Wellness

Only 28% of Americans Understand the Benefits of Spay/Neuter

Benefits of Spay Neuter

In an era where adopting a pet from a local animal shelter is becoming a growing trend across the country, a national survey by Best Friends Animal Society, the national leader of the no-kill shelter movement, has revealed a surprising disconnect in the way some Americans approach pet adoption. The survey indicates that younger generations (ages 18-34) are more likely ...

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Skin Allergies Revealed as a Top Medical Issue

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As humans and their canine companions contend with a particularly severe allergy season this year, Pets Best Insurance, a leading nationwide pet insurance agency, encourages pet owners to consider the steep costs and greater health risks associated with allergies among dogs. Skin allergy issues consistently generate the highest number of insurance claims filed for dogs through Pets Best Insurance. Environmental ...

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Preventative Health Care Tips for Pets

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Paramount Rx has put together five preventative health tips to consider, whether you’re looking to adopt from an animal shelter or just trying to keep your pets at home healthy and happy this spring. Be proactive about biannual veterinary checkups—Just like us humans, animals need regular visits to the doctor. Because pets age at a much quicker pace, it is ...

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Tips for Safe Exercising in Winter with Pets

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Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, the nation’s largest doggy daycare and overnight camp, offers a list of important tips for Safe Exercising in Winter with Pets: Just as we need to add layers to guard ourselves from the cold, short-haired dogs need the same protection. Even as internal body temperatures rise with exercise, cold air counteracts ...

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Food

By Chad Curtiss Walking down the pet food aisle these days can be a scary endeavor. It seems that every month I see another product being recalled for contaminated food, salmonella, or any number of other problems. Products are telling me they are healthy and natural when that’s really not the case. Even packaging that says, “USA” on the front ...

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10 Tips for Proper Dental Care

February is National Pet Dental Month, and the veterinarians of VCA West Los Angeles share their tips, facts, and advice for caring for your pet’s dental health. Oral care is critical for your pet’s overall health and happiness, so here are 10 tips to maintain proper care: 1. Pets have a remarkable ability to hide dental pain; their desire to ...

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Hospice Care for your Pet

What happens when your dog is diagnosed with incurable cancer, but you’re not ready to let go? You may think that euthanasia is the only answer, but your pet may be able to be kept comfortable in his or her final days through veterinary hospice care. Hospice care means end-of-life support. It is common for terminally ill humans to seek ...

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