Pet Health

Symptoms Of Antifreeze Poisoning In Dogs And Cats

Ethylene glycol is the active ingredient in antifreeze, which is used in the cooling systems of automobiles.  It is also found in hydraulic fluid, solar collectors, automotive brake fluid, and liquid rust inhibitors.  Ethylene glycol is toxic to all creatures, including humans.  However, it is typically dogs and cats that account for the majority of […]

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How To Make Homemade Dog Food

Dogs are omnivores, which means that much like humans or bears, they should eat a combination of meat and vegetable to stay healthy.  The average dog food has a lot of grains, which some dogs have difficulty digesting.  Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans, which is the reason for the trouble in digesting […]

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How To Care For A Deaf Dog

Much like humans, many dogs can suffer some level of hearing loss.  It is important for the dog owners to be able to detect the signs which may indicate a loss of hearing.  When such a situation arises, it is important for the dog owner to ensure that their furry family member receives appropriate veterinary […]

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How To Care For An Aging Dog

Dogs begin to show signs of aging anywhere between the ages of six and thirteen years.  Older dogs require special care and attention to keep them healthy, comfortable, and feeling loved in their old age.  Here are some steps to follow to ensure that your dog leads a healthy and happy senior life: 1. Ensure […]

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How To Prevent Hairballs In Cats

Hairballs can cause vomiting, constipation, and loss of appetite in your cat.  Though rare, there are cases where removal of the hairball requires surgery.  Hairballs are a messy, and potentially costly issue that most cat owners have to deal with.  The best option is to prevent the formation of hairballs, in the first place.  In […]

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How To Make Chicken Dog Biscuits

You don’t want to forget your furry friends and children during the holiday season, so while you are spending time making holiday goodies for your human friends, family, and neighbors, set a little time aside to make these tasty chicken dog biscuits for the special dogs in your life.  They will love you, as always, […]

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How To Save Money On Pet Supplies

In this down economy, everyone is looking to save money any way possible.  Taking your pets to the veterinarian frequently can really add up, between the price of gas and the price of the vet.  Instead shop for pet supplements, treats, even vaccines online from the convenience of your home.  You can also make a […]

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How To Treat Dog Ear Infections

Some dogs are prone to ear infections.  The symptoms typically associated with an ear infection are scratching of the ears, shaking of the head, irritability when the ears are touched, or whimpering when the ears are touched.  Ear infections are caused by a number of different factors including bacterial infections, ear mites, unhealthy environments, food […]

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What Is Heartworm Disease?

Heartworm disease is a very serious and possibly fatal illness caused by parasitic worms that live in the arteries of the lungs and sometimes in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other mammalian species, including sea lions, foxes, wolves,  ferrets,  and (in very rare occasions) humans. Heartworms are classified as nematodes […]

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Benadryl Can Be Used to Treat Allergies in Dogs

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine HCl) is a great drug for people with severe allergies, but it also works well for dogs that have severe allergic reactions.   Common symptoms of an allergic reaction are urticaria (hives) and angioedema (swelling of the face).   Urticaria and angioedema  usually develop within 20 minutes of being exposed to the allergen (the thing […]

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