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The Right Steps for Taking Your Dog Camping

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Dogs | Comments Off on The Right Steps for Taking Your Dog Camping

The Right Steps for Taking Your Dog Camping

Summer is the perfect time to take a restful (or adventurous!) camping trip with the whole family or a group of friends. And of course, unlike some other trips you might take in resorts or hotels, dogs are the perfect companions to take along when you camp. Still, when it comes to dogs and camping, there are certain steps you should take to ensure the safety and well-being of your pet. Step 1: Find a dog-friendly camping site. Remember that not all camping sites are dog-friendly. Do your research to ensure you find a site that allows and...

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Ask the Vet: Can I Get Worms from My Cat

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Cats | 0 comments

Ask the Vet: Can I Get Worms from My Cat

  This is a fairly common question we get asked here at Sunset, especially after we diagnose a cat with worms. This simple answer is yes, there are some parasites of cats that people can get from their cat. This is why it is very important to regularly check your cat for parasites during their wellness visits or if they are showing symptoms of parasitism. Below are some of the most common parasites that can be passed from cats to humans.   Hookworms   Hookworms are short worms around 1-2 inches long that live in the small...

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In The News: Foreign Tick Species Confirmed in US

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Cats, Dogs | 0 comments

In The News: Foreign Tick Species Confirmed in US

  Ticks in the United States are becoming an increasingly alarming problem for both animals and humans. Not only do these parasitic organisms cause hypersensitivity in their hosts, they can also transmit dangerous diseases. Now, a new species of tick has made its way to the United States from East Asia: Haemaphysalis longicornis or the “Longhorn Tick.”   What Are Longhorn Ticks?   Longhorn ticks are so named because they often appear to have horns. Really, this is just their front sets of legs being close to their...

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Ask the Vet: What Causes Seizures in Pets and Tips for What to Do

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Cats, Dogs | 0 comments

Ask the Vet: What Causes Seizures in Pets and Tips for What to Do

  Imagine this scenario: You’re at home with your pet when all of a sudden, he collapses to the ground, jerking, twitching, stiffening, and foaming at the mouth. What’s happening!? Chances are, your pet is having a seizure. But even if you can deduce this dangerous medical situation based on his symptoms, what can you do to help him? In this article, we’ll outline some key tips you can use if your pet ever experiences a seizure. But first, let’s go over the most common types of pet seizures and why they occur.   Types of Pet...

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What are the Pros and Cons of Office Pets

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Cats, Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on What are the Pros and Cons of Office Pets

What are the Pros and Cons of Office Pets

  Today, more than ever, the new norm is pet-friendly workspaces. In fact, many of the largest and most popular companies in the nation have gone “pet-wild”: Ben & Jerry’s, Amazon, Etsy, and Google, to name a few. Still, there are pros and cons to having pets in the office. If you’re not sure if this is the right move for your company, take a gander at our costs vs. benefits list:   Pros of Office Pets   Allowing employees to bring pets to the office can: Attract the best employees because of the unique benefit of...

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Ask the Vet: How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Dogs | Comments Off on Ask the Vet: How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

Ask the Vet: How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

  All dog owners know that they should be bathing their pet regularly, but just how often does a dog need to be bathed? Below, we’ll discuss this, plus how you can get dog bathing services right here at Sunset Vet Clinic!   Frequency of Bathing Your Dog   First of all, it depends. There are three main factors that you’ll want to consider: Activity level: Does your dog stay inside most of the time or are they always rolling in the mud, playing in the forest, and digging holes. Hair length: Unfortunately, the longer the...

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Dog Days of Summer and Other Pet Sayings

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Cats, Dogs, Fun Stuff | Comments Off on Dog Days of Summer and Other Pet Sayings

Dog Days of Summer and Other Pet Sayings

  Ever wonder where those funny little sayings come from? “It’s the dog days of summer!” “Cat got your tongue?” And others? They seem too often be about cats and dogs, right? Well, those are largely called idioms, and like just about every other language in the world, English has a ton of them. Idioms are phrases that have a usage or meaning that you wouldn’t be able to deduce from the literal meaning of each phrase, making them kind of like inside jokes between you and the rest of English speakers! Here are some of our...

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5 Steps to Pool Safety for Dogs and Cats

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Cats, Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on 5 Steps to Pool Safety for Dogs and Cats

5 Steps to Pool Safety for Dogs and Cats

  Being safe around pools should be a concern for everyone – toddlers, kids, adults, and pets. But what exactly do you need to know about keeping your dogs and cats safe near the pool? Just follow these 5 safety steps:   1. Teach your pet to swim!   The best way to avoid a terrible accident with your pet near a pool is to ensure that they know how to swim. And no, contrary to popular belief, not all dogs can swim. In fact, Bulldogs usually sink like stones. The same goes for cats. While all cats should be able to...

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A Dog’s Sense of Smell Is Even More Amazing Than Most Think

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Dogs | Comments Off on A Dog’s Sense of Smell Is Even More Amazing Than Most Think

A Dog’s Sense of Smell Is Even More Amazing Than Most Think

  Where humans have vision, dogs have smell. That’s the comparison made by James Walker, Florida State University’s former director at The Sensory Research Institute. Indeed, while dogs’ vision might not be so great, their sense of smell overpowers humans’ sense of smell by an incredible margin. In fact, if we were to compare an average dog’s sense of smell to our own, theirs would be 10,000 to 100,000 times better. Apply that analogy to vision for comparison, Walker says, and what humans can see clearly at one-third of a mile...

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Unfortunately Pet Obesity is Steadily Increasing

Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on Unfortunately Pet Obesity is Steadily Increasing

Unfortunately Pet Obesity is Steadily Increasing

  Obesity is a rising problem in the United States — there’s no doubt about it. But while most people are concerned with the rising weight of humans, there’s another obesity epidemic that deserves just as much attention: That of dogs. In a 2017 survey by The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, it was found that 56 percent of dogs in the U.S. are clinically overweight or obese. This was the association’s tenth such survey measuring overweight and obesity in American dogs, and it revealed the highest numbers yet.   Is...

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