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How to Effectively Cope with Epilepsy and Seizures in Pets

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It’s never easy watching the ones we love struggling through epilepsy; the seizures are frightening to watch and the confusion and disorientation following a seizure are heartbreaking – and that is true regardless of whether your loved one is an epileptic child, parent or dog.

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Important Things You Should Know About Heartworms & Your Pet

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Heartworm disease: Doesn’t sound pleasant, does it? Well, it’s not but, unfortunately, it’s a big risk for many dogs in the US, and as global weather conditions change, that risk is growing. Heartworms can be fatal if left untreated or if it goes undetected for a long time. Even with treatment, the risk of long-term damage can affect your dog’s health for the rest of her life.

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Decorative or a Risk: Know which plants are toxic to pets

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Who doesn’t like some pretty flowers, shady trees and decorative shrubs? Not many people, that’s for sure. And even if you don’t have a garden, chances are good you still like to have some plants in the house. They brighten things up and give an air of freshness, so where’s the harm? There could be a great deal of harm, actually, if you have pets. Some of the prettiest and most common garden and house plants and flowers are toxic to dogs and cats (and other pets, including horses, rabbits, and hamsters).

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Helpful Tips to Choose Between Professional Grooming or DIY

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How often do you brush your pet? Once a week? Once a month? Never? How often do you trim your dog’s or cat’s nails or brush their teeth? Do you ever take your pet to the grooming parlor? Basically, how important do you think grooming is for your dog or cat?

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How to Keep Your Pets Cool in Summer (& Why it’s Important)

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We’re about to enter summer; great news for all those who hate dressing in so many layers they look like the Staypuft marshmallow man. It’s also good news for pets who’ve shivered their way through sleet and snow and icy winds. It’s important to note, however, that pets, like people, are at risk of dehydration, overheating, sunstroke, sunburn and skin cancer from being outside in hot weather. So it’s important that you take steps to ensure your pet (dogs and cats and rabbits, etc.) keep safe and cool in the hot summer months that are ahead.

Here are some summer safety tips to keep your pets cool!

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E-Cigarettes are Dangerous & Can Cause Serious Harm to Pets

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The risk of nicotine poisoning in cats and dogs is increasing in the USA and it’s all thanks to the ‘safe’ smoking option – e-cigarettes. Smokers are turning to e-cigarettes in their droves as a way to feed their nicotine addiction without the health risks of using traditional tobacco products, including cigars, cigarettes and chewing tobaccy.

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How Effective Are Pet Supplements? (And How Safe Are They?)

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The pet industry is growing in leaps and bounds, but some areas are growing faster than others. Pet nutrition, for example, is booming. More scientists are researching the best diets for breeds, sizes, and life stages. Naturally, studies into pet supplements are also more common.

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