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“Like Father, Like Fido”

Ever wonder why your dog has the same issues that you do? Arthritis, anxiety, strained muscles, intestinal issues, skin problems…the list goes on. You may be surprised to find out that the “apple” (man’s best friend) does not fall far from the proverbial tree. Our canine companions are more similar to humans than previously imagined. For example, did you know that dogs and humans
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Addressing Stress In Service Dogs

Can you imagine…the frustration of a puppy that is not able to run and play with the others when he sees them having fun? Restricted “in harness” hours at a time? Limited to strict behavior? Required to be focused, alert, and at attention in highstress situations for long periods of time? Can’t eliminate when he needs to? Drink when he’s thirsty? Or sleep when
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Taking Care Of Your Dog’s Teeth & Gums

By Jack Russell Clean teeth and gums are very important of the overall health of your dog. Here are some information on the most common dental problems of dogs and ways in treating them. Dog’s Common Dental Problems  Periodontitis. It is very common among dogs to have gum disease. At the age of two or three, many dogs have either periodontitis or gingivitis. The most common
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The Many Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal so that it cannot reproduce. With so many homeless pets and not enough homes to go around, spaying or neutering your pets helps to decrease the number of healthy, loving pets who are euthanized. But sterilization isn’t just about helping with the pet overpopulation problem; there are many benefits of spaying or neutering
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Holiday Safety Tips

By ASPCA Ηolly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations: O Christmas Tree 
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The Importance of Cat Dental Health

By Bob H. Hamilton Although obviously different in most regards, cats and humans are similar in that they share many of the same oral problems.  Your cat can develop oral problems such as periodontal disease and stomatitis.  These two conditions, among various others, can be very painful. Many of these conditions can be prevented by caring for your cat’s teeth properly.  One of the
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Wellness Exam

Wellness Exam More than likely you visit the doctor and/or dentist at least once a year. Are you doing the same for your pet? Because cats and dogs age quicker than us, taking them to the veterinary hospital once a year is like you going once in five to seven years! October is National Pet Wellness Month (NPWM); celebrate by committing to your furry
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Mini-Horse Popular with Local Seniors

Napan Kristy Pruett has a lot going on in her life. She works full-time as a Napa Police Department Dispatcher. She owns and shows “a lot” of horses, including 20 miniature horses. She has 3 dogs, and also spends time with her human family members. Included in her busy life were trips to Sacramento to volunteer with one of her miniature horses, Banner, through
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UC Davis Veterinary Blood Bank Having Success

Have you ever wondered where blood comes from when dogs need it during surgery? Well, dogs can be blood donors just like us. In fact, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital has a blood bank on the premises and is always looking for new donors. The blood bank opened as a service and implemented its community-based canine donor program in February 2008. The hospital’s blood
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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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