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Same Drug, Different Animal: Why Human Meds Won’t Work?

When your pets are hurting, it’s understandable to search in a variety of places for relief. Cats and dogs experience pain like any other mammal, even down to aching joints in old age. It’s recommended however to provide your pet with only dog medicine or cat medicine prescribed by a veterinary care professional. In other cases, if your pet has …

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Avoiding Skin Issues: Why You Shouldn’t Use Human Shampoo on Dogs

Every dog owner knows there is nothing like the pleasant smell and shiny coat of a freshly bathed pooch—especially when you consider some of the activities dogs enjoy such as rolling in the dirt and tromping through puddles. There are countless products designed to help you keep your four-legged family member fresh and clean, but some pet owners wonder about …

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The Dog Breeds We Love, The Health Problems We Take On

You’re about to embark on the journey that’s choosing a furry, four-legged friend (floppy ears, wagging tail, and a new best friend included). Whether you’re going the rescue or brand-new puppy route, these things are certain: all dogs are cute, they need to be loved, and you can’t go wrong in your decision. While picking the “right” dog comes down …

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The Life Expectancy of Indoor Cats

Good news for cat lovers: Cats are living longer lives than ever thanks to better nutrition and advances in medical care. So just how long do indoor cats live? The short answer, according to the ASPCA, is 13 to 17 years. That’s the average for all cats kept indoors, but there are many variables that can shorten or lengthen a …

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The 7 Types of Dogs

There are few delights that truly parallel the joy of owning a dog. Having a loyal, four-legged best friend makes each day brighter, and as studies show, owning a dog is great for your health. But the dog-owner relationship is a two-way street, as dogs have differing lifestyle demands just as humans do. So which dog is right for you? …

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Which Dog Breed Makes the Best House Pet?

Thinking about getting a dog? Pets add so much love and fun (and responsibility!) to a home, but it’s important to choose the right dog. More than three million dogs enter shelters each year, and many of those are surrendered because they weren’t a good fit for their household. That’s never the dog’s fault, and it’s one of the reasons …

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3 Signs Your Dog is Sick

When you love your dogs like family it can be heartbreaking when they get sick. A sick dog that does not feel well will not act like its normal self. In order to provide your pup with the best possible care, you need to have a general understanding of the signs that could point to illness. When your dog is …

Best Cats for People With Allergies

Allergies can hold you back from fully enjoying many aspects of life, including pets. If you are prone to suffer from allergies, you may think that getting a pet is out of the question. Fortunately, there are some animals that produce less allergens than others and can often be enjoyed by people who typically struggle with allergies. If you want …

Which Dog Breeds Don’t Shed?

If you are on the search for a new dog for your family, you probably have a list of traits you want in the perfect dog. Finding a dog with a personality and energy level that fits in with your lifestyle is important, but another trait that you may want in a dog is a coat that does not shed. …

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Do Not Give These Toxic Foods to Your Dog

When your sweet canine friend is by your feet begging for a bite of your dinner, it can be tempting to slip him something. After all, how much harm can a little taste really do? When it comes to giving your dog human food, there are times when sharing can be very dangerous. If you want to share from time …