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Tips for Walking Your Dog

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Tips for Walking Your Dog

  Nearly all dogs love going for walks. To the park, on a trail, by the river, to the post office (or just to the mail box) — it doesn’t really matter where. Dogs just love walks. Let’s go over several of the most important reasons you should be walking your dog daily, plus some added tips for better walks.   Why Should You Walk Your Dog?   Dogs derive four main benefits from being walked regularly. First, walks provide much-needed exercise for your dog, especially if you live in an apartment or a home without a fenced...

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Ask the Vet: Why Do Dogs Hate to Have Their Nails Trimmed?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Ask The Vet, Dogs | 0 comments

Ask the Vet: Why Do Dogs Hate to Have Their Nails Trimmed?

  Today, domesticated dogs need their nails trimmed by humans — and it’s not generally a pleasant experience for either party.   So why do dogs hate it so much?   Unfortunately, it can be extremely painful for a dog to have their nails cut when things go wrong. And despite the best efforts of humans to get it right, it’s quite easy to “get it wrong” — or in other words, to cut the quick.   What’s the “quick”?   In every one of a dog’s nails, there is a nerve, which is analogous to the pink nail...

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Ask the Vet: Why is My Dog So Itchy?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Ask The Vet, Dogs | Comments Off on Ask the Vet: Why is My Dog So Itchy?

Ask the Vet: Why is My Dog So Itchy?

  Dogs can be “itchy” for any number of reasons — some of which are extremely benign and shouldn’t worry you. Still, your dog’s itching may seem like more than just getting at a scratch, and it’s important to take these concerns seriously. Below, we’ll outline some of the top reasons dogs itch themselves — plus, what to do about it:   Anxiety or Boredom   Itching for dogs can be like nail biting for humans. When a dog is stressed, they may compulsively itch their entire body or one concentrated...

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How Aging Affects Your Cat

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Cats | 0 comments

How Aging Affects Your Cat

  Eventually, all pets show signs of aging, which can be difficult for pet owners who aren’t sure how to react if they notice symptoms. Often in dogs, the signs of aging are noticeable and pronounced. With cats, however, while the effects are there, you may not notice them. For this reason, it’s crucial to be aware of the most underdiagnosed conditions in aging cats. Let’s get started.   Know Your Cat: Commonly Underdiagnosed Conditions in Aging Felines   Arthritis   Like humans, arthritis is a common ailment of...

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Ask the Vet: Why Does My Dog Drool?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Ask The Vet, Dogs | 0 comments

Ask the Vet: Why Does My Dog Drool?

  Slobber! It’s just another delightful part of having a dog! … or is it? It goes without saying that some dog-owners will end up dealing with more slobber than others. But when is lots of slobber too much slobber? And when are some slobbering habits … just not right? Below, we’ll answer some commonly asked questions about what we’re sure is your favorite subject — dog slobber!   What causes dogs to slobber? What’s the slobber made of?   Slobber, drool, spit — whatever you want to call it, it’s completely...

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Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Fun Stuff | 0 comments

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Sunset Vet Clinic Staff is really getting into the Halloween spirit by decorating pumpkins to display in the lobby! Cast your vote below or at the front desk for your favorite pumpkin! The winner will be announced on Monday October 29th! To see a larger version of all the entries go to our Facebook page! This poll is closed! Poll activity: start_date 2018-10-10 12:00:00 end_date 2018-02-10 23:59:59 Poll Results: Help us choose the winner to the Halloween Pumpkin Contest! #1...

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Tips for Doggie Dental Care

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Dogs | 0 comments

Tips for Doggie Dental Care

  When it comes to keeping your dog healthy, one of the most important aspects is maintaining good oral hygiene. By taking just a few steps toward better dog dental care at home, your dog will enjoy a longer, happier life:   1. Brush your dog’s teeth.   It may sound crazy to some, but vets agree that you should brush your dog’s teeth every day. It’s the best way to stave off issues like bad breath, bleeding gums, and periodontal disease. All you need to do is grab a toothbrush kit online or at a pet store (never use human...

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Ask the Vet: Why Did My Cat Stop Using the Litter Box?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Ask The Vet, Cats | 0 comments

Ask the Vet: Why Did My Cat Stop Using the Litter Box?

  Over time, it’s not uncommon for some cats to develop what we call elimination problems — the most common of which is avoidance of the litter box for urinating and/or defecating. For cat owners, this can be both a worrisome and a frustrating problem. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most common causes of this issue — and hopeful solutions.   Possible Reasons Your Cat May Have Stopped Using the Litter Box   • Cystitis (Urinary Tract Infection or UTI) UTIs cause discomfort for cats, which they then may...

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In the News: FDA Warnings Regarding Oral Flea and Tick Preventives

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Ask The Vet, Cats, Dogs, In The News | 0 comments

In the News: FDA Warnings Regarding Oral Flea and Tick Preventives

  Modern-day advances in medicine have certainly made the world safer for both humans and pets. But they don’t come without problems and side effects from time-time. Such is the case with several oral flea and tick preventives for pets. Recently, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) released a warning regarding oral flea and tick prevention products belonging to the isoxazoline class of drugs. These drugs include the following brand names: • Bravecto • Credelio • Nexgard • Simparica Side effects related to the use of these...

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Things People Should Consider Before Adopting a Dog from a Shelter

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Things People Should Consider Before Adopting a Dog from a Shelter

Things People Should Consider Before Adopting a Dog from a Shelter

  Thinking about adopting a dog from a pet shelter? Great! Pet shelters are overflowing with happy, friendly dogs just waiting to find a new home. Unfortunately, there are quite a few misconceptions about pet adoption at shelters, plus some considerations you might not have thought of before. So below, we’ll go over 5 things you’ll definitely want to consider as you move toward dog adoption at a pet shelter.   #1 – Don’t believe the myth that all shelter dogs are badly-behaved.   You can easily trust that most pet...

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