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Is Your Pet Getting the Best Veterinary Care? Six Reasons You May Need a New Vet

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Did you just get a new pet? Or did you and your pet recently move to a new area?

An important step in pet ownership is looking for a veterinary practice. Why is this so important?

As the tens of thousands of other pet owners can attest, our pets are valued members of our families and we all want the best for them. We want to be certain that they are healthy and happy. Good quality veterinary care is vital for doing just that.

What different types of services can you expect from a veterinary practice?

  1. Routine Preventive Care for Pets
    Our pets need preventive care, much the same as you and I. Kittens and puppies need to get vaccines every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old. And older pets should see the veterinary twice a year for checkups.
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The Most Frequently Overlooked Pet Care Essentials

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We all know to give our pets good belly rubs every once in a while and to take them to the vet regularly — but is that really all there is to pet healthcare?

Here are some important wellness essentials you may have forgotten about!

  • Spay and Neuter
    Yes, we’ve all heard about how important it is to spay and neuter your pets, but when it comes down to it, many people either forget, neglect to schedule an appointment, or simply feel too bad for their pets. Don’t — the spay and neuter process will give you pet a better quality of life in the long run!
  • Dental Care for Pets
    You brush your own teeth, don’t you? Do you brush your pet’s? Even

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What Horse Owners Need to Know About Equine Infectious Anemia Virus

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Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIAV) is a potentially fatal disease affecting horse, donkey, and mule populations. The virus continues to plague equine owner and veterinary diagnostics companies alike as no vaccine or cure is yet available. EIAV also causes anemia and inflammation that can damage vital organs. In addition, secondary infections such as pneumonia may occur due to the resulting immunosuppression caused by the virus. Affected horses can die from secondary infections or the virus itself.

Most horses are inapparent carriers, meaning the

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3 Facts You Might Not Know About Taking Care of Your Fur Friend

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Did you know that about 40% of households in the U.S. have a dog? It?s no surprise that pets have an important role in our lives. They are often seen as ?the friend that will never leave.? Consequently, we tend to care for them as we would for children (and unlike children, pets never forget to do their homework!).

Taking care of a pet is a constant learning experience, so here are a few things you might not even know about taking care of your beloved fur friend.

1. Spaying and Neutering Isn?t a Bad Thing

Many people express doubt about whether spaying or neutering their pet is a good idea. However, there are numerous benefits. For one, you won?t be contributing to the shelter problem in the U.S. — millions of pets, both cats and dogs, must live out their lives apart from f

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Parabens, Sulfates And Alcohol What Could Be In Your Dog’s Shampoo?

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Have you considered a hot spot treatment for dogs? While going to the spa and getting a series of massage and pedicures is a relaxing vacation for humans, dogs are pretty fond of a pamper session, too! These do the dual benefit of putting your pet in a good mood as well as tackling common irritants, such as dry skin or fleas, that could be wreaking unseen havoc on your pet’s fur and skin. Creating one at home is as easy as buying a few quality, all natural shampoos and anti-pest oils. Let’s take a look at what these treatments have to offer your furry friend and what you should know about allergies, skin conditions and chemicals.

Did You Know?

Quality pet care has always been in high demand in the West. Taking care of a dog or cat is a big responsibility, after all, and ma

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