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Keeping Your Longhaired Guinea Pig's Coat Clean And Dry

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Longhaired guinea pig breeds, such as Peruvians and silkies, are absolutely stunning. However, the long hair that these breeds sport also presents a risk to the animal if it is not cared for properly. If the hair becomes wet and stays wet and dirty for an extended period of time, it can give the animal chills, leading to respiratory infections such as pneumonia. Wet and dirty hair can also lead to fungal infections of the skin.…

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Does Your Cat Have A Dental Emergency?

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Usually when we think of an emergency happening to kitty, we picture her getting sick or breaking a paw. But dental emergencies happen to cats all the time and can be devastating if not dealt with immediately. As always, if your animal is acting strangely, won’t eat or drink water, is vomiting or has diarrhea, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible. Sometimes a dental emergency will be harder to spot, but there are signs that you can look for.…

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Tips for Caring for Your Dog's Newly Cropped Ears

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If your dog has just had their ears cropped, you want to make sure you take proper care of them so you can ensure they are going to heal correctly, stand the way they should, and not get infected or injured during the healing process.  how you can properly take care of cropped ears right after your dog comes home. Your dog will be sent home with their ears taped and stitched…

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Five Tips to Lower Your Cat's Anxiety during Vet Visits

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If you have an anxious cat, a visit to the vet’s office might be hard for it. If this is compounded with a possible illness, your cat’s stress levels might already be through the roof. Here are five things that you can do to ease your cat’s anxiety while seeing the vet. 1. Find an Animal Hospital That Focuses on Cats If you can find a veterinarian whose focus is on cats, this will make the environment more suited for your pet’s anxiety.…

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Things People Forget To Do For Indoor Cats

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When your cat never goes out into the world, it can be easy to forget certain things that will help him or her stay healthy and comfortable. For this reason, you need to gather some additional information about why your indoor cat requires similar care to any other animal that does go outside on a regular basis. Flea Treatments When your cat does not go outside, you may wonder if flea treatments are necessary.…

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Four Reasons To Consider Pet Boarding Over Leaving Your Kitties Home Alone

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Cats are independent creatures. Many pet owners assume that their cats can be left alone for long periods of time – sometimes even weeks – by just providing them with enough food and water. There are even timed feeders available that will feed pets while they’re on their own at scheduled intervals. But this is never a good idea, for a few very important reasons. 1. Illness Can Be Sudden…

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Battling A Flea Infestation

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When a pet gets a flea infestation, it is not a fun time for the animal or the owner. Fleas are small parasites that cause your pet to feel itchy, and they can cause skin problems if left untreated. You will want to do whatever you can to remove the fleas from your pet safely and effectively. Here are some tips you can use in battling a flea infestation. Start With The Pet…

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