Archives for Pet Health

Recognizing Pain in Dogs

It would be so much easier if we could ask our pets how they are doing, but since we cannot verbally communicate with them we need to recognize signs they are trying to tell us when they are not feeling well. While most dogs can do a good job of hiding their discomfort, here are some symptoms to look out for that may indicate they are painful.
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Happier Cats Tend to be Healthier

We all love our pets and take care of them, but how often do we think about their happiness? There have been studies that show that happy cats are healthier, and healthier cats are also happier. So how can you enrich your cat’s life? In honor of Happy Cat Month, here are some tips to make your cat happy!
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Cats: Living Large

Cat’s can be the perfect pet for a busy pet parent: they use a litter box instinctively, groom and clean themselves, and sleep an average of 16 hours a day. It’s true that cats relish their independence, but any cat owner will also tell you that their furry charge shows plenty of affection — especially when they’re hungry.
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All About Heart – Heartworm Awareness

With April being National Heartworm Awareness month, it is important to understand exactly what heartworm disease is and how you can prevent your dog from developing it. A common misconception about heartworm disease is that dogs who live in Chicago are not at risk. This map from the American Heartworm Society shows this is not the case!
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