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Joint Health in Dogs

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Anyone who has arthritis in their joints can tell you that it is a debilitating condition that definitely cramps your lifestyle. The same thing goes for our furry friends, joint health in dogs is very important. Joint Problems Joint health is vital to a happy, active dog. Some breeds are genetically predisposed to joint problems, such as larger breeds like German Shepherds, Golden and Labrador retrievers, Saint Bernards and other heavy giant breeds. These types of dogs often suffer from hip dysplasia and/or elbow dysplasia, both of which can be very painful and cause chronic lameness.. Hip Dysplasia is a disease of the hip in...

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A guide to choosing the right food for cats

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With so many different foods on the market, how do you choose a food that works well for your cat? There are many well-formulated cat foods to choose from today, so here are some guidelines to follow. Look at the ingredients High quality ingredients are essential for a healthy cat food. Some economy brands are made from inexpensive ingredients, and therefore, may not be highly digestible. Because of this, many health-promoting nutrients may pass right through your cat without being absorbed. It also means that you have to feed larger amounts of that lower quality food to provide your pet...

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How To Take a Good Pet Photo

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We all like to get that perfect photo of our four-legged best friend, but sometimes it can be a challenge. Ellie Stivers, a feature photographer for Petcurean, has put together her top five tips on how to take a good pet photo. 1. Teach a good stay Work on teaching your dog to stay in one spot by putting them in a position, such as a sit or a down. Tell them to stay or wait and take a step back, if they don’t move then give them a treat. Once they do this consistently you can start to build...

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Dog First Aid: What Every Owner Should Know

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When you sustain a minor injury like a cut or scrape, you probably find your first aid kit and pull out the antibiotic ointment and bandages. Dealing with small injuries is no big deal. But what do you do when your dog is injured? Knowing the basics about dog first aid could save your pet’s life one day.  The three steps of dog first aid If your dog sustains an injury, even if it seems relatively minor, your first instinct might be to panic. If you lose control of your own emotions, however, your dog might pick up on...

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Solving Litter Box Problems

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Cats are the neat freaks of the animal kingdom. They spend hours each day grooming themselves, making sure that every hair is in its proper place. What many cat owners appreciate about their pets is the fact that they eliminate discretely in a box that can be hidden away – out of sight, out of mind. Unfortunately, it is fairly common for cats to develop elimination problems. In fact, as many as 10% of cats will start eliminating outside the litter box on occasion or, in some cases, stop using it at all. Dealing with litter box problems in cats...

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