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September 28 is World Rabies Day!

Because of the success of preventative measures in our corner of the globe, many people generally don't give a deadly illness like rabies much thought except when they get their pets vaccinated for it. In other parts of the world, though, like Asia, Africa and the Middle East, rabies is a significant health risk not only for dogs and cats, but also for humans, where it kills tens of thousands of people and countless more dogs and cats every year. 

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Deaf Dogs: Living with Hearing Loss

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week is September 24th-30th.

 

While most dogs experience some degree of hearing loss during their lifetime, deafness does not have to mean a decreased quality of life—for you or your dog! Learn the signs of hearing loss in dogs and how to manage deafness at home.

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How to Help Your "Fluffy" Cat Lose Weight

Is your cat a little bit... "fluffy"? Many of our feline friends carry around a little extra padding, and, while chubby kitty bellies can be adorable (especially when they're sleeping!), they carry extra health risks. So, no matter how cute that extra "fluff" is, it's really in your kitty's best interests to have a little less of it.

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Canine Obesity: How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

What is obesity?

Obesity is defined as being 15-20% above ideal body weight. Up to 44% of the pet population in North America is obese, making this condition the most common nutritional disorder among American pets.
 

How do I know if my dog is overweight?

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The Bottom Line on Cat Vaccinations

"But my cat doesn't go outside. Why does she need vaccines?"

That question is one we hear very often, and we understand that, when you have a healthy cat who stays inside, annual or tri-annual vaccines may seem like a lot. However, when the possible alternative to not vaccinating includes becoming ill (and possibly dying) from a preventable disease, it makes sense to vaccinate.

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Common Dog Behavior Problems and What You Can Do About Them

If you’re like most dog adopters, you brought home your cute pup hoping for a cuddly, hopefully well-behaved companion. While your new pet may, indeed, be cuddly and at least mostly well-behaved, even the best dog can have some bad habits. From inappropriate chewing to excessive barking to aggression and separation anxiety, dogs can present a spectrum of problem behaviors that must be addressed for a happy, healthy home.

What’s a dog lover to do?

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