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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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The Truth Behind 3 Common Kitty Myths

When was the last time we saw your cat?

A new study by the American Association of Feline Practitioners says that fewer than 48 percent of cats receive regular veterinary care. The reasons why might surprise you, so let's debunk a few myths about kitties! 

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Guidelines for New Puppy Parents

Congratulations on your new puppy! Puppies are so much fun - and so cuddly!

Of course, they're also a big responsibility, and it probably won't take you more than a few hours to recognize that. No matter what kind of puppy you just got, a little prep will make this transition easier for everyone involved.

 

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