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Common Reasons Dogs Lick Their Paws

Being a pet owner causes you to say things those without furry family members will never utter such as: “Did you eat my shoes?” “Get the cat’s head out of your mouth!” “Stop licking your paws!” While you don’t need to call a vet for the first two examples on that list, the third could possibly be a sign that …

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Help Keep Your Dog Happy and Relaxed with These Fun Indoor Activities

Whether the reason you need to keep your dog indoors is the stifling summer heat, extreme winter weather, or just because you’re not feeling up to a trip to the dog park, you’ll want to find fun ways to keep your dog busy while stuck inside.  The activities that work best for your pet will depend on their interests and …

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Dog Allergy Symptoms That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Like humans, dogs are susceptible to many types of allergies including skin allergies, food allergies, and environmental concerns. Fortunately, most allergies are easily treated, but it is possible for dogs to develop an acute allergy, which can be far more serious.   Being aware of dog allergy symptoms allows pet owners to seek treatment. Even if the allergy symptoms are not …

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These Dog Breeds Are Hypoallergenic

Which Dog Breeds Are Hypoallergenic? There are a number of factors to consider when you are looking for a new fur baby. What is your family like? Some dogs do well with kids while others thrive in a home with only adults. Where do you live? Some dog breeds can get all the exercise they need by running around the …

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7 Breeds That Make Great Lap Dogs

Which Breeds Make the Best Lap Dogs? The phrase ‘lap dog’ is used to describe dogs that have the right size and temperament to hang out in your lap. These are dogs that are smaller in size, love affection, and are calm enough to sit still for a while. If you are looking for a dog that you can shower …

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Discover your dog’s age with the help of your veterinarian

How Old Is My Dog?  Some dog owners know the age of their fur baby down to the day and celebrate it each year with a doggy birthday party. Other doggy parents have no idea of the day – or even the year – when their dog was born. If you have a fur baby that is a rescue, the …

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5 Dog Breeds That are Perfect for Families

Bringing a new fur baby into your home is a big decision—especially when you have kids. A pet is a commitment you make for the dog’s lifetime, so it’s important to find out before you adopt or buy a dog that he’s a good fit for your family. So, what are the best dog breeds for families? There is no …

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Do Not Give These Harmful Foods To Your Cat

You love your cat. At The Vet on 4th, we understand how owners feel about their feline fur babies because we are cat-lovers ourselves. The way you feel about your fur baby can make it difficult to resist slipping a special treat into her food or saving scraps from the table. But before you feed your cat something from your …

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Ways You Can Unintentionally Make Your Dog or Cat Sick

One of the most difficult parts of getting sick with a cold or a virus is dealing with the fear of spreading the illness to those you love. You may need help in the process of getting better but it is difficult to think about the risk of spreading it to your loved ones. For many people, those loved ones …

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Finding the Perfect Feline: Best Cat Breeds to Fit Your Lifestyle

Are you thinking about bringing a cat into your home but are unsure which cat breed is best for your lifestyle? Whether you’re looking for cat breeds for beginners, cat breeds for kids, or cat breeds for dog owners, there are some more likely than others to fit smoothly into your home. If you or your family struggles with allergies, …