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3 Care Tips for Aging Pets

3 Care Tips for Aging Pets

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Caring for aging pets can be confusing, complicated, and often frustrating. But at the end of the day, your pet is part of your household, through thick and thin. You want to be there for them just like they were always there for you. Here are three things you need to know about caring for an aging dog. Schedule Semi-Annual Vet Visits First, you should plan to take your senior pet to the vet more often than when they were young. Senior dogs, like senior humans, have a greater risk of certain health issues, including: Arthritis Joint pain Hearing loss Vision loss...

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How You Can Help This Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

How You Can Help This Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

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The veterinary community is essential to ensure animal safety during a disaster. Many people think of their families but fail to consider the animals who rely on them. This is where a vet comes in. Your role goes deeper than veterinary care--it's your job to educate pet owners on what they need to do in the event of a disaster. There's no better time than Animal Disaster Preparedness Day which was this past weekend. Here are three things that owners need to do before a disaster to keep their pets safe and healthy. Assemble an Emergency Kit First, owners should...

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Celebrating National Pet Month

Celebrating National Pet Month

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You love your pet every single day. They bring joy into your life that's impossible to quantify. So it only makes sense that you would show appreciation for them. Luckily for you, May is National Pet Month, a long holiday to show your pet how much you love them. Here's how you can celebrate National Pet Month with your beloved pet. What is National Pet Month? National Pet Month is a month-long holiday to celebrate your beloved four-legged family members. Forget having one holiday. National Pet Month dedicates the entirety of May to celebrate the unique joys that our pets...

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Heartworm Prevention for Dogs: 3 Tips You Need to Know

Heartworm Prevention for Dogs: 3 Tips You Need to Know

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This April is about more than just the start of spring—it’s also National Heartworm Awareness Month. Unfortunately, many owners are unaware of this tiny, but deadly, parasite. That’s a frightening thought considering that heartworm is transmitted by mosquitos, and with the weather warming up, your dog is spending more time outside in the vicinity of mosquitos. To prepare for this month—and keep your four-legged friend healthy—check out these three tips on heartworm prevention for dogs. Heartworm Can Cause Lasting Damage Heartworms may be small, but they can have a dangerous impact on your dog’s health. Heartworm disease is transmitted by...

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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: Ways You Can Help

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: Ways You Can Help

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Did you know that April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month at the ASPCA? Every year, the ASPCA calls on members and concerned citizens to help raise awareness about issues and abuses that animals face. Are you looking to help keep animals safe? The best place to start is education. Here are a few ways that you can help fight animal cruelty, this month and every month of the year. Recognize the Signs of Animal Cruelty First, you should know how to recognize the signs of animal abuse and neglect. Animal abuse and neglect can take many forms. Maybe...

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