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Ticks 101: A Quick Guide

Super Smiley, blog dog, here sayin’, “We pets need help in the battle against ticks!” They not only carry diseases specific to their species, but they can pick up diseases from deer, birds and dogs, and then pass along those new diseases to more deer, birds, dogs and people! They can find hosts by detecting our breath, our smells and some can even sense the…  

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Interesting Facts About Today’s Mutts

Thanks goodness mutts are in vogue! This means that more and more people are adopting loving, funny mixed breeds, or, as they are sometimes referred to, “pavement specials.” We have a special day to celebrate them because as it stands right now more then 53 percent of dogs in America are mutts. The last mutt census conducted in this country was done in 2011. It…  

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16 Important Winter Safety Tips for Pets

Super Smiley, blog dog here, and I’m a big dog. A big dog who’s very cold natured! So I have some personal tips on keeping your pet safe and warm in winter. Keep your pet indoors! I can’t imagine being left outside in the cold! Exposed skin like paw pads, noses and ears are vulnerable to hypothermia and frostbite. Dress for winter! Yep, get your…  

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Bloat and GDV: What Is It and Why Is It So Bad?

What is “bloat” or GDV? What is commonly called “bloat” (known medically as gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV) is the sudden and painful expanding of the stomach, accompanied by a shift in the normal position of the stomach. It is a surgical emergency and is seen very commonly in dogs. Unfortunately, it kills very quickly unless surgery is performed. There is no way to…  

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