2020

  • What to Do If Your Cat Stops Eating or Pooping After a Hairball

    Hairballs are a fairly common sight for many pet owners, but that doesn't mean that having a hairball is natural or healthy. If your cat has recently produced a hairball and hasn't been eating or defecating in the litter box since, there's likely a big problem brewing. Here's what you should know about it. What May Be Happening Hairballs are a cat's way of trying to eject a hair blockage that's developed somewhere in their intestines.
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  • How West Nile Virus Can Affect Your Horse And What You Can Do About It

    If you're like most horse owners, you probably turn your equine friend out to pasture during the summer so it can graze on fresh grass — and your horse undoubtedly appreciates being able to spend time outdoors after spending most of its time in the barn during the winter months. However, warm weather isn't without its threats to equine health, and one of them is known as West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus is an infectious disease that is spread by mosquitos.
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  • Ask These 4 Questions When Choosing a Dog Boarding Service

    Most pet owners would love to hang out with their dog 24/7, but that isn't feasible for most people. Vacations, work, and other responsibilities can sometimes keep you away from your pet for a long time. Fortunately, a dog boarding staff can take care of your dog overnight. Here are some questions you can ask the staff at a dog boarding company to figure out if they can provide the care your dog needs:
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  • The Ragdoll Breed

    If you plan on getting a kitten, you'll need to start by choosing the type of kitten you want. One option will be to bring home a more common housecat which can include a calico, a tortoiseshell, a domestic shorthair, a tabby, or another type of common type. However, if you like the idea of a special breed of cat that's not as common, then you may choose a Himalayan, a Siamese, a Persian, or a ragdoll.
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  • How To Take An Old Cat To A New Vet

    The ideal situation is that you'll stay with the same veterinarian throughout the life of your cat. However, as CNN points out, cats can live to be 20 years old or more. During that time, you're likely to move at least once. You may not find it feasible to take your cat to their old vet. Older cats are those who are around 12 years and up. And, just like older humans, that's the time of their life they need medical attention the most.
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  • A German Shepherd's Comfort In Cold Conditions Means That These Activities Won't Be An Issue

    If you live somewhere that experiences cold winters, you'll want to keep the temperature in mind when you shop for a dog for your family. While you may have specific breed preferences, you need to choose a breed that has a reputation for being comfortable in cold conditions — especially if you envision spending a lot of time outdoors with your dog over the course of the winter. German Shepherds have a lot of benefits as a breed, but one advantage is how resilient they are in cold conditions.
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  • Doggy Daycare For Your Anxious Dog

    Many dogs get anxiety when they are left at home alone. While you may like the idea of simply bringing your dog everywhere with you, this is just not something that everyone will be able to do. If you have an anxious dog, then you may find that you deal with all kinds of issues when you have to leave your dog at home while you do things like go to work and run errands.
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