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Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.  During the peak months of summer, fleas and ticks are at full strength and can be a major threat to humans and their pets. The purpose of this article is to provide you with some advice on flea and tick prevention for pets. Fleas and ticks can do more than just make your pet itch. They can also make your pet quite ill. When flea infestations get heavy in your pets, the accumulations develop grayish larvae. Furthermore white eggs give dogs a salt and pepper appearance that makes...

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Are Oils Safe to Use on My Pet

There are many health benefits to essential oils, including promoting relaxation, improving digestion, balancing hormones, treating skin problems, easing aches, reducing inflammation and more. But are essential oils safe to use on pets, when an animal's reactions may be very different than a human's? What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are highly concentrated compounds derived from plants. Any part of a plant may be used to produce an oil, including leaves, roots, flowers, seeds or bark. The phytochemicals of the plant – the chemicals responsible for distinctive colors, smells or tastes – are extracted and distilled into very potent oils. These oils are popular in all-natural, homeopathic remedies and therapies, and may be consumed, applied topically or inhaled through air...

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Help My Pet Has Bad Breath

Every pet owner knows their animals – dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, or small animals like ferrets, rabbits and hamsters – have distinctive odors, and breath is part of that body aroma. When a pet's breath grows increasingly bad or changes dramatically, however, it can indicate serious trouble and it is important to take appropriate steps to give your pet a fresh, healthy mouth. How Bad Is Bad? Even with regular brushing and good, pet-friendly oral care, a pet's breath will never be minty fresh like a human's may be. Over time, you will learn to recognize your pet's normal breath odor, and can recognize when that odor changes or has worsened. Very bad breath, also called halitosis, may be particularly...

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Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don’t like going to the dentist, I can only imagine how my pet feels about it! The truth is, the same philosophy that applies to you and your family also applies to your pets when it comes to dental care. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy dental practices for your pets and what you should do to ensure they have a comfortable and long, healthy life. Poor dental habits for your pet can lead to a number of health...

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Winter Pet Dangers

Pets face many unique dangers during the coldest months, but savvy pet owners can take steps to keep their dogs, cats and other pets safe and comfortable no matter how low the temperature goes. Top 5 Dangers to Pets in Winter – And How to Keep Pets Safe The exact dangers pets face vary depending on seasonal conditions and pets' individual tolerances, but understanding these common dangers can help every pet owner avoid unnecessary risks to their beloved pets. Frostbite and Hypothermia As temperatures fall, pets are at risk of lowered body temperatures, cardiac arrest, freezing tissues and other problems associated with frostbite and hypothermia. Even indoor pets are subject to these risks if they are allowed outside for walks...

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