2016

Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Dog's Shots

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Having a dog can be a wonderful thing. Unfortunately, though, having pets can also be quite expensive. Between dog food, collars, toys, vet bills and more, having a dog can really put a damper on your budget. This means that you might be looking for ways to cut corners; for example, you might be thinking about skipping getting your dog's shots. However, even if it might not seem like a big deal to do so, it's actually very important to make sure that your dog is properly vaccinated.

31 December 2016

Hunger And Weight Loss - Does Your Cat Have Diabetes?

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Cats can develop a wide variety of illnesses and diseases that humans are susceptible to, like kidney disease or even cancer. Believe it or not, diabetes is another illness that cats can develop. If you want to know more about this illness or you suspect that your cat might have it, keep reading. Why Cats Develop Diabetes Like humans, cats can develop diabetes for a variety of reasons. Although scientists haven't yet pinpointed the development of diabetes down to a single cause in cats, there are a few leading theories.

29 December 2016

3 Tips To Help You Train Your New Pitbull Puppy

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Pitbull puppies and dogs make really great pets if you treat the puppy kindly and train it right. If you just got a puppy from Blue Lycan Kennel, here are three tips that will help you train and take care of your new Pitbull puppy so that it grows up into a sweet, kind and well-trained dog. #1 Always Supervise Your Puppy The first step towards training a well behaved Pitbull puppy, or any puppy for that matter, is to make sure that your dog is always supervised.

29 December 2016

3 Excellent Benefits Of Taking Your Animal To An Emergency Vet Clinic

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While taking your animal into a regular vet is great, it can sometimes be even more beneficial when you take your animal to an emergency vet clinic. This article will discuss 3 excellent benefits of taking your animal to an emergency vet clinic. They Are Open At All Hours One awesome reason to take your animal to an emergency vet clinic is that it is going to be open at all hours of the day or night.

29 December 2016

Deciding Whether Or Not To Have Your Dog's Ears Cropped

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Several breeds of dogs, such as doberman pinschers, boxers, pit bulls, schnauzers, and great danes, are known for having cropped ears, but ear cropping isn't a procedure that's automatically performed. So if you're purchasing a puppy of a certain breed, you need to decide whether to have his or her ears cropped. The topic is highly controversial, because some people believe that cropping a dog's ears is cruel. However, many people believe that there are several health benefits to having your dog's ears cropped.

28 December 2016

You're Having A Baby: 3 Steps To Help Your Dog Adjust To The Changes

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If you're expecting your first child and you also have a canine family member, you may be noticing some jealousy issues. According to veterinarians, dogs can get jealous too, especially if they feel that they're being knocked down on the priority list. Unfortunately, jealousy can make your dog act out in ways that it wouldn't ordinarily. That doesn't mean your dog is suddenly bad. It just means that it's having a hard time dealing with the changes that are occurring in its life.

28 December 2016

Dog Breath Overpowering You? Reasons Why Your Dog's Breath Is Stinkier Than Usual

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When people have "dog breath," it usually is not a compliment. When your dog has really bad dog breath (literally!), you might want to have a vet check that out. While most dogs will automatically have smelly breath (unless you brush your dog's teeth after meals, which many owners do not), really bad breath is indicative of something else. Here is just the short list. Dehydration A dehydrated doggy has lots of bacteria in its mouth that gets out of control when the pooch has not had a good drink of water in a while.

23 December 2016

2 Biggest Risks To Your Dog This Winter

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Winter weather presents two unique risks to your dog: frostbite and hypothermia. Here is a basic rundown of how these two conditions affect your dog and what you can to do protect your dog from these risks. Risk #1: Frostbite The first risk that your dog faces when they are outside in the cold is frostbite. Frostbite happens when it is extremely cold outside and your dog is outside for an extended period of time.

22 December 2016

Culprits At Christmas That Could Be Making Your Pet Sick

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Christmas is a time of getting together with those you care about, not the time for a trip to the emergency vet clinic. Watch out for some potentially dangerous situations that could present risk to your dog or cat this season. Some Christmas culprits that could be hazardous for your pet are: Cords. The electrical cords and wires to your holiday d├ęcor are an alluring hazard for pets. Watch for signs that your pet has been chewing these cords as it can electrocute or burn your dog or cat.

20 December 2016

4 Steps to Take If Your Dog Consumes Cooked Chicken Bones

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While some bones are great for dogs to chew on, poultry bones, particularly cooked chicken bones, should never be given to dogs since they can be quite brittle and may splinter easily, which can cause a lot of internal damage. As a dog owner, it is important to react quickly to ensure that your dog does not suffer ill health from consuming cooked chicken bones. If your dog has eaten raw chicken bones, take the following steps:

16 December 2016