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Infectious Diseases

Canine Distemper: What You Need To Know

Here's a brief article on canine distemper, a viral disease of dogs that seems to be making a come-back. Distemper used to be one of the leading causes of death in unvaccinated puppies throughout the world.


Kennel Cough (Canine Contagious Respiratory Disease)

Canine Contagious Respiratory Disease, also known as "Kennel Cough" or CCRD, is a highly contagious disease transmitted by air and wind currents contaminated with cough and sneeze droplets from infected dogs. As the name implies, kennel cough occurs with high frequency


Ten Things You May Not Know About Parvo

Parvovirus can remain infective within an environment for up to 10 months


Skin and Allergies

Can My Dog Have Spring Allergies?

As the seasons change, many pet owners find themselves dealing with the unpleasant symptoms of allergies in their furry companions. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from seasonal allergies, and spring is often the most challenging time of year. Understanding the causes, signs, and treatments of spring allergies in dogs is crucial for keeping your canine friend healthy and comfortable.


Dog Odor Control Tips

Here's a handy quick reference guide to tips submitted by Veterinary Insider staff and members on how to control various types of pet odors.


Thinking About Shaving Your Dog's Hair Coat For The Summer? Think Again.

Contrary to popular belief, shaving your long-haired dog (or cat) will not keep him/her cooler during the hot, summer months.


Behavioral Challenges

Canine Distemper: What You Need To Know

Here's a brief article on canine distemper, a viral disease of dogs that seems to be making a come-back. Distemper used to be one of the leading causes of death in unvaccinated puppies throughout the world.


Dealing With Incessant Barking

Let's face it: Some dogs just love to hear their own voice! Unfortunately, most owners and their neighbors hardly share the same adoration.


Money-Saving Advice Concerning Pet Behavioral Challenges

If there's one thing certain to place a severe strain on the bond between a pet and his owner, its a behavioral challenge. Owners often spend hundreds of dollars on trainers, training aids, and trips to the family vet for advice on how to solve behavioral challenges. In the long run though, there is one solution that may save you the most money..


Nutrition

Caloric Guide for Dogs

Do you know how many calories you should be be feeding your dog each day? Most owners overfeed their dogs, resulting in fat dogs and fat pet food bills. This article helps you calculate the correct daily caloric intake for your pet.


One Vitamin That Can Make A Difference

Vitamin B12 is a popular supplement used by human athletes and others to improve energy and performance. In pets with chronic gastrointestinal upset or loss of appetite, supplementing this vitamin can be useful as well.


Saving Money

Money-Saving Advice Concerning Pet Behavioral Challenges

If there's one thing certain to place a severe strain on the bond between a pet and his owner, its a behavioral challenge. Owners often spend hundreds of dollars on trainers, training aids, and trips to the family vet for advice on how to solve behavioral challenges. In the long run though, there is one solution that may save you the most money..


Money Saving Tip: Here's A Tip To Ensure You Don't Pay Too Much On Your Next Veterinary Visit

Here's a tip to consider if your pet is ill and you plan on taking him/her in to see a vet


One Home Remedy You'll Want To Avoid

In an effort to save money when a pet becomes ill, many pet owners will turn to home remedies found on the Internet, or recommended to them by friends or family. However, not all home remedies are necessarily safe. Here's one that isn't..


Medical Conditions

Preventive Care for Pets: The Role of Regular Teeth Cleanings

One aspect of pet care that is often overlooked is preventive care, specifically when it comes to their oral health. Pets can develop oral issues that can lead to discomfort, pain, and even serious health problems if left untreated. Regular teeth cleanings play a crucial role in maintaining your pet's overall well-being.


My Pet Is Limping. Now What?

our pet has developed a limp. What do you do? It is easiest to think about this process the same way you would if it happened to you.


Dealing With Your Pet's Bad Breath

Does the smell of your pet's breath rival that of a Genoese fish market? If so, you'll want to read this informative article.


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