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Holistic Health is “Going to the Dogs”

By Barbara Ahern, Holistic Animal Practitioner and Creator of Canine AcuTouch Does your pup quiver at the sight of the car door opening? Does he pant, pace, cry, or cower during the entire outing in the car? Are the majority of his automobile rides for the purpose of grooming, boarding, or Dr. visits? Anxiety related to Fido’s limo ride could be the culprit behind
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Dog Insurance Protects Pets and Budgets

By Mark R Gittelman Dog insurance coverage is a hard thing to spend money on. You may feel like taking a chance that your pet may never need medical care. Before you make your final decision on this subject you owe it to your family to investigate veterinary pet insurance. Although dog insurance is something that has been on the market for about two
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Basic Bird Nutrition

A balanced diet is a necessity to allow the bird to live a full and healthy life. An unbalanced diet is the main cause of disease and early death in pet birds. Malnutrition is a human-made disease. Fortunately, it is also preventable. Owners must be the ones to actively study avian nutrition and implement it for their bird. It is much easier to start
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Canine Influenza: Pet Owners’ Guide

By AVMA Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) in the U.S. is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It  is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs through direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and by people moving between infected and
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Why Do So Many Domestic Cats Have Chronic Kidney Failure?

By Dr. Becker Chronic kidney disease is also called chronic renal disease and chronic renal failure. It means the kidneys have been gradually and irreversibly deteriorating over a period of months or years. Chronic renal failure is unfortunately extremely common in older domestic cats and is a leading cause of death in kitties. Certain breeds of cats seem predisposed to developing chronic kidney disease,
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Dog Lovers, Furry Friends Fight Cancer with Bark For Life

Families and their furry friends will celebrate the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer patients at the American Cancer Society Bark For Life event on August 20, 2016 at Benicia Middle School, from 8am to 12pm. The celebration will include doggie games, dress-up contests, music, food, and doggie laps. Before the event, participants ask family and friends to support their efforts financially to
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How to Choose the Right Veterinarian for Your Dog

By Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff Choosing a veterinarian that is right for you and your dog is not always easy. You want to find a veterinarian with whom you and your dog can feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship. And you want to find that veterinarian before you get a dog – the veterinarian may be able to help you
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Diabetes in Cats

DIABETES IN CATS Feline Diabetes Symptoms, Diet, Treatment  By Ryan Mutt Diabetes mellitus, sugar diabetes is a complex and common disease. The feline diabetes is affecting the cats in an alarming rate. The feline diabetes mellitus is incapable to produce insulin towards balancing blood sugar or glucose levels. If it is not treated timely, it leads to weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting, dehydration,
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Are Commercial Dog Foods Healthy?

Do we purchase commercial dog foods or prepare our dog food for our pets? It has become a problem serving healthy foods which will benefit our pets. Today you can make a choice. To feed your dog commercial dog foods as their foundation meal will cut their lives short with weak immune systems, disease or death from failed organs. We want our pets to
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Responsible Dog Ownership

With all the companionship and love that our dogs give so freely, it’s hard to imagine that some owners just don’t take responsibility for their dogs. But it’s true. Millions of dogs “healthy dogs” are euthanized every year. Whether through owner neglect or owner ignorance, millions of healthy dogs will endure the same fate this year. So what’s a responsible dog owner to do?
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