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Two Tried Solutions for Relieving Separation Anxiety in Pets

Apr 8 2017 - 10:45am
Anxious Cat

Separation anxiety in dogs and other pets is a real problem, but Crate training and providing stimulation can possibly be working solutions to cure separation anxiety in pets.

Have you ever come home to find your house in shambles, your couch destroyed, trash all over the floor, potted plants scattered across the living room floor, your bed pillows and sheets ripped to s

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Why your cat needs regular blood pressure checks: New guidelines

Mar 1 2017 - 4:10pm
New veterinary guidelines recommend blood pressure screening for cats

New guidelines for veterinarians highlights the important of regular blood pressure checks for our feline friends. Why is getting your cat's blood pressure checked so important?

Just like humans cats can develop hypertension that can have the same negative seen in humans.

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Is Your Cat the Cause of Your Sore Throat?

Sep 22 2016 - 5:25am
Nearly 30-40% of cats infected with cat-scratch fever

Do you have a nagging cough that is out of the norm for you and doesn’t seem to be the result of a cold or flu? Experts warn that your cat could be the cause of your sore throat and other aches and pains.

A CBS News report tells us that the CDC is warning pet owners that their Tabby may be a potential cause of their getting sick. The reason why?

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats and Flame Retardants

Apr 28 2015 - 5:21pm
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The relationship between hyperthyroidism in cats and flame retardants may seem a bit unusual. According to the authors of a new study in Environmental Science & Technology, however, there appears to be a link, while another study had different findings.

Hyperthyroidism is characterized by the overproduction of the thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), but mostly the latter.

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Household noises really can cause cat seizures: What pet owners can do

Apr 27 2015 - 9:40pm
Older cats can have seizures from certain common noises in the home

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown reason older cats can have seizures that pet owners will want to know about. It seems there are certain sounds that trigger seizures in older cats that is a newly identified syndrome termed feline audiogenic reflex seizures or FARS bust previously dubbed Tom and Jerry Syndrome after the cartoon cat that is so easily startled.

Research published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery sheds light on the disorder that can happen when an older cat is exposed to certain sounds.

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Animals Trust ONLUS on a mission to save dogs in China

Oct 26 2014 - 3:31pm
Nobody Touch the Dog campaign launched by Animal Trust

Animals Trust ONLUS is on a mission that spans the globe. They are a dedicated group of caring individuals who partnered in 2013. Founder, Sergio Barbesta and other two partners formed the group to provide an international voice for animals that could help stop abuse and neglect and help preserve our natural environment through petition, education, volunteerism, activism and networking. Their newest mission is to help dogs in China.

The group's latest cause is called "Nobody Touch the Dog" and is aimed at the Chinese government. Their goal is to stop the dog meat trade, mistreatment and slaughter of dogs inChina.

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What turmeric might do for animal health

Oct 25 2014 - 12:52pm
Is turmeric good for pets?

Many people that own animals, from dogs to horses to cats, give turmeric supplements, paste or powder to their furry friends to help promote optimal health. A simple online search yields much information about the potential benefits of the spice as an anti-infective, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory agent and more. But is turmeric good for animals? What do studies show?

The spice turmeric contains curcumin which is the active ingredient that has been studied to promote health.

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Animal abuse and neglect to be tracked and treated as a crime against society

Oct 24 2014 - 12:50pm
Animal abuse a crime against society

Animal abusers will see a big change in punishment beginning next year. The FBI is taking a stance for animal and human welfare by changing animal abuse laws. Next year animal abuse and cruelty will be handles the same as more serious crimes, like homicide.

Animal abusers have a new reason to think twice before inflicting harm on the voiceless.

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Pet Food Advice That Can Save Your Pet’s Life

Jul 1 2014 - 9:59am
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Do you have trouble deciding which pet food is best for your Sparky or Tiger? Do you really know what is in the pet food that you place in their bowl every day? Then you are not alone. According to a recent article on healthy eating for pets in the May issue of Experience Life magazine, many people put their trust in pet food companies - when they shouldn’t.

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Want a Friend to Help your Health? Get a Pet

Nov 19 2013 - 9:28am
Man's best friends

A dog is a man's best friend in more ways than you might imagine.

There have been anecdotal stories for as long as we can remember about how a dog is a man's best friend. The emotional bond which is often seen between dog owners and their pets is generally very impressive. To add to the psychological benefits of dog ownership there are also considerations of improved physical health from taking care of your pet.

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Truly Man’s Best Friend: Assistance Dogs Honored During International Events

Aug 9 2013 - 6:59pm

International Assistance Dog Week (IADQ) was created to recognize all of the devoted, hard-working assistance dogs helping individuals with disabilities and limitations in daily activities.

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Dog-owner relationship strikingly similar to parent-child bond

Jun 26 2013 - 1:35pm
Owner-dog relationships share striking similarities to parent-child ones

The relationship between dogs and their owners is strikingly similar to the parent-child relationship in humans, according to a new study published in PLoS One. The study found dogs, like humans, have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people, which may explain why some owners refer to their dogs as their little babies.

Pet dogs have been closely associated with people for around 15,000 years, according to the researchers who investigated the bond between dogs and their owners.

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