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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. 

Importance of Routine Pet Dental Care

Most pets manifest signs of dental issues by the time they are three years old. Some pet owners view symptoms like bad breath as something that their animal companion naturally develops. As a result, dental issues are often overlooked and go untreated. But bad breath is, in fact, one of the best and easiest indicators of oral disease.

Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

All pet owners can agree that losing a pet can be very traumatizing. Most pet lovers will go to great lengths to protect their animals. They usually turn to pet collars, ID tags, and other outward forms of identification. Unfortunately, these methods are not always foolproof. The truth is that if it can come off, it can get lost. Many animals end up lost because their IDs fell off. There is only one truly effective way to keep your pet safe, and this is through the use of a microchip.

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