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Six Pet Poison Myths - Solved!

Do you know the truth behind these pet poison myths?

 

Myth #1: It is safe to use human toothpaste on my dog’s teeth.

True or false? FALSE.

Many human toothpastes contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener that causes a rapid drop in blood sugar and liver failure in dogs. Xylitol is also commonly found in sugar-free gum and candy, as well as certain medications and nasal sprays.

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National Poison Prevention Week 2018 is March 18-24!

Is your home hazard-free? For pets, it may not be as safe as you think. National Poison Prevention Week is the perfect time for pet owners to educate themselves about these potential dangers, including common household products and plants.

Dogs and cats are curious, checking out their environments with direct contact and taste. This is why you should be diligent in preventing poisoning in your best pet pals. Here’s what to watch out for, plus further information about treatment for pet poisoning:

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5 Grooming Tips for Cat Owners

If you think about the things your cat spends the most time doing, you're likely to come up with at least a couple of things - and grooming is probably one of them!

In fact, you may think of cats as "self-cleaning pets." You wouldn't be wrong, either. But "self-cleaning" doesn't mean they couldn't use your help sometimes, particularly with their teeth and nails.

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Puppy Biting: Why They Do It and How to Curb It

Is there anything a puppy won't try to chew? 

If you've spent much time around puppies, you've likely noticed that puppies will put their mouths on most anything. Of course, they use their teeth to explore the world around them, so it's completely normal that they try to chew on everything they see!

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Why Cats and Cow's Milk Don't Mix

Did you know that most cats are lactose intolerant? It’s true. While they’ll happily lap up the white stuff if you present it to them, for most cats this “treat” will result in stomach cramps and more, and that’s no fun (for your cat or for you). 

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Lumps and Bumps? Get Them Checked!

Are you seeing lumps, bumps or growths on your pet? No matter what you call them, masses of all kinds, from harmless skin growths to malignant tumors, are actually fairly common in our furry friends. While they're often harmless, it's important to get all growths checked out!

 

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The Secret to Great Dog Dental Care

If you’re like a lot of dog lovers, you recognize the importance of a healthy mouth for your dog, but you might be a little confused. How often should you brush your dog’s teeth yourself vs. taking Fido to the veterinarian for professional teeth cleaning? Are there long-term health implications if you DON’T get your pup’s teeth cleaned regularly? Are there signs of dental problems you can look for in your dog's mouth? Great questions, all!

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