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  • 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...

  • New Position Statement on BSL Issued by AVSAB

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday August 12th, 2014 at 07:17 PM

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    This is, in my opinion, definitely a step in the right direction. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), one of the groups in the forefront of animal behavior and the science and fact behind it, has recently issued a position statement on breed-specific legislation, or BSL.

    Pit Bulls, like this one, are banned in some communities because of breed-specific legislation. Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/adogslifephoto

    For those of you who are unaware, BSL targets...

  • Lifetime Care And Preventative Maintenance Programs For Pets

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Wednesday August 6th, 2014 at 08:12 PM

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    I think that we can all agree that preventive health care for pets is far preferable to waiting until a pet gets sick and then trying to treat the resulting illness. Many of us, as veterinarians, are now urging pet owners to take a proactive approach to their pets care. And some of our leading organizations are encouraging the same thing. One such initiative is Partners for Healthy Pets, which is supported by The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital...

  • Must-Know First Aid Tips for Your Pet (Infographic)

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Friday August 1st, 2014 at 08:29 PM

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    If your pet is facing an emergency situation, minutes can count. Knowing what to do in such a situation can literally mean the difference between a successful outcome and a tragedy. How prepared are you? Do you know what to do if your pet is bleeding, is having a seizure, is choking, or has ingested a poison?

    The following infographic, kindly provided by DVM Multimedia, provides the answers to all of these questions and will help you prepare for an emergency with your pet. I sincerely hope...

  • Dating Ideas for Dog Lovers

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Wednesday July 30th, 2014 at 09:28 PM

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    Love me, love my pets. Thats always been my philosophy when it comes to romance and dating. If youre a pet lover or pet owner, I would be surprised if you didnt feel the same way. Even more, if youre in the process of exploring a new relationship, you just might find that your pet makes the perfect icebreaker.

    Could your pet be the icebreaker you need for your new budding romance? Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/monkeybusiness First Dates with Your Canine Companions are Great Ice-Breakers,...
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