How People With a Cat Eat

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Hot Spots on Dogs! Just What Are These, Anyway?

Hot Spots are one of many skin irritations seen in pets. Often, you’ll hear your veterinarian refer to them as moist pyoderma. They occur when your dog itches, scratches or licks him or herself excessively, eventually forming a wet scab on the fur. But what do you with a hot spot? Hot Spots can seemingly…

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Dehydration and Overheating in Dogs

Potentially serious if left untreated, dehydration and overheating can be prevented by recognizing early warning signs. While field dogs are especially vulnerable, these conditions can impact all dogs. Dehydration A excess loss of body fluids, dehydration involves the loss of water and depletion of electrolytes, which include the essential minerals of potassium, sodium and chloride.…

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Historic hospitals: Veterinarians share stories of three practices

Dr. Fred Pomeroy treats dogs and cats in the same spot in the heart of St. Paul, Minn., where his grandfather set up shop to treat horses in 1886. Many other veterinary practices across the country have stood the test of time, even if they haven’t stayed in the family. Coffee Memorial Animal Clinic, whose…

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Catification: Build Your Own Custom Cat Tree Using Re-purposed Dresser Drawers

  Wendy and David from Oregon were inspired by a creative re-purposing project they saw using old dresser drawers to build a display shelf. Since cats love to nap in drawers, this is a perfect Catification project! They found five matching dresser drawers on Craigslist for just a few bucks and created the frame with some…

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How to keep your pets calm, safe over July 4th holiday

Every year around Independence Day, animal shelters fill up with pets that have strayed from home after being spooked by the loud bangs of fireworks. Terrified animals can run for miles, trying to escape the noise. Pets don’t understand what the noise is all about, and they can get frightened very easily. In addition, their…

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FDA shuts down 1,677 online pharmacies

By Caleb Hellerman, CNN updated 6:18 PM EDT, Thu June 27, 2013(CNN) — The prices may look tempting, but ordering from an online pharmacy is often a bad deal, according to Interpol and the U.S Food and Drug Administration, announcing a crackdown Thursday on thousands of websites. The FDA said it has shut down 1,677…

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Allergic to Pets? Here are 5 ways to manage your symptoms

You’re no stranger to a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, rashes and welts. You’re one of more than 60 million Americans the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates are affected by allergies in general, but your symptoms always seem to show up when one of man’s furry friends — a pet — comes around. This…

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FDA Recalled Foods

  Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there…

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The 5 Most Dangerous Cat Diseases

According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are more than 70 million feral and stray cats roaming the streets. Because stray cats often carry dangerous diseases, the best thing that you can do to protect your domesticated cat against serious illness is to keep it indoors. By staying inside, your cat is…

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