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Top 5 Spring Hazards

Spring has sprung, and with the change of season come new activities and new chances for your pets to get into things that could potentially make them ill. To help protect your pets, we've compiled our list of the Top 5 Spring Time Hazards.

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Diagnosing and Treating Your Pet Alone: The Dangers of the Internet

The internet is an amazing resource - one that has completely transformed our lives. It answers a nearly infinite amount of questions for us, at the press of a button, anywhere at anytime.

The problem is, maybe we have too many answers, and they may come from some unreliable sources to boot. If you were to Google “sick pet symptoms,” you would have 8.94 million results at your fingertips in 0.67 seconds. So where do you even begin?

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Is Your Kitty a Hazard to Your Health?

Toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, has been scaring pregnant women and families for years—and cats have a bad reputation for being the source! The truth is, despite the feline’s connection to this parasite, family pets are likely not the cause of this disease in most human cases. In fact, the majority of human infections occur as a result of gardening in contaminated soil or handling/consuming raw meat or unwashed fruits and vegetables.

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How to Handle Hairballs

If you have a cat, you've almost certainly experienced your cat's hairballs (lucky you if you haven't!). In fact, you're probably intimately familiar with the sound of the cat about to "cough up" a hairball - hopefully not on the couch...or the carpet...or the bed! But do you know why Kitty gets hairballs and how to deal with them? 

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Bringing Home Puppy: What's Next?

There are fewer things in life sweeter than a new puppy. The soft fur, big paws and sweet breath…there’s nothing better!

But what do you do after you’ve picked out the name, purchased the supplies, puppy-proofed the house and brought home your bundle of joy? In honor of National Puppy Day on March 23, we’ve compiled a health care guide just for new puppies and the parents who love them.

Preventative Care

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What is periodontal disease?

Have you taken a look inside your pet’s mouth lately? If not, you could be missing some serious clues into Fluffy or Fido’s well-being.

Periodontal disease affects nearly 85 percent of all cats and dogs over three years of age. In addition to association with liver, kidney and heart disorders, this disease is a frequent source of pain and often leads to poor general health. 

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