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Lyme Disease in Dogs

It is hard to get an early diagnosis of Lyme disease in your own dog. The first sign of Lyme disease in humans is a rash, well; animals do not develop this rash. Lyme disease is also not one of the first illnesses that the veterinarian looks for when you take your dog in for a visit. Many other common illnesses can produce some
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Top 10 Summer Tips for Your Pet

By Dr. Mark Perissinotto Summer is here and sadly this season has seen a large amount of flooding that has brought tragedy and loss for thousands of people around Australia who have been greatly affected by the natural disaster. Temperatures are however still high in these areas and for other parts of the country that have escaped the floods it’s important to remember that
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Pets & Cancer

Hearing that your pet has cancer is a devastating experience. You and your family need to be able to make informed decisions about what is best for your pet. It accounts for nearly 50 percent of pet deaths each year. Although cancer is the leading cause of death in older pets, it is also one of the most treatable compared with diseases like heart
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The Rein Coat®

A new, therapeutic calming coat for dogs and cats — that WORKS! It has often been said that necessity is the mother of invention.  And that is true for Paula Hege and her beloved English Mastiff, Rabb. Three years ago, Rabb was trapped in a thunderstorm.  So violent was the storm that the creek behind Paula’s home flooded.  The natural instinct of animals is to
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When Puppy Stops Eating

Dog kibble in a white food dish abruptly flashes like a snapshot in my mind. I’m working out at the gym one afternoon when I see this image and I dismiss it once, twice but the third time I understood. This was my first experience with a puppy initiating intuitive communication. Haley is a Boxer  just under a year old who was adopted by
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Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Pets

Most of us know the obvious reasons for spaying and neutering our pets unwanted litters, which ultimately end up increasing the amount of dogs and cats in our local shelters. This in turn increases the euthanasia rate.  In September 2013, the SPCA of Solano County opened a state- of- the- art low cost spay and neuter clinic with a grant from PetSmart Charities.  The
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Pet Microchip Awareness Month

If your pet is used to you meeting all of its needs, imagine how difficult it would be for him to fend for himself if he were to get lost.  It can be difficult finding them on your own, which is why collars can be quite useful.  However, it is best to combine this basic measure with pet microchip technology too. If your pet
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Dog Proof Your Yard

Dog Proof Your Yard with Heavenly Greens Let’s face it, traditional lawns and grass yards simply can’t hold up to the relentless beating that our best friends deliver to it on a daily basis. Weather its running; playing, jumping or well, peeing… a real grass lawn just can’t keep up with all the abuse. Add in a little rain and well, the yard becomes
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Poison Prevention

As in years past, a week in March has been set aside as Poison Prevention Week. This is a good time to review what potential poisons we may have in our homes, garages, and outdoors, and make sure they are safely out of reach of children and pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to
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Dog Treat Recipes

Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Dog Treats  3 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter 1 cup cooked sweet potato 3 fresh eggs 1 Tablespoon molasses Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the wheat flour, oats and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Whisk the peanut butter, sweet potato, eggs and molasses
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