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Ask the Vet: Why Does My Cat Roll Over When He Sees Me?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Ask The Vet, Cats, Pet Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Ask the Vet: Why Does My Cat Roll Over When He Sees Me?

Ask the Vet: Why Does My Cat Roll Over When He Sees Me?

  Although your cat may typically adopt an elegant, refined demeanor and posture, they may also occasionally surprise you and do something quite out of the ordinary — such as rolling over and shimmying on their back when they see you. So, what’s with the dance? As it turns out, there isn’t one firm reason for the roll over move. Instead, we veterinarians and other animal scientists can only make educated conjectures about this unique feline behavior.   What It Could Be   Attention-getting behavior   If you notice...

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Mistakes People Make at the Dog Park That Put Their Pet at Risk

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Mistakes People Make at the Dog Park That Put Their Pet at Risk

  Dog parks can be great fun for pups who don’t get to run and play at home or interact with other pets on a regular basis. Still, it’s important to know the safety protocol when bringing your dog to the dog park. Certain, unsafe practices can easily put your dog at risk.   Top Mistakes Owners Make at the Dog Park   Mistake #1 – Not scoping out the park before allowing your dog to enter   You never know what type of dogs and owners will be at a dog park, so it’s best to take a few minutes before heading in to...

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Ask the Vet: How Often Should I Clean the Pet Food Bowl?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Cats, Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Ask the Vet: How Often Should I Clean the Pet Food Bowl?

  While we humans clean our dishes after every meal, we often forget the importance of cleaning our pets’ food bowls. In fact, many people never clean their pet’s bowls, which could actually be hazardous to their health.   Why is cleaning your pet’s food bowl so important?   Cleaning your pet’s food bowl is important for the same reasons it’s important to clean your own dishes after a meal. Bacteria can grow on the bits of food left in your pet’s bowl, causing harmful growths, such as Salmonella and E. coli. This...

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Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed (That Much)

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed (That Much)

  Considering the addition of a new dog to your family? Whether someone at home has a dog allergy or you just hate to see your furniture covered in hair, here are the top seven dog breeds that don’t shed (much).   Maltese Terrier   Though super fluffy and cuddly, Maltese actually shed quite little and are very playful, loving, and friendly.   Bichon Frise   Similar in looks to Maltese Terriers, Bichon Frises are also playful and merry and have a puffy, white, hypoallergenic coat. Though the Bichon Frise breed does...

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Ask the Vet: Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Ask The Vet, Dogs | 0 comments

Ask the Vet: Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?

  Most dog owners love a good hug or lick from their furry friends. But getting so close can also mean the occasional whiff of your dog’s breath — and that can send you reeling. Dogs notoriously have bad breath, but what exactly causes it? Our vets explore this question and its answer below.   Why do dogs have bad breath?   For most dogs with bad breath, a buildup of plaque and tartar is the root cause. Food particles lodged in the teeth can become odorous themselves or lead to an infected or abscessed tooth or periodontal...

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Why Do Cats Act So Weird? Here’s the Science Behind Their Strangest Behaviors

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Cats, Fun Stuff, Pet Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Why Do Cats Act So Weird? Here’s the Science Behind Their Strangest Behaviors

  It is estimated that of the more than 2 million “cat videos” on YouTube right now, there have been a whopping 26 billion views from people all over the world. So, what gives? What’s so great about cats doing random things like purring, stalking, clawing, and pouncing anyway? Well, if you’re a cat owner or cat lover yourself, you already know: Cats do weird stuff … And it’s super entertaining. “So … why does my cat do so much weird stuff?”   Turns Out There’s Actually a Scientific Reason   Believe it or...

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The Benefits of Swimming for Dogs

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Dogs, Pet Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

The Benefits of Swimming for Dogs

  Humans love to swim, so why shouldn’t dogs too, right? As it turns out, dogs do love swim! And the best news? It’s even good for them! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the top benefits of swimming for your dog:   Top Benefits of Swimming for Dogs   #1 – Low impact exercise As we all know, dogs need regular exercise to stay healthy. But especially for older dogs or those who are debilitated, swimming is optimal exercise because it’s low impact. Their joints are less likely to get sore from...

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Memorial Day: Remembering All Who Have Served, Including Military Dogs

Posted by on May 25, 2019 in Dogs | Comments Off on Memorial Day: Remembering All Who Have Served, Including Military Dogs

Memorial Day: Remembering All Who Have Served, Including Military Dogs

  This Memorial Day, May 27th, we solemnly honor those who suffered and gave their lives for our country. Traditionally, this day is devoted to the servicemen and women who have fought honorably here in the United States and overseas. But with an increasing number of dogs serving in the military, Memorial Day now, very appropriately, includes the honoring of military canine members.   Dogs in the Military   Throughout history, man’s best friend has been at his side through battles, encampments, and raids of all kinds. All...

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Ask the Vet: Why Do Dogs Have Short Life Spans?

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Ask The Vet, Dogs | Comments Off on Ask the Vet: Why Do Dogs Have Short Life Spans?

Ask the Vet: Why Do Dogs Have Short Life Spans?

  All animals have different lifespans. Yet it seems especially cruel that dogs, a species so close to humans in so many ways, have such short ones. Dogs live anywhere from 8 to 15 years, depending on their breed and a number of other factors, such as their: Genetics Overall size Living environment Daily diet Frequency of exercise Weight, in proportion to their frame and average breed size Dental health   Other factors can influence a dog’s lifespan as well. Do the owners provide parasite and disease prevention? Was the dog...

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Pet Super Powers That People Don’t Have

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Cats, Dogs, Fun Stuff | Comments Off on Pet Super Powers That People Don’t Have

Pet Super Powers That People Don’t Have

  Did you know that your dog’s sense of smell is up to 100,000 times better than yours? A researcher at Barnard College explains further: Let’s say you can tell if a mug of coffee has a teaspoon of sugar in it. Well, a dog could tell if two million gallons of water had a teaspoon of sugar in it! Of course, an awesome sense of smell is just one of the many super powers your pet possesses! Let’s look at a few more amazing things your pet can do.   5 Super Powers Your Pet Has That You Don’t   1. The ability to detect...

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