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What Is Canine Influenza Virus?

There are many causes of kennel cough, both bacterial and viral. Canine influenza virus (CIV) is one of the viral causes of kennel cough. This highly contagious respiratory disease has affected thousands of dogs in the United States. Because CIV is … Continue reading

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Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, … Continue reading

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Traveling by Car With Your Pet

Traveling with a pet usually involves more than putting the animal in a car and driving off, especially if you will be driving long distances or be away for a long time. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) offers these … Continue reading

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Exercise Your Pet in Winter

During the winter months, it’s hard to get the kind of exercise and physical activity that we all need, and the same is true for our pets! When we’re all housebound because of cold weather, it’s important to remember that … Continue reading

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The holiday season should be a joyous time of year for you and your pet, but it can be a dangerous time if you’re not aware of the potential hazards it can bring for your four-legged friend. From decorations to … Continue reading

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Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, and although this disease has no cure, it CAN be prevented. Similar to human diabetes, pet diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin that affects the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. … Continue reading

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween may be a fun season, but it can also be scary for our furry friends! There are a number of dangers that can affect them at this time of the year. We recommend that all pet owners keep an … Continue reading

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