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  • Travel with Your Pet Safely (Infographic)

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Saturday August 30th, 2014 at 08:28 AM


    This weekend is a long holiday weekend here in the United States, as most of you already know. As with many other long weekends, many pet owners plan to travel to visit friends or family and spend time together. And many pet owners will bring pets along for the trip as well.

    The folks at DVM MultiMedia have kindly provided the following infographic that contains some tips you might find useful.

    We thank DVM MultiMedia for the advice and hope all of you enjoy the weekend. Though we encourage...

  • Feliway – What Is It and What Does It Do?

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Wednesday August 27th, 2014 at 08:04 PM


    Feliway is a product that I recommend on an almost daily basis in my practice of veterinary medicine dealing with cats. It is a product that many cat owners could use to their cats benefit but it is also a product with which many cat owners seem unfamiliar.

    What Is Feliway

    Feliway is a synthetic version a pheromone called the feline facial pheromone. Essentially, a pheromone is chemical that is secreted naturally by your cats body. It is a scent that only your cat and other cats will detect....

  • How to Recognize Heat Stroke and What To Do (Infographic)

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 07:50 PM


    Heat stroke can be easily be a lethal condition. Learn the symptoms to watch for and what to do if you think your dog is suffering from heat stroke in this simple but educational infographic provided by the kind folks at Pets Best. The infographic lists the symptoms that you might see if your pet is experiencing heat stroke. It also describes what to do if you think your pet is in the midst of a heat stroke.

    Regardless of your pets behavior after taking steps to cool him/her, always consult...

  • Ticks and Pets – Looking Beyond Lyme Disease #Seresto

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 09:28 PM


    When it comes to ticks and tick-borne disease, most pet owners are aware of the existence of Lyme disease and the fact that Lyme disease can be passed to pets, particularly dogs, and their people through a tick bite. However, many pet owners dont realize that Lyme disease is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tick-borne diseases.

    In fact, there are many diseases that can be carried and transmitted by ticks. In the area where I practice, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are perhaps not...

  • The Bigger Picture of #WhyIWrite

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 12:26 PM


    Last week, my friend and fellow writer Amy Shojai tagged me on her post Do Readers Care #WhyIWrite. This particular post is part of a blog hop started by Susan C. Foster in her own blog post, Conscious Leadership: Why I Write. The blog hop continues here on this blog today.

    Answering the question of why I write is not as straight-forward as you might think. Photo Credit: DepositPhotos.com/kvkirillov

    Ive been thinking for the past few weeks about what I wanted to say about why I write. I...

  • Feline House-Soiling is NOT Due to Spite/Anger Toward Owner

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Thursday August 14th, 2014 at 07:49 PM


    I dont normally often share press releases highlighting company news on this blog but Im making an exception in this case because the information included in the brochure highlighted in this press release has the potential to help countless cat owners and their cats.

    As a veterinarian, I can vouch for the fact that feline house-soiling (i.e. not using the litter box properly) is a common and extremely frustrating problem for cat owners. And many of them do truly believe their cat is simply...

  • New Position Statement on BSL Issued by AVSAB

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday August 12th, 2014 at 07:17 PM


    This is, in my opinion, definitely a step in the right direction. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), one of the groups in the forefront of animal behavior and the science and fact behind it, has recently issued a position statement on breed-specific legislation, or BSL.

    Pit Bulls, like this one, are banned in some communities because of breed-specific legislation. Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/adogslifephoto

    For those of you who are unaware, BSL targets...

  • Lifetime Care And Preventative Maintenance Programs For Pets

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Wednesday August 6th, 2014 at 08:12 PM


    I think that we can all agree that preventive health care for pets is far preferable to waiting until a pet gets sick and then trying to treat the resulting illness. Many of us, as veterinarians, are now urging pet owners to take a proactive approach to their pets care. And some of our leading organizations are encouraging the same thing. One such initiative is Partners for Healthy Pets, which is supported by The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital...

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