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The heat is hard on everyone, including your animals. They rely on you to help them stay cool when temperatures rise.
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Use your nose to decide when the dog needs a bath
When I was a kid, our Irish Setter would occasionally tangle with a skunk. We squirted some soap on her, and hosed her off to try to get rid of the offensive odor. Most dogs become smelly and...
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Plus, the right way!
If your pet brings home a tiny hitchhiker clinging to its fur after a romp in the woods this summer, don’t panic. Although ticks can transmit many different diseases to both humans and pets,...
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Everyone’s heard of hunting dogs. But what about kayaking dogs, flying dogs, backpacking dogs, ATV dogs, camping dogs, shed-hunting dogs, and biking dogs?
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These are the top toxic household items that send dogs and cats to the veterinarian each year, compiled from a survey of 362 veterinarians.
The most common toxic substances veterinarians treat dogs for: 1. Chocolate 2. Mouse/Rat Poison 3. Marijuana 4. Aspirin/Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen 5. Grapes and Raisins 6. Xylitol 7...
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Every bite is avoidable, says the American Veterinary Medical Association
It’s important to know that 99% of dogs are not born aggressive; it is up to their owners to ensure their safety as well as the safety of those around them, says the American Veterinary Medical...
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Dogs young and old, big and small may suffer from hip dysplasia. Fortunately, a range of treatment options is available to help pets stay mobile and pain-free.
Hip dysplasia is commonly seen in large and giant breed dogs, including Rottweilers, German shepherds, Labrador retrievers, and Golden retrievers. It can also be seen in Bulldogs and Pit bulls....
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Tests reveal canine flu outbreak caused by new strain of virus
The canine flu outbreak affecting more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area in 2015 is believed to be caused by a different strain of the virus than earlier assumed. Researchers from Cornell...
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Dogs can get allergies, too. Here’s how to help your furry pal feel better.
That’s right! Dogs can get allergies, too. Here’s how to help your furry pal feel better.
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See how folks live the country life on the Emerald Isle!

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