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Archive for 'Health Care'

Winter Safety and Exercise for Pets

December 17, 2015

I can’t hold out hope for warmer weather any longer. Winter is upon us and with winter come some winter pet hazards and the ever present threat of boredom and inactivity – for you and your pet. This time of year, there’s lots of pet-related information about keeping your pets safe and comfortable in the chilly weather, so I thought I’d share some of that…  

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5 Ways to Help Your Dog with Arthritis

December 14, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog here, and I don’t have arthritis, but I have dog friends who do, and it can be sad to see them slow down and not play anymore. So this is my first thought. If your dog seems to be slowing down, don’t just think it’s normal because “he’s getting older.” Instead take him to his veterinarian, because when he’s diagnosed, you…  

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

November 24, 2015

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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10 Ideas to Help Keep Pets Calm with Holiday Visitors

November 20, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog here, and I love the holidays. I’m a social creature, and my girlfriend, Angel, and I love guests. But all pets aren’t so accommodating. We also like our routines, our safe place, and our people focused on us. So, when the structure we’ve come to expect is disrupted, some of us pets get anxious and nervous. And, some of us may…  

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