Pet Problems 101: Stressed for the Holidays

It’s that time of year, So be of good cheer! Do you ever wonder how your pets feel around the hectic holidays? You’re running around, busy with shopping, cooking, cleaning, and decorating. In some households, the human numbers increase until the house can be bursting at the seams. As much as we love our pets,…

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Do Pets Make Good Gifts?

Yes or No: Do Pets Make Good Gifts for the Holidays? With the Christmas season coming, some people prepare great surprises for their loved ones. You may have an elderly relative who has lost their partner or is living alone. Maybe a child in the household has been asking for a pet for years, and promises…

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Breeding your Dog: 5 Things to Consider

That sweet puppy you got last spring has grown up into a young adult. Your vet advises you to spay or neuter them around 6 months, on average. But you’ve been putting it off, because you’re trying to decide if you want to breed them, right? There can be a number of reasons involved in…

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What Is DM In Dogs?

We often get asked, “What is DM in dogs?” Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a progressively-degenerative disease affecting the spinal cord. It can start with simple symptoms such as unsteadiness while walking or having trouble getting up. It can look like hip dysplasia in the early days, but then the dog starts dragging its rear limbs,…

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Senior Pet Care: 5 Things to Watch For

Getting old is not a disease, but it does bring our pets as many pitfalls as it does for us. Knowing the signs of aging helps us care for our dogs and cats the way they’ve cared for us all their lives—with unconditional compassion. Giving the best senior pet care can be challenging, yet it’s…

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Dog DNA Testing: What is Collie Eye Anomaly?

When looking over the menu of options dog DNA testing, you may be unsure which might be a wise choice for your pet’s breed. Here’s a little information about an inherited disease you might not know a lot about. If you are the proud new owner of a Collie or Australian Shepherd puppy, you’ve probably…

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