Tag Archives: Pet Health

Rabbit care – tips for new pet owners


If you are considering taking a pet rabbit into your home, here are a few things you need to know: Rabbits are not rodents, they are Lagamorphs.  There are many breeds to choose from, and their typical life span is

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Feline Asthma – symptoms and treatment


Cats can suffer from respiratory distress the same as humans. A pet diagnosed with asthma is actually suffering from a recurring respiratory compromise that constricts the lung’s airways, making it difficult for your pet to breathe. What signs do I

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Nutritional Assessments for dogs and cats


There are many factors to be considered in assessing the nutritional needs of a dog or cat to ensure and promote optimal health.  Good nutrition that you can trust which targets the pet’s individual needs based on a professional Nutritional

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Guinea Pig facts and basic husbandry


Thinking about adding a Guinea pig (or two) as a member of your family?  Guinea pigs make great pets. However, a basic understanding about their care and feeding requirements will go a long way in managing your pet’s health and

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Cats are Silent Sufferers and the Orphan Species of pain control and medical care


Cats are the Orphan Species when it comes to care, diagnostics and treatment for many reasons. Even though there are more pet cats in the world than dogs, dogs get more veterinary care. Why is this? One of the Greatest

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Environmental enrichment for exotic companion mammals


Environmental enrichment is just as necessary for exotic companion mammals as it is for dogs and cats. A loving pet parent who offers routine veterinary care and proper nutrition can also easily enhance their small pet’s quality of life just

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Exciting blood test for Cats to detect Heart Disease


Heart disease is the silent killer of cats. One in six cats can be born with and develop heart disease in their lifetime. There are no outward symptoms, but now there is a blood test called a proBNP test that

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How to keep your pet rabbit healthy in an outdoor environment


We talk a lot about indoor rabbit care, but what about those rabbits that are kept outdoors?  Good husbandry and proper housing is just as important for outdoor rabbits as those kept inside your home. One common practice that many

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Tips for raising a healthy ferret


Ferrets make wonderful pets. Most ferrets come from a place called Marshall Farms where they are spayed and neutered at a very young age to make better pets.  Ferrets naturally have a very distinct odor about them, so they are

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Why puppy socialization is so important


There are many different factors that can influence whether your new puppy grows into a well behaved and friendly dog or one that is more shy or aggressive. You may not realize how much early life experiences can and do

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