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Summer Tips For Your Pet

Summer Tips For Your Pet

We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too.  Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat. Where I come from down in Atlanta, Georgia during the summer, the mornings are hot, the nights are hotter, and the days are the hottest. With record summer temperatures occurring across the country, follow these tips to keep you and your pet safe, happy, and healthy. First, at the beginning of the summer take your pet for a check-up at the...

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Can Pets Get Sunburned?

Can Pets Get Sunburned?

We all know the importance of wearing sunblock, sunglasses, broad-brimmed hats, and other gear to protect our skin from the harsh summer sun, but how do you protect your pets? Can pets get sunburned? What Pets Can Get Sunburned Many popular pets are just as vulnerable to sunburn as their owners. Cats and dogs are especially prone to sunburn, particularly breeds with very short or fine coats, as well as hairless breeds like the American hairless terrier and hairless Chinese crested dogs or sphynx and donskoy cat breeds. Breeds that have heavy seasonal shedding or white fur are also more...

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How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

There are several different reasons dogs lose water from their body. A few ways this can happen is through panting, urinating, and evaporation through the feet and other body surfaces. Obviously, dogs replenish their fluids by drinking water or other liquids, and also by eating moist foods. Even a relatively small drop in their water content such as four to five percent, could result in signs of dehydration. Maintaining a constant fluid content is as important in dogs as it is for humans.Symptoms:Your dog’s skin will lose elasticity as it loses it’s moisture. Younger, fatter dogs will have more elasticity...

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Springtime Pet Care Tips

Springtime Pet Care Tips

Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, not only for nature but for our pets as well. As the weather warms up and the days grow longer, it's important to take some steps to ensure our furry friends are happy and healthy. Here are some springtime pet care tips to keep in mind: Protect against parasites: Spring is the season when parasites like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes become more active. Make sure your pet is up to date on their flea and tick prevention medication, and consider using a natural mosquito repellent to keep them safe from heartworms. Keep...

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Where to Place Your Fish While You Clean the Tank

Where to Place Your Fish While You Clean the Tank

Even the best, most well-maintained aquarium occasionally needs a thorough cleaning that will involve wiping glass, rinsing gravel, trimming plants, checking equipment and more. But where should you place your fish when it's time for such an extensive tank overhaul? Keeping Your Fish in the Tank When you're cleaning your aquarium, it is best to keep your fish right in the tank. Simple cleaning jobs are less disturbing to your fish than removing them from the tank would be. If you have to move your fish, you are risking stress, shock and injuries, as well as increasing their susceptibility to...

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