Natural Remedies for Pets: Tips for Pet Owners


The Danger Of Intestinal Obstructions In Dogs

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Dogs love to chew, so it’s little wonder that many dogs are seen for intestinal obstructions every year. Intestinal obstructions are caused by ingesting foreign objects and can be fatal if left untreated. By knowing how obstructions occur, and taking preventative measures, you can keep your dog feeling healthy and happy. What Is An Intestinal Obstruction? An intestinal obstruction occurs when a foreign body blocks the intestinal passage of your dog. This blockage may be whole or partial, but both types can be exceptionally painful or...

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Not-So-Fat Cat: Tips For Helping Your Kitty Slim Down

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If your cat is suffering from a weight problem, your vet may have expressed some concerns about long-term health. Overweight cats can be at risk of many conditions, from heart disease to fatty liver. If your vet has suggested that it’s time to slim your kitty’s waist, you’ll want to arm yourself with some tried-and-true techniques for burning some weight off. Here are some tips to help you get things going. Start With the Food One of the first things you’ll want to consider is what and how much your cat is eating. For...

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Help Your Dog Avoid Summer Dangers

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Summer is a great time to get outside with your dog. Whether you have a boxer, a terrier or a pomeranian, going for walks, playing catch, and hanging out by the beach are fun for both you and your pet. However, warm weather season brings with it a whole set of potential hazards for your dog. As a good pet parent, it’s important to be on the lookout for these. 1. Dehydration. Hot summer temperatures can quickly dehydrate your dog, just like they can a human. What’s more, since dogs cool themselves by panting, not perspiration, they...

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Tackling A Few Common Misconceptions Concerning Feline Labor And Delivery

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Cats reproduce quickly, and if you have a female feline around that has not been spayed, chances are you will see her belly start to swell with growing little ones eventually. Even though the majority of cat deliveries go off without problems, on occasion, things do go wrong. Unfortunately, not every cat owner knows how to appropriately handle situations that can come up and many may think there is an issue when there is not. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions concerning labor and delivery of felines. Misconception: If the...

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Taking Your Pet Into The World Of Consolidated Pet Services

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Seeking out proper pet care isn’t always easy. Veterinarians show up in any search, in any town. However, the services they offer aren’t always the services you’re looking for. These days, it’s not enough for a service to simply give your pet shots and medications. Your pet needs a little bit more. The World of One Stop Pet Services To stay competitive, many pet care services have started to offer a lot more than the traditional medical services. And while those medical evaluations and treatments remain, you now have a...

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Three Ways To Calm Your Pet Before Visiting The Vet

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Regular veterinarian checkups help to keep your pet’s physical health in tip-top condition, but it’s important that the trip itself doesn’t negatively affect the animal’s emotional health. Visiting the vet can be an anxious time for pets, who have to contend with issues such as a car ride, encounters with other animals and a new setting. Try as you might, you can’t reduce your pet’s nervousness by explaining the importance of the checkup, so it’s better to let your actions talk for you. Here are three...

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3 Tips For Cropping Your New Puppy’s Ears

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Do you have a new puppy? Is it a breed that often has cropped ears? For owners of breeds like Dobermans, Great Danes, and even Pit Bulls, cropping the ears presents a big decision. In the past, many owners cropped their dog’s ears because the dogs were used for security and it was thought that cropping improved their hearing. Today, it’s largely known that cropping has no effect on hearing, but the appearance of cropped ears is still widely associated with these breeds. If you’re considering cropping the ears, your...

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Should Your Cat Eat An All-Meat Diet?

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It’s become quite common for people to think about what’s in their food as of late. Subjects like genetically modified ingredients and pesticides have people concerned about how the food they’re eating might affect their bodies. It’s only natural for health-conscious folks to then wonder about what they’re feeding their pets. If you’re wondering if a “natural” all-meat diet is better for your cat than kibble and wet food, this guide can help. Meat vs Kibble Many pet owners can’t help but...

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Did Your Dog Run Away And End Up In A Shelter? Grooming Will Take Care Of The Tangled Mess

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If your dog ran away and you just found it at the local animal shelter, you’re going to want to give it a good grooming. Running away can leave your dog with matted hair and foul odors. Life on the run might also leave it with a new infestation of fleas. Here are a few ways to get your dog smelling fresh and looking clean again. Repair Matted Hair Matted hair can be uncomfortable, especially if the mats are causing the fur to pull away from the skin.  To remove mats easily, you’ll want to begin with clean...

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What to Expect after Getting Your Dog Spayed

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If you are considering getting a female puppy, it is highly recommended that you have her spayed. Spaying is a surgical process of removing a dog’s uterus and ovaries. There are a number of benefits associated with spaying a dog, including eliminating the chance of unplanned pregnancies and messy heat cycles, while also reducing the risk of canine diseases of the reproductive organs. After you get your dog spayed, you can expect the following: Your Pet May Be Groggy and Disoriented When a dog is spayed she is put under general...

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