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  • #GetHealthyHappy With Regular Preventive Care for Your Pet

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Monday September 1st, 2014 at 05:26 AM

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    Keep your pet healthy with regular preventive care.

    Did you know that emergency and illness vet visits can cost $50-$200 more than a routine veterinary visit? Thats what American Pet Products Associations National Pet Owner Survey found for 2013-14. Still, 26 percent of dog owners and 17 percent of cat owners reported they only took their pets to the veterinarian when their pets were sick. In fact, 28 percent of cat owners had not taken their pets to the veterinarian in the past 12 months!

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  • Make Your Cat’s Carrier a Home Away from Home (and Make Life Easier for Both of You)

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Sunday August 31st, 2014 at 11:03 AM

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    One of the most common complaints I hear as a veterinarian is how difficult it is for many cat owners to get their cat to the veterinarian (or anywhere else outside of the home, for that matter.) The chief reason these owners have difficulty is because their cat does not like the carrier and is often hard to actually get into the carrier.

    Being able to get your cat into and out of the carrier when needed is a necessity though. Cats need regular veterinary care and, in order to get to the...

  • Travel with Your Pet Safely (Infographic)

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Saturday August 30th, 2014 at 08:28 AM

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    This weekend is a long holiday weekend here in the United States, as most of you already know. As with many other long weekends, many pet owners plan to travel to visit friends or family and spend time together. And many pet owners will bring pets along for the trip as well.

    The folks at DVM MultiMedia have kindly provided the following infographic that contains some tips you might find useful.

    We thank DVM MultiMedia for the advice and hope all of you enjoy the weekend. Though we encourage...

  • Feliway – What Is It and What Does It Do?

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Wednesday August 27th, 2014 at 08:04 PM

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    Feliway is a product that I recommend on an almost daily basis in my practice of veterinary medicine dealing with cats. It is a product that many cat owners could use to their cats benefit but it is also a product with which many cat owners seem unfamiliar.

    What Is Feliway

    Feliway is a synthetic version a pheromone called the feline facial pheromone. Essentially, a pheromone is chemical that is secreted naturally by your cats body. It is a scent that only your cat and other cats will detect....

  • How to Recognize Heat Stroke and What To Do (Infographic)

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 07:50 PM

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    Heat stroke can be easily be a lethal condition. Learn the symptoms to watch for and what to do if you think your dog is suffering from heat stroke in this simple but educational infographic provided by the kind folks at Pets Best. The infographic lists the symptoms that you might see if your pet is experiencing heat stroke. It also describes what to do if you think your pet is in the midst of a heat stroke.

    Regardless of your pets behavior after taking steps to cool him/her, always consult...

  • Ticks and Pets – Looking Beyond Lyme Disease #Seresto

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 09:28 PM

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    When it comes to ticks and tick-borne disease, most pet owners are aware of the existence of Lyme disease and the fact that Lyme disease can be passed to pets, particularly dogs, and their people through a tick bite. However, many pet owners dont realize that Lyme disease is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tick-borne diseases.

    In fact, there are many diseases that can be carried and transmitted by ticks. In the area where I practice, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are perhaps not...

  • The Bigger Picture of #WhyIWrite

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 12:26 PM

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    Last week, my friend and fellow writer Amy Shojai tagged me on her post Do Readers Care #WhyIWrite. This particular post is part of a blog hop started by Susan C. Foster in her own blog post, Conscious Leadership: Why I Write. The blog hop continues here on this blog today.

    Answering the question of why I write is not as straight-forward as you might think. Photo Credit: DepositPhotos.com/kvkirillov

    Ive been thinking for the past few weeks about what I wanted to say about why I write. I...

  • Feline House-Soiling is NOT Due to Spite/Anger Toward Owner

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Thursday August 14th, 2014 at 07:49 PM

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    I dont normally often share press releases highlighting company news on this blog but Im making an exception in this case because the information included in the brochure highlighted in this press release has the potential to help countless cat owners and their cats.

    As a veterinarian, I can vouch for the fact that feline house-soiling (i.e. not using the litter box properly) is a common and extremely frustrating problem for cat owners. And many of them do truly believe their cat is simply...

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