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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, …

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Is Pricey Pet Food Worth the Cost?

  Your pet is part of your family, so naturally you want to do what you can to keep them healthy and happy—and that includes feeding them an appropriate diet. Prices of available pet food vary from a few dollars a bag to well over $100 a bag for very high-end or prescription diets. If you’re like most pet owners, …

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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 …