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Online Pet Pharmacies

Internet Pharmacy Precautions “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Everyone has heard this saying many times. And in the case of internet pharmacies, it is aptly applied. Just as with human medicines, the cost of veterinary medicines has sky-rocketed over last several years. This has...

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Pet Insurance

Did you know that there is health insurance for pets? Just as in human health insurance, there are many pet insurance companies out there with many different policies and restrictions. But beware, companies with cheap premiums could be the least helpful when you need them the most! Other companies may...

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Internal Parasites – Prevention

What’s With The Poop Sample? According to the CDC, approximately 10,000 people in the USA are infected with worms from dogs and cats each year. These worms can result in severe illness in both your pets and your family. No matter how clean you keep your pet or their environment...

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Preparing for a Disaster

Disaster can strike anywhere and any time. To avoid becoming separated from your pet or from having to leave your pet stranded in the event of a disaster or evacuation, every pet owner should have a pet disaster preparedness plan tailored specifically to the needs of both the family and...

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Preparing For Your Pet’s Future Without You

Many owners give some consideration to what will happen to their pets after they die, but what about unexpected events? Hospitalization, long term illness or injury, or moving to a nursing home that doesn’t allow pets are situations that can come up quickly and unexpectedly. It is important to have...

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When Is It An Emergency?

It is 2pm on Sunday afternoon, you hear tires screeching and a yelp. Your dog apparently got out of the yard, ran out on the street and was hit by a car, but he got up immediately and seems to be fine – should you panic? No, do not panic,...

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What Do I Feed My Pet?

With So Many Choices, What Do I Feed My Pet? Over–the-counter foods, prescription-therapeutic foods, canned, dry, raw, high-protein, low-protein, kitten/puppy, adult, active adult, senior, overweight, giant breed, small breed, purebred, mutt, gourmet designer brands, natural, organic, vegetarian…Whew, no wonder pet owners are confused. In addition to these choices, there is...

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Why Does My Pet Eat That?

Pica and Copraphagia (cats and dogs!) Rocks, $2.15 in change, 20 hair rubber bands, needle and thread, pieces of carpet, yarn, bottle cap, mulch and corn cobs…What do they all have in common?  They are just a few of the many things that we have had to surgically remove from...

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Xylitol Toxicity

How many of you have a pack of sugar-free gum in your purse/pocket?  Do you pop sugar-free mints? Do you eat sweetened cereals?  Chew nicotine gum?  Did you know that all of these products contain an ingredient that is potentially deadly to your dog? (The effect on cats is unknown)....

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