When to go to The Vet

For the second year in a row, feline urinary tract infections and canine skin allergies were 2005’s top two medical conditions for which cat and dog owners filed pet insurance claims, according to the Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. Veterinarian visits are not usually pleasant, especially for the animal, which is …

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Important Vaccinations for Dogs

Invariably, dog owners ask themselves: ‘Do I really need to vaccinate my dog?’ The short answer is yes. “Vaccines are health products that trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents,” according to the American Veterinary Association. “Vaccines can lessen the severity …

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Animal Bite Wounds

Each year Hospital Emergency Departments treat thousands of animal bite wounds. Dog followed closely by cat bites cause the highest percentages. Seventy seven percent of these bites are to the face, neck or head on children under the age of ten. With the largest percentage being, face wounds generally to …

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Important Vaccinations for Your Cat

The money spent on vaccinating your cat could save you a lot of money later on. Many diseases vaccinated for can cause your pet prolonged suffering, which need not happen. What Diseases Does the Vaccine Cover? Vaccinations allow your cats’ immune system to recognise specific diseases and build up antibodies …

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Pet First Aid and Kit

Even with the best precautions and supervision, accidents can happen and it is crucial every pet owner has a good idea of how to administer basic first aid to their pet, as well as having a well-stocked and pet-relevant first-aid kit on hand. In any instance, always assess the safety …

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Moving an Injured Pet

When you come upon a pet that is injured, it is natural to panic and want to rush your pet to the veterinarian. However, it is vital to know how to transport your injured pet safely, to prevent further injury and improve its chances of survival and recovery. Firstly, always …

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Treating Poisoning

Despite all your care and supervision, accidents can still happen and it is important to know what to do if your pet is poisoned. Dogs and cats are particularly prone to poisoning as dogs will chew and eat almost anything (particularly when puppies are teething) and cats are insatiably curious. …

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Pet Injuries That Can be Treated at Home

Having a pet will invariably mean accidents and injuries – but this does not always have to result in an expensive trip to the vet. Some common injuries and ailments can be safely treated at home, so here is a selection. Remember, however, that if you are unsure; if the …

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Using Pheromone Therapy to Help Anxious Pets

For those of us who have anxious, nervous pets, it can be heart-breaking to watch them struggle with their fears and phobias – and we often search far and wide for anything that can help. In recent years, pheromone therapy has become a popular method for dealing with anxiety in …

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The Truth About Lyme Disease

Traditionally, Lyme disease has been considered to be a relatively uncommon disease in the UK. However, the recent hotter summers have seen an increase in the prevalence of Lyme Disease and it is certainly worth considering the risks to you and your pet, particularly if you exercise or live in …

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