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  • Amazing Flea Facts You May Not Know #Seresto

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Thursday September 18th, 2014 at 04:48 AM


    Today, Id like to present to you five facts you may not know about fleas. Here they are:

    Do you know how to tell if your pet has fleas? First, realize that not finding evidence of fleas does not rule out their presence. Many pets groom and remove the evidence in doing so. This is particularly common in pets that are grooming excessively. What type of evidence do you look for? Most people look for living fleas. However, unless your pet has a heavy infestation, it is unlikely you will find...
  • Celebrate Senior Pet Wellness Month with These Tips

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Wednesday September 17th, 2014 at 01:54 AM


    September is Senior Pet Wellness Month. To recognize the importance of special care for your senior cat, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is offering the following tips.

    Senior pets need special care. Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/budabar Increase veterinary visits. Senior pets should be taken to the veterinarian twice a year, instead of only once a year. Semi-annual visits allow veterinarians to detect and treat any signs of illness early. The American Veterinary...
  • Proud Sponsor of Wigglebutt Warriors Gala Fund-Raising Event

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at 04:21 PM


    I am very proud to be a sponsor for this Wigglebutt Warriors gala raising money for the OBG Cocker Rescue. To learn more about the event, visit Wigglebutt Warriors Announce 2014 Fundraiser Gala. In the meantime, check out the following Facebook post about the event.

    Post by Carol Bryant.
  • #GetHealthyHappy With the Best Dog or Cat Food for Your Pet

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Monday September 15th, 2014 at 12:46 AM


    There are many things you can do to help keep your pet healthy and happy. At the top of that list is providing the best dog or cat food for your pet. After all, theres a reason they say you are what you eat.

    One of my females, Midge.

    Its important to remember that the healthiest dog or cat food for your pet will depend on your pets unique individual needs. There is no one food that is best for all pets.

    The best place to start in choosing the best dog or cat food for your pets health needs...

  • Working to Understand Cancer and Other Diseases in Dogs

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Friday September 12th, 2014 at 08:57 AM


    Today, Id like to share some information with you from the Morris Animal Foundation about their ground-breaking and important study following the health and well-being of the 1,900 Golden Retrievers participating in their Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. The study seeks to understand what factors influence disease in these dogs, and why some develop certain diseases and others do not. Ill let Morris Animal Foundation take it from here. Heres what they have to say.

    1900 Golden Retrievers are...
  • Should I Spay/Neuter My Pet?

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at 11:34 AM


    Should I spay my female pet or neuter my male dog or cat? Its a question I hear in my veterinary office every day. Some people have concerns about how safe the surgery is for their pet. Others have concerns about the cost. Still others have heard some of the old myths surrounding the procedures and wonder if theyre true. Myths such as your female should have at least one litter before being spayed still circulate, though thats all it is; a myth. Theres no truth to the notion.

    Should you...
  • How to Keep Your Dog Lean and Prevent Obesity

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Sunday September 7th, 2014 at 08:42 PM


    Approximately 55% of pets are overweight, according to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. If a dog becomes overweight, it is stressful on its joints which can lead to additional health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure and a decreased life expectancy.

    Photo credit: DepositPhotos.com/ljsphotography

    To help prevent pet obesity, Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, the nations largest pet care franchise, has created a series of useful tips to help keep your...

  • How Important Is a Blood and Urine Screen for Your Pet?

    from The Pet Health Care Gazette

    Saturday September 6th, 2014 at 07:04 PM


    Doing a blood and urine screen for your dog or cat can raise your veterinary bill somewhat. However, a recent report definitively identifies the importance of doing these blood and urine screens.

    Does your pet really need that blood screen? Photo courtesy of DepositPhotos.com/alexraths

    The study, performed by Zoetis, found that During a 5.5-year period, Zoetis identified 26 percent of 1,197 apparently healthy cats as having abnormal laboratory test results that could be indicative of...

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