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Is your Dog at Risk for Canine Parvovirus?

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 14:26
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Canine parvovirus is an extremely contagious virus that attacks the GI tracts of puppies and dogs, domesticated and wild. Very young or unborn pups can also suffer heart risks and damage as well.

The virus can contaminate everything your dog touches, including:

  • Kennel surfaces
  • Food and water bowls
  • Collars and leashes

Because of this, it is imperative that infected dogs be isolated from others, and all beddings, bowls and toys be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

Loss of Appetite? - Things to consider

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Tue, 02/01/2022 - 12:25
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Healthy dogs are almost always good eaters, so a decrease in your pet’s appetite is often a sign of an underlying medical condition.

Make an appointment with your veterinarian if your dog’s eating habits change since treatment of a change in appetite depends on the underlying cause.

1. Dental or Gum Disease

Sometimes a problem in your pet's mouth can make eating a painful experience

2. Pain in the body

Fever in Dogs: Causes, Signs, and Treatment

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Thu, 01/13/2022 - 11:54
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When it comes to checking your pup for a temperature, the old-time gauge of the "Snoot Check" may not be the best way to determine if your dog has an above-normal temperature. A healthy dog's nose is almost always moist - but a dry nose is not necessarily an accurate way of determining if your dog has a fever.

A dog's normal temperature can range from 37 - 39 degrees (celsius). You can take your pet's temperature using a pet thermometer or schedule a quick vet visit to be sure.

Do NOT Ignore These Warning Signs

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Mon, 02/21/2022 - 20:56
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Our pets have a special way of communicating with us.

When they are happy, sad, scared, anxious - it all depends on whether or not we take the time to pay attention. 

Similarly, your furry companion may communicate with you when they are not feeling 100%. Here are a few signs to look out for. 

 

4 Natural Ways to Repel Fleas & Ticks

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Mon, 03/07/2022 - 19:58
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Before you decide to use a chemical preventive to protect your pet from ticks, consider alternatives that are both effective and non-toxic. A flea & tick infestation can cause all sorts of issues for you and your furry friend. Fleas can transmit all kinds of diseases and thrive in warmer climates.

Here are some natural remedies provided by a holistic veterinarian that may help prevent fleas and ticks: