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The Dangers Of Raccoons For Pets

Opinions of raccoons vary wildly depending on who you ask. Some people find them cute, while others think that they're gross for the way that they scavenge. In any case, if you have pets - especially small ones, like small dog breeds or cats - you should be wary of these masked visitors. Read on to discover how raccoons could potentially hurt your pet and what you should do if the worst happens.

Be On The Lookout For Antifreeze Poisoning

While many dogs and cats do enjoy being outdoors during winter, it can be a deadly time of year for them, and not just because of the cold. Wintertime is when most homes are more likely to have antifreeze lying around, which can be extremely harmful to your pets if they ingest it. If your pets start exhibiting the following symptoms, it's critical to take them to an animal hospital for treatment right away.

Tips To Help Care For A Rescue Foster Dog

If you're hoping to give back to your community and make a difference while also indulging your love of animals, you might consider being a foster parent for rescue dogs. However, if you have limited experience with rescue animals, you may not know how to meet the needs of the foster pet. Rescue dogs often need medical care, special attention, and more training than a dog you purchase from a breeder or another loving family.

3 Thanksgiving Safety Tips For Your Cat

As the holiday season gets into gear, it's important to make sure that you're taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety of your favorite feline friend. Your family gathering around the Thanksgiving turkey could pose some unexpected dangers to your cat. Take a look at some Thanksgiving tips that will help keep your cat safe this year. Avoid Sharing Table Scraps With Your Cat If your cat is perched by your chair, looking up at you in hopes of a treat from the table, it can be easy to give in, even if you don't normally give your cat table food.

Cat Grooming Tips For Your Feisty Cat

If you have a cat in your life that exhibits challenging behaviors, you know that trying to groom your cat can be quite difficult. However, you also know that you want your cat to be as healthy and comfortable as possible which can require some assistance from a human at times. Get to know some of the important facts about cat grooming services that can help you to keep your feisty cat looking and feeling healthy.

Pet Surgeries: Common Surgeries Your Pet May Require And How To Help

As pet owners, it's our job to keep them healthy and well cared for. This means feeding them a well-balanced diet, giving them love and attention, and making sure they are current with all their shots. Being a pet owner is sometimes hard, but the reward of their affection is worth it. Unfortunately, no matter what we do, sometimes our poor pets require surgery. Whether the surgery is planned or an emergency, your biggest job will be keeping your pet comfortable and helping them heal properly.

Starting A Veterinary Clinic On A Budget

Starting a veterinary clinic after finishing veterinary school might be tough because your budget may be small. The equipment you need is still going to be expensive but if you can find ways to buy used equipment, you might find it is easier and fits the budget better than if you tried to buy all new equipment. Here are some idea that might help you get started. Finding Your Location

Lyme Disease And Your Dog

If you live in an area where ticks are commonplace, or even in an area where they are rare but have been known to show up, then you should consider getting your dog the Lyme vaccine. This article will explain how your dog can get Lyme disease from a tick, how they can pick up ticks, how to recognize them and why the vaccination can be so important: Ticks transmit Lyme disease when they attach themselves to your dog

Common Symptoms Of Bunny Illnesses You Should Know As Their Caregiver

For the most part, bunny rabbits of just about any breed are hardy creatures that thrive well in most environments and don't have a lot of problems with illness and disease. However, just like other pets, rabbits do have a few concerning health conditions that their owners should know about so they can get them to see a vet when they spot something wrong. If you have taken in a pet bunny as your own, it is a good idea to get familiar with a few of the most common symptoms of illness and what they could mean:

Cleaning A Canine's Canines: How It's Done

You already know how important it is to keep your dog's teeth clean and healthy. It would be the same for any pet you own. If you are squeamish about brushing your dog's teeth, or your dog is just not very cooperative, you will have to take him/her to a veterinarian for a dog dental cleaning.  A pet prophylaxis is a little more in-depth than brushing teeth, so you may want to prepare yourself with the following information.