Miriam Lawrence

  • Your Dog's Spay Or Neuter Procedure: What You Need To Know

    If your dog is not yet spayed or neutered, this is a procedure you'll want to speak with your vet about as soon as possible. Spaying and neutering procedures are among the most commonly performed veterinary surgical services in vet offices today. Specifically, these procedures prevent your pet from reproducing by removing some of their reproductive parts; as a result, you do your part to help prevent unwanted litters, which in-turn frees up shelter space for other pets in need.
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  • The Dos And Don'ts Of Taking Care Of Your Dog's Teeth

    It may sound odd to brush your dog's teeth, but it is actually necessary and should be part of your care routine with your dog. Poor oral hygiene can cause other health problems for your dog later down the road. Read on for some dos and don'ts of taking care of your dog's teeth. Dos Brush Weekly. Brush your dog's teeth each week. You don't have to brush your dog's teeth twice per day like you do your own; once per week should be plenty.
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  • Tips For Caring For A Vomiting Cat

    There are many health problems that your pet can experience, and you will find that you can avoid serious stress by having a basic understanding about how you should respond to the more common health problems that your pet may experience. For cat owners, vomiting can be one of the most routine health issues the animal may experience, and learning more about vomiting symptoms in cats will help you address these matters when they arise.
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  • How To Help Your Dog Adjust After A Move

    Moving with pets can be a challenge for both pet and owner. Dogs become used to routine, and they may have trouble understanding why the routine is changing and why the house is being packed up. There are some things you can do to help your dog adjust to a move. Here are some tips to consider. 1. Board your pet on moving day. Your dog will do best at a local boarding facility on the day you move.
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  • Choose A Puppy From An Animal Rescue Center And Help Them Transition Into Your Home

    If your children have been asking you if they could have a pet of their own and you have given in and chosen to adopt a puppy from a local animal rescue center, the tips below will help you and your kids select a puppy that will make a great companion and will help you transition your new furry friend into your home. Learn About Various Breeds And Inquire About Each Animal's Past
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  • Why It's Important To Control Your Cat's High Blood Pressure

    If your cat has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might have a lot of questions. Learning that cats can develop high blood pressure at all surprises many pet owners, but it can also carry a lot of dangerous risks. This guide will explain two of the most common side effects of high blood pressure in cats and offer some tips to protect your kitty from these problems. Cardiovascular Damage
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  • Other Services The Vet May Offer

    If you have recently got an animal and you are going to be getting set up with a vet, there are some things you should know. First, it's best to get in to see the vet as soon as you can after getting a new pet, so they can check them over and so there is a file on the animal. This can make things go more smoothly if you have to bring the animal in at any time due to illness or emergency, since they will already be an established patient of the vet's.
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  • Three Types Of Health Problems That Spaying Your Dog Can Prevent

    Many experts recommend having your companion animals sterilized for a number of reasons. It can save you a lot of time, effort, and money, but more importantly it can allow your dog or cat to lead a happier, healthier life. Sterilizing a male dog is called "neutering," and sterilizing a female dog is called "spaying." Here are three types of health problems that spaying your female dog can help prevent.
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  • Lyme Disease Symptoms And Preventative Tips

    Ticks are very small parasites that bite their way through your pet's skin, eventually inserting themselves below the skin's surface where they will feed off of your pet's blood. If the tick is infected with Lyme disease, it could infect your pet as well. Prevention is key in helping to protect your pet from tick bites and from Lyme disease. See below for symptoms of lyme disease and prevention tips.
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  • What To Do Right After Your Dog's Been Bitten By Another Animal

    If your dog gets bitten by another animal this summer, you need to know how to respond in the moment and how to treat your dog until you can get your dog to the vet for further medical assistance. #1 Tend To Your Dog's Emotional Needs The first thing that you need to do after your dog has been bitten is attend to their emotional needs. They are going to be hurt, confused and possibly in distress.
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