt if not properly supervised. Not all dogs are great swimmers and not all pools are considered dog friendly. Rule number one for pet pool safety is to never leave your pet unattended around a pool. This has the potential to be a very dangerous situation. If you are aware that your dog is not...

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Heartworm Prevention in Pets

Heartworm Prevention in Pets

Heartworm is a very serious and potentially deadly disease that can affect all breeds of dogs at any age. This parasite has also been reported more rarely in cats and ferrets, and it is wise for any pet owner to take precautions to protect their pet. Fortunately, it is easy for a diligent and conscientious pet owner to prevent heartworm and keep their pets healthy. About Heartworm Heartworm is an infestation of Dirofilaria immitis worms, a type of parasitic roundworm with a threadlike body that can reach 9-12 inches long at maturity. These parasites are only spread through mosquito bites,...

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Suggestions to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

Suggestions to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

Obesity is one of the most common health issues afflicting pet cats, and being overweight or obese can severely compromise the health, quality of life and even lifespan of your cat. Taking steps to help your pet shed excess pounds isn't difficult, but it does need to be done carefully to keep your cat happy and healthy. Consequences of Feline Obesity A cat that is even a few pounds overweight can suffer from poor health, and severely obese cats can face a number of devastating health issues, including… Arthritis and swollen joints Hip dysplasia and lameness Diabetes High blood pressure...

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Dog Tricks: Three Steps For Teaching Your Dog To Roll Over

Dog Tricks: Three Steps For Teaching Your Dog To Roll Over

While you may toss and turn at night and be miserable, you can at least teach your dog to do it and have a little fun. Here are the steps for teaching your dog to roll over:1) Making things easierBesides having treats you should make it as easy as possible for your dog to roll over. Try starting out on the down slope of a small hill to help out with your dog’s momentum. If not they might go only halfway around.2) Implementing the commandWhile your dog is lying down take the treat, show it to him and sweep it...

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