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How to Recognize a Pet Emergency

If you have a pet, you've probably had an experience during "off hours" that made you wonder if your dog or cat needed immediate medical attention. It's not always obvious, though, if an issue needs to be dealt with immediately or if it can wait until the morning. 

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How to Recognize the Signs of Heatstroke in Your Dog

It's summer in the New Orleans area. We don't have to tell you it's hot, and you probably don't need to see the heat advisories to know it's best for everyone (including pets) to stay inside in the air conditioning during the heat of the day. But in the event that your dog (or cat) does accidentally get overheated, do you know how to recognize the signs of heat stress and heatstroke?

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Why Do Dogs Like to Give Kisses?

Receiving slobbery kisses from our canine companions is part of the dog-loving package, but do you ever wonder why they do this?

Turns out, there are lots of reasons dogs like to put their tongues on you, ranging from instinct, to affection, to stress. Let’s take a look.

 

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Flea-Free: How to Control Parasites in Your Pet's Environment

Have you ever had problems with fleas?

If you have pets, your most likely answer is a resounding "yes"... possibly followed by hysterical laughter at the very question. While there's still no super-duper flea-repelling force field to put on our pets, selves and homes (where's science when you need it?), there are ways to help cut down on and, sometimes, prevent the problem entirely.

 

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Kitten Care During Peak Season

Before taking on kitten care, be sure to ask yourself if the kittens are in immediate danger. If not, it may be worth it to wait longer and see if mom just got delayed. After all, her milk is the best food for them. If the kittens are in danger, possibly from passers-by, dogs or other cats or wild animals, traffic, heat/cold/rain, etc., then you should rescue them. However, you need to be ready to see the rescue through to the kittens’ adoption! Remember, shelters and rescues this time of year are overwhelmed, and even in “normal” times they often don’t have...

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