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The Importance of Keeping Your Pet Hydrated

The Importance of Keeping Your Pet Hydrated

Q:  Why is it important to keep our pets hydrated, especially in the summer months? A:  Water is essential for the health and proper function of every single cell in our pets’ bodies.  Dehydration is a term used to describe the water imbalance that occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in.  […]

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Must-Have Products for the Summer Season

Must-Have Products for the Summer Season

Summer kicks off this week, on Friday, June 21st. Much of our summer forecast predicts lots of rain, and even sweltering heat on some days of the season. Petrendologist Charlotte Reed helps you prepare for the summer season by keeping your pets protected, hydrated, calm, busy and most importantly, healthy. Her helpful hints will keep […]

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American Heart Association Best Friend Fridays™

American Heart Association Best Friend Fridays™

The American Heart Association is going to the dogs. And cats. And other critters. For a lot of heart-healthy reasons! Did you know your four-legged friend could help boost health and well-being? According to a scientific statement by the American Heart Association, pets may help their owners get more exercise, may lower blood pressure and […]

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You Can Make Things Happen:  Help Stop Puppy Mills

You Can Make Things Happen: Help Stop Puppy Mills

Change happens because an engaged citizenry gets involved and makes their voices heard. Right now, we have an opportunity to make change for the hundreds of thousands of breeding dogs trapped in puppy mills. The USDA is considering a proposal that would require breeders to provide continuous access to clean water for dogs, stop breeders from […]

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Seasonal Allergies or Atopy in Dogs and Cats

Seasonal Allergies or Atopy in Dogs and Cats

What are seasonal allergies or atopy?  It is a genetically predisposed hypersensitivity or exaggerated response to common environmental allergens, such as grasses, trees, pollens, molds, dander, insects and others.  Seasonal allergies (atopy) is characterized by allergic symptoms that commonly reoccur at the same time of year, each year.  For example, the symptoms will occur each […]

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Watch Out For Canine Eye Conditions

Watch Out For Canine Eye Conditions

Vision may not be a dog’s strongest sense, but it still plays an important role in daily life. A dog’s eye health can deteriorate because of aging or disease, so dog owners should be aware of the various eye issues that can occur. According to Lucien Vallone, DVM, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas […]

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