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5 Tips for Hiking with Your Dog This Fall

Taking your dog along on a hike is not only about the physical activity. It's also about the mental stimulation that comes from exploring new terrain and encountering different smells and sounds.

What Is the Best Treatment for Heartworms in Dogs?

Dirofilaria immitis or heartworms are parasitic roundworms that can infect your pup and kitten. Your pets are likely to get infected via a bite from an infected mosquito if they are not on heartworm prevention prescriptions. But fear not, as several effective treatments are available to help dogs recover from heartworm disease. You only have to be diligent in administering the heartworm prevention medications that your vet will prescribe.

The Most Common Parasites Found in Domestic Pets

The Companion Animal Parasite Council stresses the importance of parasite prevention in households with domestic pets. Parasites can rob your pets of important nutrients to develop and fight diseases.

From Nose to Tail: Examining Your Entire Pet

Veterinarians master proper physical examination of all animals under their care. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, you can also apply the techniques of physical examination on your pets. That way, you could tell your veterinarian right away if you notice something out of the ordinary. Here are the details you must know if you want to know how to examine your pet from nose to tail.

A Guide to Pet Vaccinations

When you adopt a pet, you must understand that your new animal companion depends on you for almost everything. So, it is up to you to give your pets everything they need. Your furry friend will need attention, socialization, best foods, toys, training, comfort, and proper veterinary care, including pet vaccinations.

How Often Do Pets Need Professional Dental Cleanings?

As humans we brush our teeth regularly, and it’s almost certain that the last time you did was only a few hours ago. However, can you remember the last time you brushed your pet’s teeth?

Common Types of Pet Emergencies and How to Respond

Have you ever seen your pet wounded or involved in an accident and you have no idea how to handle the situation? It is essential to know the common pet emergencies and how you can administer effective first aid treatment before taking them to the vet. 

Importance of Neutering/Spaying Your Pet

Spaying and neutering pets are some of the best ways to control the animal population and give your pet a long, healthy life. The feline and canine populations have overstretched the local community’s capacity to care for them adequately. Additionally, pets can avoid certain health problems by getting spayed/neutered. Neutering and spaying animals have many benefits. 

What to Expect During Your Pet’s Yearly Pet Exam?

Routine wellness exams are an important part of your pet’s preventative healthcare. They help keep your furry friend healthy by giving your vet an opportunity to check them for early signs of disease and to monitor their overall health and wellbeing.

Top Items That Are Hazardous for Pets

As a caring and responsible owner, you want to do everything in your power to keep your precious pet safe from harm. One of the best ways to do this is to make yourself aware of the things that could pose a threat to them. Here are some of the top items that are hazardous for pets. 

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