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Pet Dental Health Month

Every February, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) sponsors a month-long awareness campaign on the importance of your pet’s dental health.

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Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language

Dogs can’t talk but they can communicate with us if you read their body language. Most dogs are quite expressive with their movements and expressions. A few may be a bit more bashful or stoic, but if you pay attention, you will clearly be able to read them and understand what they are saying with their body language.

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Pet Cancer Awareness Month

The month of November has been designated Pet Cancer Awareness Month by Nationwide® and the Animal Cancer Foundation™ to increase awareness and to raise funds to help combat cancer, the leading killer in pets. They began this awareness campaign in 2005.

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National Senior Pet Month

Every month it seems we have at least one national observance that focuses on our pets. Last month it was Adopt a Shelter Dog month and this month is another special month – it’s National Senior Pet Month, a month we devote to adopting, caring for and loving our senior pets.

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What's All the Fuss About CBD Oil?

If you are at all plugged into the ‘pet community’, you have probably been hearing or reading about pet owners giving their pets CBD oil for a wide variety of ailments.

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 10, 2018 is designated Pet Obesity Awareness Day by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). The association was founded in 2005 by veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward and he and his team have spent these in...

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Six Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

We often write about healthy eating and the importance of exercise for your pet. As your pets age, getting them the right amount of exercise can be a challenge. Arthritis slows them down and illness may keep them hous...

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Tips for Better Vet Visits

Some pets are just fine visiting the vet; they view it as a social gathering, prancing around greeting all the vets, technicians and other animals like it’s a party. But many of our dogs and cats aren’t as happy at th...

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2017 Pet Obesity Survey Part II

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the 2017 Pet Obesity Survey conducted by the Association Pet Obesity Prevention. The results were startling and concerning as the rate of pets being diagnosed as overweight or obese is still on the rise.

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2017 Pet Obesity Survey

For the past ten years the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) has conducted an annual survey to examine Pet Obesity levels in the United States. Their findings have been a wake-up call for many pet owners and veterinarians regarding the issue of obesity in our pets, but unfortunately that hasn’t translated into a reduction in the number of overweight pets.

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Exercising Your New Puppy

What’s not to love about puppies? They are cute, cuddly, funny and full of energy. Their energy level is typically one of the most challenging behaviors for new dog owners. Puppies are like the energizer bunny, they g...

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Helpful Tips for Pets with Arthritis

What is arthritis?
Arthritis is not solely a human disease. Both dogs and cats can suffer from arthritis. Arthritis or degenerative joint disease is generally defined as “inflammation of the joints”.

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